April

2014

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.

 

December

24, 2013

DID YOU VOTE FOR 10CC at The Dutch Top 2000?

 

The results are in for the Dutch Top 2000

 

Dreadlock Holiday was the highest 10cc song at #298 (down 84 on last year)

I’m Not In Love came in at #404 (-132)

The Wall Street Shuffle ran out of road at 1119 (-246)

I’m Mandy Fly Me was 175 places down on last year at 1858th in the listing

 

Godley & Creme’s An Englishman In New York finished at 1830 (+90)

 

The staff at the fanclub website and Ilse van Leeuwen, Ron van Leeuwen and Loes de Jong would like to thank everyone who voted.

December

1, 2013

PLEASE VOTE FOR 10CC at The Dutch Top 2000!

 

Every year there is a vote in the Netherlands for the Top 2000 songs of all time.

Every year our friend Ilse van Leeuwen lets us know that “10cc were only number…”

This year she has a cunning plan.

 

1 Link: stemmen.top2000.nl

2. Choose 15 songs from the list (click on 'artiest' for alphabetic order) click and 'voeg toe'=add)

3. Add 5 free chosen songs (not from the list)

4. Click red button 'breng stemmen uit'

5. Fill in your first name, surname, male or female (man vrouw) emailaddress, birthdate, postcode, city, name of country you live in

6. Click on 'verstuur' (send)

7. Confirm your vote in the email you will receive (first link)

8. For the results: www.radio2.nl 'de lijst' (link will follow)

9. You can listen live ( link to follow)

 

Hereby extended explanation:

 

Vote for 10cc until the 6th of december, 8 p.m.

Broadcasting will start at noon on Christmas Day(not Boxing Day) untill midnight New Years Eve.

 

1.:Here's the link for the voting: stemmen.top2000.nl

2. You can select 15 songs from the list and 5 extra songs (free choice). (Click on 'artiest' for the alphabetic order)

 

3: In "zoeken" (search) you can type the name of the artist.

Select the artist/song of your choice and press "voeg toe" (add)

Free choice:

If you choose a song which is not in the list you have to type the name of the "artiest" (artist) and the songtitel. If you want to you can give a "motivatie" (motivation)

 

5.:After completing the list click on 'breng stemmen uit' and then you have to fill in your "voornaam"(first name), "achternaam"(surname),"man"(man) or "vrouw" (female), emailaddress, "geboortedatum" (date of birth), postcode, "woonplaats"(city) and "land"(country)

6.: Press "verstuur" (send) and skip the enquete (poll)

 

7:You'll receive an email and by pressing the first link you'll confirm your vote.

 

9.:You can listen live (link to follow)

 

If you need help, please contact one of us.

 

Ilse van Leeuwen, Ron van Leeuwen and Loes de Jong would like to thank you for your help.

November

14, 2013

(part deux)

Another interview with Eric

 

An Australian radio station got in touch with us today…

 

Hello Dave & Roy,

Just would like to let you know that we did an Eric Stewart special now on podcast.

Please feel free to pass the link along or post on your website.

 

http://www.southernfm.com.au/general/the-purple-haze-archive-presents-eric-stewart-of-the-mindbenders-and-10cc-podcast/

 

Kind regards,

'Purple Haze'

88.3 Southern FM

Melbourne Australia

 

To quote long-time 10cc fan Jose Gomez “You can't beat 2 hours 13 minutes and 38 seconds of Eric Stewart goodness :) It is truly great to hear from him again.”

 

November

14, 2013

Three unannounced dates for your attention…

 

We were sent this memo and dates today…

 

 

If you have a way to tip-off 10cc fan club members quickly, these three shows are low-key, semi-secret warm-ups before the band hits the arena dates with Status Quo. 

They are likely to sell-out within days. They only hold around 400-500 people each.

 

Tuesday 3 December

Quarterhouse, Folkestone

Tickets:  01303 858500

www.quarterhouse.co.uk

 

Wednesday 4 December

The Maltings, Farnham

Tickets: 01252 726 234

http://www.farnhammaltings.com

 

Thursday 5 December

Sub 89, Reading

Tickets: 0871 220 0260

http://www.sub89.com

 

ENJOY!

September

8, 2013

Another Adam Coxon interview

 

We got this email recently…

 

“Hi there,

Following my interview with Lol Creme last year (see October 6 2012, below), I interviewed Eric Stewart in February of this year.  Eric was incredibly gracious and generous with his time.  He went above and beyond the call of duty to help me in every way that he could and it was an absolute joy to spend an afternoon in his company.  Eric also gave me some exclusive, never before seen photographs to go alongside my article.

Click the link here to read the article and view the photographs.

Enjoy :)”

 

So the least we could do was share it with you

July 6, 2013

10cc to support Status Quo in December

 

Status Quo are touring in December and their support act will be none other than 10cc. Click on the dates link to see where and when they’re playing.

 

Also, we received some photo’s recently, from Roger Kitching, of items bought on ebay that were once part of a prize giveaway on the BBC show Multi-Coloured Swap Shop.

 

June 26, 2013

Storm Thorgerson prints available…

 

Rob Smeaton, the director at Hypergallery Limited contacted us at the website today…

 

“I've been referred to you by Graham Gouldman who said you would be the ones to help us! Our company publishes fine art, limited edition prints of album cover art. For a number of years we have been associated with Storm Thorgerson, one of the greatest album cover artists ever who as I'm sure you know, sadly died in April. Not long before he died we completed a set of ten editions of

prints from the 10cc catalogue which we had been working on for a considerable time.

 

These are for sale on our web site now http://www.hypergallery.com/people/10cc and I wondered if you would be able to get the message out to 10cc fans that they are available.”

 

April 18, 2013

Storm Thorgerson dies aged 69…

                       

Storm Thorgerson, best known for the design of iconic Pink Floyd albums including "Dark Side of the Moon" and "Wish You Were Here," died today after a lengthy illness, the band has announced. He was 69. He became key member of the graphic art group Hipgnosis, and designed many of their most famous single and album covers. Hipgnosis were responsible for several of the album covers for 10cc and Godley & Creme. Thorgerson’s last 10cc work was for the recent box set Tenology. His family released a statement saying, "He had been ill for some time with cancer, though he had made a remarkable recovery from his stroke in 2003.

February 12, 2013

Graham Gouldman posted this on Facebook today…

                       

“I'm sorry to report that due to a serious hand and arm injury sustained while on a skiing trip in Japan my dear friend and 10cc cohort Rick Fenn will be unable to undertake our Scandinavian tour that was due to start on February 19th.

As a result of this we have been forced to postpone the tour.

I'm hoping that all the dates can be repositioned or replaced at a later date.

My sincerest apologies to all our Scandinavian fans and friends, and of course the promoters and venues.”

 

The gigs have been removed from our Dates page and Graham’s 10ccworld.com website has them removed too. First playable date looks to be April 11th. We’ll keep you informed.

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year to all 10cc fans everywhere : the sequel…

                       

Still in the season of goodwill, the band is doing a pre-Russia warm-up at The Brook (www.the-brook.com) in Southampton on Fri 11 Jan.

 

Limited admission and it's bound to be sold-out, but there are still tickets available

 

December 29, 2012

Happy New Year to all 10cc fans everywhere…

                       

And in the season of goodwill, Kate Westall was one of the backing singers on the Producers recent tour, and she has her own EP out now. It can be found at her site for 4.99 GBP

 

November 17, 2012

 

Knebworth Commemorative Set…

                       

We received this email from Wendy Bannister at rockmusicmemorabilia.com

 

You may remember a couple of years ago you kindly mentioned our 1976 Knebworth commemorative set on your site, which subsequently completely sold out. Because since then we have had a large number of requests for the set we decided to produce another 1976 Knebworth commemorative set, but still restricting it to a limited edition of 200 and I should be really grateful if you would mention the new set on your site.

 

The set can be viewed on http://www.rockmusicmemorabilia.com/productdetails.php?catid=1&pid=1 and anyone wanting further info on the 10cc Knebworth 76 CD and DVD can contact me on info@rockmusicmemorabilia.com

best wishes

Wendy

 

November 11, 2012

 

YouTube, 10cc And Andrew Gold…

                       

Our YouTube channel has had a few more additions in recent weeks… interviews with Lol Creme and Mick Wilson, music video’s for 10cc’s “The Stars Didn’t Show, Art For Art’s Sake, Modern Man Blues, Don’t Hang Up andf two from Godley & Creme – Snack Attack and Babies.

 

Since Andrew Gold passed away, the YouTube channel for “qbrain” has been adding lots and lots of Andrew Gold/Wax videos. So do please go take a look at what’s on offer.

October 15, 2012

 

Graham Gouldman News…

                       

Graham Gouldman will be playing a few select dates next April/May on his “Heart Full Of Songs” tour… Mike Stevens, Rick Fenn and Mick Wilson will be accompanying him. Click on the dates link to see where and when he’s playing.

 

 

Graham, Rick and Mick also appeared live on BBC Radio 2 on Sunday October 14th. You can listen to him for the next few days anyway, by following the Terry Wogan Show link.

 

October 6, 2012

 

Lol Creme Interview…

                       

We received an email from Adam Coxon this week, so we thought we’d share it.

 

“Last month, I went to SARM studios to interview Lol Creme for "The Lowdown Magazine".  You can pick up copies of The Lowdown Magazine for free in many stores all across Liverpool.  Or you can read the article online at the link below. 
http://issuu.com/lowdown/docs/october 
Thought it may be of some interest to you..”

 

Thanks Adam, great interview

 

September 29, 2012

 

Tenology 4CD 1DVD set details…

 

Click here to read the official press release for Tenology, the latest multi disc compendium from Universal. It’s due for release on November 19th 2012.

 

September 13, 2012

 

UK Tour Line-Up Details…

 

It has been confirmed in an email to our news desk that the line-up for the upcoming UK tour will be as follows…

 

Graham Gouldman, Paul Burgess, Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens.

 

August 25, 2012

 

Love And Work winners, dates and Sad Café

 

Apologies for not having got this out sooner but we now have several bits and pieces to bring you… so we’ll start with the main news.

 

The three winners of the personalized Love And Work CD’s are Shirley Heard, Graham Long and Mike Capuano. Thanks to everyone who entered. The answer we were looking for was Andrew Gold. Most of you got it right…

 

2 - There are a few more dates added. Graham is taking 10cc to Russia in January of next year. And this coming week Pontypridd (30th) and Bilston (31st) both get gigs.

 

C – Sad Café have reformed and are going on a small tour in November. The paragraph (below) is taken from the Sad Café site.

 

Sad Café, one of the primary live bands of the 70s and 80s return for their first tour in many years. Led by longtime members Ian Wilson, Dave Irving, Ashley Mulford and Des Tong and augmented by new lead vocalist, Steve Whalley (ex-Slade), this is the band that brought you the great hits Everyday Hurts (#3 on the UK charts), My Oh My, Strange Little Girl, Nothing Left Toulouse and I’m in Love Again along with the big U.S. hits La-Di-Da and Run Home Girl.

Never able to replace their late lead vocalist Paul Young (also Mike and the Mechanics), they now press on to a new era with a great show which brings together the great hits of the past with the matured musicianship of the present and a new vocal sound.

 

June 30, 2012

 

Graham’s New Album Gets Reviewed… And You Could Win An Autographed Copy

 

To coincide with the launch of Graham’s new solo album Love And Work, we bring you Val’s review of the album.

Click here to read her review.

 

But wait, there’s more…

 

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To coincide with the launch of Graham’s new solo album Love And Work, we bring you a chance to win one of three copies.

Each winner will receive a copy of Love And Work personally signed by Graham.

Just email us at competition@the10ccfanclub.com with your answer to this question...

WHO IS GRAHAM GOULDMAN'S NEW ALBUM "LOVE AND WORK" DEDICATED TO?

Closing date for all entries is July 20th 2012

June 15, 2012

 

Graham’s Got A New Album Out…

 

To coincide with the launch of Graham’s single called Daylight, he will be releasing a new solo album called Love And Work.

Click here to read the press release.

June 12, 2012

 

Graham’s Got A New Single Out…

 

To coincide with the launch of Graham’s new solo album Love And Work, he has released a single called Daylight.

Click here to read the press release.

June 7, 2012

 

Even More Concerts This Year

 

The dates list for 2012 has grown significantly with the inclusion of a UK tour spanning October through to early December

May 29, 2012

 

2012 UK Tour NON-Merchandise…

 

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May 27, 2012

 

Coming Soon To A Fan Club Website Near You…

 

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We’ll bring you a review of Producers’ album “Made In Basing Street” as well as a review of Graham’s album “Love And Work”.

May 20, 2012

 

Coming Soon… TENOLOGY

 

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Universal’s long awaited multi CD set of 10cc music also includes a DVD.

More details as soon as we get them. It’s rumoured to be available this coming September.

Price unknown. Thankyou Mark W for this website… http://www.10ccmusic.co.uk

May 10, 2012

 

Happy Birthday 10cc, Happy Birthday Graham

 

10cc turn 40 this year and Graham hits the big 66 today. !0cc are appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, London tonight and our roving reporter Dave will be bringing you his review of the concert, which is due to feature Mr Kevin Godley and A.N.Other as special guests.

 

We are also happy to bring you part one of a feature called Reminisce and Speculate… the memoirs of a man who knew 10cc before they were famous. Lawrence Himelfield has sent us his article. We hope you enjoy reading it.

 

May 9, 2012

 

Near Disaster Averted In Cardiff Concert Calamity

 

A piece of scenery “fell from the skies” during a recent concert at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall. I’m Not In Love was being performed onstage when the 10cc mirror-ball logo fell to the ground. Nobody was hurt in the incident.

 

May 8, 2012

 

Graham Gouldman and Love And Work

 

Graham Gouldman has finished his latest solo album Love And Work and is available for pre-order on Amazon now.

 

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More details can be found here

April 28, 2012

 

Updated concert dates list

 

We’ve received a new, improved dates list for 2012 and it includes a USA concert date (July 13th in New York).

April 22, 2012

 

Read Dave and Val’s reviews of a Mick Terry CD

 

Mick Terry released a CD back in 2010 called The Grown Ups, that Mick Wilson played and sang on, engineered, mixed and co-produced. We bring you Dave and Val’s review here.

 

April 11, 2012

 

Kevin Godley To Perform With 10cc At Royal Albert Hall Show To Mark The Band’s 40th Anniversary

 

Kevin Godley, a founder member of 10cc, will join the current line-up at 10cc’s landmark 40th anniversary show at the Royal Albert Hall on 10th May.

 

The 2012 line-up of 10cc features fellow original member Graham Gouldman with Paul Burgess, Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens.

 

Says Graham: “Kevin and I have stayed in touch over the years and we wrote and recorded some songs together a few years ago for the first time since those halcyon days back in Stockport, so it was natural to ask him to come and sing a few songs with us at the Albert Hall. To my mind Kevin was always the great unsung vocalist of the band.  It should be an emotional night.”

 

Says Kevin: “Looking forward to jumping in the time machine and going back… or is it forward? Actually it’s both. 10cc was a peculiar chemical reaction, a joining of unlikely dots and an equation that didn’t make sense. Good job I was more into making noise than sense. Time to make less sense all over again. Now what should I wear..?”

 

Pic of Kevin and Graham is available here:

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10cc - Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Crème – was formed in Strawberry Studios in Stockport in 1972.  From their debut single “Donna” in ’72 to their final No 1 “Dreadlock Holiday” in ’78 via solid gold classics such as “I’m Not In Love”, “Rubber Bullets”, “The Wall Street Shuffle”, “I’m Mandy Fly Me”, “Life Is A Minestrone”, “The Things We Do For Love”, “The Dean And I”, “Art For Art’s Sake”, “Silly Love” and many more, 10cc ruled the airwaves in the 70s.

 

The original line-up of 10cc stayed together from 72 to 76 and released four albums “10cc” (’73), “Sheet Music” (’74), “The Original Soundtrack” (’75) and “How Dare You” (’76) after which Godley and Crème departed to pursue their own path as a duo.

 

Gouldman and Stewart continued and 10cc released “Deceptive Bends” (’77), “Bloody Tourists” (’78), “Look Hear” (’80), “Ten Out Of 10” (’81) and “Windows In The Jungle” (’83) then both pursued other projects before reconvening in the 90s for “Meanwhile” (’92) and “Mirror Mirror” (’95).

 

At the turn of the millennium encouraged by fans and friends Graham Gouldman put together a band and went out and played all those 10cc hits that everyone wanted to hear.  10cc (Mk III) has toured the world and, as well as delighting their fans of old, have found there is a whole new generation discovering the band for the first time.

 

April 4, 2012

 

Welcome to 10ccworld…

 

We have been asked to promote the 10ccworld site and in doing so, we ask that our fans click the LIKE button when they visit the site.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to www.10ccworld.com, the official website of the 10cc touring band.

I hope you’ll enjoy clicking around and finding out lots of info about us, all the news, our tour dates and our biographies, after which you might care to do a little bit of shopping.

I’d love to hear from you with any comments, observations or criticisms. All will be welcome.

We’re all looking forward to meeting you when we next play in your part of the world, or should I say ‘10ccworld’.

Graham Gouldman

 

The above “borrowed” from their home page.

 

April 2, 2012

 

Taking Macclesfield Town FC OFF the world map…

 

We have just been informed that June 4th’s proposed Party On The Pitch at Macclesfield Town has been cancelled.

 

March 17, 2012

 

Updates on stuff going on…

 

Eric has been working with Sampletekk on the “INIL Choir”. Click here for details and five demo’s.

 

Graham and his touring 10cc are currently on in tour of Australia before their UK tour in April/May. See our dates page.

 

Lol and his Producers band have been on a tour of UK colleges and uni’s promoting their new album “Made In Basing Street”

 

Kevin Godley and friends recently launched WholeWorldBand, an audio/visual music collaboration app, on 25/26th Feb in Dublin at the Hot Press Music Show. For more details, go to  http://www.wholeworldband.com.

 

Our YouTube channel has had several additions in recent weeks, one of the latest being a version of “Working In A Coalmine” featuring messr’s Godley & Creme. We also have a compilation video of Producers live in Birmingham (thank you Mark A). 

 

March 2, 2012

 

Putting Macclesfield Town FC on the world map…

 

As part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, 10cc will be appearing at “Party On The Pitch” on June 4th at Macclesfield Town’s ground. Click here for more details

 

February 17, 2012

 

Producers and Lol

 

We have been sent a press release with news about Lol’s Producers project… we also have a give-away for you all… an mp3 of a song called Freeway which appears on their new album. Keep returning for more news.

 

Click here http://snd.sc/wMEzNy for the mp3

 

PRODUCERS UNDERTAKE UNIVERSITY TOUR AND RELEASE ALBUM

 

There are supergroups, and then there are Producers, arguably the most successful line up of musicians and producers ever.

 

Together, the four members of this exciting new collective of extraordinarily highly regarded producers and artists have, over the

past 40 years, scored over 200 hit singles and albums.  But instead of resting on their mightily impressive laurels, they are about to

embark on a new adventure, with a series of live performances and interactive sessions at several British universities and colleges in

March 2012, ahead of the release of a debut album, Made In Basing Street, in May 2012.

 

So who are Producers?

 

Step forward Lol Crème, ex-member of brilliant 70s pop group 10cc and one half of hit-makers and production/video duo Godley & Creme, legendary British producer Trevor Horn, award-winning musician, engineer and producer Stephen Lipson and ubiquitous human drum machine Ash Soan.

 

This eclectic gang of musicians and studio aces are going to undertake something unique: a tour of Britain’s universities and

colleges, during which they will engage with music students around the UK – in London, Southampton , Birmingham, Leeds, Guildford and High Wycombe – ahead of the release of their long-awaited debut album Made In Basing Street.

 

Far from your regular rock shows, these multi-media events will see the group spending time with the students in Q&A sessions before

taking to the stage to showcase their album and, of course, some of their Greatest Hits. All of the shows will be produced and promoted in association with the students at each institution. Producers’ YouTube channel will host news from the tour and footage of Q+A sessions with the students.

 

Speaking about the tour, Ash Soan says, “I'm looking forward to the Uni gigs personally because I remember when I was studying music and the likes of George Martin visited, it really stayed with me. I hope our shows can do the same”.

 

More info on band members can be found via links below:

 

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/producersmusic

Twitter:      www.twitter.com/producersmusic

Website:     www.producersmusic.co.uk

 

February 11, 2012

 

Eric On The Radio… (-ish)

 

Just had this from Radio Coventry/Warwickshire. They asked Eric for a selection of 70s tracks with a few comments (by email).

 

Just to confirm then, Eric’s soundtrack is going out on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire on Sunday 12th February from 2 to 4pm (GMT) :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_coventry_warwickshire/listenlive

 

It’ll be available for a week after on Listen Again:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_coventry_warwickshire/20120212

 

February 6, 2012

 

10cc Concert Dates for 2012…

 

Many, many apologies to all 10cc fans in New Zealand, but the three dates previously announce for March 2012 have been cancelled. We do however bring you an updated list of concert dates that we have been sent, including 10 dates in Australia, and they are all posted on our dates page.

 

 

January 30, 2012

 

Kevin Godley writes…

 

I am launching WholeWorldBand, my audio / visual music collaboration app, on 25/26th Feb in Dublin at the Hot Press Music Show.

Please visit our web holding page   http://www.wholeworldband.com for more details and please drum up a few 'I Likes' on our Facebook and Twitter pages (links way down at the bottom of the page). It's pretty cool. The more 'likes' we can get the better.

 

November 25, 2011

 

10cc Concert Dates for the next several months…

 

We announced a while back that 10cc would be appearing at Rock With Laughter . We can now bring you the concert dates for 2012 that we know of. And of course as soon as we hear of any more, they will get posted on our dates page.

 

“Andrew Gold” Videos On YouTube

QBrain has recently added some Andrew Gold/Wax videos to its YouTube channel.  Andrew Gold died in June of this year after suffering a heart attack.

 

September 24, 2011

 

Rock With Laughter 2011…

 

The promoters/producers of the annual Rock With Laughter shows at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England got in touch with us recently and gave us a list of performers. Rock With Laughter is billed as Birmingham’s biggest Christmas show ever. It takes place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December 2011 and 10cc will be there. Artists already confirmed are Jimmy Carr, Dara O Briain, Sarah Millican, Marti Pellow and Gabrielle, with more to be announced.

August 27, 2011

 

Harvey Lisberg speaks…

 

We came across a YouTube video featuring long time manager Harvey Lisberg. It features music and vocals from Graham Gouldman, Mick Wilson and Harvey himself. Click here to view…

 

Whilst Mick Wilson is being mentioned… his recently announced dates have been changed (more details)

Sat

27

Aug

Belgium

Verviers

Festival Fiesta City

With 10cc

Sun

28

Aug

Holland

Lieshout

Bavara Open Air

Fri

30

Sep

Holland

Nijmegen

The Old Cave

Fri

7

Oct

Spain

Madrid

La Boca del Lobo

Sat

8

Oct

Spain

Pallares

The B-52's

Sun

9

Oct

Spain

Barcelona

Sala Monesterio

Mon

10

Oct

Spain

Valencia

El Loco

Sun

16

Oct

UK

Luton

The Hat Factory

Mon

17

Oct

UK

Manchester

Band On The Wall

Sat

22

Oct

Holland

Brenda

Maten van Mass Festival

Sat

19

Nov

Holland

Duiven

Grand Cafe Remigius

 

Graham Gouldman will be doing a charity trek to Machu Picchu and is looking for sponsorship to the tune of almost £4000.

He says “I want to raise £4000 in sponsorship money by undertaking the Teenage Cancer Trust Trek To Machu Picchu. After a four year break I have decided that it is time to put my trekking boots back on and raise money for this very worthy cause. I have seen at first hand the benefits that teenagers get by being in one of these wonderful units where their chances of recovery increase by 15%. 'Nuff said.

You can sponsor Graham by clicking on the link and pledging your support.

 

Songstosavealife.com is a website in aid of the Samaritans with a downloadable album, which includes a recent re-recording of Heart Full Of Soul by Graham Gouldman, along with songs from such artists as KT Tunstall, Jay James and The Overtones. The album is available to pre-order for just £5.99. It becomes downloadable in October.

July 12, 2011

 

A Little Bit More Mick Wilson..

 

We received these dates for Mick Wilson in Spain too…

 

*Fri 2nd September* - Madrid, Spain

Venue: La Boca Del Lobo, solo acoustic

http://www.labocadellobo.com/

The page will be ready on their site soon

 

*Sat 3rd September *- Pallares (nr Sevilla) Spain Venue: B52's

The venue doesn't have a website but they will create a link for ticket sales asap.

For now this is the info: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130117507077187

 

July 12, 2011

 

More Mick Wilson..

 

Just to let you know we have some new dates for Mick Wilson in Holland and Belgium… he is going to play acoustic at some Dutch and Belgian festivals, plus he will do some radio interviews.

Here are the details of the 'tour':

 

Tue 2 Aug:    Radio Nostalgie, Antwerp, Belgium http://www.nostalgie.eu/nl/home/

The Dubliner, Enkhuizen, Holland http://www.thedubliner.nl

Wed 3 Aug:   Radio Enkhuizen, Holland http://www.radioenkhuizen.nl/

The Dubliner, Enkhuizen, Holland http://www.thedubliner.nl

Thu 4 Aug:    Vlieland Groet Festival, Vlieland, Holland http://www.vlielandgroet.nl/wp/mick-wilson-10cc/

Fri 5 Aug:      SwinginHulsen, Belgium  http://www.swinginhulsen.be/programma2011/10cc.htm

Sat 6 Aug:     Geuzenpop, Enschede, Holland http://www.geuzenpop.nl/festivalinfo/bands/mick-wilson-10cc/

Sun 28 Aug:  Bavaria Open Air Festival, Lieshout, Holland http://www.bavariaopenair.nl/

Fri 30 Sept:   Old Cave, Nijmegen, Holland http://oldcave.nl/Nieuws/Optreden_Mick_Wilson.html

Sat 1st Oct:   Grand Cafe Remigius, Duiven, Holland http://grandcaferemigius.nl/

Also Mick has got his own Facebook page now, which you might have seen already, but just in case:

http://www.facebook.com/mickwilsonmusic

 

While we’re on the subject of Holland, we were sent a YouTube link, to an advert with some familiar music…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZPBbac6tNg

 

June 29, 2011

 

10cc In Concert 2011 on UK television

 

Coming up this Saturday in the UK, on Vintage TV – on Sky 369 and Freesat 515, a concert featuring the 2011 line-up. It’s rumoured that the concert will also include the acoustic set, we are awaiting confirmation on that. Anyway, it’s on at 9pm or thereabouts on July 2nd. Please feel free to record it for those of us who can’t get UK tv channels J

 

June 17, 2011

 

Jewish Museum In London

 

The Jewish Museum in London has recently opened a new exhibition called Entertaining the Nation; Stars of Stage and Screen. The exhibition focuses on Jewish entertainers including 10cc.

 

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/?unique_name=entertaining-the-nation

 

June 4, 2011

 

Andrew Gold Dies From Heart Attack At 59

Singer / songwriter Andrew Gold has died at the age of 59 from a heart attack.

Gold was best known for his 1977 hit ‘Lonely Boy’ and 1978’s ‘Thank You For Being A Friend’, the later became the theme for the hit TV series The Golden Girls that ran from 1985-1992.

Gold continued in TV writing the theme song for ‘Mad About You’ known as ‘Final Frontier’.

Andrew Gold was born in Burbank. His mother Marni Nixon was the singing voice for many Hollywood actresses. She was the real singer for Natalie Wood in ‘West Side Story’, Deborah Karr in ‘The King And I’ and Audrey Hepburn in ‘My Fair Lady’. His father Ernest Gold was an Academy Award winning composer. He wrote the music for ‘Exodus’.

Gold’s first band Bryndie featured Kenny Edwards, Wendy Waldman and Karla Bonoff. He worked closely with Linda Ronstadt as multi-instrumentalist on five of her albums from 1974’s ‘Heart Like A Wheel’ and onwards.

His big hit ‘Lonely Boy’ was featured in the movies ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘The Waterboy’.

Andrew Gold worked with Art Garfunkel on the ‘Breakaway’ album. He played every instrument on Art’s solo hit ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’.  He also played guitar and drums on Eric Carmen’s ‘She Did It’.

Andrew has sung on records or played live with three of the four Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr and has toured with the Eagles and Jackson Browne.

A big 10CC fan, after the band broke up in the 80’s Gold formed Wax with Graham Gouldman. They were together for 5 years and delivered the hits ‘Right Between Your Eyes’ and ‘Bridge To Your Heart’.

Roy, Dave and Val send our sincerest condolences and heartfelt wishes to his family and friends on behalf of all 10cc, Wax and Andrew Gold fans everywhere.

 

May 26, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A little bit more Mick Wilson…

 

Mick Wilson has been setting up a small promotion tour for his solo album in Arnhem.

 

For the Dutch fans there is a page on the following site with all info:

http://www.sixdegreespromotions.com/#/mick-wilson-in-arnhem/4551613680

 

For the English speaking fans, the program is as follows -

Wed 1 June Location: Optimaal FM Time: 9am - 11 am www.optimaalfm.nl

Mick will be interviewed in a morning show called 'Het Balrijk' and he will play a short acoustic set there.

 

Wed 1 June Location: Kroese CD Store, Rijnstraat, Arnhem  Time: 5pm www.kroese-online.nl

Instore acoustic performance by Mick, he will sign CDs afterwards

 

Thu 2 June Location: Pegasus Pub, Zwanenstraat, Arnhem Time: 9pm www.pegasuspub.nl

Acoustic performance + signing

 

Sat 4 June Location: Smaakvol Arnhem Festival (means: Tasty Arnhem) Time: around 9pm www.smaakvolarnhem.nl

Gig - Mick with LIVE band (Rupert Fenn, Hugo Degenhardt, Sam Burkey and Ross O'Reilly)

 

Sun 5 June Location: Cafe De Schoof, Korenmarkt 37, Arnhem Time: 9pm www.deschoof.com

Gig - Mick with LIVE band (Rupert Fenn, Hugo Degenhardt, Sam Burkey and Ross O'Reilly)

 

There is one more on the 4th June but still has to be confirmed.

 

Mick Wilson will also be appearing at Guilfest 2011 on Sunday 17th July in Guildford, England.

Click here for details

 

We have uploaded a “home-made” video for his single “Never Ending Summer” on our YouTube channel.

You will also see our other latest uploads – The Wall Street Shuffle, Silly Love and Feel The Benefit

 

May 5, 2011

Taking a break from touring…

Having completed the UK and European tours for early 2011, Graham is making an appearance on a television food chat show… Chat Masala, on May 8th.

 

Seabright Productions are proud to present Chat Masala, at E4 Udderbelly this Summer; a chat show with culinary leanings, from Hardeep Singh Kohli - a man of many words and even more ingredients.

If music be the food of love play on, play on. Obviously had TV been invented in Shakespeare's day he would probably have said "if chat show formats be the food of love, eat on and chat on as well". Probably.

During these two unmissable shows, not only will audiences hear from some of the biggest names of Stage, TV and the world of Cookery but the big names will be fed as well. Lamb Curry, Butter Chicken, Aloo Gobi and Spam Pakora are just some of the delicacies Hardeep will cook while interviewing.

Food and fun and famous folk – what more could you want on a Summer’s afternoon?

May 8th - The Foodie Show

Bryn Williams - A familiar face from Saturday Kitchen, Bryn shot to fame when he won The Great British Menu to cook the fish course for the Queen Mother's 80th birthday. Having worked for Marco Pierre White and Michael Roux, Bryn is now owner and chef of Odettes in Primrose Hill. 

Russell Norman - As Operations Director of Caprice Holdings, he was responsible for launching the new oyster bar at Sheekey’s and planning the company’s other openings in Dubai and New York. He gave all that up to open his own restaurants, Polpo, Polpetto and now Spuntino which have quickly become Soho staples.

Graham Gouldman (10CC) - Songwriter, musician and founder member of 10CC. He has written hit songs for The Yardbirds and The Hollies in the 60's and is in the middle of an extensive 10CC tour.

 

 

April 7, 2011

More from the Mick Wilson camp…

Mick’s first single “Never Ending Summer” is now available on iTunes and the complete album will be available for download from 11th April. Then the week after, on the 18th, it is officially released on Amazon/Play.com/HMV.com to purchase the CD.

 

T-shirts from the 80’s onwards…

We recently spared no expense and recruited one of Rochdale’s top models to bring you a glimpse into the world of 10cc tour t-shirts.

And a Wax one too… click here to see them.

 

March 23, 2011

Mick Wilson Interview…

Caleb Hill, Web Marketing Manager at DV Guitars emailed the News Desk yesterday…

“We've just stumbled across your fansite for 10CC. I saw them most recently in Southend last Sunday - absolutely blinding show! Having recently posted an interview with our good friend Mick Wilson in our online Magazine - http://magazine.dv247.com/2011/03/20/mick-wilson-10cc-interview/ - we were wondering if you could link to it from your site.”

And that’s just what we did…

 

Knebworth 76…

“We now have a new site www.rockmusicmem.com where all the details for the Knebworth 76 festival with 10cc are illustrated. I should be grateful if you could give the site a mention on www.10ccfanclub.com

Best wishes

Wendy Bannister”

March 22, 2011

Another date added…

10CC will be appearing at the Old Town Bowl in Swindon, England, on Saturday 16th July. The gates open at 4pm and the concert starts at 5pm. Tickets available by calling 01793 614837 or online at www.swindontickets.co.uk

March 13, 2011

The10ccfanclub Reviewers bring you…

…their review of Mick Wilson’s new solo album “So The Story Goes

 

And we also bring you…

…an interview given by Rick Fenn last year. It makes for some fascinating reading on his association with 10cc and Mike Oldfield

 

March 2, 2011

The10ccfanclub goes all Twitter-ish

We now have our own Twitter account… 10ccTheFanClub

March 1, 2011

10cc Live In Concert…

10cc have teamed up with Concert Live to produce Exclusive Live CDs across their extensive 2011 UK and European tour. With such memorable songs as chart smash hit 'I'm Not in Love' and 'Dreadlock Holiday', 10cc were one of the most popular bands of the 70's and are back for more. This deluxe 2 disc is exclusive to Concert Live and not available anywhere else. 10cc fans, you are able to pre-order and pick up these CDs STRAIGHT after the show - If you can’t make it, do not fear…We have a limited number available for home delivery! Don’t miss out, these live CDs will be selling quick. Grab them while you can! At the moment, there are 4 concerts that will be or have been recorded – there may well be more.

Website details : www.concertlive.co.uk  The 2CD sets cost 20GBP at the website – as far as we know, they WILL ship them worldwide.

February 26, 2011

Apologies to Grimsby but…

We had been informed that the concert on March 2nd would be at the Auditorium in Grimsby, however, we are now told that it will be at the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne. For ticket details call 01323 412000.

 

February 20, 2011

Songwriters Circle on BBC 4

Graham recently did another SONGWRITERS CIRCLE show for the BBC, along with Fran Healey (Travis) and Ron Sexsmith.

It was recorded at the BUSH HALL in London 2 weeks ago and is due for broadcast on BBC 4 on the 5th March with repeat airings over the next week.

Graham performed Heart Full Of Soul , Look Through Any Window, Pamela Pamela, I’m Not In Love & Good Morning Judge.

Then all 3 of them performed an Everly Brothers song as an encore

 

February 19, 2011

Graham Interviewed…

Just in at the News desk… from Justin Dealey at BBC Three Counties Radio

 

I’m interviewing Graham Gouldman from 10cc which is going out tomorrow at 12.35pm on BBC Three Counties Radio.
They can listen via http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties I would be most grateful if you can let people know.

 

Addendum : to get to the BBC Listen Again address for this interview… click here and go to about 34 minutes into the broadcast

 

February 11, 2011

More Dates added…

We have just received the latest CONFIRMED dates from 10cc’s agent. The UK tour now starts in Leamington Spa, and dates for

Canada have been added in May. As ever, as and when we get any more, we will site-post them. To accompany the tour we are also publishing the latest 10cc biography.

 

We’ve been sent a link to send you to… it features part of a radio show that Eric did a couple of years ago about I’m Not In Love.

It’s not often we send you away from our site but this is well worth a listen.

 

Also while you’re not at the site, try going to our YouTube channel to watch a video from Sweden. A TV show about music in the 70's. This episode features 1975 and 10cc's "I'm Not In Love" and other 10cc songs also get an airing.
(Swedish and English with Swedish subtitles)

 

January 29, 2011

Rare Recording Discovered

With very special thanks to Michael Thom, who sent Dave the following item

We bring you a sampling of a song that was written by Graham Gouldman and sung by Graham Gouldman and backed up by Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Lol Creme and Kevin Godley. It comes from 1971 – 1972 and is entitled “Have You Ever Been In Love

You can find it over on the Demos page along with the lyrics too.

 

January 26, 2011

Mick Wilson – So The Story Goes

We spoke with Mick Wilson yesterday about his new album and he filled in a few blanks for us…

 

Well, what started out a couple of years ago with Graham and myself just sitting down with two acoustics has finally ended up with an album that I’m really proud of. Initially, I just wanted to get Graham involved to give my songs a “once-over” and get some songwriting advice. We then wrote a couple of tunes from scratch that we were happy with and got some good reaction from people we trust.

That snowballed into people asking if I was going to make a whole album of my material, who would be involved and would I be playing it live etc. So we decided to write some more tunes and found that the partnership worked really well and we were both pleased with the results.

Long story short - Peter Robinson, who was Graham’s A&R man when he and Andrew Gold were in Wax, heard a few tracks and said that he would like to be involved in getting the album out on his record label. After setting a date that we needed to finish the album by (the start of the 2011 UK tour), we spent the last 3 or 4 months finishing 10 tunes together that have all ended up on the album. As you can imagine, Graham’s influence has been immense and it became very obvious from the start that the album would be a joint production.

As I say on the album notes, it has been a great experience and has turned out exactly how I imagined it to be. Straight ahead pop songs with lots of harmonies, even more guitars(!) and a little dash of that old 10cc humour.

Oh yes, Rick Fenn helped out on a few tracks on the album, which, by the way, is called “So The Story Goes”

 

January 25, 2011

The Next Solo Album…

News has reached us that Mick Wilson will have a solo album available for purchase on the upcoming UK tour. We will bring you more details about the album as soon as we get them but we are reliably informed that it was co-produced by Graham Gouldman who also co-wrote 10 of the 11 new tracks that appear on the album.

 

Over on YouTube…

Our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/10ccfanclub) has grown even more. We have now got over 100 video items available for viewing. And there’ll be more...

 

December 14, 2010

2011 Dates released…

We have just received the set of CONFIRMED dates from 10cc’s agent.

As ever, as and when we get any more, we will site-post them.

 

November 28, 2010

Without The Beatles…

TV producer Des Burkinshaw contacted us this week. Here’s what he had to say…

 

I've just interviewed Eric, Kevin, Graham and Lol separately for a film I'm making called Without the Beatles. 10cc will play quite a prominent part in it. Maybe you and the 10cc fan club website can help?

 

The point of our film is to show how the Beatles had many knock-on effects. All 4 of 10cc claim “no Beatles no 10cc”. I’m looking at the impact Lol & Kev's video work had as well as the impacts of Strawberry on music - neither of which would have happened without the Beatles. However, what would be interesting would be to find a 10cc fan who met his partner through 10cc (at a gig maybe) and as a result got married and had children with one of those grown-up children now a GP or something? To expand the point a bit more… if someone had a kid who became a doctor, I'd be saying; "because of the Beatles, people are getting medical treatment etc". It's about bringing the chain of events as close to the present day as possible. For example, neither of you could run the 10cc fan club without the Beatles because all 4 members of 10cc claim there would be no 10cc. Kev in fact said it was the only musical constant between the four of them. Has running the club had any consequences? Did you meet your partner? Did it save your life? Did you meet a life-changing friend? etc. You have to use your imagination a bit!

You get the idea - I've been all over the world looking for those stories but am glad to be featuring 10cc. They were my 2nd fave band after the Beatles and I’ve been in contact with all 4 since we tried to get a BBC documentary off the ground when I was on the staff 10 years ago now. People with stories can get in touch with me using des@withoutthebeatles.com or by the Facebook page “without the beatles”.

Cheers, Des

 

I almost forgot to mention that there is a guitar signed by, among several others, all 4 of the original 10cc members on our website. I will be auctioning it off at the end of production for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

 

So, can anyone help Des? We will be keeping you updated with how the film is progressing, scheduled programming dates, etc etc as and when we get any more details. Des also supplied us with our new front page picture.

November 25, 2010

The latest news…

For those fans who check the ‘concert dates’ page occasionally… Sorry, we have no new dates to bring you just now BUT we can tell you that there will be lots of 2011 concerts coming up for fans of 10cc. Stay tuned for further details…

 

Over on the Demo’s page, we have added a new demo-mix for you to listen to. It started out as an instrumental track called How Can I Make You Listen. This went on to become a  song on 10cc’s Ten Out Of 10 album, better known as Notell Hotel. We’ve done some splicing together to bring you the demo-mix. We’ll be bringing more demo’s soon.

 

Our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/10ccfanclub) has grown in the past few months. We have added videos for over 20 songs including Hot Sun Rock, Gismo My Way, Good News, Oh Effendi, Something Special and Yvonne’s The One from 10cc; Eric Stewart’s songs Do Not Bend, The Ritual and We’re Not Alone; Wax’s Wherever You Are; Godley & Creme’s Sale Of The Century and many, many more.

 

November 22, 2010

Lyrics up for auction…

UK's greatest songwriting talent donate lyrics to auction for Teenage Cancer Trust . Contributions from songwriters including Sir Paul McCartney, Sting & Gary Barlow. An auction of handwritten lyrics by some of the world's greatest songwriting talent has launched in a bid to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Sir Paul McCartney, Gary Barlow, Brian May, Sting and Annie Lennox are among 27 songwriters who have penned their most famous hits for 'the art of the song' auction which will be run by Bonhams on the 15th December. www.prsformusic.com/artofthesong

PRS for Music, the organisation that collects and pays royalties to its 75,000 songwriting and composing members, launched the project earlier this year to raise vital funds to help young people across the UK fight cancer. As well as raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust the project hopes to create a lasting legacy of the music and song lyrics of our generation.

Those keen to purchase the pieces will have the chance to bid on lyrics including Sting's - Message in a Bottle, Duran Duran's - Girls on Film and Sir Tim Rice's - 'Don't Cry for me Argentina'.  Chris Rea has donated his original lyrics written for 'Road to Hell' famously penned on the M25.

Teenage Cancer Trust funds specialist teenage cancer units in NHS hospitals that are designed to give teenagers the very best chance of a positive outcome. There are currently 17 of these units across the country. The charity plans to build a further 16 so that all young people needing hospital treatment for cancer across the UK have access to the dedicated, specialist support they provide.

Teenage Cancer Trust has a strong music heritage. The charity's annual concerts have become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the British music calendar. Now into their tenth year, the concerts were the brainchild of Teenage Cancer Trust Patron and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey CBE. Each year, the shows have featured some of the world's biggest bands and artists.

The auction will take place at Bonhams Knightsbridge on December 15th 2010 with items available to view from the PRS for Music site www.prsformusic.com/artofthesong from November 17th 2010.

 

For further information on the auction or to register interest please visit www.bonhams.com/entertainment

 

Full list of contributors:

Sir Paul McCartney - Why don't we do it in the road'

Brian May - We Will Rock You

Rod Temperton - Thriller

The Stranglers - Something Better Change

Sting - Message in a Bottle

Simple Minds - Jim Kerr - Alive & Kicking

Sir Tim Rice - Don't Cry for Me Argentina

Barry Mason - Delilah

Duran Duran - Girls on Film

Doug Flett - Fallen Angel (from the Jersey Boys)

Status Quo - Down Down & Rain

Julian Lennon - Saltwater

Gary Barlow - Back for Good

Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath

Pet Shop Boys - Neil Tennant - various

Don Black - Born Free

The Cure - Robert Smith - Plainsong

Chris Rea - Road to Hell

Annie Lennox - Sweet Dreams

Craig David - Walking Away

Graham Gouldman (10cc) - I'm Not In Love (click the link to see Graham’s lyric sheets that can be bought in the auction)

Paul Weller - Andromeda

Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky

Stephen Warbeck - Shakespeare in Love

Eric Clapton - Back to Your Side

Jeff Christie - Yellow River

 

September 30, 2010

More from Kenneth Thornfeldt

“Today, the 29 of September, I interviewed Rick Fenn on the phone from Antwerp in Belgium where 10cc are right now.

This interview and the interview I did with Graham Gouldman two weeks ago can be heard on the Radio Eskilstuna home site. Go into Radio Eskilstuna. Look for where it says "Ljudarkiv" in the middle of the page. Go in where it says "Artistintervjuer" (That is artists

interviews). Look for where it says "Intervjuer med medlemmar ur 10cc". There you find both interviews. With Graham and Rick.”

 

September 23, 2010

Dates for your Listening Diary part deux

Add September 23rd as a good listening date… we bring you a 60 second burst of The Acapulco Kid. The sound quality isn’t excellent but you will be able to hear the opening minute of the demo tape for the Bloody Tourists album’s missing track. It can be found on the Demo’s page.

 

Music and lyrics by Gouldman & Gouldman (Graham & Hymie, that is)

We also have been given access to a previously-unknown-about song. A track called Ulysses was recorded in two parts, back in 1965 by a young Mr Gouldman. We have an old acetate recording of this song and Graham has informed us that it IS genuine. We’ll be site-posting a section of that song for your listening pleasure at the weekend.

 

September 11, 2010

Dates for your Listening Diary

Definitely Different Radio in Manchester sent us an email the other day…

On Wednesday 15th September from 8 pm (BST), we'll be broadcasting a tribute to Strawberry Studios and talking to co-owner and sound engineering 'legend', Peter Tattersall.  We would especially like 10CC fans to join us!

http://www.ddrmanchester.co.uk

 

AND…

 

From Kenneth Thornfeldt

I did an interview by telephone with Graham Gouldman. He was very kind and nice to talk to. I will send the interview in my radio show Flying on Radio Eskilstuna 92.7 on September 26 at 7.30pm Swedish time. That is 6.30pm British time. I said to Graham that I should contact the Fan Club Site so that the fans all around the world can hear the interview. It will be possible to hear this over the internet by going to Radio Eskilstuna and clicking on the top left icon, “WebradioIt worked well when I interviewed Eric Stewart last year.

 

August 25

2010

Yet More Swedish…

Here’s the link to the whole programme. Eric comes complete with Swedish subtitles…

The whole show is 28 minutes 15 seconds long, and makes for good viewing.
http://svtplay.se/v/2111831/the_seventies/del_6_av_10__1975

Do please contact us by email if anyone can possibly supply the fan club with a copy of the show on DVD (preferably Region 2)

 

Over on the Dates page…

We have just published the set of dates that 10cc’s agent has sent us. The concerts listed are ONLY for 2010.

As and when we get next year’s concert dates, we will site-post them.

 

 

August 18

2010

More Swedish…

Rickard writes again…

“Swedish Television has published a first taste of the programme on Saturday 21/8.
Here  http://svtplay.se/v/2104145/the_seventies/eric_stewart_om__i_m_not_in_love_
you can see a taste of the Eric Stewart interview, more to come on Saturday 21/8 at 21:00 (9 pm).”

 

August 13

2010

Swedish fans take note…

We received an email the other day from Swedish 10cc fan Rickard Sandberg…

“Just notice that Eric Stewart will be interviewed on Swedish TV on the 21st of August at 21:00 (9 pm) on Swedish TV 1  (SVT1) in

a program called “The Seventies” (About pop/rock-music during the 70’s) and now it has come to 1975. You can also see here http://svt.se/2.130679/1.2049890/artistpusslet although in Swedish.”

 

Thanks, Rickard.

 

August 1

2010

www.YouTube.com/10ccFanClub

Over at our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/10ccfanclub), we have recently added a lot more goodies from the pipeline. 10cc’s first album “10cc” has received the “home-made” treatment as well as three tracks from Godley & Creme’s album ISMISM. We’ve also posted a video of Kev and Lol guesting for Rick Wakeman and Andy Fairweather Low. There are now over 60 clips and videos that all 10cc related on our YouTube channel. And there will be more…

 

 

July 9

2010

Alejanda Guzman – unico

Único is the 13th album of music by Mexican female rock singer Alejandra Guzman. The album's songs were influenced by 

British Rock - it was recorded in 2008 in several studios across the United Kingdom. It was released in November of 2009.

 

Graham Gouldman plays guitars on two tracks on the album…”Ahogada En Tu Tristeza” and “No Importa

 

Quoting from Wikipedia : Alejandra Gabriela Guzmán Pinal (born February 9, 1968 in Mexico City), better known as 

Alejandra Guzmán, is a Latin Grammy Award–winning Mexican rock singer and actress. She has had a dedicated

fanbase throughout Latin America since the late 1980s, and is known as the "Queen of Rock" in the Hispanic world.

 

 

July 3

2010

Windows In The YouTube Jungle

Over at our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/10ccfanclub) today, not only have we uploaded 8 more “home-mades”… (the entire Windows In The Jungle album has been added), but also two very rare commercials from deep within the fan club’s vaults. There’s a TV advert for 10cc’s Live And Let Live album and a cinema commercial for Godley & Crème’s Consequences album – the narration on the film is by Peter Cook.

You’ll also find 24 Hours, Feel The Love (Oomachasaooma), Yes I Am, Working Girls, Food For Thought, Taxi! Taxi!, City Lights and Americana Panorama all available for watching.

And don’t forget that The Secret Life Of Henry is already there (the B-side of Food For Thought). All in all we have almost 50 10cc related clips and videos on our YouTube channel.

 

 

June 6

2010

Knebworth DVD set

Further to our report on April 8th, we have since learned that there is one 10cc song on the DVD, that being Rubber Bullets. There’s also an interview with the concert promoter Freddie Bannister which according to reports wasn’t too complimentary to the band. The double-disk DVD of the Knebworth 1976 concert was released on 19th April at a much lower price than the original package.  Here is the link:

http://www.play.com/Music/MusicDVD/4-/13865014/Live-In-Knebworth-1976/Product.html

 

In an unashamed promotion for our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/10ccfanclub) we have added even more videos, including two part-interviews with Kevin Godley and “home-mades” for 10cc’s The Secret Life Of Henry, Head Room, The Film Of My Love ; Eric Stewart’s Make The Pieces Fit and Blown By The Wind that Eric recorded for Alan Parsons ; Graham Gouldman’s 2006 recording of Bus Stop and Rise Up by Wax

 

 

May 14

2010

Graham’s touring 10cc : Dates

Over on the dates page, we have updated this year’s list of concert appearances… we will be adding more dates soon. We are being informed of European dates for 2011 but they are still awaiting confirmation.

 

…meanwhile, on our YouTube channel, we have added some more “home-made videos” – we now have 29 10cc-related

watchable items for your enjoyment.

 

April 18

2010

10cc Rarities

We bring you the lyrics to two previously unreleased 10cc songs, both of which feature Graham Gouldman on lead vocals, we are informed.

They’re called “Love Colours” and “The Call”. We will bring you more details about them as and when we can.

 

 

April 8

2010

Knebworth DVD set

Play.com are releasing a double-disk DVD of the Knebworth 1976 concert on 19th April at a much lower price than the original package.  Here is the link:

http://www.play.com/Music/MusicDVD/4-/13865014/Live-In-Knebworth-1976/Product.html As yet, we don’t have any news of what 10cc content is included.

 

 

February 11 2010

Graham’s touring 10cc : Dates

Over on the dates page, we have added this year’s list of concert appearances (so far – there may be more to add…). Australia, Belgium, Denmark and Germany each get a handful.

 

Over on our YouTube channel, we have added a very rare clip of FFF performing the song “Then There’s A Knock At The Door” which was penned by Eric and Graham.  This is from several years ago. Also added is an interview with Graham Gouldman

and Andrew Gold, when they had formed “Common Knowledge” which went on to become Wax. Included with the interview

is their  single “Don’t Break My Heart

 

January 30 2010

Graham & Mick Wilson : Dates

2 dates for your notebooks… Sunday 7th March and Monday 8th March at “The Inn at Lathones”, Largoward, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. These are part of the Fifestock Music Festival. More details at www.mundellmusic.com

 

 


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