Personalities | Kirsty MacColl | Eighties | Rock

(Vocals, 1959–2000)

The daughter of folk singer Ewan MacColl, her appealing, wry voice brought her hits with ‘There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis’ (1981), ‘A New England’ (1985) and ‘Days’ (1989). She duetted on The Pogues’ 1987 Christmas smash ‘Fairytale Of New York’. She released warm, witty albums in Electric Landlady (1991) and Tropical Brainstorm (2000), and had developed an interest in Latin music when she was tragically killed in a holiday accident.

Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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