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Alvin Stardust

Alvin Stardust started his career as far back as the early 1960s under the name of Shane Fenton whilst playing with his band The Fentones. The Fentones had a few hit singles on the Parlophone label from 1961 to 1965.

However, Shane was so dissapointed with the bands lack of major success that the group split in 1966

After a 5 year break Shane (real name Bernard William Jewry) noticed a change in the music scene as more and more bands became popular with the emergence of "Glam Rock".

It was around 1972 that he changed his style, and his name to a more appeal to a more receptive market. Summer 1973 saw the signing of Alvin Stardust (Mr Moody) to Bell Records.

He had a string of hits including Mt Coo Ca Choo, Red Dress, and Jealous guy.


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RIP Alvin Stardust Last post by zabadak
26 April 2015

Do You Remember Alvin Stardust?

Do You Remember Alvin Stardust?

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    Hi Tonto--I was there as well, Lift off with Aisha-We went with the school, and I remember watching myself on TV!!
  • Anonymous user
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    He broke his leg in the lake district in the sixties at Troutbeck Park had to be carried off the fell by tractor and link box to a waiting ambulance, at the time he used the name Shane Fenton
  • Anonymous user
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    He was (is?) married to Liza Goddard at one time. I first saw him on "Lift Off With Ayesha",round about November 1973. Before that, I don't think anyone had heard of him. And we certainly didn't know that his name is Bernard.
    • Anonymous user
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      Hi Tonto-I was there as well!!! Lift off with Aisha-We went with the school, did you? I remember seeing myself on the TV so exciting!!
  • Anonymous user
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    He reappeared in the early '80s with a gentle ballad that got into the top 40- can't remember what it was called, but the chorus went "Well I feel like Buddy Holly 'cos it's raining in my heart, All the sad songs still come back to me now that we are apart, Now I know how Paul McCartney felt when he got up to say, I wish it was yesterday". ....ring any bells with anybody? I believe that he's married to Una Stubbs, or at least was at one time.
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    I saw him at Butlins on a p*ss up weekend about 15 yrs ago, me and my friend just sat going " is this it ?" to every song until he sang kookachoo. We then went and made a video in the popbox to Im too sexy with about 10 of us starkers......
  • Anonymous user
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    Apparently, according to my older sister, when I was two, when I used to see Alvin Stardust on Top of the Pops I used to twist my little hand around shouting "COOKACHOO! COOKACHOO!". Get me some counselling quickly!