Godfather of British Rock ’n’ Roll Dies

Alvin Stardust, once called “the Godfather of British Rock ’n’ Roll” by Keith Richards, has died at age 72 of metastatic prostate cancer. Born Bernard Jewry in the East End of London in 1942, his hits included “My Coo Ca Choo,” “Jealous Mind,” and “I Feel Like Buddy Holly.” The rock icon also had a stage career, appearing in musicals like Godspell, The Phantom of the Opera, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. His death comes just weeks before he was scheduled to release his first album in 30 years.