Elvis Costello
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1954-08-25
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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello Biography (Wikipedia)

Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1977. Shortly after recording it he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year's Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 1967–1987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his most successful single "Oliver's Army". His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Costello and the Attractions toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between them caused a split by 1986. Much of Costello's work since has been as a solo artist, though reunions with members of the Attractions have been credited to the group over the years. Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broad. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a "pop encyclopaedia", able to "reinvent the past in his own image".

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I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea
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Accidents Will Happen
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Accidents Will Happen
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From A Whisper to A Scream
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From A Whisper to A Scream
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High Fidelity
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High Fidelity
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I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
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I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
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Monkey to Man
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Monkey to Man
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(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding
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(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding
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Sneaky Feelings
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Sneaky Feelings
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Heartaches By The Number
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Heartaches By The Number
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Man Out Of Time (Hammersmith Palais, 17 Oct 1983)
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Man Out Of Time (Hammersmith Palais, 17 Oct 1983)
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The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes
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The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes
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Miracle Man
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Miracle Man
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Shot With His Own Gun
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Shot With His Own Gun
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I Don't Wanna Go To Chelsea
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I Don't Wanna Go To Chelsea
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Past BBC Events

2013 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2013 Glastonbury

2013 Glastonbury

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1994 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1994-06-24T00:38:23
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Jun
1994

1994 Glastonbury

Worthy Farm, Pilton
1989 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1989-06-17T00:38:23
17
Jun
1989

1989 Glastonbury

Worthy Farm, Pilton
1987 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1987-06-19T00:38:23
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Jun
1987

1987 Glastonbury

Worthy Farm, Pilton
1984 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1984-06-22T00:38:23
22
Jun
1984

1984 Glastonbury

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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