Library Rock's Backpages

Gary Glitter

Gary Glitter

17 articles

List of articles in the library

By date | By writer | Most recently added

Gary Glitter: Glitter

Review by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, November 1972

THE APPLE'S BEEN a teeming teen-town lately, what with the Dolls, Teenage Lust, Eric Emerson's Magic Tramps, and Ruby and the Rednecks shaking it down ...

Gary Glitter: A Raven in Rich Plumage

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 4 November 1972

"YOU WILL bear in mind that he's got dreadful 'flu, won't you," says Gary Glitter's publicity agent when we fixed up the interview. And sure ...

Gary Glitter: Garbage Rock Comes of Age

Essay by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1973

WHEN THE CURTAIN comes up, the band are all ready there, pumping out a fuzzy, semi-atonal, rhythmically confused version of left-field '50's music. They are ...

Beethoven Rolls Over Again

Report and Interview by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 23 May 1974

Nouveau Rock Bops British Charts ...

Gary Glitter: Ballroom Dancing With The Big G

Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 28 December 1974

GARY GLITTER is sensibly ensconced in a very old fashioned smart hotel where the only thing liable to disturb his peace-of mind is a nutty ...

Motorhead, Mighty Diamonds et al: Singles Reviews

Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 25 June 1977


Gary Glitter: Silver Star (Arista SPAR-TY 1020)

Review by Rosalind Russell, Record Mirror, 26 November 1977

Gary's growing ...

The Glitter Era: Teenage Rampage

Overview by Ken Barnes, Bomp!, March 1978

JUST THREE YEARS gone and it already seems so quaint. The time was c. 1971-1974, the place England, the sound "glitter," or "Glitter Rock." ...

John Dowie: Finborough Arms, London; Status Quo, Nazareth, Marillion, Gary Glitter: Milton Keynes Bowl

Live Review by Susan Williams, New Musical Express, 4 August 1984


Gary Glitter

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Smash Hits, January 1985

"The Portly Pilot Of Pop", they called him. "The Clown Prince Of Glam", they called him. "A Frightmare In Lurex", "Marlene Dietrich Gone Wrong", "A ...

The JAMS: Wizards of Scam

Report and Interview by Jack Barron, New Musical Express, 25 June 1988

While hundreds of hippies besieged Stonehenge, three mysterious cloaked figures slipped through the security net to pay their own strange homage to the Summer Solstice. ...

Gary Glitter

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, January 1990

WEDGING HIMSELF with effort into a most negligible pair of silver spangled trouserlettes, Gary Glitter is struck by the possibilities of a mirth-making ruse. He ...

Hark! The Faded Popsters Sing

Report and Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 6 December 1994

As Christmas approaches, turkeys aren't the only ones preparing to hop into the silverfoil. Ageing pop stars too come out but once a year ...

Divine Decadence: Memories Of Glam

Retrospective by Jon Savage, Gadfly, October 1998

GLAM — or as it was originally called in the UK, Glitter Rock — flourished from early summer 1972 to summer 1974: shorter than Hippie, ...

Various Artists: Oh Yes We Can Love – A History Of Glam Rock

Sleeve notes by Barney Hoskyns, Universal Records, August 2013

GLAMOUR HAS always been pivotal to pop music. Elvis Presley was Glam, and so were Little Richard ('Ooh My Soul') and Billy Fury ('Jealousy'). The ...

Killer Riffs: A Guide to Parody in Popular Music

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 19 October 2016

From the Residents' freakish Beatles sendups, to Spinal Tap's meta-metal escapades, to the gastronomic goofs of "Weird Al", a chronicle of those who have turned ...

Rock 'N' Roll Part 3? Gary Glitter's future

Comment by Alan Clayson, unpublished, 2017

IN 2015, 74-old Gary Glitter began a sixteen-year prison term for crimes that, seemingly, were beyond the prerogative of a rock star's outlaw chic. This ...

see also Glitter Band, The


back to LIBRARY