Well-known Jackson author and musician John Byrne Cooke died Sunday at St. John’s Medical Center. He was 76.

He had been treated in recent years for throat cancer.

Cooke played for decades at the Hootenanny at Dornan’s. In the 1960s he was the road manager for Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company.

He wrote novels and nonfiction, including his most recent book, “On the Road with Janis Joplin.”

Services are being arranged. An obituary will appear in a future edition of the Jackson Hole News&Guide.

Contact Mark Huffman at 732-5907 or mark@jhnewsandguide.com.

Mark Huffman edits copy and occasionally writes some, too. He's been a journalist since newspapers had typewriters and darkrooms.

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