Dublin Evening Herald, March 11, 1978

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Dublin Evening Herald

UK & Ireland newspapers


The new Elvis sings about matters of life and death

Mike Clare

If someone mentions the name Elvis to you these days, do you automatically assume they are referring to Presley? Well, go to the back of the class then, because the man In question today is one Elvis Costello, a strange young Londoner who looks like a cross between Buddy Holly and Woody Allen.

Totally unknown a year ago, the new Elvis emerged in a few months to become probably the biggest solo sensation in the British music business in 1977 and has received enormous critical acclaim from all quarters, from the Melody Maker ("The hottest new talent since the bloody Atom bomb") to the Washington Post ("Elvis Costello is a lot more important than the Rolling Stones").

You'll soon be able to judge for yourself: the man will be in Dublin next week for a concert at the Stella Cinema in Rathmines on Thursday, the


The Evening Herald, March 11, 1978

Mike Clare profiles Elvis Costello ahead of his appearance with The Attractions, Thursday, March 16, 1978, Stella Cinema, Dublin, Ireland.


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Photo by Chris Gabrin.


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