Glad To Be Gay Makes History

Time Out's 100 Songs That Changed HistoryWas pleased and highly flattered to see that my song Glad To Be Gay has made it into Time Out’s list of 100 Songs That Changed History, amid VERY illustrious company indeed. Stravinsky’s Rite Of Spring ? Blimey. Click on the image above to go to the full list. The song also has a dedicated website of its own – built by Merrick – which chronicles its history and various versions at



Tom Robinson

London-based broadcaster & songwriter, born 1950. His best known songs are 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby; he has also co-written songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. Read More...


  1. I remember singing along with you at Dunstable California (1978?) and hundreds of teens who just didn’t seem to care and wanted to enjoy. Perhaps the start of an attitude change that bore fruit in the mid-1980s.

  2. Inbar

    That Stravinsky guy must be proud 😉

  3. Is it possibe to change history? !
    Possibly better to think of such socially
    charged material as having challenged
    The attitudes of a generation.
    Defo top 10 in that list I reckon Tom!
    Btw I have been unsuccessfully trying to put
    together a piece to raise awareness of the impending
    Sotchi issue and have got to thinking! Were you aware
    that GTBG would work so beautifully to a Russian folk
    arrangement? Mostly sung in Russian
    Obviously! #iminifyouare
    Dan B-) xo

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