Elvis Costello(1954-), Musician and composer
Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick Aloysius McManus)
Sitter in 3 portraits
Musician, singer and songwriter. Made his debut in 1977, but first rose to fame with the album Armed Forces (1979), and the single, Oliver's Army, both of which reached No 2 and were followed by numerous further successes. A pioneer of new wave punk music, he has remained an influential figure, appealing along a broad front, as demonstrated by his collaborations with the Brodsky Quartet and Burt Bacharach.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
- Cait O'Riordan (wife)
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