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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 8 May 1944Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Birth NamePaul Francis Gadd
Nicknames The Leader of the Gang
The Godfather of Glam
The Glam Rock King
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gary Glitter was born on May 8, 1944 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England as Paul Francis Gadd. He was previously married to Ann Murton.

Spouse (1)

Ann Murton (1963 - 1972) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

Deported from Cambodia "in the best interest of the children", according to Cambodian authorities. This in response to his 1999 criminal conviction for possession of child pornography. [January 2003]
British Glam Rock singer.
He never knew his father and was brought up in by his mother and grandmother. During his childhood he was placed in and out of care.
Jailed for three years in Vietnam after being convicted of sexually abusing two young girls. [March 2006]
At least 19 countries--including Cuba, Cambodia and the Philippines--announced that they would refuse to admit him before he returned to the UK.
On his return to the United Kingdom, he was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
He was refused entry to Thailand following his release from prison and threatened with deportation.
His song "Rock 'n' Roll Part 2" was used in Feroz Khan's Dharmatma (1988). The song appears during a night club sequence.
In the early 1990s he founded his own label, Attitude Records.
From the late seventies to the early nineties, he spent a combined three and a half years on the British charts.
On 19 January 2015 Glitter appeared at Southwark Crown Court, London, UK accused of seven counts of indecent assault, one count of attempted rape, and two other sexual offences, against three girls, between 1975 and 1980. The trial lasted two and a half weeks.On 5 February 2015 he was convicted of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13. He was acquitted of the three other counts. He was remanded in custody. On 27 February 2015 he was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Due to the nature of his legal convictions, all of his Music and surviving TV appearances, apart from those in certain film soundtracks, have been withdrawn from broadcast in the UK.
He was cited as an influence by performers such as Paul Young and Adam Ant, while contemporaries such as Noddy Holder and David Essex stated their admiration for his work.

Personal Quotes (2)

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 forty years. After jail, I will continue to rock'n'roll.
I haven't done anything - I am innocent. It is a conspiracy by you know who.

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