Born Jarvis Branson Cocker in 1963, the English musician was the front man for the band Pulp. He became the symbol for the Brit pop movement in the mid '90s, and enjoyed a successful solo career after Pulp's hiatus. He hosts a radio show on BBC, "Jarvis's Sunday Service."
Cocker invaded the stage at the '96 BRIT Awards as a protest against Michael Jackson, and was booked briefly for assault. After the '06 Reading Festival, he released his debut album and toured Latin America. His '09 album is entitled "Further Complications." In 2011, he was chosen as the poetry guest editor for The Mays Anthology, a collection of student writing from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.