By Mark Savage
BBC Music Correspondent

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Oliver’s Army reached number two in 1979

Elvis Costello has revealed he will no longer perform his biggest hit, Oliver’s Army, and has also asked radio stations to stop playing the song.

Written about the conflict in Northern Ireland, the lyrics contain a racial slur used to describe Irish Catholics.

“That’s what my grandfather was called in the British army – it’s historically a fact,” he told The Telegraph.

“But people hear that word… and accuse me of something that I didn’t intend.”

Released in 1979, Oliver’s Army

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As far as Fred Costello can see, two excellent items have emerged from The Summertime of 2020.

“My property studio has by no means seemed so thoroughly clean,” he claims. “My dog will get a large amount of walks.”

Normally, “Honestly, I’m bored. Have you ever viewed that movie ‘Groundhog Day’? Which is what daily life has grow to be. I get up the identical time just about every early morning. I’m watching the identical Tv set displays during the working day. It’s like, oh my God, I’m not a person of timetable. I mean, I’m always operating, concerning the

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