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That awkward moment when you realise you've been happily listening to a Bay City Rollers compilation album for a considerable amount of time. :|
I think I once or twice mentioned how brilliant a band name "Gay City Rollers" is before?
You do know one them was exposed as a paedophile a few years ago? Not gonna do your rep much good Cap. :p
 

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His reputation has been totally destroyed, though it does make you wonder why no one spoke out against him while he was still alive.

If the power of celebrity is enough to keep these things quiet then I have to say I find it sickening.
 

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Some people tried to and were hushed or disbelieved. There were at least 6 police enquiries while he was alive but poor investigation or insufficient evidence prevented them from progressing.

Hopefully it will at least prevent anyone else getting away with it like this ever again. Although in this day and age with the Paedo Paranoia instilled in us all by the Waily Fail et al it's a wonder anyone gets the chance at all although sadly they still do.
 

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Does that make Jimmy Savile the man who put badge in vag?
Oh deary me... :lol:

Me an' me mam were talking about the Savile t'other day. Now that all this has come out, me mam were saying when you look at the bloke he really does look like a paedo. She said it's like you could see he had the paedo thing in him. I just wonder what all them people are doing who own Jim'll Fix It Soaps on Ropes. :|
 
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I thought he was odd when I saw him on TV - something not right, but I just thought he was Gay or something which of course afaiac is OK. But no, he was a paedo and rapist so it seems. Police not coming out of this too well - like they did not with Dr. Shipman nor Phone Hacking. Um sad.
 

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His reputation has been totally destroyed, though it does make you wonder why no one spoke out against him while he was still alive.

If the power of celebrity is enough to keep these things quiet then I have to say I find it sickening.
The same thing happened with the Catholic church and now the boy scouts are getting outed. But people still go to the church and take their kids with them. And the scouts still have overnight outings.
 

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You do know one them was exposed as a paedophile a few years ago? Not gonna' do your rep much good Cap. :p
Pfffft, I give off paedo vibes without the musical connection. :rolleyes:

Besides, it is getting more and more difficult to find people around in the 1970s music scene who aren't paedos. :p

Looking at it objectively so far most of the people who have been caught recently, and are pretty lax with their security. Given that child pornography/abuse was harder to track in the 70s It'd not be a surprise to find a lot more people with large sums of money to protect them dabbled in to such things 40 years ago but stopped when it got easier to trace.

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Now that all this has come out, me mam were saying when you look at the bloke he really does look like a paedo.
Everybody look guilty after it's been proved. Although Savile always did give me the creeps.
 

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Pffrt, depressing topic, I'm from Belgium, you would think people would have learned their lesson after the collective trauma inducing tragedies we had in the 90's....... still sexual abuse cases, (paedo or otherwise) keep falling from the woodworks almost weekly, priests, a bisshop, dokters, psychiatrists, teachers, politicians, TV presenters, people in youth services.....no wonder this country is fucked up, seems like everyone was either raped or is a rapist.
 
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His reputation has been totally destroyed, though it does make you wonder why no one spoke out against him while he was still alive.
Some people tried to and were hushed or disbelieved. There were at least 6 police enquiries while he was alive but poor investigation or insufficient evidence prevented them from progressing.
Not only that. At least on BBC director (as in "director of a show", not as in "board of directors") spoke out about Saville abusing little girls in his dressing room and was told by his superior that "you know, that's Jimmy, leave it be...".

And reportedly some people treat child abuse this way even today.

Pffrt, depressing topic, I'm from Belgium, you would think people would have learned their lesson after the collective trauma inducing tragedies we had in the 90's.......
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Mother always has a hard time deciding on what to get me for me birthday or that day that's 9 days later an' we shouldn't really talk about now 'cause it's still feckin' October. So I put in the suggestion for this...




A Batman Onesie. :lol:
 

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Mother always has a hard time deciding on what to get me for me birthday or that day that's 9 days later an' we shouldn't really talk about now 'cause it's still feckin' October. So I put in the suggestion for this...




A Batman Onesie. :lol:
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I've never had trouble in scouts...

I never did either, but that doesn't mean that other did not.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/boy-scouts-perversion-files-locals-cover-up-child-sex-abuse_n_1981596.html

PORTLAND, Ore. ? An array of local authorities ? police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and town Boy Scout leaders among them ? quietly shielded scoutmasters and others who allegedly molested children, according to a newly opened trove of confidential files compiled from 1959 to1985.
 
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