Elvis Costello
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1954-08-25
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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello Biography (Wikipedia)

Declan Patrick MacManus, OBE (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English pop musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor.

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 to 1987. His third album Armed Forces was released in 1979, and features his highest-charting single, "Oliver's Army" (number 2 in the UK). 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 then 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. Costello's lyrics employ a wide vocabulary and frequent wordplay. 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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Elvis Costello Performances & Interviews


Elvis Costello Tracks

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Alison
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Alison
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Sweet Dreams
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Sweet Dreams
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Accidents Will Happen
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Accidents Will Happen
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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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New Amsterdam
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New Amsterdam
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Watching the Detectives
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Watching the Detectives
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Shipbuilding
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Shipbuilding
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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
Clem Clempson
She
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She
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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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This Year's Girl
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This Year's Girl
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A Good Year For The Roses
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A Good Year For The Roses
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You Little Fool
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You Little Fool
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Green Shirt
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Green Shirt
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Peace Love And Understanding
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Peace Love And Understanding
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Pump It Up
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Pump It Up
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Every Day I Write The Book
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Every Day I Write The Book
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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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High Fidelity
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High Fidelity
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She
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She
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Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)?
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Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)?
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Pump It Up
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Pump It Up
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Oliver's Army
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Oliver's Army
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2013
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2013-06-29T23:17:56
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2013
Glastonbury: 2013

Glastonbury: 2013

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1994
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1994-06-24T23:17:56
24
Jun
1994

Glastonbury: 1994

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1989
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1989-06-17T23:17:56
17
Jun
1989

Glastonbury: 1989

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1987
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1987-06-19T23:17:56
19
Jun
1987

Glastonbury: 1987

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1984
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1984-06-23T23:17:56
23
Jun
1984

Glastonbury: 1984

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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