Gary Glitter

Real Name:
Paul Francis Gadd
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Born: May 8th, 1944 (Banbury, Oxfordshire). Flamboyant glam-rock singer whose over-the-top performances made him one of the most successful UK acts of the 1970s. Gadd started his recording career as Paul Raven (2) in 1960, although a succession of singles under this name (and later as Paul Monday) made little impact.

In 1971, with management by Mike Leander, he jumped on the glam bandwagon, releasing the single "Rock N Roll" under the name Gary Glitter. It reached the top ten in both the UK and USA. Although his only major hit state-side, it was the first of many in the UK, under the guidance of Rock Artistes Music Ltd..

Glitter's releases were, for the most part, fairly basic, but were made successful by his bravado and strutting showmanship. The hits dried up in the mid-70s, though he remained in the public eye via live performances and a 1984 comeback "Another Rock N Roll Christmas", as well as being sampled by (and appearing on TV with) The Timelords for their 1988 chart-topper "Doctorin' The Tardis". He went into semi-retirement in the 1990s, putting most of his musical energy into his annual Christmas gigs. However, his musical career ceased in 2000 after a 1999 conviction for child pornography, although he has stated plans to make a comeback as a musician, with at least one album planned.

On 5 February 2015 Gary Glitter was found guilty of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13, between 1975 and 1980.He was sentenced, on 27 February, to 16 years imprisonment.
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Albums

Gary Glitter - Glitter album art Gary Glitter Glitter (Album) Bell Records, Bell Records US 1972 Sell This Version
BEL M 81108 Gary Glitter - Glitter album art Gary Glitter Glitter(8-Trk, Album) Bell Records BEL M 81108 US 1972 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - Touch Me album art Gary Glitter Touch Me (Album) Bell Records, Bell Records UK 1973 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - Remember Me This Way album art Gary Glitter Remember Me This Way (Album) Bell Records France 1974 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - G. G. album art Gary Glitter G. G. (Album) Bell Records Colombia 1973 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - Silver Star album art Gary Glitter Silver Star (Album) Arista Australia 1977 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - Boys Will Be Boys album art Gary Glitter Boys Will Be Boys (Album) Arista 1984 Sell This Version
APK 7 Gary Glitter - LIVE & Kicking! album art Gary Glitter LIVE & Kicking!(LP, Album) American Phonograph APK 7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
imt CD 100.073 Gary Glitter - Live + Alive album art Gary Glitter Live + Alive(CD, Album) Imtrat imt CD 100.073 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - Gary Glitter's Gangshow (The Gang, The Band, The Leader) album art Gary Glitter Gary Glitter's Gangshow (The Gang, The Band, The Leader) (Album, Comp) Castle Communications France 1989 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - Leader II album art Gary Glitter Leader II (Album) Attitude (4) UK 1991 Sell This Version
SRCD25/SRCD6 Gary Glitter - The New Rocky Horror Show And The Original album art Gary Glitter The New Rocky Horror Show And The Original(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Stetson Records SRCD25/SRCD6 New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
MG0CD1 Gary Glitter - On album art Glitter* On(CD, Album, Enh) Machmain Ltd MG0CD1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Gary Glitter - Lost On Life Street (The Lost Album) album art Gary Glitter Lost On Life Street (The Lost Album)(CD, Album, RM) The Ganghouse none UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Gary Glitter - I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock And Roll) album art Gary Glitter I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock And Roll) (Single) Bell Records India 1972 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter Rock And Roll Part 2 / I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock And Roll) (Single) Bell Records Canada 1972 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - Rock And Roll Part 1 & 2 album art Gary Glitter Rock And Roll Part 1 & 2 (Single) Bell Records France 1972 Sell This Version
2008 057 / 008 Gary Glitter Gary Glitter(7", EP) Bell Records 2008 057 / 008 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
2244, 2213 022 Gary Glitter - Rock & Roll Parte 2 album art Gary Glitter Rock & Roll Parte 2(7", EP) Bell Records, Bell Records 2244, 2213 022 Mexico 1972 Sell This Version
SAM PL 01 Gary Glitter / 5th Dimension* / Partridge Family* Gary Glitter / 5th Dimension* / Partridge Family* - Famous Instigator (7", EP, Promo) Bell Records SAM PL 01 UK 1972 Sell This Version
AS 181 Gary Glitter - I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock'n'Roll / Peanuts album art Gary Glitter / L'Allegra Compagnia Gary Glitter / L'Allegra Compagnia - I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock'n'Roll / Peanuts(7", Promo) Bell Records, Idea (5) AS 181 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - Do You Wanna Touch Me? album art Gary Glitter Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Single) Bell Records UK 1973 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - Hello Hello I'm Back Again album art Gary Glitter Hello Hello I'm Back Again (Single) Bell Records Ecuador 1973 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - I Love You Love Me Love album art Gary Glitter I Love You Love Me Love (Single) Bell Records New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
Gary Glitter - I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am!)  album art Gary Glitter I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am!) (Single) Bell Records Ireland 1973 Sell This Version

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SgtVelvetStardust

SgtVelvetStardust

May 16, 2020
Fuck this guy. Doesn't deserve any of the fame he has. Rock and Roll Part 2 might be a good song but it is sullied unfortunately
orax699

orax699

March 4, 2020
its illegal to sell edits of a record but paedomusic is fine... Go Discogs! more Peadomusic!
midnightrunner

midnightrunner

September 9, 2019
edited 8 months ago
My mam thinks it to be very disgraceful that convicted paedophile Gary Glitter's records are still available for sale on Discogs. She thinks every CD, record and tape of his should all be collected up and then melted down, with the resulting melted plastic reformed into the shape of a large, sturdy cage that is used to keep the notorious pervert Gary Glitter locked up in for the remainder of his life.
poneromusikologist

poneromusikologist

February 20, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
London Show Business Professional Insider Pre-Fabrications rarely hav such a consummately sleazy appeal that is immoderately flashy and exploitativ to a mercenary degree unfound in the unsterilized canon of shitty evil popular music.
(Glitter/Leander) remains the epicurean songwritin' duo of all scum-rockdom and dom they do.
Dom down les pretty little kiddies, in petulant Ditties written TO them, the young fanbase, in the second person, with subsequent Hits acting as an update to a penpal; "..Didja miss me?..."
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deliver'd from a steroidal yet androgyne draco-hallucination of an Elvis impersonator, backed by a toothy phalanx of bellbott'm'd line-men grinning the grin when you fear for your job.
Glitter's Hits were always going to be Hits...that was the plan planned by planners who always plan for a guarantee...the pædo-mafia of Red-Shielded Londinium acting like a well-lubricated machine in the dishing of music, gloriously compulsive and archly unoriginal but brilliantly timbred perfectly PRODUCED wall-of-sound guitar and baritone saxiphone married to loutish gang-shout sloganering and provocative lyrics that were perfect for shoutin drunk!
The trick that seals the sweaty-palmed deal is, it should be known, the dual drummer military/jungle-beat being triplet bash'd by ugly Britons chewing gum in time (Glam is a Heavy Waltz)...as this bulgy pomp propels a sense of solidarity...arrangement so expert it just may well trump the merely adequate songwritin'.

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