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2009 Virgin Music Festival held at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby near Vancouver
Jarvis Cocker performs on the main stage at the 2009 Virgin Music Festival at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby near Vancouver, British Columbia, July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
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Jarvis Branson Cocker (born 19 September 1963) is an English musician best known for fronting the band Pulp. Through his work with the band, Cocker became one of the key players in the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s.

Cocker founded "Arabacus Pulp" (named after a tradeable commodity seen by Cocker in an economics class) at the age of 15 while he was still at The City School. After numerous line-up changes, and a shortening of the name to "Pulp", they eventually found fame in the 1990s with the success of the albums His 'n' Hers (1994) and Different Class (1995).

Pulp released two more albums (This Is Hardcore and We Love Life) to critical acclaim, though neither achieved the commercial success of Different Class. After releasing a greatest hits album, the band are now on hiatus.

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