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Evidently Chicken Supreme: John Cooper Clarke's Favourite Songs
Alex Burrows , November 18th, 2020 11:32

Performance poet, style icon and broadcaster John Cooper Clarke tells Alex Burrows about his most-loved songs of all time and growing up during the birth of rock & roll. Portrait by Paul Wolfgang Webster.


Elvis Presley – '(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care’
It could have been a thousand other Elvis songs – he never made a bad record. This is from the film Jailhouse Rock and it’s got it all. Terrific. He sings it at a pool party in the film. Leiber and Stoller, of course. They wrote all the songs in Jailhouse Rock, so it’s a salute to the great Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.