Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had taken the popular music world by storm before he was twenty-four. This book deals with his Life.
Explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to know it. This is a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls. It traces how the guitar came to the forefront of music in the UK and led directly to the British Invasion of the US charts in the 1960s.
Five decades on from its release at the height of the Summer of Love in 1967, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band remains a keystone not just of the Beatles' career but also of popular music as a whole.