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The Glitter Band 1970s Music Debate

  1. calpol25 profile image78
    calpol25posted 5 years ago

    Recently I have done several music hubs - well 17 in fact so that you can vote for your favourites any ways Misty and myself were talking about the Glitter band as I wanted to use them but due to the stigma and what happened with You know who I avoided it,

    Do you think it was fair that the whole band and their music had to suffer because of the actions of Gary Glitter?

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I loved the Glitter Band's music, and think it is really sad that it is now considered taboo to request a Glitter Band track at a party simply because of what Gary Glitter did, after all, why should the entire band suffer? Also why should all the people who loved the music feel they can no longer be seen to buy it or listen to it? It seems like literally tens of thousands of people got punished simply because of what Gary Glitter did.

    2. donnaisabella profile image84
      donnaisabellaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Calpol, if what I read about what Gary Glitter did is true, then he surely deserves to be punished to the maximum extent of the law. The band being disbanded sounds sort of unfair but it is a message to all and sundry that this kind of offense should not be tolerated at all anywhere in the world. We have been girls that were molested in different societies all around the world, our daughters are in danger of being abused in that way too. When will this abuse of women and girls stop if strong measures are not taken? Children are very vulnerable and we need them to be safe. What I have noticed a lot of times is that people are aware of what a very close colleague may be doing but they do not have the guts to confront or decency to report them so the culprits are empowered in their evil progression. I am sorry, but that is just how I feel.

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely, totally agree.
        The Glitter Band themselves only attained fame through their front man, and now that he has been shown to be a dirty pedophile, sorry but they have to be castigated too, as a band that is, not as individuals. There is nothing to stop them reforming and re-naming their group, but they would need new material too because everyone relates the Glitter songs to Gary Glitter (though some Super bowl teams still use the Hey Song as their anthem) and is taboo as far as normal minded people are concerned.
        They are too old now anyway.

    3. Shinkicker profile image88
      Shinkickerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting that Michael Jackson never suffered from the same stigma. I know he wasn't convicted but there was a lot dubious behaviour going on with him

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        He did, but not to the same extent. I was put off, as were many others. It was a case of, "great artist/pity about the person".

        The non-conviction saved his career.

        The media were not too keen on facing possible libel charges for making accusations which were never proven in court, unlike in Glitter's case.

  2. calpol25 profile image78
    calpol25posted 5 years ago

    Hi guys sorry about the delay I had to go away for a while, right am back smile

    I agree with your points but what I mean is we know what Gary did and I agree he should be punished but I think that the band should have been given a chance as it just seems so sad that their careers had to suffer.

    The music was sensational though smile

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sensational??

      No, it was good for dancing to, but sensational? No!

      Sensational 70s bands - Roxy Music, Focus, Fleetwood Mac, T-Rex, Cream, Alice Cooper, Queen, David Bowie...I could go on.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I've never heard of them, what did GG do?

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this
      1. rebekahELLE profile image91
        rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, yeah, I've heard it, the band never impressed me. 

        In regard to the OP question, if he was as much a jerk as it sounds like he was, that association is likely to reflect on them regardless.. especially if they knew of his behavior and enabled him. I would think they would want to move as far away from any association with him as possible.

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Nor me. Gary Glitter remained popular fr years in the UK, long after his last hit because he used to do a series of live Christmas concerts around the country that were apparently fantastic, but I wouldn't know (not my cup of tea).

          Everything to do with him now is anathema to people, naturally. When he was stopped from molesting children in the UK, he just went abroad and did it.

          http://isabelmelville.hubpages.com/hub/ … -Bowl-2012

  4. Repairguy47 profile image60
    Repairguy47posted 5 years ago

    I don't think they suffered because of Gary Glitter they suffered because the music was baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh....were they sheep shaggers too?

      1. Repairguy47 profile image60
        Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That would be Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.

  5. calpol25 profile image78
    calpol25posted 5 years ago

    I love this debate what with sheep shagging band members and paedophile singers being thrown around its more fun than a religious debate lol lol

    1. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Here is gooooooooooood music from the same era.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXbGI0vn9FQ

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh they were something!!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZN82U5J … re=related

        Loved this one though!

        1. calpol25 profile image78
          calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Why not come and vote for your favourites of the eras on here

          http://calpol25.hubpages.com/hub/My-Top … 970s-Songs

        2. Repairguy47 profile image60
          Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ever hear this version? Damn Americans always put a little edge to things.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UQgPjDd … re=related

          1. IzzyM profile image88
            IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Wow! That is impressive!

    2. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Trouble is, if most of the US members don't know who the guy is,the debate will only centre round those who do know.

      1. calpol25 profile image78
        calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thats true smile

  6. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    The Glitter music was great, superb fun dance music. This is not about Gary and what he did wrong, it is about good music, even if he was a criminal. People need to assess the music without knowing who sung the lead on it, only then can they say it was fun listening, and to be honest, why blame the whole band for what HE did. It doesn't change the fact the music was really popular beforehand.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It was fun dance music but that was all, it was never great in its life. You'd be embarrassed to tell your school pals that you'd actually bought any of the records, or at least I would have been! One Christmas my parents gave me a cassette recorder, and I used to tape everything off the radio, but not the Glitter Band, sorry, no way.

      But each to their own, I know a few people who thought the world of them, but not me, nor many folk around me, even at the time.

      For dancing to, I like that one "you wanna be in my gang, my gang, my gang, you wanna be in my gang, oh yeaahh". I don't know what it was called though!

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
        mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe it wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but that is a 'taste' thing. Bottom line, the Glitter Band Music was very popular, and for those that liked it they have been penalised from enjoying it in public places (etc), based on what Gary Glitter did afterwards. This isn't about what music you like or don't like, it is about being able to listen to, or request the music you like, in either public or private places! hmm

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah I guess you are right.

          It had to be banned in public places though. Everytime a Glitter Band song is played, everyone's conversation turned to the rights and wrongs of what Gary Glitter did.

          No-one has forgotten.

          Probably a public order thing, the banning.

 
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