A beloved glam rock singer whose early fame was only matched by his later disgrace, Gary Glitter was born Paul Gadd in 1944. Glitter was raised by his mother and grandmother until the age of 10, when he was taken into care by the state. The rebellious youngster was fascinated by the up and coming club scene in London, where he began performing as a singer and nightclub act. By the time he was 15, Glitter had released his first single, "Alone in the Night," under the name "Paul Raven." He performed with several bands under various names for the next ten years, even working with producer George Martin before his famous involvement with the Beatles. It wasn't until he scored his 1972 hit single "Rock and Roll, Parts One and Two" under the name Gary Glitter, however, that he finally found the fame he was looking for. The song would become a sports anthem all over the world, and several more hits followed, including, "I Love You Love Me Love," "Do You Wanna Touch Me," and "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)." Unfortunately, Glitter's reputation changed dramatically when, in 1997, he was arrested for having several images of child pornography discovered on his personal laptop while he was having it repaired. Glitter was convicted in 1999 and sentenced to four months in prison. More trouble followed in 2002, when Glitter was forcibly deported from Cambodia to Vietnam for suspected child sexual abuse. In Vietnam, Glitter was later tried and convicted of "obscene acts" involving underage girls, and sentenced to three years in prison. After serving his time, he returned to the United Kingdom. There, he faced new charges in 2012, resulting in a conviction in 2015 on charges of attempted rape, sexual assault, and having sex with a minor.