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 that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was released 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 Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down)
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I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down)
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Lipstick Vogue
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Lipstick Vogue
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Watching the Detectives
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Watching the Detectives
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Radio Radio
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Radio Radio
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Shipbuilding
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Shipbuilding
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A Good Year For The Roses
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A Good Year For The Roses
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She
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She
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Radio Sweetheart
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Radio Sweetheart
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Sweet Dreams
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Sweet Dreams
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Oliver's Army
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Oliver's Army
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Good Year for The Roses
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Good Year for The Roses
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Peace Love And Understanding
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Peace Love And Understanding
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Sulphur to Sugarcane
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Sulphur to Sugarcane
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Night Rally
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Night Rally
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God Give Me Strength
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God Give Me Strength
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Red Shoes
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Red Shoes
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New Amsterdam
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New Amsterdam
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I Can't Stand Up
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I Can't Stand Up
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Brilliant Mistake
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Brilliant Mistake
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Mystery Dance
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Mystery Dance
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Pump It Up
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Pump It Up
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Veronica
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Veronica
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Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution)
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Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution)
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Less Than Zero
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Less Than Zero
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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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