Elvis Costello - Sondz

Overview

Declan Patrick McManus, OBE (born 25 August 1954), known professionally as Elvis Costello, is an English singer-songwriter. He has won multiple awards in his career, including Grammy Awards in 1999 and 2020, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist. In 2003, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Costello began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album My Aim Is True was released in 1977. Shortly after recording it, he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album This Year's Model was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its li...

Facts

Legal nameDeclan Patrick MacManus
Also performed asDeclan Patrick MacManusThe Emotional ToothpasteThe Imposter
Born25/8/1954 (Age: 67), in Paddington
AreaUnited Kingdom
Years active44
StatusActive
GenderMale
Married toDiana Krall (2003-)Cait O'Riordan (1986-2002)
Parent(s)Ross MacManus
Role(s)Graphic DesignProducerVocalGuestKeyboardElectric GuitarCompiler
Label(s)Warner Bros. RecordsMercury RecordsDeutsche GrammophonHip‐O RecordsHear MusicDemon RecordsColumbiaRhinoRykodiscConcord Records

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Elvis Costello & The AttractionsCredit
Nick Lowe
Nick LoweProducerAcoustic guitarBackground vocalsPercussionElectric bass guitarPianoCreditBass guitar
Kevin Killen
Kevin KillenBalanceProducerEngineerRecordingMixEditor
Steve Nieve
Steve NieveHammond organPianoFarfisaKeyboardGrand pianoCelestaOrganHarmoniumCreditElectronic organ
Pete Thomas
Pete ThomasDrums (drum set)
Sean Hopper
Sean HopperOrganPianoBackground vocals
Burt Bacharach
Burt BacharachCreditGrand pianoProducer
Bruce Thomas
Bruce ThomasBass guitarBass
Brodsky Quartet
Brodsky QuartetCreditProducerPerformer
Tchad Blake
Tchad BlakeMixRecording