Singer-songwriter who contributed to the proto-new wave and punk movements with such songs as "Pump it Up" and "Allison." He released his debut album My Aim is True in 1976.
He sang with his dad in a television commercial for R. White's Lemonade. He worked many odd jobs, like being a data entry clerk at Elizabeth Arden.
His group Elvis Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
He married Mary Burgoyne in 1974, Cait O'Riordan in 1986, and then Diana Krall in 2003. He has three sons named Dexter, Matthew and Frank.
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, his stage name was inspired by Elvis Presley.