Londoner Alvin Stardust (real name Bernard Jewry) first saw chart action in the UK in 1961 as Shane Fenton. Although Jewry was the vocalist with Shane Fenton and the Fentones, he was in fact the second singer to bear that name, the first having died suddenly before the group's success. After their final and biggest hit "Cindy's Birthday" reached UK #19 in 1962, Jewry went into management, but returned in 1973 as leather clad Alvin Stardust.
"My Coo Ca Choo" was his first hit under his new name and it became his most well known recording despite the fact it peaked at #2 and its follow-up "Jealous Mind" topped the charts. As Alvin Stardust, Jewry went on to achieve seven Top 10 British hits between 1983 and 1984 including four altogether written by Shelley. Peter Shelley himself had two Top 5 hits in the UK: "Gee Baby" and "Love Me Love My Dog."
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