Julian Cope (born Julian David Cope, on 21 October, 1957) is an English rock and roll musician and writer who came to prominence as singer of Liverpool New Wave band The Teardrop Explodes in 1978The name for the band came from a Marvel comic (DareDevil? no.77) and started the trend for long band names such as Echo and the Bunnymen & Orchestral manouevres in the dark etc . Cope has since released many solo albums and is a founding member of the bands Queen Elizabeth and Brain Donor. In addition to his musical career, Julian Cope has written several books of nonfiction and autobiography.
Born Deri, Mid Glamorgan, Cope grew up in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England. Whilst attending Liverpool Polytechnic, CF Mott campus near Prescot, Cope's musical career began as bass player with a band known as Crucial Three, which also featured Ian McCulloch? (future guitarist and singer for Echo and the Bunnymen) and Pete Wylie. The band lasted for little more than six weeks, and disbanded without any public performances or formal rec...