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Kirsty MacColl

Real Name: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 a singer-songwriter from England, UK. 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 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.

Kirsty died whilst swimming with her children in Cozumel, Mexico after being hit by a speedboat which had crossed into an area restricted to swimmers only. "Tropical Brainstorm" was released in the USA posthumously, in early 2001.

Sites:kirstymaccoll.com , justiceforkirsty.org , ztt.com , Wikipedia
Aliases:Mandy Doubt
In Groups:The Drug Addix
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