Elvis Costello facts for kids
Elvis Costello at a promotional performance in the Summer of 2006.
|Birth name||Declan Patrick MacManus|
|Born||August 25, 1954
|Years active||1977 - present|
|Labels||Stiff, Radar, F-Beat, Demon, Columbia, Warner Bros., Deutsche Grammophon, Lost Highway|
|Associated acts||The Attractions, The Imposters, Burt Bacharach, Allen Toussaint|
Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer and songwriter. He was born in London. He was an important musician in the late 1970s punk rock and new wave music styles. In the 1980s, he played an original style of rock and roll. Later he wrote and performed music in a number of different styles from classical to jazz.
Costello has won multiple awards in his career. These include a Grammy Award. He has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male. In 2003, Elvis Costello & the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
In 2010, Elvis Costello appeared as himself in David Simon's television series, Treme.
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Costello's hand prints on the European Walk of Fame, Rotterdam
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