Elvis Costello’s profile picture

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $60 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Paddington, London, England
Country: British
BirthDay: 25 August 1954
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.78 m
Education: Hounslow Secondary Modern School, St Mark's Catholic Secondary School

Elvis Costello was bornon 25 August 1954 in Paddington, London, England, British. Elvis Costello, born as Declan Patrick MacManus, is an English pop singer and songwriter. He is considered as one of the New wave musicians. He is also an innovative songwriter known for the rich vocabulary of his lyrics which is so uncommon among most pop songwriters. His works cover diverse musical genres and he also loves to mix and match various genres to produce music with a signature feel. It is no surprise that music is his passion — the son of a musician father, music runs in his blood. The father-son duo had even sung together for a television commercial, winning a prize in the process. He took up the stage name Elvis Costello when he began to perform professionally. The talented young musician signed a contract with the independent label Stiff Records and released his debut album, ‘My Aim is True’. The album was a moderate commercial success but it showcased his potential to the world. He formed his own backing band, The Attractions, consisting of bassist Bruce Thomas, drummer Pete Thomas, and keyboardist Steve Nieve. He reached the peak of his success during the late 1970s when all the albums he released went either Gold or Platinum. Though not as successful during the 1980s, he has surely managed to garner a devoted cult following.


$60 Million


He, along with his band The Attractions, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003


This marriage too ended when the couple separated in 2002


The album was so popular that it was reissued twice, in 1993 and 2001 by different labels


He continued to bring out albums in the 1990s, but his popularity was waning and none of his albums reached the Gold status


His 1989 album, ‘Spike’ did considerably better than many of his previous ones


Even though he was not as popular during the 1980s, but he still did manage to produce minor hits


His 1979 album, ‘Armed Forces’, was named on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of greatest albums


His 1978 album, ‘This Year’s Model’ was the first one with this band


His first album, ‘My Aim is True’ (1977) was a big hit; it was considered to be the most impressive debut album in the history of pop music


He sent a demo tape to independent label Stiff Records in 1976 after reading an ad inviting demo tapes


He formed ‘Flip City', along with aspirating musicians Mich Kent and Malcolm Dennis, in 1974

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