Monday, August 24, 2009

Alvin Stardust

Sometimes it's fun to examine international superstars who - for reasons unknown - never made it to the U.S.

Today's subject is Alvin Stardust - a British glam-rocker from the early '70s - who had a string of U.K. hits and at least one public-service commercial.

Stardust (real name Bernard Jewry) remains almost totally unknown in the states. Too bad, I think the "Elvis" pomp would have been a huge smash in early '70s America.

My wife - who spent most of the '80s in Scotland - says Stardust was a bit of a joke. You decide.