When the glitter fades

The pending Chancery Division battle between Johnny Rossall, one-time member of Gary Glitter's original Glitter Band, and his former colleagues who still run the group, ended in the High Court. Rossall appeared before Mr Justice Jacob on 6 February 1997 and, after admitting he had breached a 1984 ban on him using the word 'glitter' in the name of any musical beat/group he was associated with, he was given a 12-month jail sentence, suspended on condition he now complies with the 1984 court order.