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Watched Elvis Costello Perform At His Third-Ever Show In 1974

If this 19-year-old looks and sounds familiar, well, this is just the first filmed appearance of legend-in-the-making Elvis Costello, fronting his first band Flip City, who were active from 1974 through to early 1976. This was their third ever gig. Other highlights in the video include a group of school girls singing in straw hats, young women country dancing, children having their face painted, the obligatory Punch and Judy show, a steel pan band and children bouncing on an inflatable tube, if you’re so inclined.