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Category: Music - Popular
Reference No: 10255
Status: Available
Price: £15.00
  Elvis Costello

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British singer and composer.

Elvis Costello, real name, Declan Patrick MacManus, is the son of British bandleader Ross MacManus Taking his stage name 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 holiday. 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 songwriter Burt Bacharach on a highly successful album of love songs "Painted From Memory”.

This is a paperweight black and white photograph (8" x 10") of Costello behind a camera. There's a bold signature ("Thanks for writing. I'm busy in Paradise right now. Elvis Costello") in black ink across the image. One central horizontal crease and edge handling "dings". The price reflects faults.