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Gary Glitter (May 8th, 1944 - ) born Paul Francis Gadd, is a former glam rock musician who gained his popularity in the 1970s. He achieved worldwide acclaim for his song "Rock and Roll (Part Two)" which has been played at sporting events ever since its 1972 release. He was found guilty of possessing child pornography and was subsequently arrested in 1997. He was yet again arrested in 2012 when he was found guilty of child sexual abuse, and in 2015 was revealed to have attempted rape on a minor as young as 13. This resulted in a 16-year prison sentence. Since then, he is now regarded as one of the most hated, formerly loved celebrities.

First arrest

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Gary Glitter on Friday 29 March 1974

Gary Glitter was due to make a cameo in the film Spice World (1997), but his scene was cut when, shortly before the film's release, he was revealed to have possessed child pornography. He was subsequently arrested. This heavily damaged his career and led to him becoming widely hated, especially by former fans.

Second arrest and future

Glitter was arrested yet again in 2014 for child sexual abuse, but was bailed and placed back into jail. He was kept there even longer when in 2015, he was found guilty of attempting rape on a minor. This resulted in a 16-year sentence which is still in effect to this day.

Glitter has said before that he, when released, wants to make another album. He told The Daily Telegraph in 2008:

I have an incomplete album that I want to finish. I have been thinking about the plan during my days in jail. I have sung rock 'n' roll for 40 years. After jail, I will continue to rock 'n' roll.
Glitter's release will likely be around 2031 or 2032, but a release date has not yet been specified as of 2016.



On January 28th, 2015[1], an article was uploaded onto Telegraph.co.uk, claiming that he tried to issue a public apology regarding his past crimes.

I lost my own dignity, and I am so sorry. I am very sorry. I am sorry today and every day of my life ever since. I am sorry to my fans.
-Gary Glitter



Gary has also claimed that during his arrest, he was "in a bad place," and claims to have gone through sexual abuse as a child. He even confessed that he had no sexual interest in children. It is undefined whether or not any of this is the truth.

External links

Glitter's Telegraph.co.uk interview


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