Gary Glitter

Born 8 May 1944
Gary Glitter
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1944-05-08
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Gary Glitter

Gary Glitter Biography (Wikipedia)

Paul Francis Gadd (born 8 May 1944), known by the stage name Gary Glitter, is an English former glam rock singer who achieved popular success in the 1970s and 80s. He was known for his extreme glam image of glitter suits, make-up and platform boots, and his energetic live performances. He sold over 20 million records, spent 168 weeks on the UK Singles Chart and had 21 hit singles placing him in the Top 100 UK most successful chart acts. From 1997, he returned to public notice for committing sex offences, being imprisoned for downloading child pornography in 1999, and child sexual abuse and attempted rape in 2006 and 2015.

After performing under the name Paul Raven in the 1960s, he came to prominence as Gary Glitter in the glam rock era of the early 1970s, with a sustained solo UK chart run of hits including "Rock and Roll, Parts 1 and 2", "Do You Wanna Touch Me", "I Love You Love Me Love", "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)", and "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again". Having become one of the most prominent figures in British popular culture, a slight decline in the late 1970s was followed by a successful comeback as a solo artist again from the 1980s. Between 1972 and 1995, Glitter had 26 hit singles, which spent a total of 180 weeks in the UK Singles Chart; twelve of those reached the Top 10, with three charting at number-one. He continued to record in the 1980s and 1990s, with his 1984 song "Another Rock and Roll Christmas" becoming one of the most played Christmas hits of all time. He released seven studio albums, and at least fifteen compilation or live albums. In 1998, his recording of "Rock and Roll" was listed as one of the top 1,001 songs in music history. The mostly instrumental "Rock and Roll, Part 2" has been played as a popular cheering song at American sporting events for several decades.

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Rock and Roll Part II
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Rock and Roll Part II
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Rock and Roll (Part 2)
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Rock and Roll (Part 2)
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I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)
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I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)
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Let's Get Together
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Let's Get Together
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Lets Get Together Again
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Lets Get Together Again
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Rock N Roll Part 2 (Kissy Klub Version)
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Rock N Roll Part 2 (Kissy Klub Version)
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Rock and Roll
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Rock and Roll
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Rock and Roll (Kissy Klub Version)
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Rock and Roll (Kissy Klub Version)
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Love Like You And Me
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Love Like You And Me
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Hello Hello, I'm Back Again
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Hello Hello, I'm Back Again
Gary Glitter
Rock and Roll, I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life
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Rock and Roll, I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life
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