Notorious Kiddie Porn Guy Earns Millions Thanks to Oasis

Gary Glitter, the glam-rock star who’s spent time in jail on charges of both possessing child porn and sexual abuse of children, is making millions thanks to a artistic decision by Noel Gallagher.

Think back to (What’s the Story) Morning Glory and “Hello,” the song that opens the album.  The song contains the line “Hello, hello/It’s good to be back.”  Turns out that is a line from Glittler 1973 hit, “Hello, Hello, I’m Back Again.”

When Glitter and songwriting partner got wind of this little tribute, they call their lawyers. In the end, they were awarded a songwriting credit on the song. (Another song, “One Step,” sounds so much like Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” ended up being pulled from the album.  But I digress.)

Morning Glory, of course, was a massive seller, moving well over 22 million units worldwide. This netted Glitter cash from every copy sold, a not insignificant sum.

Actually, the sum is very significant.  So far, it’s estimated that he’s netted £1million.  More details on this weird little twist at The Guardian.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Notorious Kiddie Porn Guy Earns Millions Thanks to Oasis

  • August 1, 2013 at 12:46 am
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    The Stevie Wonder indebted song you mention is actually called 'Step Out'

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