Elvis Costello


Born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
August 25, 1954

Website

Genre


Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus) is an English musician and singer-songwriter of Irish descent. Costello came to prominence as an early participant in London's pub rock scene in the mid-1970s, and later became associated with the punk rock and New Wave musical genres, before establishing his own unique voice in the 1980s. Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs, and his music has drawn on dozens of genres. Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote, "Costello, the pop encyclopedia, can reinvent the past in his own image".

Costello and Canadian jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall were married on December 6, 2003 at Elton John's estate outside London. Their first children toget
...more

Average rating: 4.08 · 7,098 ratings · 818 reviews · 33 distinct worksSimilar authors
Unfaithful Music & Disappea...

3.81 avg rating — 2,664 ratings — published 2015 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Elvis Costello: A Singing D...

4.57 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Elvis Costello with Burt Ba...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1999
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Juliet Letters

by
3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1996
Rate this book
Clear rating
Elvis Costello: "Spike"

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1989
Rate this book
Clear rating
Musica infedele & inchiostr...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
This Year's Model [Deluxe E...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2008
Rate this book
Clear rating
Elvis Costello: Everyday I ...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Armed Forces [Rhino Bonus D...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2002
Rate this book
Clear rating
Almost Blue

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Elvis Costello…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do.”
Elvis Costello

“Was it a millionaire who said, "Imagine no possessions"?”
Elvis Costello
tags: humor

“I used to be disgusted. Now, I'm just amused...”
Elvis Costello

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
2019 Reading Chal...: Piet's 24 (maybe more) in 2016 10 28 Jan 17, 2016 01:13PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Spring Challenge 2016: Completed Tasks:PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS IN THIS THREAD 2971 470 May 31, 2016 09:02PM  
Nothing But Readi...: Draco Lizards READ BOOKS 1366 366 Nov 07, 2016 02:36AM  
All About Books: * Non-Fiction - What are you reading? 5192 1072 16 hours, 49 min ago  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Elvis to Goodreads.