June

2016

Win tickets to see 10cc and other artists…

 

The organisers of the Greenwich Music Time concerts in July contacted us today…

We’re able to offer some free tickets to see 10cc at the Greenwich Music Time Festival for free, if you’re interested in sending competition details out on your news page.

This is the link to the competition on our website: https://www.ornc.org/news/win-a-pair-of-tickets-to-greenwich-music-time-2016

This is the Facebook link with all the information about the competition: https://www.facebook.com/oldroyalnavalcollege/posts/993451337369339

 

PLEASE NOTE : This competition is NOT being run by the Fan Club.

 

 

And now a party political broadcast on behalf of the BREXIT party…

 

We’re not a political website. We just bring you the 10cc-related news. It seems Trevor Horn and Lol Creme have come up with a new song… here’s the link. “The Referendum Game” was produced by Trevor Horn and ex 10 CC star Lol Creme helped write the music. Vocals are by Art Wellesley.

May

2016

Busy weekend, it seems…

 

News has just reached us of another concert for the same weekend in June (see below) for 10cc…

Sunday 18th June sees the third day/night of Rock On Windermere and 10cc are the headline act that night.

Ticket details can be found at www.rockonwindermere.co.uk

 

 

More concert details…

 

The Operations Manager, Dean Turner, just sent us an email for an upcoming event…

 

“Hi Gents,

Just thought I would send you a quick email about Westside Proms.

Westside Proms is set to be the first concert in the new Tropicana.

The venue made world famous by Bankys Dismaland.

The venue has seen a transformation since the close of Dismaland and now the first show to take place is Westside Proms.

10cc headline on Saturday 18th June Tickets a fantasic £25.00.

 

www.evenmoore.co.uk

www.facebook.com/westsideproms

 

Tickets Available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EGEGKD

 

The concerts will also be taking place over the weekend of Weston Air show so the band will be a great finish to a fantastic day of airplane displays including the Red Arrows.

Hope you might join us.

Kind regards

Dean”

 

April

2016

Charity concert announced…

 

Graham Gouldman is taking part in a charity concert on July 2nd this year. The concert is the Wintershall Charity Rock Concert at Slades Farm, Thornecombe Street, Bramley in Surrey. The band line-up includes Roger Taylor (Queen), Mike Rutherford of Mike & The Mechanics/Genesis fame, Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel) and jeff beck & Friends as well as Spike Edney & the SAS Band, to name a few…

Details can be found here. The website proudly states “You are cordially invited to join the Hutley Family at the 7th Wintershall Charity Rock Concert for a black-tie picnic evening”

 

March

2016

Another 10cc gig announced…

 

10cc are headlining Sat 4 June at the Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham. Click on the link for more details and a link to the Festival’s ticket page.

 

Another auction announced…

 

There are several lots of excellent 10cc memorabilia on the Auction site “TracksAuction.com” which opens on line March 23rd and goes “live” April 3rd… they are as follows…

 

Lot 07A - 10cc 1975/76 I’m Not In Love Ivor Novello Award

An original Ivor Novello award for the 1975 10cc single I’m Not In Love that was presented to the music publisher St. Annes Music for Best International Hit Of The Year. The award ceremony took place at the Dorchester Hotel, London in January 1976. 10cc were awarded three Ivor Novello awards in the categories of Most Performed Song Of The Year, Best Pop Song and International Hit Of The Year.

The statue and plinth stand 30cm (11.75 inches) tall. The condition of the award is very good plus.

Estimate £800 - £1200 Starting Price £800

 

Lot 07B - The Original Soundtrack 10CC Ric Dixon UK BPI Gold Sales Award

An original UK BPI sales award presented to Ric Dixon to commemorate the sale in the United Kingdom or more than £250,000  worth of the 10cc 1975  Mercury Records LP The Original Soundtrack.  The award consists of a gold disc mounted with a BPI sales plaque and a small square featuring the album cover artwork on the original red matte background in a gold coloured metal frame.

The frame measures 41cm x 51cm x 2cm (16 inches x 20 inches x 0.75 inches).  There is some light scratching to the frame.  The condition of the award is very good.

Estimate £200 - £400 Starting Price £200

 

Lot 07C - Deceptive Bends 10cc Ric Dixon Australian Gold Sales Award

An original Australian Phonogram PTY Limited sales award presented to 10cc to commemorate Australian Sales of more than 20,000 of the 1977 LP Deceptive Bends.  The award consists of a gold disc mounted with a Phonogram PTY Limited sales plaque on a black matte background in a gold coloured frame.

The frame measures 50.5cm x 60cm x 3.5cm (20 inches x 23.5 inches x 1.25 inches).  The condition of the award is very good minus.

Estimate £200 - £400 Starting Price £200

 

Lot 07D - 10cc Deceptive Bends Stereo Reviews Record Of The Year Award

An original Record Of The Year Award for 1977 presented to Mercury Records for the 10cc LP Deceptive Bends from the USA magazine entitled Stereo Review.  The award consists of a silver framed  plaque with a black background and white printed writing.

The award measures 25.5cm x 20.5cm (10 inches x 8 inches).  The condition of the award is very good minus.

Estimate £100 - £200 Starting Price £100

 

Lot 07E 10cc Signed Programme And Collection Of Tour Memorabilia

A 1977 10cc Deceptive Bends tour programme that has been signed on the cover by all six group members.  Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Tony O Malley, Rick Fenn, Stuart Tosh and Paul Burgess have each signed their full names in a black ballpoint pen.

The programme measures 21cm x 30cm (8.25 inches x 11.75 inches).  The condition of the programme is very good plus.

Also included in the lot are a collection of items relating to 10cc.  The items are as follows: a Dutch Edison Awards programme, an Australian Tour ‘77 sticker, a Mercury Records merchandising poster, a Japanese 1977 Rockupation press kit, a UK press kit and 2 Japanese Rockupation tour programmes.

Estimate £50 - £100 Starting Price £50

 

Lot 07F - 10cc 1980 European Tour Jacket

A white 10cc 1980 European Tour jacket of the type that would have been issued to the personnel and crew on the tour. The jacket has the 10cc logo with the text ‘Euro Tour 80’ on the front right side. It was manufactured by Avon Sportswear, Toronto, Canada. Size medium.

The condition of the jacket is excellent.

Estimate £50 to £100 Starting Price £50

 

These items are from the collection of the former 10cc co-manager Ric Dixon.  Ric began his career as a musician.  He went on to be the owner of The Oasis Club in Manchester and later managed The Mindbenders.  However Ric is best remembered for his successful management of 10cc during the peak years of the band.  He was also instrumental in bringing over Abba to the UK for their  1979 tour.  Ric was an associate at Kennedy Street Enterprises, Manchester and subsequently became heavily involved with the creation of Strawberry Studios in Stockport.

 

Bidding starts tomorrow, March 24th and concludes with a live online event on 3rd April.

 

February

2016

We don’t do this very often but…

 

Someone is selling some memorabilia on ebay.co.uk…

 

THE STRAWBERRY STUDIOS NAME PLAQUE AND 2 FRAMED STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHS

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201527532064?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 

Starting bid is £500.00 and the auction ends on the 2nd March. The write-up reads as follows

Here is a unique oportunity to own a piece of music history, the orginal name plaque of the ledgendary strawberry recording studios in stockport, at the time it was the abbey road of the north and the home of 10cc biggest hits, including "im not in love"

By the way, this auction closed out with just one bid for the starting price of £500.00.

 

 

10cc and a special ticket sale…

 

10cc will be appearing at the Greenwich Music Time festival at the Old Royal Naval College, London on Saturday 9th July 2016.

 

There is a special pre-sale ticket link for 10cc fans shown below.

 

Pre-Sale - Wed / Thu 17th & 18th Feb

 

General sale - Fri 19th Feb

 

Pre-Sale for 10cc fans  ->  http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F00504BC0D9B682?did=ukpso2

 

General Sale - www.GreenwichMusicTime.co.uk

 

10cc and England & Wales…

 

The 2016 tour dates are announced today. They can be seen on the dates page. Tickets go on sale in early February.

 

10cc and the Isle of Man…

 

Graham’s touring 10cc will be performing in the Royal Hall at the Villa Marina on the Isle of Man this coming April. For full details click on the link here.

January

2016

Kevin: “I don’t own my dog, I love him…”

 

Another article has cropped up about Kevin Godley. This time it’s about him and his dog “The Rogue”

Read it here

 

Eric and a Melbourne radio station, back in 2013…

 

We received an email from an Australian lady by the name of Virginia Munro. She gave us a link to a podcast which features an interview with Eric. Virginia says “Anyway, Eric gave a lovely interview with a Melbourne radio station in 2013. He comes across as very approachable, likeable, down to earth and he loves Australia!  I also love what he wrote about friendship on Do Not Bend.  I’m with him there - you don’t turn your back on your friends when they need you.  It’s an honour that they trust you enough to open up.” So here’s the link.

 

Speaking of Eric…

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY from all at the fan club website on behalf of all your fans around the globe.

71 today, 71 today. He’s got the key of the door, never been seventy one before.

 

Kevin helps out with an article on the Gizmotron

 

Tom Avis contacted us recently…

“An article I wrote about the Gizmotron was just published that I thought might be of interest. I had the good fortune to get to speak to Kevin Godley about the history of the device so there's a bunch of information on it that he was able to give me, some of which hasn't been published before. There's a link below. If you'd be up for sharing it that would be very much appreciated.”

Read it here

 

December

2015

What's music legend KEVIN GODLEY (10cc / Godley & Creme) doing now?

 

HOG FEVER the Ear Movie, that's what.

 

RICHARD LA PLANTE: I’m dribbling into a microphone in a tiny LA sound studio, trying to record an audio book of my memoir HOG FEVER and the sound engineer looks as bored as I feel. Then a thought hits me like the crack of thunder from a V-Twin exhaust. Boom! Why don’t I do the Hog Fever screenplay, not the book, and get real actors, Terence Stamp, sound effects, Rock music, the works? I’ll phone my writing buddy, Kevin Godley - the Scorsese of music video and we’ll call it an, an

 

KEVIN GODLEY: An Ear Movie? Damn right! Once Terence was in, I was, but what the hell is an Ear Movie anyway? Well, it’s a pure audio experience with music plus all the production values of a movie but without any er…pictures! Anyway, once we started writing, a few things became obvious. A) Lose anything that relies on seeing. B) Don’t get lost in sound for sound’s sake. C) Write until your eyes bleed…but hey, who needs eyes, anyway? We’re making an EAR MOVIE!

 

“HOG FEVER should be outlawed. It's contagious.” - Sunday Times

 

Midway between the satire of Spinal Tap and the pathos of American Beauty lies the schizophrenic state of mind known as Hog Fever. On the surface this is the story of a man, a motorcycle, and a teetering bank balance. But lurking beneath is the story of a lost soul in search of freedom - or at least one last stab at it. Motivated by the emasculating success of his British screenwriter wife and a love of Easy Rider and The Wild One, Robert Lourdes, a struggling American author on the cusp of forty, finds solace in the Harley-Davidson legend. Hog Fever is Robert's comedy of errors as he embarks on a toot, tattoo-and-testosterone-fueled quest to find himself.

 

The HOG FEVER CD and download comprises Episodes 1 through 5 plus bonus music soundtrack including 4 original songs by Kevin Godley (10 CC, Godley & Creme, GG/06) ‘The Bad & The Beautiful’ ‘Work Song’ ‘Just Write’ and ‘Confession.’ and a special track by Daniel Ash (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) ‘Flame On.’

 

*Features Oscar nominee Terence Stamp and a full supporting cast

*Adapted for the ears by Kevin Godley from Richard La Plante's memoir Hog Fever

*Directed by Kevin Godley

*Produced by Escargot Books

*Sound design by Kevin Godley and Ivan Jackman

*Original songs by Richard La Plante, Mark Ling, Daniel Ash, Billy Goodrum, and Kevin Godley

*Original songs produced by Greg Penny and Kevin Godley

*Incidental music written and produced by Kevin Godley and Ivan Jackman

 

TERENCE STAMP: is an actor. His first title role, in Peter Ustinov’s Billy Budd, earned him a Golden Globe, in 1962 and an Academy Nomination.  He followed this with Modesty Blaise, Poor Cow and Far From The Madding Crowd, his classic portrayal of General Zod in Superman and Superman II, then the films Wall Street, Legal Eagles, The Hit and his award-winning performance in Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert. The title role in Steven Soderbergh’s The Limey, returned him to leading man status and recently Stamp has worked beside Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, and Matt Damon. His latest film is Big Eyes, directed by Tim Burton. His first Ear Movie is Hog Fever, directed by Kevin Godley.

 

RICHARD LA PLANTE: is a musician, songwriter and the bestselling author of eight novels and two memoirs, including HOG FEVER, on which this fictionalized Ear Movie is based.

 

KEVIN GODLEY: is a musician, writer, artist, inventor, and award-winning music video director. He was a founder member of Art Rock band 10cc and Godley & Creme. His music video credits include the Beatles, U2, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Keane, Eric Clapton, Snow Patrol, Alabama 3, and Lou Reed. He is also the founder of WholeWorldBand, an audio/video music collaboration app.

 

To purchase HOG FEVER:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hog-Fever-Episodes-1-5/dp/B016P21UGY/ref=sr_1_3_twi_audd_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449013874&sr=8-3&keywords=hog+fever

http://www.amazon.com/Hog-Fever-Episodes-Full-Cast-Theater/dp/1504657101/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449014251&sr=8-1&keywords=hog+fever

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hog-fever-episodes-1-5-richard-la-plante/1122581685?ean=9781504657099&quickview=true

 

Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis

 

Just posted by Graham Gouldman on Facebook…

 

"Hi to all the 10cc and Graham Gouldman fans.

My film has just been released on the LP design work of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis and as you know, Storm did loads of fantastic imagery for 10cc over the decades - probably the longest collaboration other than that with Pink Floyd.

Graham appears in the film as well as Storm talking about many of the designs so please check out and also PLEASE SHARE links as distributing the film independently.

DVDs (NTSC but coded "region free") are available here: www.takenbystormfilm.com and streaming at: takenbystorm.vhx.tv

Cheers and happiest of holidays, Roddy Bogawa"

 

Concert Date for 2016…

 

Graham’s 10cc will be appearing at the 2016 “Concert At The Kings” on Saturday 21st May. Details can be found at the website concertatthekings.co.uk Also appearing will be Suzi Quatro, Big Country and Marmalade. Headlining the concert will be the SAS Band.

 

November

2015

Mick Wilson and ‘W.A.L.E’…

 

We’ve just received some information about getting hold of the “W.A.L.E” album “Come Together”. The CD's can be ordered at info@soundwise.nl. From the end of the first week in November it also will be available on I-Tunes...and Spotify...under W.A.L.E. Come together. The price will be €15 excluding shipping costs

 

I’m Not In Love : The Story Of 10cc…

 

BBC Four, in the UK, will be broadcasting this show on Friday December 4th at 10pm GMT.

 

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of smash hit I'm Not in Love, the original members of 10cc - Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme - reunite to tell their story. The documentary shares the secrets to some of their most successful records, from the writing and the recording to the tours and the tensions.

 

With contributions from an impressive array of music industry legends including 10cc's band manager Harvey Lisberg, lyricist Sir Tim Rice, broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, legendary producer Trevor Horn, Stewart Copeland (the Police), Graham Nash (the Hollies) and Dan Gillespie Sells (the Feeling), not only does this film highlight the diversity of these four brilliant musicians' songwriting talent, but it also delves into the influence they had, as well as the politics beneath their acrimonious split in 1976, at the height of their fame.

 

Our own Dave Jarvis has been helping out with this documentary, as he recently mentioned in an email to the News Desk… “Graham got the producer Charles Thomas from BskyB to get in touch with me some 18 months ago and I have helped them in as many ways as I could. I helped the promotion company compile a lot of photographs and details but I had no involvement with any of the bands interviews, only the audio and photographic images. I sent them the 1973 Strawberry Studios documentary as well.”

Way to go, Dave!

 

It should be available on the BBC iPlayer shortly after transmission.

October

2015

Graham Gouldman and BBC Radio…

 

This coming Saturday, October 10th, Graham Gouldman will be talking to Stephen Smith on BBC Radio 4 about, amongst other things, getting lost in the record shops of his youth, writing "I'm Not in Love" and even composing a new song to lostness as part of Stephen’s programme 'The Loss of Lostness'. The programme airs at 10.30am BST. JUST IN… The song Graham wrote for the show can be heard here

 

But wait, there’s more…

 

Graham Gouldman and BBC Radio (again)…

 

Graham Gouldman will be the guest with Aled Jones on BBC Radio Wales on Sunday October 11th at 1pm BST.

 

September

2015

Mick Wilson and ‘Cats In Space’…

 

Aside from his duties with the 10cc touring band, Mick Wilson has been busy with a new band… “Cats In Space” Their debut single is called Mr Heartache and you can read Dave’s review here.

 

Graham Gouldman and ‘The SAS Band’…

 

Taking a break from his duties with the 10cc touring band, Graham Gouldman has signed up with Spike Edney in the SAS Band for a few dates late November/early December this year. For more details click here

 

Graham Gouldman and ‘The BMI London Awards’…

 

Graham Gouldman will lead the winners list at this year's BMI London Awards as he takes home the Icon Award for outstanding contribution to this music industry. For more details click here

 

Mick Wilson and ‘W.A.L.E’…

 

So, aside from his duties with the 10cc touring band, and the “Cats In Space” band, Mick Wilson has also been busy with another group… “W.A.L.E”. Their album “Come Together” features songs songs written and produced by Harry De Waij and Joos Van Leeuwen and Mick sings lead vocals on all but one of the tracks. You can read Dave’s review here.

 

July

2015

Kevin Godley & Spacecake

 

Dave got an email the other day… we thought we’d let you read it

 

My name is Lisa Hafey, I'm the editor of essentiallypop.com. 

I've just done a phone interview with Kevin Godley, as a follow up to a piece we wrote about Spacecake. (click here to read that article) It's an hour long interview, and I'm currently transcribing it but it occurred to me that you guys might like to have the links to it. We're going to upload extracts of the interview to our youtube channel as well if we can, because the published interview isn't going to be everything that was covered in the interview, primarily because it's so jolly long :) Anyway, if you're interested, we'll send you the links when it's published.

Regards

Lisa Hafey

 

So… one day later we were sent the interview, hope you all enjoy it

 

June

2015

10cc Tour Dates…

 

 With the pending tour of New Zealand later this year, we thought we’d show you one way it’s being promoted. Click on the link to see.

 

Andrew Gold…

 

June 3rd sees the fourth anniversary of the untimely death of Andrew Gold, aged just 59. A previously unreleased live show has been released. Click here to read about it. Details on how to purchase it are here and also on Amazon.

 

May

2015

10cc Tour Dates…

 

 “Due to demand, 10cc have added two more concerts featuring the Sheet Music album performed in its entirety as the first part of the evening, along with Kevin Godley's amazing video contribution. That is followed by the usual all the hits and more.”

 

We’ve just received news of two dates for August. Buxton and Worthing on the 13th and 20th respectively. If we hear of any more, we will of course bring you details and dates.

 

April

2015

10cc Tour Dates…

 

We’ve just uploaded the latest list of concert dates. Australia, New Zealand and Holland get tours in October, November and March.

 

Kevin Godley Autobiography Published…

 

Kevin has recently issued his autobiography “Spacecake” unto the world. It’s available through iBooks using this link

 

10cc/Godley & Creme Legend Kevin Godley Releases New Book SPACECAKE on iBooks!

 

Ireland - SPACECAKE chronicles the misadventures of a debauched and dangerous masochist as he tantrums his way through the sleazy worlds of Rock & Roll, music video and technology, each squalid escapade dragging him ever deeper into a repugnant maelstrom of sordid excess...well sort of. A wee bit. Actually...not remotely.

 

It’s all about the work really.

 

If you don’t recognize the name, Kevin Godley was a founder member of ground breaking UK band 10cc. (Their single, “I'm Not In Love” continues to be one of the best selling records of all time). As one half of Godley & Creme he went on to pioneer the notion of music video as an art form and was responsible for iconic clips by artists such as Herbie Hancock, The Police, Duran Duran, Lou Reed & Frankie Goes to Hollywood etc, continuing to up his game in solo mode with U2, Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, The Beatles & Blur amongst others. KG thrives on re-inventing himself and SPACECAKE, his first book, takes you on an interactive tour of his life via pictures, music, film clips and 27 chapters of abstract insight into how everything from the first hits to WholeWorldBand, his music/video collaboration app, got made. It’s dark in some of the corners though...so make sure you bring a torch.

 

Kevin Michael Godley (born 7 October 1945, Prestwich, Lancashire, England) is a British musician, writer and music video director.

 

He was born in a family with Jewish ancestry, and went to North Cestrian Grammar School in Altrincham. His first band was Group 17 which had its origins in the Jewish Lads Brigade (The JLB). The members were Henri Shalam, Bernard Suffrin, Sydney Kaye and Jeffrey Baker, whose father may have inspired the “Sergeant Baker” character in the 10cc song, “Rubber Bullets”.

 

While attending art college in Manchester Godley met Lol Creme and formed several bands, most notably Hotlegs and 10cc. After leaving 10cc the two became known as Godley & Creme, both as musicians and music video / TV commercials directors. They won many MTV awards for their unique films and were jointly nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form for: The Police: Synchronicity Concert in 1986.

 

Godley writes, sings, and plays drums and percussion and in 1990 conceived and directed the TV music special “One World One Voice” that featured a global piece of music focussing on environmental and ecological issues. Godley also became a vegetarian during this period.

 

Both Godley and Lol Creme briefly “reunited” with their former 10cc bandmates Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman on the 1992 album, “Meanwhile”. However, Godley claims that their involvement with the project was very limited, as the album was dominated by studio musicians. He performed the lead vocal on “The Stars Didn't Show”, the band's tribute to the late Roy Orbison. It was the only song on the album not sung by Stewart. Following “Meanwhile”, Godley and Creme went their separate ways.

 

He reunited with another former 10cc member, Graham Gouldman, to record new music in 2006 as GG/06, and together they have recorded six new songs which are available via their website www.gg06.co.uk

 

Recently, Godley has moved into developing a music platform that combines audio and video to create a global recording studio in the cloud called “WholeWorldBand” (www.wholeworldband.com). The company was nominated for the “SXSW Music Accelerator Award” in 2013 and was one of eight finalists selected from a pool of over 500. 

 

SPACECAKE, the book, is available for download from iBooks and can be read on any Mac iOS device.

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/spacecake/id976249225?mt=11

 

http://www.gg06.co.uk/shop/section.php?xSec=2

 

 

March

2015

10cc playing in Leeds

 

It’s been brought to our attention that www.10ccworld.com, the official website of the 10cc touring band, has a shopping page where you can purchase various items… t-shirts, tour programmes, CD’s and mugs.

 

We’ve been sent the following information…

 

This coming July 17th 10cc will be performing in Leeds at the Millennium Square. Click on the link to find out ticket prices and availability.

 

Don’t forget that they are also playing three gigs at the end of May, the third of which is at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Southend and Crawley being the other two.

 

And now we’ve news of another festival gig… click here for details. Hardwick Live 2015 will have James as the headlining act, joined for the one-day festival by 10cc, Embrace and Razorlight.

 

February

2015

2015 Tour Promotion…

 

We’ve been sent the following information…

 

I thought you might like to know that we are running a promotion to celebrate the current 10cc tour for anyone purchasing prints from our catalogue (of ten album cover limited editions).

For the first 10 purchasers of a single print we are including a copy of a booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson which has been signed by Graham Gouldman. For anyone buying two or more prints we are including a copy of Aubrey Powell’s new ‘Hipgnosis Portraits’ book which features 10cc of course. 

Best Regards

Rob Smeaton
Director

Hypergallery Limited

 

Here is a link to our landing page for this promotion: http://tiny.cc/10ccFeb2015

 

 

January

2015

Graham’s Touring 10cc news…

 

We’ve been sent the following information…

 

Torquay United AFC is very pleased to announce the launch of Yellowfest, its first music concert inside the Launa Windows Stadium, Plainmoor, Torquay on Saturday, 9th May 2015. Headlining will be the legendary 10cc  plus the magnificent Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford (Squeeze) and local bands These Reigning Days, Three Bags Full, The Simmertones, Tesserae and The Esplanades.

Further details, including how to purchase tickets and sponsorship opportunities, can be found by visiting our website www.torquayunited.com or by ringing 01803 328666 Option 0

 

 

Eric Stewart news…

 

The e-book is in its final editorial stages but Eric doesn't know when it will be published. The ES compilation album will be released by Cherry Red and feature a variety of tracks from Frooty Rooties, Girls, Do Not Bend and Viva La Difference. Some tracks will be remixed. There is currently a problem with the licensing of two tracks and this has held up everything else so there's no planned release date yet.

 

And in case anyone was wondering, Eric will NOT be appearing with Lol Creme and Trevor Horn on March 5th.

 

Graham Gouldman news…

 

The soundtrack album for the movie Animalympics can now be downloaded from iTunes.

 

WAX Videos…

 

Several WAX videos have very recently emerged onto the internet and the quality is very good indeed. At the moment, we have a total of six songs with seven videos between them. It seems one song got filmed twice. Here are the links…

 

Ball And Chain : Bridge To Your Heart : In Some Other World :

American English : Right Between The Eyes :

 

Shadows Of Love (1) : Shadows Of Love (2)

 

 

 

December

2014

And in March…

 

…Lol Creme takes to the stage alongside Trevor Horn in a concert at the O2Empire, Shepherd’s Bush, London in early March.

 

 

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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