Something else for the baying mob...

  Seth Haniel 10:22 29 Oct 2008

Glitter payout sparks outrage

Shamed pop star Gary Glitter is to receive £100,000 from Hewlett Packard after bosses chose to use one of his songs in a TV advert.
(Yahoo news)

Might take the heat of RB & JR ;)

  cluckinbell 10:27 29 Oct 2008

Don't be silly, one is a convicted paedophile, the other two used the F word, we all know what is worse.

  spuds 10:49 29 Oct 2008

According to various media reports, Gary Glitter as been living on money from his very popular music days, as part and parcel of legal agreements and arrangements.

What do you think should have been done with the £100.000 ?.

  The Brigadier 10:55 29 Oct 2008

Got friends going to Butlins in December for a 70's weekend.
Seems the Glitter Band are playing their, minus or plus Gary!

  GRIDD 10:56 29 Oct 2008

click here

PS. article states Glitter could become richer if INTERNET DOWNLOADS SURGE..... so don't go looking for the trash.

  Seth Haniel 11:12 29 Oct 2008

He had one of the longest chart runs of any solo singer in the UK during the 1970s, with a string of chart hits in the including "Rock and Roll parts 1 & 2", "I Love You Love Me Love", "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" and "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again". Between 1972 and 1995 Glitter charted twenty-six hit singles which spent a total of 180 weeks in the UK Top 100.[1] His success as a live performer lasted well beyond the decade. He continued to record in the 1980s and 1990s, with his 1984 song "Another Rock N' Roll Christmas" being one of the Top 30 Christmas hits of all time.[2] He released seven studio albums, and at least 15 greatest hits collections or live albums. In 1998, his recording of "Rock and Roll" was voted one of the Top 1001 songs in music history.[3]

1972 "Rock and Roll (Parts 1 and 2)" No.2 UK;[44] #7 U.S.;[45] #1 France; #1 Aus #4 Ireland #7 Netherlands #4 Germany[46] #3 Canada #4 Switz[47]
1972 "I Didn't Know I Loved You (Til I Saw You Rock 'n' Roll)" No.4 UK; #35 U.S. #5 Ireland #19 Netherlands #12 Germany #3 France
1973 "Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah)" No.2 UK #3 Aus #9 Ireland #4 Netherlands #16 Germany #7 France
1973 "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again" No.2 UK #6 Aus #2 Ireland #22 Netherlands #10 Germany #8 France
1973 "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" No.1 UK #2 Aus #2 Ireland #12 Netherlands #6 Germany #9 France #6 Norway
1973 "I Love You Love Me Love" No.1 UK #2 Aus #2 Ireland #10 Netherlands #8 Germany #9 France #4 Norway #6 Austria
1974 "Remember Me This Way" No.3 UK #9 Ireland #50 Germany #31 Aus
1974 "Always Yours" No.1 UK #11 Aus #1 Ireland #14 Germany
1974 "Oh Yes! You're Beautiful" No.2 UK #10 Aus #1 Ireland #28 Germany

  lofty29 11:30 29 Oct 2008

Hewlett packard may well live to regret their decision, I am sure they would rather have not paid him, but that is all to do with copywright fees. Having said that HP is using money from their own funds, whereas the BBC is a publicly funded organisation and it is our money that is paying these two foul-mouthed morons.

  WhiteTruckMan 11:38 29 Oct 2008

then I for one would never suggest downloading them from an illegal P2P site, thus denying him his rightfull copyright reimbursement fees enabling him to be comfortable in his repugnant lifestyle.


  interzone55 11:39 29 Oct 2008

Gary Glitter's work is still under copyright, as far as I'm aware, conviction for any offence does not automatically put your work in the public domain.

If any of Gary's work is played in public, be it snippets in an advert or film, or full tracks on the radio, the company concerned still has to pay royalties.

To take this in context, Glitter may be public enemy #1 in the UK, but the US will not be aware of his conviction because it happened outside their borders and they try not to concern themselves with foreign stuff...

  GRIDD 13:16 29 Oct 2008

"GRIDD - What constitutes trash ??????????///"

How about him trashing the lives of his victims?

But on the music.... it's crap.

  Seth Haniel 13:21 29 Oct 2008

give us your musical taste so we can trash that too :)

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