Gary Glitter Plans Post-Prison Album

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Apparently three years in Vietnamese jail hasn’t stopped former British glam rocker, Gary Glitter from pursuing his dreams. The flamboyant ‘70s glitz-meister, most famous for sports anthem, “Rock n’ Roll (Part 2),” has announced plans to continue work on an “unfinished album” following his August release from prison.

Apparently three years in Vietnamese jail hasn’t stopped former British glam rocker, Gary Glitter from pursuing his dreams. The flamboyant ‘70s glitz-meister, most famous for sports anthem, “Rock n’ Roll (Part 2),” has announced plans to continue work on an “unfinished album” following his August release from prison.

Glitter, real name Paul Francis Gadd, was jailed in 2005 when he tried to flee Vietnam due to escape child molestation charges. It turns out the “Do You Wanna Touch Me” rocker committed “obscene acts with children,” two 10- and 11-year-old girls from the southern coastal city of Vung Tau where he had been vacationing.

The three years of jail time have given Glitter, 64, time to think about some things. The People’s Public Securitynewspaper of Vietnam quoted the rocker as saying, “I have been thinking about the plan during my days in jail”. The “plan,” you ask? That’s the album he’s been cooking up.

Glitter isn’t wasting time organizing where he’ll be headed upon his release. He told the state-run Vietnam newspaper, “I will contact my friends and lawyers to decide where is the best place to live, but probably Hong Kong or Singapore.” Probably because Hong Kong has no particular regulations on letting convicted sex offenders enter the territory. So why not return to his homeland of jolly ol’ England? Hong Kong’s South China Morning Postreported his reasons for staying away from Britain are that he would be listed on the Sex Offenders Registry for a 1999 conviction for possession of child pornography. Let’s face it, that’s embarrassing.

In spite of it all, Mr. Glitter has remained resolute. “I have sung rock n’ roll for 40 years. After jail, I will continue rock n’ roll”. Watch out, Asia.


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