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Gary Glitter (born Paul Francis Gadd on 8 Mey 1944[1][2][3]) is an Inglis umwhile glam rock sangster-sangwriter an muisician.

Glitter first came tae prominence in the glam rock era o the early 1970s. He haed a lang solo UK chairt run durin the 1970s, wi several hits includin "Rock and Roll parts 1 & 2", "I Love You Love Me Love", "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" an "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again". Atween 1972 an 1995 Glitter chairtit twintie-sax hit singles which spent a total o 180 weeks in the UK Top 100.[4] He continued tae record in the 1980s an 1990s, wi his 1984 sang "Another Rock N' Roll Christmas" being ane o the Top 30 Christmas hits o aw time.[5] He released seiven studio albums, an at least 15 greatest hits collections or live albums. In 1998, his recordin o "Rock and Roll" wis leetit as ane o the "Top 1001 sangs in muisic history."[6] The maistly instrumental "Rock and Roll, Part 2" haes been played as a popular cheerin sang at American sportin events for several decades.

In the late 1990s Glitter returned tae public attention due tae his conviction for possession o child pornography in the Unitit Kinrick,[7] an subsequent conviction in Vietnam for committin obscene acts wi minors.


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  2. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 3 Mairch 2024. Retrieved 13 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Gary Glitter on IMDb
  4. "polyhex.com UK Singles Chart runs". Retrieved 18 Jun. 2007. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. Dave Simpson (14 December 2006). "Christmas without Glitter?". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 18 Jun. 2007. Cite has empty unkent parameters: |month= and |coauthors= (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. The Heart of Rock & Soul. Retrieved 31 Jan. 2009. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[deid airtin]
  7. "Glitter jailed over child porn". BBC News. 12 November 1999. Retrieved 18 Jun. 2007. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |coauthors= (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)