Pump it up

Why Elvis Costello is still the main at­trac­tion

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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.

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