December

2014

Concert date amendments for February 2015’s UK tour…

 

The concerts in Ipswich (Oct 13), Watford (Oct 14), Crawley (Nov 3) and Reading (Nov 4) were postponed on the recent tour but have now been reallocated new dates. Ipswich will be February 18th 2015 and Watford is February 23rd. Reading gets a February 5th gig and Crawley May 26th. New dates at Canterbury – February 6th and Southend May 25th have also been added to the tour along with London Royal Albert Hall on May 28th.

 

After the exceptional success of their festival shows in 2014, which included the 65,000-capacity British Summer Time in Hyde Park and a 23-date provincial theatre tour through October-November, the legendary 10cc are back in 2015 with 17 major concerts and a return to London’s 5,200-capacity Royal Albert Hall.

 

What is set to be a unique series of performances, the band will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of their highly acclaimed album Sheet Music,- including Top 10 hits The Wall Street Shuffle and Silly Love – which the band will perform in its entirety as the first half of a two-performance concert, with a special video contribution from 10cc co-founder Kevin Godley.

 

The second half of the evening will feature the usual 10cc classics, including Dreadlock Holiday, Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love, The Dean and  I’m Mandy, Fly Me. making these shows a must-see for old and new fans alike.

 

 

An audience with Graham Gouldman, Nicky Chinn and Don Black…

 

The Jewish Community Centre in London is hosting an event on December 10th. Nicky Chinn, Don Black and Graham Gouldman will be sharing their anecdotes about life in the music biz and answering questions from the audience.

 

Previously unreleased WAX demo…

 

Leslie Anne, wife of the late Andrew Gold, recently came across a demo of Wax’s “Don’t Play That Song”. The final version that appeared on the album “A Hundred Thousand In Fresh Notes” can be heard here.

 

November

2014

After a (longer than expected) summer break, the webmasters at www.the10ccfanclub.com finally got their computers rebooted and re-open the site with…

 

Kevin Godley’s WholeWorldBand the big winner at Eircom Spider Awards, picking up three awards including the Grand Prix Award.

 

As well as scooping an award for Best App and Innovative Use of Technology in Digital Marketing, WholeWorldBand (WWB) was also named the Grand Prix winner at the 2014 eircom Spider Awards in The Convention Centre this month.

The awards, the longest standing and most prestigious digital awards in Ireland, reward Irish businesses and community organisations for digital excellence. Based in Dublin, WholeWorldBand (WWB) is a free iPhone and iPad app that allows anyone to easily make music and videos that can be shared and enjoyed worldwide.

 

The app already has users ranging from music industry heavyweights such as Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), and New Model Army, as well as thousands of beginners and up-and-coming musicians collaborating together. The app was launched at the end of 2013 and is now live in over 100 countries on the Apple App Store (an addressable global market of US$5.9 billion).

 

The Eric Stewart website reports…

 

“…that Eric's autobiography e-book is now scheduled to be published in 2015. There will also be an Eric Stewart solo anthology CD and, with luck, that will be released in 2015 too. We will update with release dates as soon as we have them!”

 

The fan club website will of course bring you reviews as soon as we can too.

 

ELO “get by with a little help from their friends”…

 

At Radio 2’s “Festival in a Day” concert at Hyde Park on September 14, Jeff Lynne performed with former members of ELO (well, only keyboardist Richard Tandy; at least they got him) for the first time in 28 years, performing a number of songs in 75 minutes for an ecstatic crowd of 50,000 people. By all accounts, Chris Evans of Radio 2’s Breakfast Show somehow convinced him to take to the stage and perform with former keyboardist Richard Tandy and the BBC Concert Orchestra. The touring 10cc’s Mike Stevens and Mick Wilson performed on-stage in the line-up.

 

After singing “All Over the World,” Lynne gave two thumbs up at the crowd saying, “Wow, fantastic. It’s unbelievable this really. I haven’t done anything like this for so long, I can’t believe it.” He then proceeded with ‘Evil Woman’, ‘Ma Ma Ma Belle’, ‘Showdown’, ‘Living Thing’, and ‘Strange Magic.’ After this, he introduced “10538 Overture” with the words “Here’s one you might know. Have a listen.” The audience did not know, but they enjoyed it anyway.

 

After singing ‘Can’t Get It Out Of My Head’, ‘Sweet Talkin’ Woman’, ‘Turn To Stone’, and ‘Steppin’ Out’, he dedicated “Handle With Care” to his fallen fake brothers in the Traveling Wilburys, George Harrison and Roy Orbison. He then sang ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’,  ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King’, ‘Telephone Line’, and concluded the main set with ‘Mr Blue Sky’, and then, for an encore played their breakthrough version of ‘Roll over Beethoven’. He concluded the concert by saying that the concert was “the best fun we’ve ever had,” and “I’ll do this again.”

(with thanks to anglopia.net for the report)

 

In other news…

 

10cc’s albums Windows In The Jungle and Ten Out Of 10 were recently released on CD on Amazon.co.uk

 

Windows In The Jungle

1. 24 Hours (Full Version)

2. Oomachasaooma (Feel The Love)

3. Yes I Am

4. Americana Panorama

5. City Lights   

6. Food For Thought

7. Working Girls

8. Taxi Taxi

9. 24 Hours (Edit)

10. Dreadlock Holiday (Live, London / 1982)

11. I'm Not In Love (Live, London / 1982)

12. Oomachasaooma (Feel The Love) (Edit)

13. She Gives Me Pain

14. Food For Thought (Radio Edit)

15. The Secret Life Of Henry

 

Ten Out Of 10

1. Don't Ask

2. Overdraft In Overdrive

3. Don't Turn Me Away

4. Memories

5. Notell Hotel

6. Les Nouveaux Riches

7. Action Man In Motown Suit

8. Listen With Your Eyes

9. Lying Here With You

10. Survivor

11. The Power Of Love

12. Memories

13. We've Heard It All Before

14. Tomorrow's World Today

15. Run Away

16. Les Nouveaux Riches

17. You're Coming Home Again

 

May

2014

"I am delighted to announce that I am going to be inducted into the Songwriters hall of fame. The ceremony will take place in New York on June 12th. I am very proud to be joining such esteemed company.”

Graham

 

From the songhall.org website: "Graham Gouldman is one of England’s most successful songwriters, penning such classic 1960s hits as “For Your Love” and “Heart Full of Soul” for The Yardbirds, “Bus Stop” and “Look Through Any Window” for The Hollies, and “No Milk Today” and “Listen People” for Herman’s Hermits, while also writing hits for Jeff Beck, Cher and the Shadows.

A former member of the Mindbenders, he joined with that band’s Eric Stewart and Kevin Godley and Lol Crème in forming pop group 10cc. For that band he delivered such hits as “The Things We Do For Love.”

Key songs in the Gouldman catalog include: * Bus Stop * For Your Love * I’m Not In Love * No Milk Today * The Things We Do For Love”

(copied from the blog page at grahamgouldman.org)

 

On behalf of all Graham Gouldman and 10cc fans everywhere, we offer our sincere congratulations to Graham for this monumentous recognition of his songwriting.

 

New CD from Graham Gouldman

 

Here are a set of photos showing you the new “live” CD from Graham Gouldman. It’s his “Heart Full Of Songs” concert with which the four of them toured the UK last year. On sale at the current UK tour of Heart Full Of Songs Tour. Click the dates link for tour details.

Please do not ask us for copies of this or any other CD’s and DVD’s. We do not have any to sell.

 

April

2014

10cc UK Tour Dates for 2014…

 

We received the dates for 10cc’s tour of the UK. It’s part 1 at the moment because there’ll be more dates for February 2015 coming in the next few months. Click on the dates link to see where and when they’re playing.

 

Something You Don’t See Every Day…

 

We recently received some very interesting files from Gina Crosby.  We thought you might like to see them too.

Just click on the links : Front Page / Page 1 / Page 2 / Page 3 / Page 4 / Page 5 / Page 6 / Page 7

As you can see, it’s the “contract rider” for the 1980 tour. Page 4 has an interesting supply list, don’t you think?

We’ll be bringing you more of Gina’s clippings and files in the near future.

 

 

March

2014

Competition Time is OVER…

 

Our winners have been chosen from the dozens of entries that we received. We would have loved to give everyone a signed CD but alas we only have three to send out. So here are the names of the three lucky recipients...

 

Martin Steadman of Ashford, Kent

 

Patricia Hallam of Stanley Village, Derby

 

Robert Lewis of Oldland Common, Bristol

 

Congratulations to all of you on behalf of the staff here at the website and everyone at Wienerworld who donated the prizes. You should each be getting your CD in the next week or so.

 

 

Graham’s Heart Full Of Songs Tour Dates…

 

We’ve just received the list of dates for this year’s Heart Full Of Songs tour.

 

It’s the enduring popularity of these tracks and Graham’s love of playing songs in their simplest form, acoustically, that led him and fellow 10cc members into performing some of them – just with vocals and acoustic guitars – as the supporting act at 10cc concerts.

 

It grew to become a stand-alone entity and Heart Full of Songs debuted in its own right in April 2013, playing 17 shows with several sell-outs, including London’s 800-capacity Union Chapel.

 

Heart Full of Songs performances feature many of the tracks mentioned above, along with Bridge To Your Heart (from Graham’s time in Wax with the late Andrew Gold), other Gouldman compositions and material from his acclaimed latest solo album Love And Work.

 

With 10cc having toured UK arenas with Status Quo last December and their next solo concert tour not scheduled until the autumn, Graham is taking Heart Full of Songs on tour again in May, this time as a three-piece with Mike Stevens and Iain Hornal, with percussion contributions from Dave Cobby.

 

A Heart Full of Songs concert is truly a night to remember. Click on the dates link to see where and when they’re playing.

 

 

Competition Time…

 

As we said recently, Wienerworld are releasing Clever Clogs on CD this week. We have three signed copies to give away in a really easy competition. All we want you to do is answer a simple two-part question.

 

A)   How many UK Number 1’s did 10cc have?

B)    Name them

 

Email your answers along with your name and address to competition@the10ccfanclub.comby March 24th. Please, just one entry per person. The winners will be picked shortly after the closing date and the staff at the fan club website will get the CD’s out as fast as we can.

 

Audio ‘Clever Clogs’…

 

WIENERWORLD got in touch with us today. On March 10th they will be issuing a CD version of the Clever Clogs concert recorded live at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire in March 2007. This 17 track CD is packed with 10cc’s top 10 hits featuring 3 number one's including I'm Not In Love, Rubber Bullets and Dreadlock Holiday. Along with the 10cc material, Graham Gouldman and the band perform hits he wrote for The Yardbirds, The Hollies and Herman's Hermits. This concert features original members Graham Gouldman and Kevin Godley along with top musicians Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson, Mike Stevens and Paul Burgess.

 

“I have many fond memories of our gig in 2007 at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Not only is it an iconic venue but it also featured an appearance by KEVIN GODLEY. I had asked him to sing, amongst other songs ‘Old Wild Men’, a song he wrote with LOL CRÉME that featured on our ‘Sheet Music’ album. It was a magical moment when KEVIN started to sing, the audience went mad.” – Graham Gouldman

 

To buy the CD on Amazon, use this link. To buy the tracks on iTunes, use this link

 

For further information please contact Wienerworld    Tel: +44 (0)20 8206 1177 E-mail: info@wienerworld.com

 

We will be running a competition soon, in conjunction with Wienerworld, to win copies of the CD signed by Graham.

 

Other Album News…

 

10cc and Sheet Music are being re-released as Red or Yellow Vinyl GATEFOLD albums on April 14th…

Click on the album name links above to take you to the Amazon pages for further details…

 

February

2014

So far this month…

 

Eric was a special guest of The Producers at the recent MPG awards ceremony. Trevor Horn received a lifetime award. It went very well indeed. It was the first time Eric and Lol have been on stage together in quite some time!.

 

New Zealand Festival review

 

We received a link today to a review of a festival 10cc appeared at recently in New Zealand.

 

It starts off with “Three bands from the past convened at Matakana’s Country Park on a blistering hot Sunday afternoon. Other than the fact that they are all “vintage” acts, they had little in common musically with each other. Not that the crowd cared…they just wanted to party.” Click here to read the whole article.

 

 

Festival News…

 

We have received information from another festival organiser

 

10CC have been added to the Wychwood Festival to be held at Cheltenham Racecourse, May 30th to June 1st. As with the Acoustic Festival at Uttoxeter, Graham and co will be on the Heart Full of Songs tour, Gouldman and his 10CC bandmates will be performing Gouldman-penned hits such as Bus Stop, Look Through Any Window, Heart Full of Soul and No Milk Today, which was made famous by Herman’s Hermits. More information and tickets for the Festival is available at wychwoodfestival.com

 

January

2014

So far this month…

 

Eric Stewart reached the ripe old age of 69 on the 20th, best wishes from your fans everywhere.

 

Francis Coates wrote to us this week. He was the band's stage lighting designer in the 70s, and made the mirror-ball clad motorised 10CC stage logo used on all their live dates at that time, and re-made last year for their UK tour. Last used by the band for their Manchester gig in 2013.

He is now offering this fully functioning Logo in it's road-box for sale as he no longer has room to store it.

He asked us to pass this information to club members as he would obviously want it to go to someone who is a fan of the group.

He’ll sell it for a minimum of £2,600 to cover his cost of making it. The logo can be seen in operation with the original group on web link:  http://www.guardian.co.uk

He added : I have much 10CC memorabilia, inc tour schedules, crew photos, stage lighting plans, newspaper reports on gigs in the UK and abroad, gig programmes etc etc.

 

We’ll try and get photo’s of everything as soon as possible.

Email Roy here at the fanclub and we’ll forward all enquiries to Francis on your behalf

 

Songwriters Hall Of Fame announcement

 

We're delighted to announce that Graham Gouldman is going to be inducted into the Songwriters hall of fame. The ceremony will take place in New York on June 12th. We just learned this from the 10ccworld website.

 

Graham said "I am very proud to be joining such esteemed company".

 

Swap Shop on Tour With 10cc

 

Gina Crosby sent an email to Minestrone the other day…

“Just thought people might like to know that someone has posted on YouTube a clip from 1981 of when Swap Shop did a special of behind the scenes on tour with 10cc. As well as clips of the band on stage it also features Maggie Philbin talking to the Sound and Lighting crew,  and on the Tour Bus. It's very enjoyable and well worth a look.”

 

It’s a fraction under 20 minutes long and actually features the 1980 Look Hear? Tour with the giant tape machine backdrop.

 

Here’s the link : Swap Shop On The Road With 10cc

 

To round out the month of January…

 

We have received information from the organisers of a couple of festivals this year…

 

10CC has been revealed as the latest act to join the Acoustic Festival of Britain, to be held at Uttoxeter Racecourse on the May bank holiday weekend. During the festival, under the banner of Graham Gouldman’s Heart Full of Songs, Gouldman and his 10CC bandmates will feature the classics as well as pre-10CC Gouldman hits such as Bus Stop and Look Through Any Window, which were written for The Hollies, Heart Full of Soul and For Your Love, performed by The Yardbirds, and No Milk Today, which was made famous by Herman’s Hermits. Other acts confirmed to perform include X Factor’s Matt Cardle, The Fairport Convention and Fleetwood Mac tribute act Fleetwood Bac. More information and tickets for the Acoustic Festival is available at http://www.acousticfestival.co.uk

 

 

"Rewind Scotland – The 80s Festival" in Perth, Scotland is back for its fourth year running.  The festival will take place from Friday 18th July until Sunday 20th July at Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland.

This year’s headline performances include Billy Ocean, and a rare festival appearance from American pop/soul/R&B icons Daryl Hall and John Oates (their only Scottish Festival appearance this year). As with all past Rewind Festivals, the 80s celebrations will showcase non-stop music on the main stage from the biggest 80s icons, plus plenty of audience participation and dressing up. The festival also features more unforgettable 80s artists including ABC, The Sugarhill Gang, 10cc, Midge Ure, Blancmange, Roland Gift, Johnny Hates Jazz, Jimmy Sommerville, The Boomtown Rats, T’Pau, The Selecter, Marc Almond, plus many more. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 31st January.  Full details about ticket outlets and prices are available from the official Rewind website - http://www.rewindfestival.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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