Gary Glitter

Singer–songwriter + Musician
Born May 8, 1944

Gary Glitter is an English former glam rock singer-songwriter and musician. Glitter first came to prominence in the glam rock era of the early 1970s. He had a long solo UK chart run during the 1970s, with several hits including "Rock and Roll, Parts One and Two", "I Love You Love Me Love", "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" and "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again".… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on May 8, 1944.


1960 16 Years Old In January 1960, at 15, under the stage name Paul Raven, he released his first single, "Alone in the Night". … Read More
1963 19 Years Old In July 1963, Gadd married Ann Murton. The following year they had a son, also called Paul, and in 1966 a daughter, Sarah. They divorced in 1972. … Read More


1971 27 Years Old As the glam movement took off in 1971, Raven adopted the new name Gary Glitter, which he devised by playing alliteratively with letters of the alphabet, working backwards from Z. Other options included Terry Tinsel, Stanley Sparkle and Vicky Vomit. … Read More
1972 28 Years Old He had eleven consecutive Top Ten singles, from "Rock and Roll (Parts One and Two)" in 1972 to "Doing Alright With the Boys" in the summer of 1975. "Rock and Roll (Part Two)" caught on as a popular sports anthem in North America. … Read More


1976 32 Years Old 1 More Event
After subsequent releases stalled in similar fashion, Gary Glitter announced his retirement from music to start a family life with his new partner in early 1976. … Read More
1977 33 Years Old Glitter's career took a downturn towards the end of the 1970s, leading him declare bankruptcy in 1977, though he later blamed the high tax rate in the UK at the time. … Read More
1981 37 Years Old This helped provide the opportunity for Glitter to cut a dance medley of his greatest hits, "All That Glitters", which charted in 1981. … Read More
1982 38 Years Old In 1982, he appeared on the British Electric Foundation album Music of Quality and Distinction Volume One (UK #25) along with fellow pop/rock luminaries Sandie Shaw and Tina Turner. … Read More


1987 43 Years Old In 1987 Glitter received a ten-year driving ban and narrowly escaped imprisonment after a third conviction for drink driving. … Read More
He opened a restaurant in Leicester Square in 1991, with Gary's Glitter Bar being promoted under the slogan "Leader of the Snack", but the restaurant closed a few years later. … Read More


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1997 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Glitter had homes in Wedmore, North Somerset, and London at the time of his arrest in 1997. On 20 January 2008, the News of the World reported that the singer had suffered a severe heart attack. … Read More
1999 55 Years Old In 1999, Glitter was sentenced to four months' imprisonment and listed as a sex offender in the UK following conviction for downloading thousands of items of child pornography. … Read More
2002 58 Years Old Glitter lived in Cambodia until 2002, before being deported and banned from the country because of suspected child sexual abuse. after which he settled in Vietnam


From March 2005, Glitter resided in Vũng Tàu, Vietnam.
On 2 March 2006, Glitter was tried on charges of committing obscene acts with two girls, aged 10 and 11, facing up to 14 years in prison if convicted. … Read More
2007 63 Years Old On 7 February 2007, it was announced that his sentence had been reduced by three months.
In anticipation of his release, the Philippines barred Glitter from entering that country as of 16 May 2008. … Read More
2014 70 Years Old On 5 June 2014, Glitter was charged with eight counts of sexual offences committed against two girls aged 12–14 between 1977 and 1980.
On 19 January 2015 Glitter appeared at Southwark Crown Court accused of seven counts of indecent assault, one count of attempted rape, and two other sexual offences, against three girls, between 1975 and 1980. … Read More
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