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Alvin Stardust Photos: 27 September 1942 – 23 October 2014

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Alvin Stardust was born Bernard William Jewry during the war in September 1942. He later became professionally known as Shane Fenton and in the 1970s as Alvin Stardust.

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Pop star Alvin Stardust kisses his new wife, actress Liza Goddard, after their wedding at Haringey Register Office.
Date: 01/11/1981

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Singer Alvin Stardust adopts a rural look to celebrate Harvest Festival in his new breakfast show for children called Fables, Parables and Miracles. The programme will form part of TV-am’s Wide Awake Club and will have a different theme each week.
Date: 25/09/1987

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File photo dated 28/01/1996 of Alvin Stardust, formerly known as Shane Fenton, with Tracey Shield (right), and Tracey Mattocks (left) taking on the role of holiday camp king Sir Billy Butlin

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File photo dated 05/06/1974 of Alvin Stardust, formerly known as Shane Fenton and born Bernard William Jewry, at Heathrow Airport before he left for Paris where he did five live performances

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File photo dated 26/08/2000 of Alvin Stardust, formerly known as Shane Fenton and born Bernard William Jewry, arriving for the wedding reception of Anthea Turner and Grant Bovey

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Pop singer Alvin Stardust with his wife Iris at the Dominion Theatre for the European premiere of the film That’s Entertainment, MGM’s 50th anniversary tribute to the golden age of Hollywood musicals.
Ref #: PA.21266335
Date: 02/10/1974

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Newborn Natalie Shelley with her mother Kathie and songwriter father Peter (right) and her godfather Alvin Stardust. Peter was responsible for writing and recording Alvin’s hit records My Coo Ca Choo and Jealous Mind.
Date: 17/02/1974

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Pop singer Alvin Stardust performs at London Weekend Television’s ‘Saturday Scene’ British Pop Awards at the Empire Pool, Wembley.
Ref #: PA.21266299
Date: 02/10/1974

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Singer Shane Fenton, later to be known as Alvin Stardust, at Shirley Bassey’s Record Shop, West End Lane, London
Archive-PA99797-2
Date: 17/11/1962

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Singing star Shirley Bassey autographs the sleeve of one of her own records at the opening of the Shirley Bassey Record Shop in West End Lane, London. Looking on are pop singers (l-r) Danny Williams, Shane Fenton (later Alvin Stardust) and Jess Conrad. Shirley’s record shop is an extension of a bookshop owned by her husband, film producer Kenneth Hume. After finishing her season at the Talk of the Town, Shirley Bassey will leave for New York for a five week engagement in the Persian Room at the Plaza Hotel. This will Be followed by a four week season in cabaret in Sydney Australia.
Archive-PA99797-1
Date: 17/11/1962

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Pop singer Alvin Stardust visits the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection as part of their Firework Safety Campaign. He is with Alan Williams, Minister of State with special responsibility for firework safety, and Williams’ children Robin, Sian (right) and Ian (front).
Ref #: PA.21266289
Date: 27/10/1975

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Princess Anne talks with pop star Alvin Stardust at the Cambridge Theatre in London at the Royal Superstar Show in aid of the Save the Children Fund.
Date: 15/07/1975

Thirty-two mothers of famous sons and daughters attended the Greetings Card and Calendar Association's Mother's Day Luncheon in London today. From left to right Mrs Fenton (mother of Alvin Stardust) - (back row) Freda Woodward (Tom Jones' mother), Myrtle Harty (Russell Harty's mother), Mrs Elizabeth Ellen Hicks (centre- Tommy Steele's mother), Freda Parkinson (Michael Parkinsons mother) and Nell Hornby (Twiggy's mother) Date: 25/02/1975

Thirty-two mothers of famous sons and daughters attended the Greetings Card and Calendar Association’s Mother’s Day Luncheon in London today. From left to right Mrs Fenton (mother of Alvin Stardust) – (back row) Freda Woodward (Tom Jones’ mother), Myrtle Harty (Russell Harty’s mother), Mrs Elizabeth Ellen Hicks (centre- Tommy Steele’s mother), Freda Parkinson (Michael Parkinsons mother) and Nell Hornby (Twiggy’s mother)
Date: 25/02/1975

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Theatre – Oh Boy! – Astroria, London
Left to right, Shakin Stevens, Joe Brown and Alvin Stardust taking a break from rehearsals at the Astoria Theatre.
Date: 28/01/1979

 

And now a word or two from the man himself:

 

 

And hey kids. He has a legacy: