Patrick MacManus - born 25 August 1954
in London and best known by his stage and artist name Elvis
Elvis Costello began his musical carrier in the mid-1970
in London and has since produced numerous albums and has performed
on all word stages. Costello sits of the Advisory Committee of the
Board of Directors of the Jazz Foundation of America.
Costello is also a music fan and often champions the works of others
in print. He has written several pieces for the magazine Vanity
Fair - including the summary of what a perfect weekend of music
would be. His collaboration with Bacharach honored
Bacharach's place in pop music history. Elvis Costello also appeared
in documentaries about singers Dusty Springfield - Brian
Wilson - Wanda Jackson, and Memphis, Tennessee-based Stax Records.
He has also interviewed one of his own influences - Joni Mitchell.
In 2004 - Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him
#80 on their list of the 100 Greatest
Artists of All Time. Elvis Costello is married to legendary Jazz
Diva Diana Krall.