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Elvis Costello - Less Than Zero


On this date in 1977, Elvis Costello released his debut single, "Less Than Zero". It was backed by "Radio Sweetheart". The A side appeared on his debut album, My Aim Is True. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus track when the album was later re-released on CD. The A side was also the subject of controversy on a December 17, 1977 broadcast of Saturday Night Live. Elvis started playing "Less Than Zero" but cut it off in less than 10 seconds and broke into the anti-media "Radio Radio" against the show's wishes. It got him banned from the show for years. The London punk/new wave singer is still recording and performing.

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