Elvis Costello (born 25 August 1954), born Declan Patrick
McManus, is an English singer-songwriter. He came to prominence as an
early participant in London's pub rock scene in the mid-1970s and later
became associated with the punk/New Wave genre. Steeped in word play,
the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular
songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described
him as a "pop encyclopedia", able to "reinvent the past in his own
My Aim Is True is the debut album by Elvis Costello.