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<p>Mark Cooper is the co-creator and founding producer of <em>Later… with Jools Holland</em> and the <em>Annual Hootenanny</em>, booking and shaping both for 26 years without missing a single recording. He also led the BBC’s TV coverage of Glastonbury from a muddy 1997 until a locked down 2020 and executive produced over 250 BBC music documentaries including the Britannia and America strands, the year-by-year Top of the Pops histories and Reginald D. Hunter’s Songs of the South.</p><p>Mark began writing about music when he reviewed The Sex Pistols’ last ever show at San Francisco’s Winterland in January 1978. His first book, <em>Liverpool Explodes! </em>was published in 1982 and was one of Jarvis Cocker’s Ten Best Music Books in the <em>Guardian</em>.</p>

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