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Birth Name: Declan Patrick MacManus
Born: 1954/08/25
Birth Place: Paddington, London, England
Years Active: 1970-present
Genres: Pub Rock, New Wave

Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, August 25, 1954), 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 punk/new wave genre. Costello's first single for independent label Stiff Records was “Less Than Zero,” released in March 1977. Two months later, his debut album, “My Aim Is True” was released to moderate commercial success, reaching #14 in the U.K. and, later, the Top 40 in the U.S., with Costello appearing on the cover in what became his trademark oversize glasses, bearing a striking resemblance to Buddy Holly. “My Aim Is True” went on to be certified platinu... Continue Bio >>


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