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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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  • Tr1xx

    We should judge the songs as works of art, but judge the artist as a man. There's no inconsistency in loving one yet reviling the other. Great art does not require a morally pure artist.

    14 Nov 8:25am Reply
  • Moonlight_Dawn

    I *try* to separate the artist from his music - it's hard to but I do. He does/did have some pretty good glam rock for the time period. Damn I wish he would have stuck to music ONLY.

    7 Nov 7:51am Reply
  • snake289

    come to brazil

    25 Oct 3:20am Reply
  • RafaelPolcaro

    Fucking Idiot

    31 Aug 3:35am Reply
  • Oates_Moustache

    so.. whatever happened to separating the artist from his music? i mean you don't see the Who's shoutbox littered with thousands of comments of "where's the book pete?".

    13 Aug 2:34pm Reply
  • Farouchette

    Go die you fucking asshole...people like you don't deserve to live...fucking pedophile

    27 Jul 5:42pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    never trust a man who wears tin foil.

    22 Jul 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
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