Billboard, May 16, 1987

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Steve Gett

Elvis Costello has released a new U.K. single, "A Town Called Big Nothing," under the name the MacManus Gang. Accompanying him on the record are Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve of the Attractions and trumpet player Ross MacManus (Elvis' dad!). Ex-Pogue member Cait O'Riordan (Elvis' significant other!) and actor Sy Richardson provide the spoken parts. The latter has a lead role in the upcoming movie Straight To Hell. The film's soundtrack will feature an instrumental version of the single.

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Billboard, May 16, 1987

Steve Gett reports on the release of "A Town Called Big Nothing."

Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe's April 17, 1987 concert at Bren Events Center, Irvine, California is included in the Top Box Office chart.


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Cover and page scan.


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