The links between the American band and the British guitar hero go deeper than you might think.
The super-Swedes spent almost the whole of 1979 on the singles and album charts around the world.
Some artists toil their whole careers to make a classic album, while others hit it straight out of the gate, here are some young musicians who got it right.
“I am happy to accept this very surprising honour”, Costello said in a post on his official website.
Michael Bradley, bassist with late 1970s new wavers the Undertones, has his autobiography Teenage Kicks: My Life As An Undertone out via Omnibus this month.