Musical career (1960-1997)
Gary Glitter originally earned his popularity with songs such as "Rock and Roll" (parts one and two, particularly two), "The Leader of the Gang (I Am)," the former being the most popular to this day. "Rock and Roll (Part Two)" was widely acclaimed and used in sporting events for years on end. It isn't heard as much as it used to today, likely because of the eventual scandal.
First arrestGary 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, 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.
<ref>tags exist, but no
<references/>tag was found