Elvis Costello & the Attractions
|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2003
Inducted by: Elton John
Nominated in: 2003
First Eligible: 2003 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Elvis Costello, Steve Nieve, Bruce Thomas and Pete Thomas
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2003 (ranked #70) .
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I'm absolutely stunned, flabbergasted, amazed, blown away, taken aback as well as extremely honored to be the first to congratulate Elvis Costello for an incredible songwriting and performing career that gives new meaning to the word eclectic.
Posted by classicrocker on Monday, 07.5.10 @ 23:12pm
Yeah that is kind of surprising. I guess that does tend to happen to pages where nobody has an issue with an inductee
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 07.6.10 @ 03:04am
Why were the Attractions inducted with Elvis Costello? Their name was never on the albums or the charts. From A Whisper To A Scream, Everyday I Write the Book, The Only Flame In Town, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Veronica, The Other Side of Summeer, were all credited to Elvis Costello only. The Attractions were more like The Silver Bullet Band, The E Street Band and The Revolution. Can Elvis Costello still be inducted as Elvis Costello for his hits Everyday I write the Book and Veronica?
Posted by Roy on Friday, 04.8.11 @ 07:26am
Elvis Costello is nominated for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was nominated last year as well.
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 20:43pm
I certainly do not understand why Elvis Costello is in the hof. It must be for something other than his music because, Watching the Detectives, Allison and Everyday I Write the Book does not earn one the right to be inducted. Those are the only three songs that I've ever heard played on the radio and to be perfectly honest, none of them are really all that good. I don't have any animosity towards Elvis or a vendetta or anything like that but it is amazing to me that someone like him can be inducted and Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, ELO and Bad Company are yet to be inducted.
Posted by Joseph Smith on Sunday, 02.17.13 @ 14:48pm
Elvis and the Roots' "Wise Up Ghost" is easily one of my favorite albums of the year. A highly recommended collaboration if you haven't heard it.
Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 15:08pm
the real elvis
Posted by ininin on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 13:26pm
Joseph-I'm surprised Elvis Costello has been inducted as well. The RRHOF loves their singer- songwriters. First ballot like The Pretenders. No doubt Elvis Costello was a wordsmith & had a few good songs. I remember Alison & Veronica getting some airplay but you are right. He didn't have 30 or 40 Top 10 singles. Also, I was shocked The Pretenders & REM were 1st ballots. There seems no rhyme nor reason to RRHOF inductions when Chicago,Def Leppard, Duran Duran, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Moody Blues etc. haven't been inducted. KING
Posted by KING on Sunday, 06.28.15 @ 23:21pm
Elvis Costello: 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee!
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 03.2.16 @ 20:56pm
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