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Alvin Stardust remembered
There was once a local rumour that his mum ran the newsstand on Wickford Station (eastbound side), but that may have been someone’s ‘Jealous Mind’ when the mighty Alvin Stardust dominated the UK hit parade, circa 1973. Despite his ludicrous leather cat-suit and platforms higher than, well, the platform at Wickford Station, I had a sneaking