"Paul Francis Gadd" aka "Gary Glitter" (born May 8, 1944) is an English rock and pop singer and songwriter who came to prominence in the glam rock era of the early 1970s.
He had one of the longest chart runs of any solo singer during the 1970s, scoring more than 20 hit singles in the UK Top 75. His success as a live performer lasted well beyond the decade, and the chant from the second part of his hit "Rock and Roll" is a perennially popular stadium anthem at sports events, particularly in the United States. Glitter's 1973 number one "I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am!)" also remains one of the better-known songs of its era. He continued to record in the 1980s and 1990s, with his 1984 song "Another Rock and Roll Christmas" being one of the Top 30 Christmas hits of all time. He released seven studio albums, and at least 16 greatest hits collections or live albums. In 1998, his recording of "Rock and Roll" was voted as one of the Top 1001 songs in music history. http://www.garyglitter.8m.com/ggnews.html Also, in 2004, a Channel 4 poll of the 50 Greatest Pop Stars of all time placed Glitter at #22. http://home.hccnet.nl/famvander.linden/ggnews.htm. In a 2006 ''Q Magazine'' poll o...
|status||Forced retirement after being convicted of child pornography in 1999|
|years active||1960s –|
|music genre||Pop music|