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Elvis Costello - Accidents Will Happen


On this date in 1979, Elvis Costello (with the Attractions) released his twelfth single, "Accidents Will Happen". It was backed by "Talking In The Dark" and "Wednesday Week". The A side appeared on his third studio album, Armed Forces. Neither B side appeared on the album but both added as bonus tracks when the album was re-released on CD. The single made it to the #28 spot on the U.K. singles chart. There were other versions of the single as well with different B sides ("Sunday's Best" was the U.S. B side, another track from Armed Forces). The London punk/new wave singer is still recording and performing. His backup band is now The Imposters.

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Video: Elvis Costello - "Oliver's Army" and "Accidents Will Happen" - on Countdown - 1979 - youtube

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