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Elvis Costello

Musician (born 25-Aug-1954)


Tony Clayton-Lea. Elvis Costello: A Biography. Fromm International. 2000. 243pp.

David Gouldstone. Elvis Costello: A Man Out of Time: A Critical Companion to His Lyrics and Music. Sidgwick & Jackson. 1989. 171pp.

Dai Griffiths. Elvis Costello. Equinox Publishing. 2007. 192pp.

Brian Hinton. Let Them All Talk: The Music of Elvis Costello. Sanctuary. 1999. 478pp.

Mick St. Michael. Elvis Costello: An Illustrated Biography. Omnibus. 1986. 120pp.

Geoff Parkyn. Elvis Costello: The Illustrated Disco/Biography. Cherry Lane Books. 1984. 80pp.

James E. Perone. Elvis Costello: A Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1998. 206pp.

Krista Reese. Elvis Costello: A Completely False Biography Based on Rumor, Innuendo and Lies. Proteus Publishing. 1981. 128pp.

David Sheppard. Elvis Costello. Thunder's Mouth Press. 2000. 144pp.

Larry David Smith. Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell, and the Torch Song Tradition. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2004. 312pp.

Graeme Thomson. Complicated Shadows: The Life and Music of Elvis Costello. New York City: Cannongate. 2004. 448pp.


  1. Elvis Costello's New York Soul
    He grew up in England, but this veteran troubadour has a long history with the five boroughs. Now he's back.
    by Wendell Jamieson. The New York Times, 28-Sep-2016.

  2. Elvis Costello Looks Back
    The musician reflects on four decades of self-reinvention.
    by A. O. Scott. The New York Times Magazine, 9-Oct-2015.


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  2. Twitter: @ElvisCostello


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  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.350)

  7. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.161)

  8. Encylopedia of Pop, Rock, and Soul (pp.146-49)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.125)

  10. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.612)

  11. Legends in Their Own Time (p.56)

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