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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.
Might take the heat of RB & JR ;)
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 ?.
Got friends going to Butlins in December for a 70's weekend.
Seems the Glitter Band are playing their, minus or plus Gary!
PS. article states Glitter could become richer if INTERNET DOWNLOADS SURGE..... so don't go looking for the trash.
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. 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. 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.
1972 "Rock and Roll (Parts 1 and 2)" No.2 UK; #7 U.S.; #1 France; #1 Aus #4 Ireland #7 Netherlands #4 Germany #3 Canada #4 Switz
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
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.
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.
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 - What constitutes trash ??????????///"
How about him trashing the lives of his victims?
But on the music.... it's crap.
give us your musical taste so we can trash that too :)
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