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Elvis Costello Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know which English singer-songwriter began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970’s? Who later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement in the mid-to-late 1970s? If you guessed Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus), then you know a little something about your English rock and roll! Would you like to learn more? Take our Elvis Costello quizzes today and learn all there is to know about this pub bumping rocker and the English music scene of the 70’s!

What was the name of Costello’s debut album and what year was it recorded? What was the name of his second album, and what ranking did it reach on Rolling Stone magazine’s top 100 albums of 1967-1987? Which of his three albums featured his most successful single, “Oliver’s Army”? You’ll be sure to be the expert on the life and times of Elvis Costello after you take our quizzes, so why wait? Grab your bangers, and mash and dive in!
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Do you know enough about Elvis Costello? Take this quiz and find out

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 167   |  Last updated: Mar 10, 2017
  • Sample Question
    What backing band played on "My Aim Is True"?

Test your knowledge of Elvis Costello, whom Nick Paumgarten writes about in the November 8, 2010, issue of The New Yorker.

Questions: 13  |  Attempts: 367   |  Last updated: Jan 18, 2013
  • Sample Question
    In his piece in the magazine, Nick Paumgarten talks about Costello’s alter egos. Which of the following is not one of them?
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