Funeral of Alvin Stardust to be held in Wales

Summer season photocall at North Pier theatre.'Alvin Stardust. PIC BY ROB LOCK.

Summer season photocall at North Pier theatre.'Alvin Stardust. PIC BY ROB LOCK.

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The funeral of pop star Alvin Stardust will be held in Wales - complete with a traditional send off by a choir singing Calon Lan.

Showbiz friends will attend the service next Wednesday, 5th November, in the church where Alvin married his Swansea-born wife Julie Paton.

Born in London, Stardust grew up in Mansfield, and started playing guitar as a schoolboy.

The singer - real name Bernard Jewry - started out in the music business in the 1960s but became a huge star on the back of the 1970s glam rock scene, scoring hits with tracks including My Coo Ca Choo and Jealous Mind.

He died recently, aged 72, after short battle againt metastatic prostate cancer.