LOOK: New images show how tribute to iconic Mansfield star Alvin Stardust could look

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The family of late Mansfield rocker Alvin Stardust have released images of how a planned memorial to the star could look.

The musician died three years ago, and his relations are campaigning to erect a statue in his honour, which would go on display inside Mansfield Museum.

His family also hope to display memorabilia as a tribute to the singer.

The new images show how the statue would look with a high gloss metallic finish, complete with Alvin’s iconic look and stance.

However, the size and materials used will depend on the amount of money raised.

About £1,500 has been raised so far, donated by fans, but thousands more are needed if they have any hope of turning the idea into a reality.

Jane Wood, whose father is Alvin’s cousin, said: “We’re really excited about it now, we always said we were going to do something, and now it’s 

“Immediate family are involved and we are so happy to be able to produce something that will be respectful toward Alvin and will honour him.

“We hope his fans will be pleased.”

Jane has a sculptor on board, who has produced new images of how the statue could look.

Alvin Stardust with the guitar signed by Buddy Holly.

Alvin Stardust with the guitar signed by Buddy Holly.

Alvin, who was born Bernard Jewry in 1942 and grew up in Mansfield, started out in the music business in the 1960s.

He first recorded as Shane Fenton, but became a huge star on the back of the 1970s glam rock craze, scoring hits with tracks including My Coo Ca Choo and You You You.

Born in Muswell Hill, London, he moved to Mansfield where his mother ran a boarding house frequented by musicians and entertainers appearing locally.

As a young boy he attended what is now the Southwell Minster School.

He made his stage debut in pantomime at the age of four, and first emerged in the early 1960s, before disappearing from the charts for more than a decade.

Re-emerging in the early 1970s as Alvin Stardust, he landed 11 top-40 hits, including a number one in 1974, with Jealous Mind.

After a short battle against prostate cancer, he died on October 23, 2014, aged 72.

Jane thanked everyone who had donated so far and said: “We’re soldiering on with it. We are grateful for any donations and the best way is for people to 
 donate is to contact us via our Facebook page. We’re just asking for people to give what they can. Every little bit will help.”

n To donate contact Jane by emailing janewood3@googlemail.co.uk or go to the Alvin Stardust Memorial Sculpture Fund on Facebook.