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Declan Patrick MacManus, professionally known as Elvis Costello, is an English Singer-songwriter and Record Producer. He has won many awards in his career one of them being the Grammy Awards in 1999 and 2020. He has been nominated twice for the Brit Award. He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and ranked number 80 on the list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time of Rolling Stone in 2004.
Elvis Costello Biography, Wikipedia
Costello was born on 25th August, 1954 in Paddington, London and is of Irish descent from his father's side. he worked a number of office jobs such as Data Entry Clerk and Computer Operator, to support himself. He is also a avid country music fan, George Jones being his favorite country singer.
Elvis Costello Family
Costello is the son of Lilian Alda (née Ablett) and Ross MacManus, both having passed away. His father was a jazz trumpeter who sang in the Joe Loss Orchestra and later went on to perform a solo cabaret act.
Costello has been married three times. First was with Mary Burgoyne in 1974 and they have a son named Matthew MacManus together. later he married Cait O'Riordan in 1996 who was a bassist of the London Irish Group. They split up in 2002, after which he married to Diana Krall in 2003. They have twin sons named Dexter Henry Lorcan MacManus and Frank Harlan James MacManus.Elvis Costello Education
Costello attended both St. Edmund's Catholic Primary School and St. Mark's Catholic School. He completed his education in St. Francis Xavier's College in Liverpool. In July 2008, he was awarded and honorary degree of Doctor of Music by the University of Liverpool.
Elvis Costello Biography, Age, Family, Education, Personal Details
|Real Name||Declan Patrick MacManus|
|Profession||Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer|
|Wife's Name||Diana Krall (m. 2003), Cait O'Riordan (m. 1986–2002), Mary Burgoyne (m. 1974–1984)|
|Children's Name||Dexter Henry Lorcan MacManus, Frank Harlan James MacManus, Matthew MacManus|
|Height (Approx.)||Not Known|
|Weight (Approx.)||Not Known|
|Date of Birth||25th August, 1954|
|School Name||St. Edmund's Catholic Primary School and St. Mark's Catholic School|
|College Name||St. Francis Xavier's College|
|Father’s Name||Ross MacManus|
|Mother’s Name||Lilian Alda (née Ablett)|
|Siblings Name||Not Known|
|Source of Income||Singing, Writing and Producing|
|Net Worth||$ 70 million|
Costello first stint in music was for Stiff through a song called 'Less Than Zero' in 1977. Four months later he released his debut album 'My Aim Is True'. He later signed a contract with Columbia Records. He released his first major hit single 'Watching the Detectives'. His album 'Get Happy!!' was one of his experiments and had songs that were nowhere close to his previous genres. He once mockingly described himself as 'Rock and Roll's Scrabble Champion' owing to his wordplay in songs. Costello announced his retirement and break-up from his team The Attractions' in 1984. He again started his journey as a solo artist through a Live Aid benefit concert in England, where he covered the Beatles 'All You Need Is Love'.
Costello's contract with Columbia Records ended after his album 'Blood & Chocolate'. He experimented with classical music with 'The Juliet Letters' which was a collaboration. He later signed a multi-label contract with Polygram Records and then signed a new contract in 1998 with Mercury Records. In 2021, he released 'Spanish Model' a album in Spanish and this year he performed on The Graham Norton Show.
Elvis Costello Discography
(including those with the Attractions, The Costello Show, and the Imposters)
|1977||My Aim Is True|
|1978||This Year's Model|
|1983||Punch the Clock|
|1984||Goodbye Cruel World|
|1986||King of America|
Blood & Chocolate
|1991||Mighty Like a Rose|
|1996||All This Useless Beauty|
|2002||When I Was Cruel|
The Delivery Man
|2009||Secret, Profane & Sugarcane|
|2022||The Boy Named If|
Elvis Costello Filmography
|1987||Straight to Hell|
|1994||The Larry Sanders Show|
|1996||The Larry Sanders Show|
|1999||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me|
|2001||3rd Rock from the Sun|
I Love Your Work
Two and a Half Men
Before the Music Dies
Putting the River in Reverse
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
|2008||A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!|
|2017||Ex Libris- The New York Public Library|
|2017-2019||Pete the Cat|
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Elvis Costello FAQs
Who is Elvis Costello?
Declan Patrick MacManus, professionally known as Elvis Costello, is an English Singer-songwriter and Record Producer.
Who are Elvis Costello's parents?
Costello is the son of Lilian Alda (née Ablett) and Ross MacManus, both having passed away.
When was Elvis Costello born?
Costello was born on 25th August, 1954 in Paddington, London and is of Irish descent from his father's side.