Elvis Costello came out of the U.K. punk scene in the mid-'70s, but he was smarter, sharper and more literate than most of his peers. His versatility helped him adapt and change course several times over the years. He's made pop records, R&B records, classical records, hip-hop records and Americana records. He was born Declan McManus in London, but by the time he released his debut album (recorded with future members of Huey Lewis' News!) in 1977, he had renamed himself in equal bits tribute and arrogance. That combination helped him soar through the decades with pivotal works like 'My Aim Is True,' 'This Year's Model' and 'Imperial Bedroom.'
Why Elvis Costello's Career Was 'Written in the Stars': Premiere
Singer-songwriter reflects on career and guitar techniques in new Audible 'Words + Music' episode.
How Elvis Costello Ended Several Eras With 'Blood and Chocolate'
It would be the last album co-credited to backing band the Attractions for a decade.
Elvis Costello and the Imposters Announce 'Hello Again' Tour
Singer-songwriter will greet audiences after more than a year off the road.
Elvis Costello to Release Spanish Version of 'This Year's Model'
New album will feature 16 tracks sung by Latin artists.
Elvis Costello Dismisses Claim Olivia Rodrigo Plagiarized Him
"It's how rock 'n' roll works."
How Elvis Costello Reinvented Himself on 'King of America'
Songwriter's 10th LP showed he could lovingly riff on Americana royalty.
40 Years Ago: Elvis Costello Gives Listeners His ‘Trust’
Under-appreciated gem in Costello's discography had a difficult birth.
Elvis Costello Announces 'The Complete Armed Forces' Box Set
Collection delves deep into 1979 album, including remastered album, B-sides, demos and concert recordings.
Elvis Costello Unveils New Song and Track List for Upcoming Album
Listen to "We Are All Cowards Now," the latest preview of his upcoming LP 'Hey Clockface.'
Listen to Elvis Costello's New Song, 'Hetty O'Hara Confidential'
Single is second in series, with next installment arriving in August.