Elvis Costello
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1954-08-25
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Elvis Costello

Biography

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 ...

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Biography

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.

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Veronica
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Veronica
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A Good Year For The Roses
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A Good Year For The Roses
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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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Radio Radio
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Radio Radio
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Watching the Detectives
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Watching the Detectives
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New Amsterdam
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New Amsterdam
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(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
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(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
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Every Day I Write The Book
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Every Day I Write The Book
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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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Less Than Zero
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Less Than Zero
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The Other Side Of Summer
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The Other Side Of Summer
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Strictly Come Dancing 2015
Strictly Come Dancing 2015


Upcoming Events

9
May
Elvis Costello, Larkin Poe
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK
10
May
Elvis Costello, Larkin Poe
London Palladium, London, UK
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May
Elvis Costello, Larkin Poe
London Palladium, London, UK
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May
Elvis Costello, Larkin Poe
London Palladium, London, UK
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May
Elvis Costello, Larkin Poe
London Palladium, London, UK

Past BBC Events

2013 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2013 Glastonbury

2013 Glastonbury

28 June 2013
1994 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1994-06-24T03:07:39
24
Jun

1994 Glastonbury

24 June 1994
1989 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1989-06-17T03:07:39
17
Jun

1989 Glastonbury

17 June 1989
1987 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1987-06-19T03:07:39
19
Jun

1987 Glastonbury

19 June 1987
1984 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1984-06-22T03:07:39
22
Jun

1984 Glastonbury

22 June 1984


Elvis Costello Biography

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 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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