Artist Biographies

Artist Biographies : Cooke, John Byrne :

John Byrne Cooke has exhibited his photographs of the 1960s only since 1998. The photos were taken between 1962 and 1969. From 1961-1967 John was a member of the Charles River Valley Boys bluegrass band, based in Cambridge, Mass.; from 1967 until 1970 he was Janis Joplin\'s road manager.

In recent years, Cooke\'s photos have appeared in several books, including biographies of Bob Dylan by Robert Shelton and Bob Spitz, and a number of television documentaries, including, The Time-Life Video History of Rock and Roll (the PBS/BBC rock and roll series), Legends on VH-1, and E! Entertainment\'s True Hollywood Stories.

Cooke is the author of three novels. He created and wrote the four-hour television documentary series Outlaws and Lawmen, which premiered in 1996 on the Discovery Channel. He has also worked as a filmmaker, screenwriter, and amateur cowboy. Cooke is currently working on a new novel, and a nonfiction book about his experiences in the music of the 1960s, from Cambridge to San Francisco, from folk to rock. He lives, writes, and skis in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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