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Gary Glitter

Real name was Paul Gadd. Gary Glitter was at the forefront of the glitter rock phenomenon of the 70's, recording a string of hits including "Rock And Roll (Pts 1 & 2)", "Do You Wanna Touch Me?" and "Always Yours". Beset by legal woes in the 90's, he has all but faded from the spotlight.

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Gary Glitter advert Last post by Ridgeaxe
15 March 2008

Do You Remember Gary Glitter?

Do You Remember Gary Glitter?

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    I remember he did a series of poster ads for RailTrack back in the mid-'90s. He also used to occasionally appear in comedy sketches for 'The Secret Policeman's Ball'. Nobody then had any idea of what he was getting up to....
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    Sorry but I feel that this site should be solely for the memories of the music, not what has happened since, was a massive fan of GG when young, and whilst I agree that he will probably be remebered for the reasons mentioned above, the music still stands up, the double drumming was awesome! Did see him live later on, sadly the bad stuff was already beginning, but the music is what reminds me of the 70s. Just discovered this site, and it is brilliant!
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    It is so sad when someone iconic turns out to be no good, but it happens.I always knew he liked his girlfriends young, but back then I thought it was, despite his age, because he seemed so immature, I did not know his real yearning was for children. However why should we have to forget the music that we once loved, after all we did not know than what was to come. The music did not do it he did, yet on the other hand who wants to buy his stuff and put money in his pocket? Then there are those that also contributed to his success, the musicians & Mike Leander who co wrote many of the songs, how must they feel? Their lively hood will also suffer for Gary's selfishness in giving into an urge that was so clearly wrong. Now if we could buy his stuff but his percentage went to a charity, that could be an answer.Some of the music was such fun, such is life.
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    Well said Mark, The bloke contributed to the seventees glamrock era, but he also contributed to the misery and suffering of inocent children, lets remember him for both! and the fact that his day job(POP idol) undoubtably helped facilitate his perversions by constantly allowing him no holds barred contact with his victims(Young fans)No better guize could have fallen in his lap than that of an adored teen idol. Shame he chose to abuse this very rare and priveledged possition.
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    The Leader of the Gang!
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    i agree totally with the site administrators , in respect of gary glitters historical value ( music wise ).Apart from the great music he brought ! which also included great writers and musicians of the time ( who should be remembered historically )it will also show that these vile perverts !the man in question (gary glitter)operate in all walks of life. and that should never be hidden or erased from history.all royalties due to him should go to childrens charities. and he should never be aloud to earn money off the back of the music associated with gary glitter. Gettin rid of great music will not get rid of certain countries /laws/customs which fuel child abuse and filthy perverts like gary glitter
  • Anonymous user
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    Wow! Trace was clearly not a fan. Did you never hear his "Do you want to touch me?." Your missing a whole other world baby.
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    Did he sing? I thought he was really nice when he came to my school.
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    Pity a lot of kids wont forget him either - got no time or respect for the filthy nonce case.
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    Love his songs, loathe the lifestyle. Saw him as a support act to Wham (at their fabulous Final Concert). Chills me to the bone now - all those screaming teenage girls. Hopefully they were all safe (& just got rebuffed by George!)