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Kirsty MacColl

Biography

Kirsty MacColl, little girl of folk singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl, began her very own musical profession while even now in her young adults, singing inside a music group called the Addix, and finally authorized to the famous Stiff Information. Her first solitary, the modern young lady group jewel, “THEY DON’T REALLY Know,” premiered in 1979. Though it failed within the charts, it had been later a significant strike for Tracey Ullman. Kirsty MacColl turned to Polydor within the ’80s and got a U.K. Best 40 hit using the novelty music “There is a Man Functions Down the Chip Store (Swears He’s Elvis).” She adopted the solitary with her first LP, Eager Personality, in 1981. In 1984, she wedded maker Steve Lillywhite and place her solo profession on hold, increasing their two kids and working like a back-up singer. MacColl came back in 1989 with a far more mature work, Kite, which reached the U.K. Best 40. Two even more albums, Electric powered Landlady (1991) and Titanic Times (1993), shown great skill and variety and, most importantly, great pop sensibilities. On Dec 18, 2000, MacColl was wiped out by way of a speedboat while going swimming from the coastline of Mexico. Significantly less than six months later on, her final recording, Tropical Brainstorm, premiered on Instinct.

Quick Facts


Full Name Kirsty MacColl
Died December 18, 2000, Cozumel, Mexico
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality English
Spouse Steve Lillywhite
Children Louis Lillywhite, Jamie Lillywhite
Parents Ewan MacColl, Jean Newlove
Siblings Neill MacColl, Hamish MacColl, Kitty MacColl, Calumn MacColl
Music Songs A New England, They Don't Know, There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis, In These Shoes, Days, Walking Down Madison, He's on the Beach, Can't Stop Killing You, Miss Otis Regrets, You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby, Mambo de la Luna, Don't Come the Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim, England 2 Colombia 0, Keep Your Hands Off My Baby, Free World, Perfect Day, Sun on the Water, Terry, Us Amazonians, As Long As You Hold Me, Miss Otis Regrets / Just One of Those Things, Não Esperando, Complainte Pour Ste Catherine, AutumnGirlSoup, My Affair, Dancing in Limbo, You Still Believe in Me, Quietly Alone, We'll Never Pass This Way Again, He Never Mentioned Love, Soho Square, Queen of the High Teas
Albums Desperate Character, Kite, Electric Landlady, Titanic Days, Tropical Brainstorm, From Croydon to Cuba: An Anthology, The Stiff Years, The Best of Kirsty MacColl, The Essential Collection, Galore


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#Fact
1 She was a daughter of Ewan MacColl and Jean MacColl.
2 She had an older brother, Hamish MacColl, and three younger half-siblings: Neil MacColl, Calum and Kitty.
3 On December 18, 2000, she and her children were scuba diving off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico. They had just surfaced when she saw a speedboat heading directly for them (the area was reserved for divers and the boat should not have been there). She pushed her children out of the way, but she was struck by the boat and died instantly.
4 She had two sons with her ex-husband, Steve: Jamie and Louis.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Fresh Meat TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Sounds of the 80s 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Run All Night 2015 performer: "Fairytale of New York"
EastEnders: Back to Ours 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The End of the Tour 2015 writer: "They Don't Know" - uncredited
Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 2014 TV Movie performer: "Fairytale of New York" - as Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
Midsomer Murders 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Adoration 2013 performer: "In These Shoes?" / writer: "In These Shoes?"
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary performer: "Fairytale of New York"
EastEnders 2000-2011 TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Kirstie's Handmade Britain 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Misfits 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Angela and Friends 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
P.S. I Love You 2007 performer: "Fairytale of New York"
If It Ain't Stiff 2007 TV Movie documentary writer: "They Don't Know"
The Story of Fairytale of New York 2005 TV Movie documentary performer: "Fairytale of New York"
Kinky Boots 2005 performer: "In These Shoes" 1999 / writer: "In These Shoes" 1999
Any Time Now TV Series performer - 6 episodes, 2002 writer - 6 episodes, 2002
Teachers 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sex and the City 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
If I Should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story 2001 Documentary performer: "Fairy Tale of New York"
Beautiful People 1999 performer: "Sail Away"
I Want You 1998/I performer: "Don't Come The Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim" / writer: "Don't Come The Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim"
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Picture Perfect 1997 performer: "They Don't Know" / writer: "They Don't Know"
The Vicar of Dibley 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Adventures of Mole 1995 TV Movie performer: "Busy Life", "Long Ago"
Mad Love 1995 performer: "As Long As You Hold Me"
The Ghosts of Oxford Street 1991 TV Movie performer: "Fairytale of New York"
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1981 - 1991 writer - 2 episodes, 1981 - 1991
Red Hot and Blue 1990 TV Movie performer: "Miss Otis Regrets/Just One Of Those Things"
French and Saunders 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode
She's Having a Baby 1988 performer: "YOU JUST HAVEN'T EARNED IT YET BABY"
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary writer: "They Don't Know" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Picking up the Pieces 1998 TV Series 8 episodes
Moving Story 1994 TV Series 1 episode
National Geographic Explorer 1985 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Dream Stuffing 1984 TV Series 10 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Catherine Tate Show 2004 TV Series title music - 1 episode
Moving Story TV Series composer - 13 episodes, 1994 - 1995 singer - 1 episode, 1994

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ghosts of Oxford Street 1991 TV Movie Kitty Fisher
French and Saunders 1990 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2000 TV Series Herself
BBC Music Live 2000 2000 TV Series Herself
A Question of Pop 2000 TV Series
Later... With Jools Holland 1992-2000 TV Series Herself
Rage 1994 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1980-1991 TV Series Herself / Herself - Backing Vocalist: Jona Lewie
Byline 1991 TV Series documentary
Completely Pogued 1991 Video documentary Herself
Wogan 1989-1991 TV Series Herself
French and Saunders 1988-1990 TV Series Herself
The Pogues: Live at the Town and Country 1988 TV Movie documentary Guest Performer
Get It Together 1981 TV Series Herself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sounds of the 80s 2015 TV Series Herself
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 2014 TV Movie Herself (as Pogues & Kirsty MacColl)
If It Ain't Stiff 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Folk Hibernia 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Story of Fairytale of New York 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Top of the Pops 2005 TV Series Herself
Who Killed Kirsty MacColl? 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Kirsty: The Life and Songs of Kirsty MacColl 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
If I Should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story 2001 Documentary Herself - Song "Fairytale of New York"
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1997 TV Series Herself

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