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Kirsty MacColl}, daughter of folk} singer/songwriter} Ewan MacColl}, began her own musical career while still in her teens, singing in a band called the Addix}, and eventually signed to the legendary Stiff Records}. Her first single, the modern girl group} gem, "They Don't Know,"} was released in 1979. Though it failed in the charts, it was later a major hit for Tracey Ullman}. Kirsty MacColl} switched to Polydor} in the '80s and landed a U.K. Top 40 hit with the novelty} song "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop (Swears He's Elvis)."} She followed the single with her first LP, Desperate Character}, in 1981. In 1984, she married producer Steve Lillywhite} and put her solo career on hold, raising their two children and working as a backup singer. MacColl} returned in 1989 with a more mature effort, Kite}, which reached the U.K. Top 40. Two more albums, Electric Landlady} (1991) and Titanic Days} (1993), displayed great talent and diversity and, above all, good pop} sensibilities. On December 18, 2000, MacColl} was killed by a speedboat while swimming off of the coast of Mexico. Less than six months later, her final album, Tropical Brainstorm}, was released on Instinct}. ~ Chris Woodstra, All Music Guide

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