1977 – Elvis Costello is arrested for playing outside the London

Elvis Costello

1977 – Elvis Costello is arrested for playing outside the London Hilton. The new wave songwriter was hoping to interest record executives into giving him an American record deal, as a CBS Records conference was being held inside. He’s fined 5 pounds, but CBS invites him to play a proper audition.

That’s so kewl… why didn’t I think of that?

Stu

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