Gary Glitter

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 ... Read more »
Born: 05/08/1944 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK

Filmography

Music (39)

Dark Places 2015 (Movie)

("Do You Wanna Touch Me (Of Yeah)") (Song)

Boyhood 2014 (Movie)

("Rock And Roll (Part 2)") (Song)

Boyhood 2014 (Movie)

("Rock And Roll (Part 2)") (Song Performer)

Dirty Girl 2011 (Movie)

("Do You Want To Touch Me (Oh Yeah)") (Song)

The Runaways 2010 (Movie)

("Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)") (Song)

The Runaways 2010 (Movie)

("Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)") (Song Performer)

The Hurt Locker 2009 (Movie)

("Khyber Pass") (Song)

Four Christmases 2008 (Movie)

("Rock & Roll Part 2") (Song)

Four Christmases 2008 (Movie)

("Rock & Roll Part 2") (Song Performer)

American Pie Presents Band Camp 2005 (Movie)

("Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)") (Song)

Ice Princess 2005 (Movie)

("Rock & Roll Part 2") (Song)

Ice Princess 2005 (Movie)

("Rock & Roll Part 2") (Song Performer)

Must Love Dogs 2005 (Movie)

("Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)") (Song)

Meet the Fockers 2004 (Movie)

("Rock & Roll Part 2") (Song)

Meet the Fockers 2004 (Movie)

("Rock & Roll Part 2") (Song Performer)

Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Rock And Roll Part 2") (Song)

Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Rock And Roll Part 2") (Song Performer)

Go Tigers! 2001 (Movie)

("Rock & Roll Part Two") (Song)

Sugar & Spice 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Sugar & Spice 2001 (Movie)

("Rock & Roll Part Two") (Song Performer)

Bedazzled 2000 (Movie)

("Rock and Roll Part 2") (Song Performer)

Bedazzled 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

("Rock and Rock Part 2") (Song Performer)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Sparkler 1999 (Movie)

("Do You Wanna Touch") (Song Performer)

Jack Frost 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Jack Frost 1998 (Movie)

("Rock and Roll (Part 2)") (Song Performer)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

("Rock and Roll (Part 2)") (Song Performer)

Spice World 1998 (Movie)

("Leader of the Gang") (Song)

Dear God 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

Dear God 1996 (Movie)

("Rock N' Roll Part II") (Song Performer)

One Fine Day 1996 (Movie)

("Controller") (Song)

D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 (Movie)

("Rock and Roll (Part Two)") (Song Performer)

D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Reality Bites 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Reality Bites 1994 (Movie)

("Rock 'n Roll Part II") (Song Performer)

Ice Angel (TV Show)

Song
Actor (1)

Married 2 Malcolm 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

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.

Milestones

1995

Had part of his song "Hello, I'm Back Again" sampled by the band Oasis for their album "What's the Story, Morning Glory?"

1972

Released the landmark single "Rock and Roll, Parts One and Two."

Bonus Trivia

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Was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother until he was taken into the care of the state at the age of 10.

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Worked with renowned producer George Martin before his involvement with the Beatles.

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Briefly owned a restaurant in London called "Glitter's Snack Bar."

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Published an autobiography titled The Leader.

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