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#989795 - 5th Nov 2015 1:28pm Elvis Costello
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Just reading his autobiography , think his connection to the area is well known but for info his grandfather (Pat McManus) and father (Ross Macmanus,showbiz 'a',!)lived in Cathcart Street Birkenhead until their home was destroyed by a German mine in the 2nd World War.

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#989853 - 5th Nov 2015 6:12pm Re: Elvis Costello [Re: inflatablebone]
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The McManus family lived at 134 Cathcart St, the early 50s map shows a space in the houses where the mine hit.


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#989926 - 6th Nov 2015 8:50am Re: Elvis Costello [Re: inflatablebone]
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thanks Bert , interesting

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#989940 - 6th Nov 2015 11:48am Re: Elvis Costello [Re: inflatablebone]
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I remember Ronnie MacManus having a small group and running dances at Byrne Ave baths, and his posters were headed. Boppin with Ross.

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#989944 - 6th Nov 2015 12:24pm Re: Elvis Costello [Re: inflatablebone]
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Declan and the Attractions on Bidston Hill.


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#989957 - 6th Nov 2015 3:57pm Re: Elvis Costello [Re: inflatablebone]
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A very good book looking at the reviews but i will wait until the price drops, or a few second hand copies turn up.

I think their is a picture of them in the doorway of the clockwork orange clothes shop on cleveland street on one sleeve cover.

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#989969 - 6th Nov 2015 6:11pm Re: Elvis Costello [Re: inflatablebone]
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I got in quick at Neston library, don't think it's in Wirral libraries yet but hopefully will be soon (new books don't seem to appear quite as quickly these days).

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#993079 - 27th Nov 2015 4:08pm Re: Elvis Costello [Re: inflatablebone]
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Wasn't his father with the Joe Loss Orchestra at one time?

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#993091 - 27th Nov 2015 6:09pm Re: Elvis Costello [Re: seabird]
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Wasn't his father with the Joe Loss Orchestra at one time?


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