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Did Gary Glitter make £1million from Oasis hit 'Hello'?
POP paedo Gary Glitter has raked in £1million of royalties after Oasis used a clip of one of his hits, it was claimed last night.
The shamed glam rocker will “continue to earn pots of cash for many years” from Oasis track Hello.
It is the opening song on (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? and includes the lyric ‘Hello, hello, it’s good to be back’, from Glitter’s 1973 hit Hello, Hello, I’m back again’.
The 1995 Oasis album has sold 22 million worldwide.
Glitter, 69 — real name Paul Gadd — gets a payment for each album sold, or when the song is played on the radio or internet.
He is entitled to the cash as he is still credited as the co-writer of Hello — despite receiving an estimated £200,000 for copyright infringement after taking legal action against Oasis in 1999.
Music lawyer Craig Brookes said Hello could have earned Glitter £1million — on top of £300,000 a year or more from royalties linked to his back catalogue of songs.
He said: “It’s distasteful, but sadly he is legally entitled to the money — despite being an awful human being.” Glitter was jailed for four months in 1999 for downloading child porn. In 2006, he was caged in Vietnam for molesting two girls. He served almost three years.
He was also quizzed by cops investigating paedophile Jimmy Savile. Last night the Performing Rights Society said it would continue to collect royalties for Glitter, one of its members.
via L4e / source: The Sun
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