However, his music still does the rounds it seems, with his 1972 track "Rock And Roll Part 2" frequently being used at sporting events, and on the soundtrack to TV and movies, such as the recently-released Todd Phillips film Joker. He was convicted in 2015 of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault, and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13 and remanded at Wandsworth Prison in the UK.
Joker has won critical acclaim and smashed estimated box office projections, taking almost £435 million worldwide in its first two weeks of release. This is true for all movies that featured Glitter's "Rock & Roll Part 2" including: "Boyhood", "Meet The Fockers", "The Office", and "South Park".
The L.A. Times, however, has reported that Glitter will not be receiving any royalties from the film, and that those concerned about supporting the imprisoned former pop star by going to see Joker need not worry.
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If anything, the use of a criminal's song for the transformation of the Joker further solidifies that Arthur Fleck is no hero that should be emulated. "We've had no contact with him", according to a statement from Snapper Music, which now owns the song.
Gary Glitter is now serving a 16-year jail term for multiple sex offences against children. Glitter was convicted for downloading child pornography photos back in the 1990s.
However, as the Los Angeles Times reports, Glitter won't be paid a dime for the song being used in "Joker" - because Glitter sold the rights to all of his music to British label Snapper Music more than 20 years ago.