Legendary 70s pop band 10cc will be performing at Salisbury City Hall on November 7.
This follows a hugely successful nine-date major venue tour earlier in the year, which included the band’s first ever performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
Having sold more than 15 million albums in the UK and 30 million worldwide, 10cc are celebrating an incredible 40 years in the music business.
As founding member Graham Gouldman says, “It’s hard to believe it’s 40 years since 10cc was born in Strawberry Studios in Stockport. I’m immensely proud of all we have achieved. As long as the fans want to hear the songs played live I’ll be happy to oblige.”
Noted for their studio polish, virtuoso musicianship, impeccable vocals and clever lyrics their style was soon dubbed ‘art pop’,
10cc earned critical respect and public acclaim for such singles as Donna (1972), Rubber Bullets (1973), The Dean and I (1973) and Wall Street Shuffle (1974), which showcased the band members' talents as musicians, singers, songwriters and masters of the studio.
With 11 Top 10 UK singles to their name - including No 1 hits I’m Not In Love (1975) – covered by The Pretenders and Fun Lovin’ Criminals – and Dreadlock Holiday (1978).
Others included Art For Art’s Sake (1975) and Good Morning Judge (1977) – which both reached No 5 ,The Things We Do For Love (1976) and I’m Mandy Fly Me (1976) - both reaching No 6 and Life Is A Minestrone (1975) – No 7, 10cc were purveyors of some of the greatest pop records of the 20th century.
Before forming 10cc, Gouldman wrote a string of million-selling hit songs for other artistes, including For Your Love, Heart Full of Souland "Evil Hearted You for The Yardbirds, Bus Stop and Look Through Any Window for The Hollies, No Milk Today and Listen People forHerman's Hermits, Pamela, Pamela for Wayne Fontana, Behind the Door for The St. Louis Union and Cher, Tallyman for Jeff Beck andGoing Home, which was a 1967 Australian hit for Normie Rowe.
In 2007 The Mail On Sunday newspaper produced a special live 10-track Best of 10cc CD, distributing more than 2.4 million copies throughout the UK and Ireland. The paper said sales rose by 232,000 on the day of publication.
The live line-up, together now for 10 years, features Graham Gouldman (vocals, bass, guitar), Rick Fenn (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Burgess (drums, vocals), Mick Wilson (percussion, guitar, vocals) and Mike Stevens (keyboards, guitar, sax, vocals). Rick and Paul have both worked with 10cc since the mid-‘70s line-up.
“The band, as it stands now is absolutely fantastic. And of course our main strength and what we’re selling is the songs, nothing else,” says Gouldman, “This is as near as you’re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc. Hit after hit after hit. It’s relentless. We show no mercy.”
Gouldman is also set to release his fourth solo album Love and Work on 6 August and Universal Music is to issue a 4 x CD/1 x DVD retrospective limited edition box set – Tenology – to celebrate the 40th anniversary, later this year.
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