Timeline 1970-79

1970

Hal Carter becomes Shanes manager.



1972

Releases a single called Eastern Seaboard on the Fury Label under the name of Shane Fenton.



1972

Releases a single called The Fly under the name of Jo Jo Ellis on the Fury label



5 Oct 1973

Pete Shelly writes and records My  Coo ca choo on the newly formed Magnet Record label,and it enters the charts at number 49.



31  Oct 1973

Peter Shelly, under the name of  Alvin Stardust makes 1st TV appearance on Lift Off With Ayshea programme. Made up in a white mask. Also on the program was Guy Lutman & the Feet, Jimmy Helms, Whistle, Lieutenant Pigeon.



15 Nov 1973

Top Of The Pops broadcast: My Coo Ca Choo


Peter unwilling to take on the persona looks for a new person to take over the mantle, and after both Marty Wilde and Vince Eager turn done the chance it’s offerted to Shane. Seeing as his 60s image is considered too old fashioned a new look is sought and with a new hair style and change of colour, plus stick on side burns the Alvin Stardust image is formed. Making its first appearance on 1st appearance on Top of the Pops.



22 Nov 1973

Top Of The Pops broadcast: My Coo Ca Choo



4 Dec 1973

My Coo Ca Choo reaches No. 2 in charts. Selling 750,000 copies in the UK and 1.5 million worldwide. Only kept off the number one spot by Slade’s release of the timeless Merry Christmas Everybody.



13 Dec 1973

Top Of The Pops broadcast: My Coo Ca Choo.



10 Jan 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: My Coo Ca Choo.



17 Jan 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: My Coo Ca Choo.



23 Jan 1974

Makes 1st live performance as Alvin Stardust at the Midem Gala at the Paris de Festival, Cannes.



1 Feb 1974

Jealous Mind single released.



14 Feb 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: Jealous Mind.



21 Feb 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: Jealous Mind.



1 Mar 1974

1st album The Untouchable released, and reached number 4 in the album charts.



5 Mar 1974

Jealous Mind reaches No 1 in the charts. It went on to sell 500,000 copies.



5 Mar 1974

Alvin makes apperances in Vienia, Munich, Brussels, and Salzberg.



7 Mar 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: Jealous Mind.



12 Mar 1974

Uk Tour starts at the Lucano in  Birmingham. Throughout the spring of 1974 Alvin tours the four corners of the Uk & Ireland and performs at approx 55 venues in 11 weeks. Also doing numerous TV shows and Radio interviews.



31 Mar 1974

Red Dress single released.



11 Apr 1974

TV appearance on Kid Jensen’s ‘45’  (Rock on with 45) with Slade



02 May 1974

TV appearance on Kid Jensen’s ‘45’  (Rock on with 45) with Thin Lizzy



02 May 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: Red Dress.



16 May 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: Red Dress.



Summer  1974

Appears in cabaret for week long sessions at Stockton Fiesta, Baileys Derby, Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blightys Bolton, Baileys Farmworth, Baileys Leicester, Fiesta Sheffield & Batley Variety club.



19 Aug 1974

TV apperance on Lift Off with Ayshea also on the show was The Wombles, Stephenie De Sykes & Rain, Mr Big, Candida.



23 Aug 1974

You You You single released.



Autumn 1974

Alvin begins a European tour. Starting off in Copenhagen then travelling onto Hamberg, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Hannover. He also flies to Madrid for Spanish TV appearances and onto Paris for two French TV shows.



05 Sep 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: You You You.



12 Sep 1974

TV appearance on Kid Jensen’s ‘45’  (Rock on with 45) with Mike D’Abo, ZigZag, Polly Brown.



13 Sep 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: You You You.



27 Sep 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: You You You.



15 Nov 1974

Tell Me Why single released.



21 Nov 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: Tell Me Why.



26 Nov 1974

TV apperance on Lift Off with Ayshea also on the show was Stavely Makepiece, Hello, Zig Zag.



29 Nov 1974

2nd Album 'Alvin Stardust' released.



05 Dec 1974

TV appearance on Kid Jensen’s ‘45’  (Rock on with 45) with ZigZag.



05 Dec 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: Tell Me Why.



19 Dec 1974

Top Of The Pops broadcast: Tell Me Why.



27 Dec 1974

Appears on the Christmas Edition of Top of the Pops. Jealous Mind.



24 Jan 1975

Good Love Can Never Die single released.



Feb 1975

Cabaret performances at Hanley Steam Machine, Shrewsbury’s Tiffanys, Hereford Flamingo, Llanelli Glen, Hammersmith Palais, Tiffanys Purley, plus a  TV appearance on The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club.



13 Feb 1975

Top Of The Pops broadcast: Good Love Can Never Die.



01 Mar 1975

Appears on TV programme Supersonic with:-

Status Quo - Down Down

Rod Stewart - Mine for me

Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby

Gary Glitter - The Wanderer

Alvin Stardust - True love is Paradise

Sunny - All around the moon
Maggie Bell - Suicide Sal

Rod Stewart - Sweet Little Rock'n'Roller




17 Mar 1975

Alvin arrives in Sydney, for a promotional tour of Australia, New Zealand and Japan, making appearances in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney (again), Auckland, Christchurch and 12 TV and radio shows in Japan.



Apr 1975

On return to the Uk appears for cabaret weeks at the Talk of the Midlands in Derby, Liverpool Shakespeare, Baileys Leicester, Baileys Watford,



May 1975

May and June sees the continuation of cabaret weeks at Double Diamond Caerphilly and Soulihull’s New Cresta Club.



Jun 1975

Sweet Cheating Rita single released



03 Jul 1975

Top Of The Pops broadcast: Sweet Cheatin’ Rita.



Aug 1975

Rock with Alvin album released.



O5 Aug 1975

TV programme Shang a lang Bay City Rollers show broadcast



Sep 1975

Move It single released



04 Sep1975

Appears on TV programme Supersonic with:-

Suzi Quatro - Hanging Around

Alvin Stardust - Move it

Gilbert O'Sullivan - I'll Believe It

Linda Lewis - It's In His Kiss

David Essex - Once Bitten Twice Shy (Be Your Fool Again)

Linda Lewis - Rock'n'Roll Rollercoaster

David Essex - Hold Me Close



25 Sep1975

Appears on TV programme Supersonic with:-

Hello - New York groove

Smokie - Don't play your rock'n'roll

Sparks - Looks, Looks,Looks

Paul Curtis - Call me back

Smokie - If you think you know how to love me.

John Miles - High Fly

Johnny Nash - Let's be friends

Alvin Stardust - Come on, come on



25 Sep 1975

Top Of The Pops broadcast: Move It.



28 Oct 1975

TV Show Look Alive broadcast
Alvin Stardust, Jan and Jackie.



Nov 1975

Angel from Hamburger Heaven released.



25 Nov 1975

Appears on TV programme Supersonic with:-

Baker Gurvitz Army - The Gambler
Dan McCafferty - Whatcha Gonna Do About It
Mud - Show Me You're A Woman
Sailor - Glass Of Champagne
Showaddywaddy - Heavenly
Alvin Stardust - Angel from Hamburger  Heaven



1976

Appears on a Green Cross Code Road Safety campaign video.



13 Sep 1976

Appears on TV programme Supersonic with:-

Be Bop Deluxe - Kiss Of Life
Alvin Stardust - The Word Is Out & Can't Go
Rod Stewart - The Killing Of Georgie & Pretty Flamingo
Sutherland Brothers and Quiver - When The Train Comes & Secrets



02 Apr 1976

Appears on TV programme Supersonic with:-

Blue - Gonna Capture Your Heart
Marc Bolan - Soul Of My Suit
Elkie Brooks - Pearl's A Singer
Dave Edmunds and Rockpile - Ju Ju Man
The Kinks - Sleepwalker
John Lodge - Children of Rock'n'Roll
Alvin Stardust - Growing Up
Marc Bolan, Dave Edmunds, Dave Davies, Elkie Brooks, Alvin Stardust, Gloria Jones....
Sweet Little Rock'n'Roller



18 May 1976

TV appearance on The Arrows TV Show with
Lynsey De Paul, Alvin Stardust, Him and Us Plus One.



26 Nov 1977

TV appearance on The Basil Brush Show.
Also on the show was Liverpool Express, Gail Playfair, Pearl Ann Turner



1979

Appears on TV’s Oh Boy! rock programme along with Lulu, Joe Brown, Shakin’ Stevens, & Freddie Fingers Lee.