Gary Glitter’s Support Band Returns to Butlin’s Family Resort

Gary Glitter’s support group returns to the Butlin’s family resort.

The Glitter Band have been booked for We Love The 70s Weekender from March 11-14 in Skegness.

An online ad from the event organizer promises, “Butlin’s is bringing back the big, bold, brash era of Glam Rock in all its glory. Relive the days when Wizzard, Slade and the Quo ruled.

“Go wild for acts of tribute and flaunt your outrageous stuff on dizzying platforms and sparkle from head to toe. This break is costume-friendly, so get ready to plan your outfits!

The band are expected to play Glitter hits such as Do You Wanna Touch Me, I’m The Leader Of The Gang and Hello, Hello, I’m Back Again.

The Glitter Group

They were the backing band for the pedo – jailed for 16 years in 2015 for sexually abusing three girls – in the 1970s and on Top Of The Pops.

Their popularity plummeted when, in 1997, Glitter – born Paul Gadd – was arrested for uploading thousands of child pornography images.

A Butlin’s boss said the event was for adults only.

The Glitter Band includes founding member Pete Phipps, 70, who worked with Eurythmics.

Its late co-founder, John Rossall – who was still releasing new music in 2020 – died in October of cancer at the age of 77.

Before his death, he admitted that being forever tied to Glitter ruined his life.

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The glam rocker said: “I haven’t even spoken to Gary in 30 years and every day I have to talk about him. We weren’t even that close when we were working with him.

“Glitter was difficult to work with even when we first met him in 1964/65 when we were his backing band at the Starr Club in Germany. He was always a real prima donna.

“It seems like every time we do a series of shows and some sort of comeback is planned, it will be shut down and we’ll lose a lot of shows. But when we’re playing, people really appreciate what we’re doing.

“People come to shows and they understand that the band and the songs are quite separate from the whole situation.”

Glitter Band’s official Facebook page promises that they are “coming to a city near you soon.”

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