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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:09 am    Post subject: Gary Glitter Reply with quote

A person who is alledged to be @OfficalGlitter announced on Twitter that he will be announcing some gigs and a new album soon. There are a few people who are backing him. Im amazed he would allowed access to any internet.

http://www.nme.com/news/gary-glitter/61533
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive seen it on twitter,i think it's a wind up if not he has got a brass neck
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's true I assume Mr Glitter must subscribe to the famous theory that 'all publicity is good publicity'

Not sure it really works in his case though Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who wants to be in my gang, my gang.. Rolling Eyes Gary Glitter is just a character. The person who has carried out these terrible crimes is Paul Gadd.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Glitter last year in a London park with his familiy/friends, still had that little silver goatee beard, bald head, and wore a sweater which had printed on the front

YOU ARE LOOKING
AT A LEGEND


Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should have said you are looking at a dirty pervert.

I've herd nothing more since yesterday so I assume it was a spoof account on twitter, I jolly well hope it was anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
I saw Glitter last year in a London park with his familiy/friends, still had that little silver goatee beard, bald head, and wore a sweater which had printed on the front

YOU ARE LOOKING
AT A LEGEND


Evil or Very Mad
Some folk are just hard faced and he's as hard faced as they come. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a hoax

http://glitterontwitter.tumblr.com/
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
It was a hoax

http://glitterontwitter.tumblr.com/


I was very concerned when I saw this on Twitter, and sent a few messages which you may of read? I was amazed that so many people were sucked into this. I don't know if most of the people were saying it to be sarcastic or geniune. I personally couldn't see a network internet provider let alone a mobile phone company allowing this to happen, cause Gary Glitter or anyone in his postion would be under strict conditions, but could he or any convicted paedophile obtain access to any of those services by asking someone close to them? There needs to be strict guidelines for social network sites, and hopefully they monitor these movements, as I suspect there are many who just sit behind the smoke screen watching. It's a dangerous world we live in, but technology as a greater danger now..
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems you fell for it though.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I post on twitter but tbh there seems to be a lot of hatred on there.Stan collymore gets such a lot of racist abuse it is just scary
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed a while back that the US still regularly play his "Rock and Roll" track at Superbowl events.. looks like he's due another royalty cheque soon...

In spite of what he's been up to over the years, I still like some of his tracks and miss hearing them on the radio..
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I've been saying for some time Santa I like some GG tracks but I can well understand it could be seen as inappropriate for radio stations to play them - especially on the royalties issue

However why on earth do we never hear any Glitter Band tracks on radio any more?

The band members had nothing to do with what Mr G did in his later years and even though the Glitter Band had almost 10 chart entries in the mid 70's these tracks are never played on any British radio stations even on POTP or the Smooth Double Top Twenty Show - or the Golden Hour on Smooth for that matter

It seems that it's a case of the Band being guilty not even by association but actually by former association going back almost 40 years ago and I think it is most unfair both to the Glitter Band and radio listeners alike

I suspect the problem may be that the fools who run R2 and other stations think the British public is so stupid and ignorant that they are incapable of differentiating between Gary Glitter tracks and those released by the Glitter Band without him which probably reflects Mr Shennan's attitude that listeners are ignorant idiots who should be treated accordingly

What other explanation is there for the state of things today on this once great station Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a Gary Glitter performance on the 1977 TOTP broadcast by BBC Four last week... and, I have to say, it was well creepy. The song was "It Takes All Night Long" and was much more disturbing than the big "gang" numbers he did. Frankly, he came across as psychopathic Liberace.

Fair dos for BBC Four not censoring... but, blimey!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what the BBC would have done if Michael Jackson had been found guilty when he was on trial for child offences. Would they have banned all records by him, the Jackson Five and the Jacksons? I think not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
There was a Gary Glitter performance on the 1977 TOTP broadcast by BBC Four last week... and, I have to say, it was well creepy. The song was "It Takes All Night Long" and was much more disturbing than the big "gang" numbers he did. Frankly, he came across as psychopathic Liberace.

Fair dos for BBC Four not censoring... but, blimey!

I watched a Top Of The Pops on 'I-player' last week where Gary Glitter was listed in the caption, but they must have edited him out as I certainly didn't see Gary play. I think they slotted something else in his place.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
I watched a Top Of The Pops on 'I-player' last week where Gary Glitter was listed in the caption, but they must have edited him out as I certainly didn't see Gary play. I think they slotted something else in his place.

Don't know about iPlayer but they've been running cut-down versions of TOTP at 7.30pm, then the original length versions later on and that's the version I always watch. Last week was the first time they haven't cut Glitter from the extended version (and they've been cutting Jonathan King too)

Yet Sheer Elegance managed to slip by with their song "It's Temptation" about a girl who looks older than her 15 years!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
There was a Gary Glitter performance on the 1977 TOTP broadcast by BBC Four last week... and, I have to say, it was well creepy. The song was "It Takes All Night Long" and was much more disturbing than the big "gang" numbers he did. Frankly, he came across as psychopathic Liberace.

Fair dos for BBC Four not censoring... but, blimey!

This particular programme was on again last night.....I hadn't seen it before so was quite shocked to see him on it .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bs9g8

I found this article on the web ... in it it says what the BBC had to say on the matter including this
But the 67-year-old will not be cut from the BBC Four repeat show, which features 70s stars Slade, Donna Summer and Leo Sayer.

A BBC spokesman said: “It would be inappropriate for us to rewrite history so we will show these programmes in their entirety.


“All performers receive a standard repeats fee.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gary-glitter-to-receive-royalties-for-broadcast-188903
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was a different episode but the same performance. As for why they're showing him, like many things it's all Jonathan King's fault:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/8835884/BBC-apology-to-Jonathan-King-after-he-is-cut-from-repeat.html
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just watched TOTP on the iplayer thingy and I was gobsmacked to see him.

Does this mean that POTP will never be able to do a week when GG was No 1. After all, it would be a bit silly not having the chart topper.
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