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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
By United Press International

British TV comic detained in sex scandal

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A British comedian who called the television sex scandals a "witch hunt" was arrested Wednesday as he returned to London, his lawyer said.

PR exec caught up in Savile sex scandal

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- One of the best-known public relations executives in Britain was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual offenses decades ago.
Former BBC DJ arrested in Savile probe

Former BBC DJ arrested in Savile probe

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Longtime British disc jockey Dave Lee Travis was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual offenses 30 years ago.

Third arrest made in U.K.'s Savile case

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- British police Sunday announced the arrest of a third suspect in their investigation into sex abuse allegations against late BBC star Jimmy Savile.

Gary Glitter arrested in Savile case

LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Police in London have arrested pop star Gary Glitter on suspicion of sex offenses related to the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, the BBC reported.
Report: Glitter raped girl at BBC studio

Report: Glitter raped girl at BBC studio

LONDON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A woman says she saw British singer Gary Glitter rape a 13-year-old girl in the late Jimmy Savile's BBC studio dressing room in the 1970s.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
By United Press International

Glitter drops sex registry appeal

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Singer and convicted pedophile Gary Glitter has dropped his campaign to have his name taken off England's sex offender registry, court officials said.

Glitter's brick removed from wall of fame

LIVERPOOL, England, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The management of Liverpool's famed Cavern Club says it has removed a commemorative brick bearing the name of disgraced rock icon Gary Glitter.

Court: Glitter banned from France, Spain

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former British pop star and convicted child molester Gary Glitter has been banned from traveling to France and Spain, court officials said.

Glitter's yacht gets new name, owner

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- British pop star Gary Glitter reportedly changed the name and transferred the ownership of his yacht while he was serving time for child molestation.

Officials: Glitter free to travel overseas

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Ex-pop star Gary Glitter, free after serving time for sex offenses in Vietnam, can travel overseas without police permission, officials in Britain say.

Glitter returns to Britain, must register

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Former rock star and convicted child abuser Gary Glitter was taken from Heathrow Airport to a secret location after arriving Friday in Britain, sources say.

Glitter denied entry to Hong Kong

BANGKOK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Former British rock star and convicted child abuser Gary Glitter, released from a Vietnamese jail, has been denied entry to Hong Kong, officials said.
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Paul Francis Gadd (born 8 May 1944) is an English glam rock singer and songwriter, better known by his stage name, Gary Glitter.

Glitter first came to prominence in the glam rock era of the early 1970s. He had one of the longest chart runs of any solo singer in the UK during the 1970s, with a string of chart hits 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 listed as one of the "Top 1001 songs in music history."

In 1999, Glitter returned to the public eye when he was sentenced to four months imprisonment and listed as a sex offender in the UK following conviction for downloading thousands of items of child pornography. His reputation was greatly tarnished, and, though he continued releasing new music, Glitter's popularity declined sharply. He moved to Cambodia but was permanently deported from there in 2002 for suspected child sexual abuse, to Vung Tau in Vietnam. In 2005, he was arrested by Vietnamese authorities, was tried and convicted of child sexual abuse charges in June. He was released from prison on 19 August 2008 and returned to London three days later, after being refused entry into Thailand and Hong Kong.

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