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Jarvis Cocker

(1963-), Musician, singer and songwriter for 'Pulp'

Jarvis Branson Cocker

Sitter in 5 portraits
The art school irony of Jarvis Cocker and Pulp's resolutely unresolved image emerged from a long period underground to BritPop stardom in 1995 with Common People. Other major hits include Disco 2000 (1995), Something Changed (1996), Help the Aged (1997) and the title track from their album This is Hardcore (1998). 2002 saw their release of their Scott Walker produced album We Love Life. As Darren Spooner, Cocker formed the band Relaxed Muscle with Richard Hawley and released A Heavy Night With (2003).

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Jarvis Cocker; Amanda Jane (née Grieve), Lady Harlech, by Mario Testino - NPG P1014

Jarvis Cocker; Amanda Jane (née Grieve), Lady Harlech

by Mario Testino
Durst and Lambda bromide print, 1999
NPG P1014

Pulp, by Barry Marsden - NPG x88190


by Barry Marsden
R-type colour print, 1995
NPG x88190

Jarvis Cocker, by Barry Marsden - NPG x125140

Jarvis Cocker

by Barry Marsden
bromide fibre print, 1995
NPG x125140

Jarvis Cocker, by Barry Marsden - NPG x126126

Jarvis Cocker

by Barry Marsden
cibachrome print, 23 March 1995
NPG x126126

Jarvis Cocker, by Miles Aldridge - NPG x131993

Jarvis Cocker

by Miles Aldridge
digital chromogenic print, 2000
NPG x131993



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