Gary Glitter

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1998 (The 1999 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Gary Glitter @ Wikipedia

Gary Glitter Videos

Will Gary Glitter be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

Comments

43 comments so far (post your own)

With his song "Rock and Roll part 2" being played at many sporting events and many people covering his songs, He should be in.
My only complaint is, if he's in for the vote, why isn't Suzi Quatro.
Antways, it's time for him to be in.

Posted by Anthony Long on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 00:42am


are you joking, he is a child rapist. no brainer

Posted by eric on Monday, 06.11.07 @ 05:22am


He is not a child rapist, he child prono on his computer, there's a difference. Michael Jackson is a child rapist ans he's in the rock n roll hall of fame, twice.

Posted by Anthony Long on Tuesday, 06.26.07 @ 13:25pm


A-a-a-a-n-d being an advocate for any variety of pedophile is something you are comfortable with, Anthony?

Posted by shawn mc on Tuesday, 06.26.07 @ 13:37pm


He's not being considered for a citizenship award, this is for contributions to music, period. Who cares what else happened in his private life? Anthony makes a good point with Michael Jackson. Just because he is a wacko and pays off families to let him "play" with their kids, does not take away his contributions to music. Phil Spector is another example. he is probably a murderer. But he is also a huge contributor to music. The outcome of his trial should not effect his legacy to the music.

Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 06.26.07 @ 14:58pm


I take your point Dez, I do. I agree that the music and the private life are seperate entities; but let's be honest - there's a limit to what we can tolerate, irrelevant as it may be.

You must admit that it is unsettling that Anthony would excuse ant controversy over Glitter simply by the logic that child porography isn't all that bad when it's contrasted next to actual sexual assault. Huh?
Was he really making the point you made? That's an assumptive leap.

Posted by shawn mc on Tuesday, 06.26.07 @ 15:41pm


Shawn, besides the kiddie porn Gary Glitter was also convicted of committing obscene acts with two girls, aged 10 and 11 in Vietnam.



Pete Rose did some shall we say "unethical" things.

Is he allowed in the Baseball Hall Of Fame?


Posted by SG on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 02:09am


Yikes, this guy just gets more repugnant the more I learn. I guess the anaolgy I'd use is that if an applicant for the job reeks of stale urine and sour milk, he's not going to get the job no matter how nice his resume reads.

Posted by shawn mc on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 02:46am


Here I would agree with Shawn...when someone is "honored" their private life is totally relevant. When you are a "star" your life becomes and open book. I think most people would feel uncomfortable with inducting a child rapist, if that is in fact what he did. Comparing him to Pete Rose is a bit off, one gambled and the other was into raping little girls. Sorry, but gambling is something we have all done, although obviously not to the degree that PR did or in the way he did.....but I think we would all agree that you really cannot compare the two

Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 06:31am


Look, I am not saying this guy is a saint or agree with what he did, Shawn. His private lifestyle is not what we a voting for, his music in the hall of fame is. And they are and should be kept seperate. He is not on trial here. If your are going to vote, vote on if you like or hate is music not on the mistakes he's made.

Posted by Anthony Long on Monday, 07.30.07 @ 23:49pm


The guy is a child porn lover. End of story. Spare me the rest.

Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 07.31.07 @ 00:23am


Why don't you spare everybody from your stupidity and your long winded stinch.

Posted by Avthony Long on Tuesday, 07.31.07 @ 05:31am


Good luck with your whole "molesting Vietnamese children and being a repugnant kiddie porn collecter isn't important" thing. His "music" doesn't even come close to eclipsing the glare off of his pedophilia; an overused sports chant/anthem is the passport you offerup for this miscreant? Do you hear yourself?

Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 07.31.07 @ 11:45am


Sorry dude, but I said this above as well...you DO look at the whole person, at least to some degree. Sure, some transgresions are excusable of course, esp. with Rock musicians. But, I think being a child molester sort of disqualifies you or at least means that you have to be that much better to make it in, the latter of which he is not. If you do not think the "whole" person matters with hall induction, just ask Pete Rose...I am with Shawn on this one.

Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 07.31.07 @ 14:45pm


Even if he wasn't such a big fan of euthanasia (or was that Youth in Asia?), his music was barely even a blip on the radar.

Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 07.31.07 @ 16:37pm


one hit wonder (need i say more?)

Posted by Orion on Sunday, 08.5.07 @ 20:47pm


If that's the case then why is Michael Jackson in twice?

Posted by ------------ on Monday, 11.19.07 @ 23:39pm


Because Michael hasn't been convicted of molestation (note I said CONVICTED, not innocent), and he is a towering figure in rock, unlike Gary Glitter.

Posted by John on Tuesday, 11.20.07 @ 00:17am


Maybe he"ll get inducted the same year as Culture Club. Boy George can hit Glitter in the shitter.

Posted by sluggo on Friday, 02.15.08 @ 19:54pm


What is it with all the spam this morning? It reminds of someone trying really hard to get people's attention

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 12.7.08 @ 10:56am


No, Gary Glitter looked silly from day one and is only known for that 1 anthem and his sexual issues. Apparently he had many hits in England (really?). He's irrelevant; he's never been relevant.

Posted by Elastic Man on Saturday, 01.17.09 @ 03:46am


HEY ELASTIC MAN WHY DONT YOU GET YOURSELF SOME GOOD VIAGRA HUH

GARY GLITTER. I SAY WE LYNCH THE PEDOPHILE

Posted by OKTOBERFEST on Tuesday, 06.9.09 @ 19:21pm


Michael Jackson also gave loads to charitys in his life, did Gary Glitter ever do that? He was never proved to be a pedo and his music was much more important than Gary Glitter

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:37am


Anyway if he was for some reason inducted then when he got up to give his speech the inducter should smash him over the head with something heavy.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 01.9.11 @ 12:26pm


Oh god, he's making a comeback!

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 01.19.12 @ 13:03pm


And honestly, even if he was an ideal and upstanding citizen, I doubt he would be inducted, even with the sports-arena ubiquity of "Rock & Roll, Pt. 2." The Hall hasn't even embraced Roxy Music or Slade yet. I get the feeling the Hall believes they satisfactorily covered the glam movement with Bowie's early induction.

Posted by David Holmes on Thursday, 04.12.12 @ 00:24am


Is that Gary Glitter in Culture Clubs Karma Chameleon? (just saw the video).

Posted by Björn on Thursday, 07.19.12 @ 18:08pm


You dont like the guy and therefore you dont like the song? But what if you do like the song but dont like the guy? Is that not possible? Some people here (like Shawn) doesnt seem to think that. For him, the fact that he doesnt like the guy, makes him "unlike" the music/song.

What if you dont like the music but you like the guy? Do the fact that you like the guy make you like the song aswell then??

Ofcourse you can make a statement not to listen to a person like this but i just dont see how it can stop you from liking a song or the music.

Posted by Björn on Thursday, 07.19.12 @ 18:36pm


Hell are you on about?

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 07.19.12 @ 18:52pm


If I have it figured out correctly, I think that Björn is arguing that someone can enjoy Gary Glitter's music without liking the man.

I'm not very familiar with Glitter's music beyond Rock and Roll Part 2 and the fact that he wrote Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah), which was later covered excellently by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. I am a pretty big glam rock enthusiast, but Glitter's crimes make him a reprehensible POS in my book.

Posted by Zach on Thursday, 07.19.12 @ 20:02pm


I'd just feel weird hearing Glitter sing a love song knowing that he's probably singing about some 8 year old kid.

Thankfully the Hall will never touch the guy, we don't want to honour this sick f*ck.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 07.20.12 @ 07:48am


Let's take the child shagging out of the equation for a minute. Did Gary Glitter really have a HoF career in a world that Roxy Music and T. Rex can't even pull a nomination.

Move along

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 07.20.12 @ 08:06am


so we can come to the conclusion that he's morally repugnant and musically irrelevant. Yay!

Posted by GFW on Friday, 07.20.12 @ 08:24am


Yay!

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 07.20.12 @ 08:31am


Gary Glitter was arrested in London on suspicion of sex offenses early Sunday morning, the BBC reports. The former glam rocker's arrest came as part of the widening inquiry into late BBC host Jimmy Savile.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.31.12 @ 07:22am


What a surprise!

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 10.31.12 @ 07:39am


If by "surprise" you mean "scumbag waste of everyone else's oxygen", I fully agree.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 10.31.12 @ 09:30am


Who'd have thought the guy who viewed CP and has been convicted for child abuse.... WOULD'VE FELT KIDS UP!

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 10.31.12 @ 11:49am


Gary Glitter and Jimmy Savile, who would have thought those two would have had a connection.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.31.12 @ 13:13pm


Glitter will be inducted the day hell freezes over.

Posted by John Cady on Wednesday, 02.20.13 @ 10:54am


The only glam rock acts that need to be inducted are:

T. Rex
New York Dolls
Roxy Music
Sparks
Slade
Mott the Hoople

Aside from the sordid details of his personal life, Gary Glitter is just not necessary for the Hall to accurately represent glam rock. He was a British pop sensation for a few years and then fell completely off the radar, with little lasting influence to speak of. He doesn't get inducted for the same reason the Bay City Rollers or Mud don't get inducted.

Posted by Idlewild on Monday, 10.21.13 @ 10:50am


The only glam rock acts that need to be inducted are:

T. Rex
New York Dolls
Roxy Music
Sparks
Slade
Mott the Hoople

Aside from the sordid details of his personal life, Gary Glitter is just not necessary for the Hall to accurately represent glam rock. He was a British pop sensation for a few years and then fell completely off the radar, with little lasting influence to speak of. He doesn't get inducted for the same reason the Bay City Rollers or Mud don't get inducted.

Posted by Idlewild on Monday, 10.21.13 @ 10:50am


Rock And Roll part 2 should be an essential song.

Posted by Brian on Thursday, 10.20.16 @ 02:12am


Leave your comment:

Name:

Email:

Comments:


Security Question:

Which letter is Springsteen's band named after?
 

Note: Emails will not be visible or used in any way, but are required. Please keep comments relevant to the topic. Any content deemed inappropriate or offensive may be edited and/or deleted.

No HTML code is allowed.




This site is not affiliated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.