I met Alvin over 40 years ago when I interviewed and photographed him for one of the teenage magazines. We remained good friends and from then on I photographed him at gigs, at Top of the Pops, at Magnet Records and even a couple of times here at my ownnstudio. We met up a few years back, when he wrote a piece about me to appear in my book, and then came to my book launch the following year. My Mum (who's 91) thought he was so lovely and was so upset that she had to be the person to call me and give me the terrible news of his death. I feel devastated and although we've not seen so much of each other recently (the last time was when he did his "I love Rock & Roll" gig in Dartford) and he was so good that all those years had disappeared and I was transported back to 1973 again. My thoughts go out to Jules and the rest of Alvin's family. He will be so missed by us all.