Elvis Costello talks to Will Gompertz
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Elvis Costello talks to Will Gompertz

Elvis Costello - one of Britain's most prolific singer-songwriters - releases his autobiography this week.

His career began in the 1970s and has spanned a huge range of musical styles, from spiky punk to a classical album with the Brodsky Quartet.

He tells BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz how he stumbled into music before becoming an "overnight success" and why recently turned down the role of Captain Hook in panto.

  • 13 Oct 2015
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