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Elvis Costello & the Attractions

Induction category: Performer

Biography

Elvis Costello (vocals, guitar; born August 25, 1954), Steve Nieve (keyboards; born February 19, 1960), Bruce Thomas (bass; born August 14, 1948), Pete Thomas (drums; born August 9, 1954) Elvis Costello’s remarkable career spontaneously kicked into gear in 1976. According to a record-company bio, “An unknown and unannounced Elvis Costello walks into the offices of Stiff Records, strikes up an instant rapport with Stiff’s then-supremo Jake Riviera, and is signed immediately.” Thus began a career in song that has been almost unmatched in its reach – from furious, biting punk-era nuggets to art-minded collaborations with an opera singer and string ...

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Elvis Costello & the Attractions Highlights

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