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Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello

Background information
Birth name Declan Patrick MacManus
Born August 25, 1954
Born place Paddington, London, England
Genre(s) Pub Rock
New Wave
Years active 1970—present
Label(s) Island Records
Columbia Records
Mercury Records
Lost Highway Records
Verve Records
Deutsche Grammophon
Hip-O Records
Stiff Records
Associated acts Diana Krall
Burt Bacharach
Brodsky Quartet
Website Website

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Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), known by the stage name Elvis Costello, is a British singer-songwriter. He came to prominence as an early participant in London's pub rock scene in the mid-1970s and later became associated with the New Wave musical genre. Steeped in word play, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; the critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine describes him as a "pop encyclopedia," able to "reinvent the past in his own image".

National Ransom (2010) Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (2009) MOMOFUKU (2008) The River In Reverse (2006) My Flame Burns Blue (2006) The Delivery Man (2004) Il Sogno (2004) North (2003) When I Was Cruel (2002) Painted From Memory (1998)

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The Strokes Joined By Elvis Costello At New York Gig

April 2, 2011
The Strokes were joined on stage by Elvis Costello as they played the first of two gigs at Madison Square Garden in New York last night (April 1). Costello appeared on stage during the new song 'Taken For A Fool', much to the apparent surprise of singer Julian Casablancas.   Read more 

Crosby, Stills & Nash, Elvis Costello Join Hard Rock Calling Line-Up

May 25, 2010
Crosby, Stills & Nash and Elvis Costello have joined the line-up for Hard Rock Calling in London. The event, which takes place in Hyde Park from June 25-27, will also feature Crowded House.  Read more 

Elvis Costello Announces New Album Details

March 24, 2009
Elvis Costello has announced plans to release a new album on June 1st. 'Secret, Profane and Sugarcane', produced by T Bone Burnett, was recorded over three days in Nashville.  Read more 

Elvis Costello To Headline Barack Obama Inauguration Concert

December 12, 2008
Elvis Costello is to headline president-elect Barack Obama's inauguration concert in Washington DC next month. Sting, Seal, Same Moore and film director Spike Lee will also appear at the Harman Center of the Arts on January 20th.  Read more 

Elvis Costello Guests On New Fall Out Boy Album

October 13, 2008
Legendary singer Elvis Costello is set to guest on the new Fall Out Boy album, Pete Wentz has revealed. The 54-year-old London born singer will provide backing vocals alongside other Decaydence artists to a track on the band's fifth record 'Folie a Deux', which is set for release on November 5.  Read more 

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