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Kirsty Maccoll - There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis


On this date in 1981, Kirsty MacColl released her fourth 7-inch record, "There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis". It was backed by "Hard To Believe" and a country version of the A side. All three tracks appeared on her debut album, Desperate Character. The single reached the #14 spot on the U.K. singles chart. She had previously been recorded as a member of London punk/powerpop band, the Drug Addix, where she was known as Mandy Doubt. Later, she became a member of The Pogues. The former Stiff Records recording artist from Croydon, England recorded on and off after 1983. She died in a boating accident on December 18, 2000.

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Anonymous said...

Have you correct you there old chap.

It wasn't exactly a "boating accident"... She was killed by someone who (under the influence of alcohol) drove their boat into an area reserved for swimming.

The boat narrowly missed Kirsty's two songs but hit her directly.

Please if you could update this entry.

Justice for Kirsty !

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