From the New Wave London pub scene of the 70s to his lyrically driven rock of the 80s, Elvis Costello has become a legend of the music scene.
Born Declan Patrick McManus, Costello was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 shortly before releasing his album of ballads North which brought his album count to over 30.
Born to a mother from Liverpool and a musician father, Costello traces his Irish roots back to his great-grandfather. He lived in Ireland for a time and was married to the Pogue’s bassist, Cait O’Riordan.
The tradition of musicians in Costello’s family spans four generations, and he continues to work collaborating with everyone from Paul McCartney to Tony Bennett.
He is now writing operas and making frequent television appearances as well as singing on several albums in the works.
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