Ross MacManus  

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Ross MacManus (20 October 1927 – 24 November 2011) was an English musician and trumpet player, who performed with Joe Loss and his orchestra, and the father of singer Elvis Costello.

He wrote and sang "Patsy Girl", a 1964 single credited to Ross McManus and the Joe Loss Blue Beats. He was responsible for the music and vocals from the R. White's Lemonade television advertisement theme song, "Secret Lemonade Drinker", on which Costello plays the drums, and sang backing vocals.

MacManus's track, "Patsy Girl" appeared on Bob Dylan's radio series, Theme Time Radio Hour: Father programme.




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