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Kirsty Anna MacColl (Croydon, England, UK on 10 October 1959 - 18 December 2000) was a British pop singer-songwriter. She was the daughter of dancer Jean Newlove and noted folk singer Ewan MacColl
. MacColl began her career in the late 1970s UK punk rock scene, singing backing vocals for Drug Addix
. Her UK hits included the 1981 single "There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis
", a cover of Billy Bragg
's "A New England
" in 1985, a duet with Shane MacGowan
of The Pogues
on "Fairytale of New York
" in 1987, and a cover of The Kinks
' song "Days
" in 1989.
Read more about Kirsty MacColl on Last.fm
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