Gary Glitter is a professional English rock singer who achieved grand success in the ’70s and ’80s. Well known for his extremely glam image – glitter suits, makeover, and platform boots everything drew the attention of the spectators. Above all was his super energetic live performances which made him a shining star overnight. His career witnessed a sell of 20 million records with 26 hit singles which remained chartbusters for 180 weeks. He is listed in the Top 100 UK successful chart acts. He was concerned as one of the best entertainers in the music history of Britain. In 2015, Glitter was addressed as a “public hate figure” by Alexis Petridis of The Guardian. The reasons were there behind it.
Gary Glitter Career Details
Though he performed under the name Paul raven in the ’60s, he changed his stage name to Gary Glitter on entering the Glam World in the early ’70s. His beautiful solos including “Rock and Roll”, “I Love You Love Me Love”, “Do You Wanna Touch Me”” I’m the Leader of the Gang (I Am)” and “Hello, Hello I’m Back Again”. In the late ’70s, the Glitter popularity waned followed by the successful comeback of Glitter as a solo artist in the ’80s.
His “Another Rock and Roll Christmas” is one of the most successful hits of the ’80s. In the late ’90s, his “Rock and Roll” was listed as one of the top hits among 1,001 songs in the history of music. Seven studio albums and at least fifteen compilation or live albums were released by Glitter. Rock and roll, glam rock, hard rock, and disco were the common genres he worked on. Every artist has to go through a phase of the crisis in life. Gary Glitter was no exception. The late ’90s sawed the great fall of the grace of the renowned artist which was really painful. His image was spoiled irreparably as he was arrested in 1997 and again in 1999 for being involved in child pornography. He was also accused of getting involved in sexual activity with an underage girl in the 70’s. He was charged with criminal offenses and was deported from Cambodia on suspected child sexual abuse in 2002. The Vietnamese court found him guilty of obscene acts with minors in 2006. Glitter was deported back to the UK on the Sex Offender’s Register for lifelong. Though he was bailed later on, again he was arrested in 2014 due to historical child sex offenses. In 2015, Glitter was found guilty of rape attempt and having sex with a minor. In 2016, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Gary Glitter Parents, Spouse And Children
Paul Francis Gadd, well known as Gary Glitter, was born on 8th May 1944 at Banbury in Oxfordshire in England. He was otherwise known as Paul Raven aka G.G. aka The Leader or Paul Russell. Basically known for his singing, he was also a songwriter and record producer. Married to Ann Murton in 1963 they also got divorced in 1972 with three children from this marriage.
Gary Glitter Net Worth
An English musician and a super performer, who has a net worth of $8 Million dollars. A successful and prominent artist of the Glam rock era of the ’70s and ’80s, Gary Glitter has released seven studio albums. He planned to record a new album in 2008 after getting released from prison. He also planned writing a book on his innocence. But all his future ventures proved to be wrong and his efforts futile due to soiled reputation.
Gary Glitter Social Media Presence
Gary Glitter has thousands of followers and fans which is quite visible in his Instagram account through the numbers assumed are not sure.
Unfortunately, this legendary pop singer perished into the darkness of oblivion. Had he been able to prove himself innocent could have been more uncourageous for his fans, he could have entertained us for some more years.