There is a controversy over Gary Glitter being on a recent Top Of The Pops 2 repeat with some talk of editing him out of the show.
Is this the right thing to do? Obviously Glitter is a pretty unpleasant character but does this mean his music has to be removed from the TV history of pop culture?
Let’s not forget that Mike Leander was the musical genius who came up with the Glitter sound and Gary Glitter was wheeled in to sing on the record.
Are we to deny the brilliance of Mike Leander and also of the Glitter Band who made some great singles and were not involved in the tragic personal life of their ex singer.
There are plenty of other musicians who are unpleasant characters as well- there’s plenty of underage sex that has gone on since pop music started, plenty of murderers, rapists, wife beaters and genuinely nasty characters from the biggest selling artists of all time to the usual journeymen. Do we ban them all?
What do you think? Do you think the songs were great but it’s just too much to have Glitter on the TV?