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2009-01-16 16:48:09

Singer and convicted pedophile Gary Glitter has dropped his campaign to have his name taken off England's sex offender registry, court officials said. A spokesman for Harrow Crown Court told the Sun newspaper the former glam rock star has withdrawn his request for an appeal on the basis that he and his lawyer don't think he can get a fair trial due to the publicity surrounding his case. As a registered sex offender, Glitter must notify police if he moves to a new home or stays somewhere else...

2008-11-21 20:11:26

Former British rock star and convicted pedophile Gary Glitter is appealing a court order requiring him to notify authorities of his out-of-country travel plans. Glitter, 64, recently served about two years in a Vietnamese prison for sexually abusing two young girls. He had previously been convicted of possessing child pornography and is on Britain's sex offenders registry. The recording artist is not prevented from traveling abroad, but he has been ordered to tell police if he expects to be...

2008-10-29 21:00:12

Singer and convicted British child molester Gary Glitter is expected to be paid about $164,000 in royalties for a song used in a commercial. The computer company Hewlett Packard used Joan Jett's 1982 cover version of Glitter's 1973 song "Do You Wanna Touch Me" to promote its TouchSmart television; however, Glitter was not paid royalties, the Daily Telegraph said. The 64-year-old performer returned to England in August after serving more than two years in a Vietnamese prison for sexually...

2008-09-07 18:00:14

BRIEFLY touted as the "Next Big Thing" in the mid-1990s, Newcastle-based Ultrasound made one gloriously-overblown album - Everything Picture - and then messily imploded. Although their biggest hit, Stay Young, is over a decade old now, it features the remarkably prescient lyric "Gary Glitter's gone to seed, so who will lead us now?" See this video of a live TV performance of that song at www.sundaysun.co.uk (c) 2008 Sunday Sun - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-09-02 00:00:17

I've got two confessions to make. I once kissed Gary Glitter. It was 48 years ago and he was called Paul Raven then. Someone I knew in Wallington, where I come from, used to arrange for emerging pop stars to strut their stuff at the local Public Hall. Most of them were only too pleased to do these gigs on their road to success. Paul Raven was booked and, I have to say, did a creditable show. You won't believe this, but my friend and I actually walked - yes, walked - with him to the station...

2008-08-29 15:00:36

By Gary Flockhart SO, disgraced pop paedophile Gary Glitter wants to get back to making music now he's been released from prison. In an interview with a Vietnamese state-run newspaper, the fallen glam rocker is quoted as saying that he has an "incomplete album" that he wants to finish. "I have been thinking about the plan during my days in jail," the 64-year-old said. You wouldn't stake your mortgage on it being a chart-topper, would you? For one thing, British radio bans his...

2008-08-23 00:00:24

By David Lister I quite like the song "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am!)", though I prefer "Hello! Hello! I'm Back Again". Both are quite jolly and rousing in a rock'n'roll retro sort of way, but of the two, I would argue that "Hello! Hello! I'm Back Again" has the stronger interaction between singer and backing group and a catchier chorus line. And 10 years ago my view may have prompted a couple of minutes of flippant conversation and some merriment at distant memories of glam rock....

2008-08-21 12:00:08

Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter has returned to Thailand after being refused entry to Hong Kong, the Foreign Office said today. The increasingly farcical situation leaves the disgraced singer in international limbo. He has already been barred from entering Thailand after travelling there when he was released from a Vietnamese prison. A Foreign Office spokesman said the 64-year-old, travelling under his real name Paul Gadd, was denied entry to Hong Kong and had now returned to Bangkok....

2008-08-21 12:00:03

By LAURA MAY Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter was refused entry to Hong Kong last night after flying there from Thailand, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Chinese authorities informed their UK counterparts that they had barred the 64-year-old from the country after his arrival at 11pm local time (1600 BST). Glitter, travelling under his real name of Paul Gadd, had flown to the Chinese territory from Bangkok where he had refused to board a flight to London's Heathrow airport. In what...

2008-08-20 18:00:08

Disgraced former glam rock star Gary Glitter left prison in Vietnam last night and began his journey back to the UK. Glitter, 64, was driven from jail to Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh and put on a plane to London via Bangkok. He served two years and nine months of a three-year sentence for abusing two girls aged 10 and 11. His lawyer, Le Thanh Kinh, said Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was in a good mood as he boarded the flight. He said: "I spoke to him just now and he said...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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