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      Elvis Costello

      Elvis Costello

      Highest Rated: 97% Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017)

      Lowest Rated: 23% I Love Your Work (2003)

      Birthday: Aug 25, 1954

      Birthplace: Paddington, London, England, UK

      Though singer-songwriter Elvis Costello rose to fame during the English punk movement in the 1970s, he surpassed the limitations of the genre through his fascination for other musical styles, from American country and blues to reggae, jazz and classical composition, as well as his highly literate, often biting lyrics. Costello's early work with his crack backing band, the Attractions, bristled with passion and venom on songs like "Oliver's Army," "Watching the Detectives" and "Pump It Up," but he also showed an exceptional capacity for quieter material, displaying a jazzman's delivery on songs like "Alison" and "Almost Blue." Costello's fortunes rose and fell during the 1980s and 1990s as he explored various genres and sounds, but by the new millennium, his body of work was so vast and his adventurous spirit so well-loved that his experiments were welcomed by a dedicated audience of listeners. To that end, he released albums of country, folk, jazz and even orchestral works, while still remaining true to his rock-n-roll roots, all of which underscored his status as one of popular music's most accomplished and protean talents. Though his recorded work slowed down in the 2010s, Costello remained an active live performer and published his acclaimed memoir Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink in 2015.

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      97% 61% Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Unknown (Character) $42.0K 2017
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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued Unknown (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Straight to Hell Returns Hives (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 88% Love Shines Unknown (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 78% A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Harry Smith Project Live Self - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brian Wilson Presents - Smile Unknown (Character) - 2005
      48% 65% De-Lovely Musical Performer - "Let's Misbehave" (Character) $13.3M 2004
      23% 44% I Love Your Work Self $2.6K 2003
      87% 77% Mayor of the Sunset Strip Self $257.3K 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Tribute to Burt Bacharach & Hal David Unknown (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 94% Prison Song Public Defender/Teacher (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Unleaded Elvis Costello (Character) - 2000
      30% 59% 200 Cigarettes Self $6.9M 1999
      53% 71% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Self $206.0M 1999
      59% 50% The Rugrats Movie Original Music $100.5M 1998
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      No Score Yet 35% Americathon The Earl of Manchester (Character) - 1979
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      No Score Yet 46% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer,
      2015 2020 2022
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      No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Music Performer 2022
      No Score Yet 31% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2018 2021
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      No Score Yet 75% The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Music Performer 2013
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      No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Unknown (Character),
      2009-2010 2012
      No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      97% 86% Treme Himself (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spectacle: Elvis Costello With ... Host 2009-2010
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      39% 100% The Goode Family Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009
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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
      65% 65% Two and a Half Men Elvis Costello (Guest Star) 2004
      95% 93% Frasier Ben (Guest Star) 2003
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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Albums Self 1999
      No Score Yet 48% Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1977 1989 1991