Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cray from the artists’ original intentions.
It emerged from just one island in the Caribbean, but reggae music has become a worldwide phenomenon – so pervasive that you might not even know it’s there.
The best Glastonbury performances have not only defined careers, they’ve made musical history. These 30 festival highlights reveal why.
The song outdid the A-side, 'Why Should We Try Anymore,' on the country charts.
“I am happy to accept this very surprising honour”, Costello said in a post on his official website.
The recording of the song featured on 'Get Happy!!' was actually Costello's solo demo, on which he played all the instruments.
Hailed upon its release, Paul McCartney’s 1989 album, ‘Flowers In The Dirt’, saw the ex-Beatle team up with Elvis Costello for one of his finest albums.
“I have led a very full life and couldn’t possibly cover everything in just one volume”
The EP’s four songs with unrecorded Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash lyrics first appeared on vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day.
A catchy hook, an infectious chant: an earworm is a simple thing. Writing one, however, is not. Here’s why earworms are so effective – and hard to create.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
The 13-date jaunt launches on 20 July in Bethel, New York and wraps on 10 August in Seattle, Washington.
Costello's soul schooling showed itself as never before on this fourth album, and third with the Attractions.
Vivid and evocative, the best illustrated music books bring history back to life both for those who missed it and those who wish to relive it.
New Orleans music has a rich history. Whether you’re in town for Mardi Gras, or seeking authentic jazz performances, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.