Born OTD in 1954, Elvis Costello. Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Costello was raised in London & Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line & son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business & had taken the popular music world by storm before he was 24. Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing & extensive songbooks of the day.

Unfaithful Music

His performances have taken him from a cardboard guitar in his front room to fronting a rock and roll band on your television screen and performing in the world’s greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company.

Unfaithful Music describes how Costello’s career has somehow endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom. This memoir, written with the same inimitable touch as his lyrics, and including dozens of images from his personal archive, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best known songs and the hits of tomorrow. The book contains many stories and observations about his renowned co-writers and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations on the less appealing side of infamy. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink is destined to be a classic, idiosyncratic memoir of a singular man.

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