10cc was an English pop band that achieved its greatest
commercial success during the 1970s.
The band initially comprised four members, Graham Gouldman,
Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, who had written
and recorded together for about three years before taking on
the name of 10cc in 1972. The lineup featured two strong
songwriting teams who injected their songs with sharp wit
and lyrical dexterity. The more "commercial" team of Stewart
and Gouldman were generally fairly straightforward "pop"
songwriters, who created some of the group's most accessible
material. The experimental half of 10cc was Godley and
Creme, who brought a distinctive "art school" sensibility
and a more "cinematic" writing style to the group. All four
members were skilled multi-instrumentalists, vocalists,
writers and producers and each could perform convincingly as