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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Alvin Stardust R.I.P.

A chart maker in three consecutive decades, Alvin Stardust first emerged as "moody guy" Shane Fenton during the mid '60s, although he is undoubtly most fondly remembered for his early to mid '70s Gene Vincent-inspired Glam Rock persona responsible for top flight U.K. hits such as "Jealous Mind" (#1, 1974), and "My Coo Ca Choo" (#2, 1973).

And, as if that wasn't enough, he made an unlikely second comeback a decade later with hits such as "Pretend" (U.K.#4, 1981), and "I Feel Like Buddy Holly" (U.K. #4, 1984).

Well, to make a long story short, we lost Alvin this past week.  And, according to all accounts, he was an all around professional and a nice guy to boot.  He will be sorely missed.  R.I.P., Alvin Stardust/Shane Fenton...

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