Elvis Costello Biography

Birthday: 1954-08-25
Place of Birth: Paddington, London
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Elvis Costello was born Declan Patrick MacManus in London, England and raised in Liverpool. The son of British band leader Ross MacManus, Costello took his pseudonym from Elvis Presley and his mother's maiden name (Costello). He began performing professionally in 1969 and was a musician and/or singer in many bands around London before forming a moderately successful pub-rock band called "Flip City" in the mid-1970s. Working full time as a computer operator, he landed his first record deal with Stiff Records in 1977 and recorded his first album "My Aim Is True" while on vacation. The album was a smash hit in England and landed Costello a worldwide distribution deal with Columbia records. Forming his backup group, "The Attractions", for his second album, Costello went on to record several popular and influential albums over the next decade. Today, he is regarded as one of the most influential and popular singer/songwriters in modern music. In 1998, he collaborated with legendary tune smith, Burt Bacharach, on a highly successful album of love songs "Painted From Memory".

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
My Night at the Grammys 2007
Wie Niet Wedt, Wie Niet Wint Himself 2011 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Americathon 1979 Comedy
Spiceworld 1998 Comedy, Family, Music
200 Cigarettes 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sans plomb Elvis Costello 2000 Comedy, Romance
I Love Your Work 2003
Before the Music Dies 2006
Straight to Hell Returns Hives 2010
The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook Himself 2011 Music
Elvis Costello: Detour Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Himself 2015 Music