Pump it up
Why Elvis Costello is still the main attraction
Elvis Costello was born Declan Patrick MacManus on August 25, 1954, in Paddington, London.
His father, Ross McManus, sang the theme to the famous Secret Lemonade Drinker adverts for R White’s Lemonade in the 1970s, while a teenage Costello provided the backing vocals.
His father was also a trumpeter and bandleader and performed under the name Day Costello which, along with Elvis Presley, provided the inspiration for Costello’s stage name.
He has been married three times, and wed Grammy-winning Canadian singer and jazz pianist Diana Krall in 2003.
He is also a keen football fan and supports Liverpool, where he lived for most of the 1970s.