The backing band of shameful rocker Gary Glitter is back.
Glitter is languishing behind bars for child sex crimes.
But a musician who helped him become a celebrity is preparing a concert with some of the songs of the disgraced singer.
The concert is hosted by John Rossall, one of the original members of the Glitter Band. It will be a rare chance to hear some of the star’s successes live after her fall.
Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2015 for attempted rape and sex with a girl under 13.
Now The Original John Rossall Glitter Band is scheduled to perform in June at Public Space in Newport, South Wales. John, left, who was the musical director of the original Glitter Band, previously admitted that being associated with the disgraceful glam rocker had ruined his life.
Speaking in 2008, he said: âI haven’t even spoken to Gary in 30 years and every day I have to talk about him.
âWe weren’t even that close when we worked with him.
âIt was difficult to work with Glitter, even when we first met him in 1964/65, when we were his accompaniment group at the Starr Club in Germany.
âHe’s always been a really prima dona.
âIt seems like every time we get a series of shows together and some kind of comeback is on the cards, it will be stopped and we will lose a lot of shows.
“People come to concerts and they understand that the band and the songs are quite separate from the whole situation.”