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10CC are to reform (and they still don’t like Cricket)

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10cc are the latest band to re-form (and they still don’t like cricket)

Hot on the heels of the aforementioned Spandau Ballet, the 70s Glam Rockers 10CC have announced their intention to reform.

The band that gave us Dreadlock Holiday, I’m not in love, and the wonderfully appropriate-for-the-times Rubber Bullets, are back in business.

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The original line up consisted of Graham Gouldman, Lol Crème, Kevin Godley and Eric Stewart.

They shot to fame in the early seventies after various incarnations with different names and band members. 10CC were a highly capable band, each member could play several musical instruments, and all were capable vocalists and songwriters.

Over the years their music has moved with the times, taking in various short lived genres such as bubblegum pop, glam rock, and even some spoken word satire.

Not only that they advanced musical science, inventing a device, known only as a gizmo, that fitted on the end of the guitar. The gizmo wheels bowed the guitar strings, and allowed it to produce endless chords and notes.

The band split in 1976 after the aptly named concept album, Consequences, proved a commercial failure.

Kevin Godley and Lol Crème went on to be a successful songwriting duo. They produced hit songs for the Police, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Herbie Hancock and Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

Their crowning achievement was the ultimate play-loud-post-breakup song. He/She dumped you in the eighties. You played this song…

But surely it is time to re-release Rubber Bullets? We could have a G20 re-mix.

How very appropriate for the times.. have a listen

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Written by Nick Gilmartin

April 17, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Posted in music

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  1. Is it really true are 10.cc about to reform? If so, when and where will the concerts be held? I hope this isn’t a wind up, i’ve been waiting for this day to come my whole life!

    Sandra Halsall

    September 2, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    • Have a look on google and ticket master

      Nick Gilmartin

      September 3, 2009 at 4:41 am

  2. If this is true then it is fantastic news for 10.cc fans everywhere, please let us know when they start touring i want a front row seat!

    Paul Halsall

    September 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm

  3. Hi Nick, I know Graham Gouldman has been touring with his own version of 10.cc and that he has recently been reunited with Kevin Godley who sang a few songs on stage with him, as far as i know Eric Srewart doesn’t tour anymore and Lol Creme is working alongside Trevor Horn and Chris Braid in a group they call ‘The Producers’. I would desperately love it to be true, have any of the band actually confirmed a reunion?

    Sandra Halsall

    September 4, 2009 at 6:04 pm


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