Alvin Stardust shot
to stardom in the 70's. He had already had four hit singles under the name of
Shane Fenton but 'My Coo Ca Choo', his debut single as Alvin Stardust, the mean
and moody leather-clad persona, was massive. It became a huge international
No.1 hit and spent over six months in the charts.
Numerous hits followed throughout the world, including four
more Number Ones 'Jealous Mind', 'You, You, You', 'Red Dress', and 'Good Love'.
Music Week awarded Alvin "Best Male Recording Artist" and at the
British Pop Awards Alvin won "Best Live Performance".
In the 80's Alvin moved to Stiff Records and 'Pretend'
became a major top five hit throughout most of the world. When he later joined
Chrysalis Records he became their top selling male singles artist with three
consecutive hits 'I Feel Like Buddy Holly', 'I Won't Run Away', and 'So Near To
His career went from strength to strength, co-produced pop
videos, presented TV specials and co-hosted TV series as well as presenting his
own radio show for BBC Radio 2. Alvin has had two books published, was chosen
to appear as the subject on 'This Is Your Life", and has been presented
with the Music Business World Diamond Award.
Alvin Stardust then moved into musical theatre, starring in
the smash-hit UK tour of 'Godspell'. He went on to play the narrator in
"Side by Side by Sondheim", 'The Marquess Of Queensbury' in Mike
Reid's musical "Oscar", based on the life of Oscar Wilde, 'Uriah
Heep' in "David Copperfield - The Musical", 'Eric Rubber Legs DeVene'
in the highly successful cult musical "A Slice of Saturday Night" and
starred as the legendary 'Sir Billy Butlin' in "The Butlin Story" at
the London Palladium.
His straight acting career has also included the role of
'Gaston' in "Beauty and the Beast" and he also joined the cast of the
Channel 4 soap "Hollyoaks". His sell out UK tours have included the
"Solid Silver Seventies" tours with Showaddywaddy, The Rubettes, Mud
and The Glitter Band. He has also toured his own show "The Birth Of Rock
and Roll" which he took to Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club where he recorded a
live album of the same name.
Last year he starred in a national tour of the rock musical
"Rock Hard" followed by a successful run with the cult "Rocky
Horror Show". Alvin recently concluded a smash hit 47 date sell out UK
tour with Suzi Quattro and the Rubettes in 1999, before recording a new studio
album due for release Summer 2000. After numerous appearances on UK television
in ITV's 'The Grimley's', and BBC1's new series 'Doctors'. Alvin will be
returning to his music with a new UK tour in late 2003.