Jealous Mind Alvin Stardust



” Jealous Mind ” is by Alvin Stardust ( Bernard William Jewry ), who was an English rock singer and stage actor. He started performing in the 60s as Shane Fenton and enjoyed a moderately successful career in the pre-Beatles era.
Between 1961-62 he had four singles reach the UK Top Forty. It was to be the 1970s when Bernard William Jewry would find fame. He has become more widely known as Alvin Stardust and under that stage name achieved seven UK Top Ten hits, which also included ” Pretend ” and ” I Feel Like Buddy Holly “. His way of holding the microphone and the black leather clothes helped Alvin to become instantly recognisable to fans.
” Jealous Mind ” was written and produced by Peter Shelley. Peter is a British 1970s pop singer-songwriter who had hit singles in the United Kingdom with ” Gee Baby ” and ” Love Me Love My Dog “, the latter reached number three on the UK Singles Chart in 1975.
He was the original persona of Alvin Stardust, which later was used by Bernard William Jewry. In 1973 Peter co-founded the record label Magnet Records with Michael Levy, which went on to be the label for Alvin Stardust and one of the most successful independent labels of the 1970s.
The song was released on the 16th of February 1974 by record label Magnet Records ( Warner Bros. Records ) and taken from Alvin’s UK number four Album, The Untouchable, which was released on the 16th of March 1974.
” Jealous Mind ” was a commercial success for Alvin. In the United Kingdom, the entered the UK Singles Chart on the 16th of February 1974 and reached Number One, staying at the top for one week. It spent five weeks in the Top Ten and a total of eleven weeks on the chart. The single was to be Alvin’s only UK Number One, his previous single ” My Coo-Ca-Choo nearly made it to the top but was kept off by Gary Glitter’s ” I Love You Love Me Love “.

BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A

UK Highest Chart Position: 1

Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Belgium 12, Austria 10, Germany 5

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