Kirsty MacColl

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Kirsty Anna MacColl
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Kirsty MacColl (b.October 10, 1959, Croydon, South London, UK - d.December 18, 2000 in Cozumel, Mexico) was an English singer-songwriter. The daughter of folk singer Ewan MacColl and dancer Jean Newlove; sister of Hamish MacColl and half-sister to Kitty MacColl, Neill MacColl (of The Bible) and Calum MacColl (of Liberty Horses), Aunt of Jamie MacColl (of Bombay Bicycle Club).

After a brief stint in 1978 with her first band The Drug Addix, she went solo and scored a big hit with the single "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis" in 1981. In 1984, she married producer Steve Lillywhite, and had two children Jamie Lillywhite (manager of Ellie Goulding) and Louis Lillywhite. She decided to concentrate less on her music and raise her children by solely performing back-up vocals on various projects. In 1987, one of her contributions was the Christmas hit with The Pogues "Fairytale of New York". She later came back in 1989 to record the "Kite" album.
In 1991, she put out her "Electric Landlady" album which provided her with the very big hit "Walking Down Madison". A few years later in 1993, "Titanic Days" was released.

Kirsty died in Cozumel, Mexico after being hit by a speedboat which had crossed into an area restricted to swimmers only. Her final recording "Tropical Brainstorm" was released in the UK shortly before her death in 2000; videos of some promotional appearances are available on YouTube. The US release was posthumous, in early 2001.
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POLSC 1035 Kirsty MacColl - Desperate Character album art Kirsty MacColl Desperate Character (Album) Polydor POLSC 1035 UK 1981 Sell This Version
CD KM1, CDKM1 Kirsty MacColl - Kite album art Kirsty MacColl Kite (Album) Virgin CD KM1, CDKM1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
VJCP-28051 Kirsty MacColl - Electric Landlady album art Kirsty MacColl Electric Landlady (Album) Virgin VJCP-28051 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
7243 8 27214 20 Kirsty MacColl - Titanic Days album art Kirsty MacColl Titanic Days (Album) Liberation Records 7243 8 27214 20 US 1993 Sell This Version
No Catalog Number Kirsty MacColl - Titanic Days (Demos)  album art Kirsty MacColl Titanic Days (Demos) (Cass) Not On Label No Catalog Number UK 1993 Sell This Version
HUX 001 Kirsty MacColl - What Do Pretty Girls Do? album art Kirsty MacColl What Do Pretty Girls Do? (Album) Hux Records HUX 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
V2-0270600 Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm album art Kirsty MacColl Tropical Brainstorm (Album) V2, V2 V2-0270600 Indonesia 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BUY 47 Kirsty MacColl - They Don't Know album art Kirsty MacColl They Don't Know (Single) Stiff Records BUY 47 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
BUY 57 Kirsty MacColl You Caught Me Out(7", W/Lbl) Stiff Records BUY 57 UK 1979 Sell This Version
POSP 326 Kirsty MacColl - See That Girl album art Kirsty MacColl See That Girl (Single) Polydor POSP 326 UK 1981 Sell This Version
POSP 250 Kirsty MacColl - There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis album art Kirsty MacColl There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis (EP, Single) Polydor POSP 250 UK 1981 Sell This Version
2059 316 Kirsty MacColl - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby album art Kirsty MacColl Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Single) Polydor 2059 316 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
POSP 368 Kirsty MacColl - You Still Believe In Me album art Kirsty MacColl You Still Believe In Me Polydor POSP 368 UK 1981 Sell This Version
105.166, 105166 Kirsty MacColl - I Want Out album art Matchbox (3) Featuring Kirsty MacColl Matchbox (3) Featuring Kirsty MacColl - I Want Out (Single) Magnet (2), Magnet (2) 105.166, 105166 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
BUY DJ 190 Kirsty MacColl - Terry album art Kirsty MacColl Terry (Single, Maxi) Stiff Records, Ariola, Stiff Records, Ariola BUY DJ 190 UK 1983 Sell This Version
107 117 Kirsty MacColl - A New England album art Kirsty MacColl A New England (Single) Stiff Records, Stiff Records 107 117 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
6.20468 Kirsty MacColl - He's On The Beach album art Kirsty MacColl He's On The Beach (Single, Maxi) Stiff Records, Stiff Records 6.20468 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
none Kirsty MacColl - Teenager In Love album art Kirsty MacColl Teenager In Love(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none 1985 Sell This Version
NYG 7, NY 7 Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York album art The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York (Single) Stiff Records, Pogue Mahone Records NYG 7, NY 7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
652818 7 Kirsty MacColl - She's Having A Baby / You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby album art Dave Wakeling, Kirsty MacColl Dave Wakeling, Kirsty MacColl - She's Having A Baby / You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby(7", Single) I.R.S. Records 652818 7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
8816 Kirsty MacColl - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby album art Kirsty MacColl You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby(7", Promo) I.R.S. Records 8816 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
45256 Kirsty MacColl - Sign Of The Times / Terry album art The Belle Stars / Kirsty MacColl The Belle Stars / Kirsty MacColl - Sign Of The Times / Terry(7") BR Music 45256 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
KMA 1 Kirsty MacColl - Free World album art Kirsty MacColl Free World (Single) Virgin KMA 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
KMA 3 Kirsty MacColl - Innocence album art Kirsty MacColl Innocence (Single) Virgin KMA 3 UK 1989 Sell This Version
KMACDX2 Kirsty MacColl - Days album art Kirsty MacColl Days (Single) Virgin KMACDX2 UK 1989 Sell This Version

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bobisaaks

bobisaaks

December 11, 2020
Isn't a comprahensive "best of" on vinyl way overdue? I for one think so, and the same goes for the guy works down in the chip shop!
imarco75

imarco75

September 17, 2017
Just a note - in the biog above, Tropical Brainstorm was only released posthumously in the US. In the UK, it came out six months before her death. Especially as she toured it during 2000 (videos are on You Tube unless it's a ghost performing).
minder125

minder125

March 24, 2013
Does anyone have kirsty's unreleased song 'A Boy Like That? Im a big fan of Gary Holton and he sang backing vocals on it.

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