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Alvin Stardust died today

 
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unclebuck



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:58 pm    Post subject: Alvin Stardust died today Reply with quote

Another victim of prostate cancer
RIP
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really sad to hear this news

By all accounts he was a really nice man towards all who met him and one has to admire him for reinventing himself in the seventies following his Shane Fenton days

I know from long experience of doing music gigs that you can almost guarantee to get the audience happy and dancing by playing an Alvin Stardust track whatever the situation - Red Dress being my personal favourite of his

So farewell Bernard/Shane/Alvin -yet another victim of a disease amongst men which still does not receive the attention publicity and funding which it deserves compared to equivalent ones affecting females Sad
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news. RIP

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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He even appeared in the road safety campaign. I gather he made a last appearance on stage last Saturday 18th Oct 14.

RIP.
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Angela W



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news indeed. R.I.P.

I remember watching him in the Grimleys where his sideburns grew bigger each week.

Sadly, Radio 4's The Last Word is going to be a very full programme tomorow. Sad
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was shocked to hear of Alvin's death this morning,more so,coming close on the heels of the death of Lynda Bellingham.

From all accounts two really nice people.

R.I.P.



( I never really understood why Bernard changed his showbiz name...it was difficult to think of him as Alvin after knowing him for years as Shane.) Smile
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John W



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
He even appeared in the road safety campaign. I gather he made a last appearance on stage last Saturday 18th Oct 14.

RIP.


Yes there's a photo from the gig over at the SOTS Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/131514510273188/
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