Elvis Costello
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1954-08-25
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Biography

Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter. 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 ...

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Biography

Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter. 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.

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Elvis Costello
(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
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(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
Elvis Costello
I Felt The Chill
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I Felt The Chill I Felt The Chill I Felt The Chill I Felt The Chill
Elvis Costello & Elvis Costello & The Attractions
I Don't Wanna Go To Chelsea
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I Don't Wanna Go To Chelsea I Don't Wanna Go To Chelsea I Don't Wanna Go To Chelsea I Don't Wanna Go To Chelsea
Elvis Costello & Elvis Costello & The Attractions
High Fidelity
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High Fidelity High Fidelity High Fidelity High Fidelity
Elvis Costello
I Still Have That Other Girl
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I Still Have That Other Girl I Still Have That Other Girl I Still Have That Other Girl I Still Have That Other Girl
Elvis Costello
Alison (Hammersmith Palais, 17 Oct 1983)
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Alison (Hammersmith Palais, 17 Oct 1983) Alison (Hammersmith Palais, 17 Oct 1983) Alison (Hammersmith Palais, 17 Oct 1983) Alison (Hammersmith Palais, 17 Oct 1983)
Elvis Costello
I Wanna Be Loved
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I Wanna Be Loved I Wanna Be Loved I Wanna Be Loved I Wanna Be Loved
Elvis Costello
Accidents Will Happen
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Accidents Will Happen Accidents Will Happen Accidents Will Happen Accidents Will Happen
Elvis Costello
A Good Year For The Roses
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A Good Year For The Roses A Good Year For The Roses A Good Year For The Roses A Good Year For The Roses
Elvis Costello
Everyday I Write The Book
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Everyday I Write The Book Everyday I Write The Book Everyday I Write The Book Everyday I Write The Book
Elvis Costello
Blame It On Cain
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Blame It On Cain Blame It On Cain Blame It On Cain Blame It On Cain
Elvis Costello
Every Day I Write The Book
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Every Day I Write The Book Every Day I Write The Book Every Day I Write The Book Every Day I Write The Book
Elvis Costello
I Hope You're Happy Now
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I Hope You're Happy Now I Hope You're Happy Now I Hope You're Happy Now I Hope You're Happy Now
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Past BBC Events

2013 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2013 Glastonbury 2013 Glastonbury 2013 Glastonbury 2013 Glastonbury

2013 Glastonbury

28 June 2013
1994 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1994-06-24T01:45:24
24
Jun

1994 Glastonbury

24 June 1994
1989 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1989-06-17T01:45:24
17
Jun

1989 Glastonbury

17 June 1989
1987 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1987-06-19T01:45:24
19
Jun

1987 Glastonbury

19 June 1987
1984 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1984-06-22T01:45:24
22
Jun

1984 Glastonbury

22 June 1984


Biography

Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter. 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 broader than that of most popular songs. 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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