Why You Stopped Hearing Rock and Roll Part II
You surely heard it during the late 1980's and into the early 1990's but then...it just went away. I don't even want to post a link to the video, but the song was basically an instrumental that people yelled "HEY!" to. Nah-na-na-na "HEY!"
At the time, it was fun and helped a crowd extend motivation. I remember being at the Silverdome beating the hell out of the Cowboys singing to that one. (Our only playoff win in the last 60 years)
I wondered what happened. Then, I got in to radio and it wasn't a secret. The performer of that song, Gary Glitter, is a convicted pedophile, and in 2012 the NFL banned his song from the "BIG GAME." Click here to see that.
Once in a while, I hear a college band play it, and it makes me sick to my stomach. Once, during Classic Rock A to Z in 2006, I refused to play it for the countdown.
It still sits in our system, but I will never play the song.
It was 20 years ago today that he pleaded guilty to 54 counts of taking and possessing indecent photos of underage children. Glitter was sentenced to four months in jail.
Click here to see more of what the BBC called "historical sex abuse."