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The Glitter Band are a glam rock band from Lets Get Together Again - Various - The Best Of Glam Rockwho initially worked as Gary Glitter 's backing band under that name fromwhen they then began releasing records of their own. They were unofficially known as the Glittermen on the first four hit singles by Gary Glitter from to When Gary Glitter's first single " Rock and Roll Parts 1 and 2 " became a number 2 hit in the UK, his manager Mike Leander realised that he would need a backing band and contacted John Rossall who was then the musical director of the Boston Showband.
InRossall approached Leander with the suggestion that the band record some material without Glitter. Leander agreed, but rejected the first recordings. Further hits followed between andalong with the release of four albums. Rossall left the band on 31 December Springate and Shephard saw the Sex Pistols perform at the Notre Dame Hall inand realised that their time was up. The single, written by Springate and Phipps, never made it past a few initial commercial pressings on the The Girl I Love - Fats Domino - Sleeping On The Job label.
Further sporadic releases followed in the s on a variety of labels. Trevor Horn played bass guitar for the band in this era. Shephard and former drummer Tony Leonard formed one band, whilst Phipps continued to perform with his own band.
After Rossall Let The River Run - Various - Absolute Cinema taken to court inan injunction banned him from using Glitter in his band name; a second legal ruling inafter Rossall had persistently breached the first order, resulted in him receiving a one-year suspended prison sentence which would come into force if he used the Glitter name again.
With Shephard's death in MayLeonard retired to concentrate on musical production activities in Norwaywhilst both Phipps and Rossall continued on the road with their own bands. Following Ellison's death inRossall continues to tour. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Glitter Band. Archived from the original on 12 March Retrieved 15 May London: Guinness World Records Limited. Arise - Sepultura - Border Wars Glitter.
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