Elvis Costello & the Attractions

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

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) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
This Year's Model (1978)
Armed Forces (1979)
Get Happy!! (1980)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Alison (1977)
Watching the Detectives (1977)
Pump It Up (1978)
Radio, Radio (1978)
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding (1979)
Oliver's Army (1979)
Everyday I Write the Book (1983)
Veronica (1989)

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9 comments so far (post your own)

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?

Oh wait, I just checked and there were albums under the name Elvis Costello and the Attractions in the 70's, but they never charted.

They induct the Attractions, but not The Miracles?!

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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