Gary Glitter, was taunted off the stage for singing “off!” disabled! disabled! ‘ at HMP Verne in Dorset, where he is serving a 16-year sentence for sex offenses.
Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, is said to have performed Another Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas and I Love, You Love, Me Love in a foil costume meant to mimic his’ 70s heyday.
But instead, a source told the Daily Star that the 74-year-old looked less like a star than “a retiree in a security blanket.”
Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, is said to have performed Another Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas and I Love, You Love, Me Love in a tinfoil costume at HMP The Verne, a Category C prison in Dorset
The pedophile singer needed consolation from his fellow inmates in the specialized sex offender prison when he was rushed off the stage in tears.
A source told the newspaper that Gadd rehearsed for three weeks for his performance in HMP The Verne, a Class C prison on the Isle of Portland in Dorset.
A source said the then star took the performance “incredibly seriously”.
‘Gadd seemed to think he was back on Top of The Pops.
âIt started badly when the music wasn’t playing. Then he had to stop halfway and drink some water, âthey said.
Adding: âAfter the second song things seemed to improve, but the audience found it a bit too pretentious.
A Metropolitan Police photo of pedophile glam rock singer Gary Glitter
âRather than sounding like a pop star, he looked like a retiree wrapped in a security blanket, singing out of tune on a 70s record. It was a bit surreal.
The source told the newspaper there was no way the crowd would get out of hand as she shouted Glitter off the stage.
HMP The Verne is a sex offender prison with tea in every cell as well as a pond with koi carp and a farm where convicts can grow flowers and tend ducks.
The former rocker was jailed for 16 years last year for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980, after also serving a sentence in 2006 for assaulting girls in Vietnam.
Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was reportedly taken off stage in tears at HMP the Verne
He was first jailed in 1999 after being caught with images of child abuse. After his release, he traveled to Spain and Cuba.
In 2015, Glitter was convicted of one count of attempted rape, unlawful intercourse with a girl under 13 and four counts of indecent assault at a hearing in London.
During the trial, the court heard how Glitter attempted to rape an eight-year-old girl when he was at the height of his fame and popularity in 1975.
Two years later, he lured a “obsessed” fan to the Holiday Inn in Leicester where he subjected her to a night of sexual abuse.
Gadd in 1972. The former singer was the first person to be arrested in connection with Operation Yewtree
He then attacked a second young fan, 13, after meeting her at a Watford nightclub.
His downfall came in 1997 when he was surprised with 4,000 sickening images of sexually abused children on his laptop.
He fled abroad but was expelled from Cambodia on suspicion of child abuse in 2002 after three years in the country.
He was then jailed for three years in Vietnam for abusing two girls aged only 10 and 11.
The singer went on to become the first person to be arrested – and the fifth suspect charged – in Operation Yewtree, the investigation launched by the Metropolitan Police following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Banbury-born Glitter had his first UK number one hit with I’m the Leader of the Gang (I Am) in 1973.
Between 1972 and 1975, Glitter scored 11 consecutive Top Ten singles and the 1984 single “Another Rock n ‘Roll Christmas” became one of the most played Christmas hits of all time.