GLAD TO BE GAY Lyrics - TOM ROBINSON | sagazeta.info
January 20, by Jon Ewing. In the week of Valentine's Day , an anthemic and yet shocking protest song on a 4-track live EP sneaked under the radar to become a Top 20 hit in Britain. It was a song in which The Tom Robinson Band shamed a nation with a first-hand account of the abject indignity of being gay in s Britain. The song is pregnant with irony.
How we made: Tom Robinson and Nick Mobbs on Glad to Be Gay
I had a nervous breakdown when I was 16, largely due to the stress of growing up gay, which was illegal back then. It also exposed me to all sorts of music. In the 60s, there wasn't a single public figure who was openly gay, so we had no role models, no mentions of homosexuality. He had all these songs where you could think: "That's about me.