Kirsty MacColl

English singer and songwriter (1959–2000) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was a British singer and songwriter, daughter of folk singer Ewan MacColl. She recorded several pop hits in the 1980s and 1990s, including "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis" and cover versions of Billy Bragg's "A New England" and the Kinks's "Days". Her first single, "They Don't Know", had chart success a few years later when covered by Tracey Ullman. MacColl also sang on a number of recordings produced by her then-husband Steve Lillywhite, most notably "Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues. Her death in 2000 led to the Justice for Kirsty campaign.

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Kirsty MacColl
MacColl at the Double Door in Chicago, March 1995
MacColl at the Double Door in Chicago, March 1995
Background information
Birth nameKirsty Anna MacColl
Born(1959-10-10)10 October 1959
Croydon, England
Died18 December 2000(2000-12-18) (aged 41)
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Years active1978–2000