Gary Glitter

1944 - Today

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Paul Francis Gadd (born 8 May 1944), known professionally as Gary Glitter, is an English former glam rock singer who achieved success in the 1970s and 1980s. His career ended after he was imprisoned for downloading child pornography in 1999, and was subsequently convicted of child sexual abuse and attempted rape in 2006 and 2015. After performing under the name Paul Raven in the 1960s, he changed his stage name to Gary Glitter in the glam rock era of the early 1970s, with a sustained solo UK chart run of hits including "Rock and Roll, Parts 1 and 2", "Do You Wanna Touch Me", "I Love You Love Me Love", "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)", and "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Glitter has received more than 5,043,890 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Gary Glitter is the 426th most popular singer (up from 722nd in 2019), the 1,623rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,256th in 2019) and the 50th most popular British Singer.

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  • 5.0M

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  • 65.19

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  • 24

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  • 2.97

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  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Gary Glitter ranks 426 out of 3,541Before him are Francis Rossi, Linda Ronstadt, Teddy Scholten, Darío Moreno, Lepa Brena, and Jean Ferrat. After him are Randy Newman, Siw Malmkvist, Ronnie Biggs, Mia Martini, Howlin' Wolf, and Gal Costa.

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Among people born in 1944, Gary Glitter ranks 169Before him are Jon Kabat-Zinn, Norodom Ranariddh, Christian de Portzamparc, John Glover, Nana Akufo-Addo, and Bernard Tschumi. After him are G. W. Bailey, Adriano Galliani, Ton Koopman, Billy Cobham, António Mascarenhas Monteiro, and Ian Wilmut.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gary Glitter ranks 1,623 out of 6,924Before him are William Kent (1685), James Gillray (1756), Terry Eagleton (1943), William Renshaw (1861), James Connolly (1868), and Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington (1673). After him are Christina Rossetti (1830), Matthew Festing (1949), Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773), Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694), Eunice Gayson (1928), and Noël Coward (1899).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Gary Glitter ranks 50Before him are Albert Hammond (1944), Dave Evans (1953), Kim Wilde (1960), Seal (1963), Malcolm McLaren (1946), and Francis Rossi (1949). After him are Ronnie Biggs (1929), Limahl (1958), Andy Gibb (1958), Maggie Reilly (1956), Noel Gallagher (1967), and Black (1962).