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Alvin Stardust and the £1 million guitar

A GUITAR bought for Alvin Stardust for just over £1 when he was a 12-year-old boy is now worth more than £1 million.

The budding pop star took his three-quarter-sized Spanish guitar everywhere and had it signed by such famous names as Buddy Holly and the Crickets, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde and Chuck Berry - among others.

The story of his guitar is to be told in a radio programme tonight, with the 71-year-old star taking listeners through the instrument's history.

He will describe being given it as a child; how, on a trip to Doncaster, he ended up jamming with Buddy Holly; being backstage at The Albert Hall and on the same bill as The Beatles; and sharing a stage with Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent.

Peggy Sue - The £1 Guitar That Is Worth A Million is on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm on Monday, August 11.

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