Jim Cooper

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Jim Cooper - as a 17-year-old in Riverton, Southland, New Zealand, and latterly plying his trade at a venue in Parramatta, Sydney, Australia

Jim was originally from Riverton, Southland, New Zealand.  He found music at a very early age and has continued to perform since that time.  His first band venture was with local group The Courtells, and they performed around the Invercargill region in the early 60s.  He moved up to Christchurch with a group known as The Mark 4 Enterprise, and reputedly played at The Pride Of Place in 1963.  Jim now lives and performs in Australia with his group Kaoss Rok.


Cooper's Cannonball Boogie Band
Laurie Allen (Bass/Vocals), Murray Wright (Drums) and Jim Cooper (Guitar/Vocals)

Laurie Allen, Murray Wright and Jim Cooper
The Cannonball Boogie Band seen here circa 1975 at The Texas Tavern, Kings Cross, Sydney