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Elvis Costello Brings His Guitar to the Fresh Air Studio.

Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello. Previously with the band The Attractions, he later went solo. Since then he has performed and recorded with The Brodsky Quartet and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell. He's written about 300 songs. His new release is "All This Useless Beauty" (Warner Bros) which he recorded with The Attractions.


Other segments from the episode on June 4, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 4, 1996: Interview with Elvis Costello; Interview with Peter Ackroyd.


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