I'm surprised he sold any records, kiddy-fiddler or not.
'Do you wanna be in my gang, my gang, my gang....wanna be in my gang? Oh yeah!'
Even at the tender age of 7 I used to think: Not really Gary. You look a twat, sound awful, can't write a song and I'm sure in years from now somebody will say you've been caught with your hands down some boy's pants'
*Ding* *Ding* fire up the outrage bus.
I met him once, introduced by a friend of his, who was a friend of a friend of mine. This was many years before his subsequent notoriousness. A backstage pre- gig thing, I think he was playing at a theatre in Islington, or it might have been Brixton. Don't remember. We didn't see the gig, just popped in to say hi.
But I do remember that he gave me a kiss ( an "affectionate" peck on the cheek" ) which I found distinctly odd, given that I was at least 22. It wasn't very nice though, even for me. I didn't reciprocate.
And incidentally, I might be wrong, I'm not going to look into it, but I think his crimes were against young girls, generally speaking
I don't know if that makes any difference to people's remarks or thoughts on the matter ... it ought not to, if it was an age of consent issue, IMHO.
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In fairness, getting into Cockney Rhyming Slang whilst still alive is quite an achievement.
I always thought Avin Stardust had more stage presence, with his creepy "immobilised cripple hook" style...
I'm not shitting either! I genuinely enjoy Alvin and the fact that he looks like he's just come out the basement all sweaty and relaxed.
Obviously this was back in the 70s when old men (who weren't in Snowpatrol) could get into the charts without anyone batting an eye, which undoubtedly raised the creaze factor to Bad Uncle levels.
Oh, Glitter is acrueing royalties? Well, I guess so long as he doesn't molest children no more then justice is served and the public is safe! It's the molesting children bit that I'm against, not the count of "Being Gary Glitter" and the count of "Acessory to being Gary Glitter" (sorry, couldn't resist).