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Gary Glitter gets song royalties boost from 'Silver Linings Playbook'

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Gary Glitter saw a boost in song royalties during 2012.

The increase in earnings was largely attributed to his song 'Rock and Roll Part 2' being used in a number of TV trailers for Oscar-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook.

Gary Glitter

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'Silver Linings Playbook' UK poster


Glitter's track is also regularly used during US football, basketball and hockey games when teams score, according to The Sun.

The singer's royalties were further inflated by the use of his track 'Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah)' being used in American adverts for tech manufacturer HP.

Although the company used a cover version of the track, Glitter - real name Paul Gadd - still earned around £64,000 from the advertising campaign.

Other sources of income came from UK repeats of Top Of The Pops and Glitter releasing a Greatest Hits collection in the US.

Glitter was convicted of downloading child pornography back in 1999, and was more recently questioned as part of the ongoing Yewtree police operation investigating hundreds of claims made against Jimmy Savile.

Watch the Silver Linings Playbook trailer below:

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