Gary Glitter

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James Brown was a brilliant stage performer, a major force in soul and funk music, and an icon for Black America. Yet, in the words of his daughter Yamma Brown, he was also a “monster”. Photograph: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

The other day I bought a James Brown record. Early stuff, when he was lead singer with a group called the Famous Flames. They were all teenagers when (...)

Future zombie hunter Andrew Lincoln sinisterly stalks the impressively durable Keira Knightley in ‘Love Actually’

Oh, how we love the great traditions of Christmas. Just try and prise the Victorian confectionary from our greasy fingers once Advent has begun. The s(...)

My gang: The Boomtown Rats. I can vividly recall watching the band performing Lookin’ After Number One on The Late Late Show in 1977. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

I miss mixtapes sometimes. I devoted years of my life to making them for myself and for girls who, I imagined, would surely fall in love with me after(...)

Toy Story: Its director John Lasseter has taken leave after admitting “missteps” in his behaviour towards staff

You don’t hear Gary Glitter’s records much anymore. Do you? Long after his high period ended, songs such as Rock ’n’ Roll Pt 2 and I’m the Leader of t(...)

David Bowie in his 1972 Aladdin Sane phase, one of the many personas he adopted and then discarded in his long career. Photograph: Isolar  -----------------------------------------------------

Glam is perhaps the most derided and disparaged form of rock music. Even calling it rock feels strange; it’s pure pop – sexy, sugar-coated and aimed (...)

Matt Berry(left) and Arthur Mathews, writers of Toast on Toast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hamm on Toast . . . Toast on Bacon . . . Toast of London . . . Steven Toast is the comedy creation that keeps on giving – just help yourself to any b(...)

Former pop star Gary Glitter, who has been jailed for 16 years at Southwark Crown Court for a string of historic sex attacks on three schoolgirls. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Former glam rock singer Gary Glitter faces dying behind bars after being jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing three schoolgirls.The 70-year-old, r(...)

 Metropolitan Police handout photo of Gary Glitter (70), real name Paul Gadd, who has been convicted of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire.

Former glam rock singer Gary Glitter is facing life in prison after being found guilty of a string of historic sexual abuse offences against three you(...)

Former pop star Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, where his trial over historic sex abuse charges dating back to 1970s continues. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Former glan rock star Gary Glitter broke down in tears as he tried to explain to jurors why he had been in possession of child pornography images. Sob(...)

A file image of British singer Paul Gadd, also known as Gary Glitter. Glitter’s trial  over alleged sex offences against three girls has been adjourned on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

The trial of former pop star Gary Glitter, who is accused of a string of historic sex offences against three girls, has been adjourned.The 70-year-old(...)

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