Huffington Post UK, June 29, 2013

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Elvis Costello sings Margaret Thatcher
death song at Glastonbury 2013


Huffington Post

A protest song written in celebration of the death of Baroness Thatcher's death was performed at Glastonbury Festival today, just months after her funeral.

Elvis Costello, playing an afternoon set on the main Pyramid Stage, Costello introduced "Tramp the Dirt Down" by saying at the time he wrote it, many years ago, he thought everyone would have jetpacks by 2013.

The controversial song was broadcast as part of the BBC's coverage of the festival.

Costello, whose fans watching onstage included Mary McCartney and the Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, told the audience that while he would not wish dementia on anyone: "The things she did to this country are still being done today."

He added: "It's not about burying someone underground, it's about burying an idea in the ground."

Costello also performed hits including "Oliver's Army" in his hour-long set.



Tags: Glastonbury FestivalTramp The Dirt DownMargaret ThatcherMary McCartneyAlex TurnerOliver's ArmyBBC

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Huffington Post UK, June 29, 2013


Huffington Post writes about EC performing "Tramp The Dirt Down" at Glastonbury, Saturday, June 29, 2013, just a few months after Margaret Thatcher's death.

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