Stardust brings Seventies style

CARRICK’S chance to get back to the era of glitter and glam draws closer as tickets go on sale for a show with seventies style.

Rocker Alvin Stardust - who had hits with My Coo-Ca-Choo, Jealous Mind, and Good Love Can Never Die - will be lighting up Maybole Town Hall in March, alongside 50s-style pop fivesome The Rubettes, for a one off concert in aid of the National Autistic Society.

The gig will be one in a series of seventies-inspired events taking place across Scotland over the next year, culminating in a show at the 1000+ capacity Assembly Hall in Edinburgh in October 2013. And Maybole’s inclusion on the exclusive agenda is down to Girvan lady Sandra Davidson.

Autistic Society supporter Sandra is one third of the organising team behind Rewind to the 70s, a series of fund and awareness-raising concerts and events in aid of the UK charity for people with autism and their families.

Sandra told the Carrick Gazette she wants to raise at least £30,000 for the National Autistic Society (NAS) - a nod to her 14-year-old nephew and fellow organiser Susan’s 17-year old son, both of whom were diagnosed with autism at an early age.

She said: “Rewind to the 70s promises to be a great, fun night. Alvin Stardust has been dubbed ‘the Godfather of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ by no less than the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, and fans of hits including My Coo Ca Choo, Jealous Mind and Red Dress can be confident they are pulling on their platforms for a very important purpose.”

Robert Moffat, national director of the NAS, said he was thrilled with the ladies’ imaginative fundraising plans.

“It is nothing short of fantastic and it’s brilliant to see one of the biggest stars of the 70s giving his support,” he said.

“The money raised by Rewind to the 70s will make a real, positive difference to the lives of people with the condition in Scotland.”

Tickets to see Alvin Stardust and The Rubettes cost £18 and can be purchased by calling Maybole Town Hall on 01655 882108 or Sandra Davidson on 07709 311141. To find out more about Rewind to the 70s visit www.rewindtothe70s.co.uk, or to access information about NAS go to www.autism.org.uk.