|8 May 1944
||Paul Francis Gadd born, Banbury, Oxfordshire England.
||Adopts the moniker Gary Glitter. Rejected names: Terry Tinsel, Stan Sparkle, Vicky Vomit. No, we are not making this up.
|3 Mar 1972
||Rock'n'Roll released (parts one and two.)
||Two items Gary would want with him if he were stranded on a desert island: blow-up doll, puncture repair kit.
||Takes his computer in for servicing; child pornography found.
|9 Nov 1999
||Gary Glitter trial begins. Found not guilty of sexual assault on an underage girl (back from 1975), but pleads guilty to 54 charges of downloading child porn, serves four month prison sentence. It turns out the girl, now revealed as Allison Brown, was to be paid UKP 25,000 by the News of the World tabloid if Glitter was found guilty. The judge thought this reprehensible.
|11 Jan 2000
||Gary Glitter released from prison, required to register as a sex offender.
||Living in Cambodia. Deportation threatened.