|Venue||Greta Workers Club|
|Starts||Friday, 19 March 2021 @ 6:00pm|
|Genres||Indie, Pop, Rock|
Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure.
Testament to 10cc's ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation straddling array of fellow artists, everyone from Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling's Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor, among their many millions of fans. And now a new generation is discovering 10cc for the very first time.
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of 10cc's first single Donna, which reached No.2 in the UK charts and kick-started a remarkable career that has seen the band sell in excess of 30 million albums around the world.
10cc – Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Crème – were four accomplished musicians/writers/producers who cared more for the sound of their records than the trappings of celebrity.
Alongside fellow travelers Queen, Rod Stewart, Elton John and David Bowie they ruled the airwaves in the 70s with monster hit after monster hit. From their breakthrough 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” (a worldwide smash in ’75), “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 combined progressive art-rock tendencies with an ear for melody to create songs of the ‘once heard, never forgotten’ variety.
While their singles burned up the charts, the band simultaneously embraced the artful and the esoteric on their albums creating a truly ground-breaking and influential body of work.