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Gary Glitter

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Gary Glitter (born Paul Francis Gadd, May 8, 1944 in Banbury, Oxfordshire) is a rock & pop singer who came to prominence in the glam rock era of the early 1970s. His reputation was greatly tarnished and his popularity quickly declined following a child pornography conviction, although he continued to record and release new work until his arrest and conviction on child abuse charges in 2006.

He had one of the longest chart runs of any solo singer during the 1970s. His success as a live performer lasted well beyond the 1970s, and the chant from his hit “Rock and Roll (Part 2)” is a perennially popular stadium anthem at sports events, particularly in the United States. Glitter’s 1973 number 1 “I’m The Leader Of The Gang (I Am!)” also remains one of the better-known songs of its era. He continued to record in the 1980s and 1990s, with his 1984 song “Another Rock And Roll Christmas” being one of the top 30 Christmas hits of all-time. In the UK alone Glitter scored more than 20 hit singles in the UK Top 75, and released more than twenty albums.

In 1999, Glitter was convicted of child pornography offences classifying him as a sex offender under UK law. He went to live in Vũng Tàu in Vietnam in March 2005 and applied for permanent resident status.

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  • ketamineface

    never trust a man who wears tin foil.

    Yesterday 8:27am Reply
  • Gigudrion

    add teg "pedocore"

    5 Jul 7:36pm Reply
  • tonyhibbertshoe

    So glad hes headlining Glastonbury

    25 Jun 11:40am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    каждая новая его фотография на глагне меня пугает, а вообще комический же абсолютно персонаж, с идиотскими песнями, даже и не особо его жалко

    28 Feb 5:16am Reply
  • Envisaomdoden

    Every growing boy needs a little toy

    11 Feb 5:47pm Reply
  • koholintisland

    One of my favourite pedocore artists

    26 Jan 4:11am Reply
  • Orbonen

    oh sorry dont drink and internet obvs

    19 Jan 1:55am Reply
  • Orbonen

    who cares

    18 Jan 2:58pm Reply
  • wildroses07

    I've got strange feelings while listening to him, music is great, but I can't help thinking about the fact that he's a fucking disgusting freak. :c

    10 Jan 4:14pm Reply
  • hookbags

    It gives a new meaning to the lyric "Do you wanna be in my gang?"

    10 Jan 6:28am Reply
  • Jvztin

    Lostprophets should cover some of his songs :P

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • fame00

    Glitter rocks.

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • purplerings

    Love Gary s music . always will , too bad he s a scumbag .

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    I'm waiting for his next song Do You Want Me to Touch Me (Fuck No)?.

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • HeavyPunkXD

    pedófilo -.-

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Sosen

    "Rock and Roll Part 2"? FUCK NO, we all know it's called 'THE HEY SONG'!!!!

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    RussellChap well said. otherwise I would end up boycotting lots of bands because of the awful things the band member(s) have done.

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • IAmMrDexB

    Why does Gary Glitter's hair looks like Danny Larue.

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • mattdh12

    oh, i see. makes sense why i haven't heard da na na na na na na HEY played at a sporting event since the 90s now, when it was played everywhere then.

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • celticpride33

    Gran músico quitando lo personal de la pederastia y eso.

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
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