Graham Gouldman of 10cc
Heart Full Of Soul
Question: what do Axl Rose of Guns N’Roses, The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, TV/radio presenter Chris Evans, The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, Huey Morgan of Fun Lovin’ Criminals, The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie, Sophie Ellis Bextor and at least 30 million other people around the world have in common?
Answer: they are all 10cc fans.
The missing link between The Beatles and the Gorillaz, 10cc ruled the pop world at a time – the 1970s – when the charts were dominated by some of the most creative and colourful artistes in pop history.
Unlike David Bowie, Queen, Elton John or Rod Stewart – all of whom they stood shoulder-to-shoulder with for a decade – 10cc worked not on image or celebrity-status, but on the art of making highly sophisticated rock masterworks into simple-sounding pop hits.
The live band’s line-up is:
Graham Gouldman – bass, guitars, vocals
Rick Fenn - lead guitar, vocals, bass
Paul Burgess - drums, percussion
Mick Wilson - vocals, percussion, guitar, keyboards
Mike Stevens - keyboards, guitar, bass, sax, vocals
Paul has worked with 10cc from the beginning and Rick joined the live band in the mid-‘70s. Mike is occasionally replaced by Keith Hayman, when Mike tours as musical director with Take That.