Costello was born in London, but Christened in Birkenhead and is a devoted Liverpool fan. However, this might not have necessarily been the case were his father, an Everton fan, more insistent.
“My dad’s an Evertonian, but he took me to Goodison and they lost 4-0 and he took me to Anfield and they won 5-1, and when you’re a kid you go with the winning side.”
Costello is considered today to be one of the most influential and popular singer/songwriters in modern music. Costello recorded his first album “My Aim Is True” while on holiday from his job as a computer operator in 1977. The album was a smash hit in England and landed Costello a worldwide distribution deal with Columbia records. Costello then set up his backing group “The Attractions” and is still writing and recording today.
It’s a shame he was never asked to lend a hand to the ‘Anfield Rap’…