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  • #2
    Poor old Alvin. Takes me right back that does. Red 'Magnet' labels- in the days when, if you wanted a record, you'd have to wait until your birthday or hope your mum bought it.
    "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Shere Khan View Post
      Poor old Alvin. Takes me right back that does. Red 'Magnet' labels- in the days when, if you wanted a record, you'd have to wait until your birthday or hope your mum bought it.
      Indeed, or as my mum also did "bribe" me to get my haircut with the promise of a new single as the reward.

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      • #4
        You must be out of your tiny mind!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Agnes_Guano View Post
          You must be out of your tiny mind!
          Yes, Alvin's road safety anthem surely had a great influence on the young teenagers who would bring about the punk revolution ....

          you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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          • #6
            I didn't know until now, reading the obituaries , the tragic story of the original 'Shane Fenton'. I knew Alvin/Bernard was Shane Fenton but had no idea he'd inherited the mantle.
            "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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            • #7
              Wow, wasn't aware of that myself!...a very sad tale...oddly enough, Bernard wasn't the original Alvin Stardust either - the vocal on 'My Coo Ca Choo' was done by the writer/producer Peter Shelley, who apparently had already appeared on TV performing the song before deciding he didn't want to 'be' Alvin Stardust and gave Bernard a ring....

              Btw...this mural by local artists Walter Kershaw and Eric Kean adorned the gable end of a terrace in Heywood, Bury for a while in the 70s (sadly, it's long gone...)

              Last edited by giantchicken; 25-10-2014, 12:05 AM.
              you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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              • #8
                Great mural. Here's great footage of Alvin live at 'The Wheeltappers and Shunters' with a pretty decent band. Slinging his mike stand around and building to quite a head of steam beginning with the instruments except the drums dropping out at 3.50. I reckon it would have been great to be there.

                "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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