10cc: The Worst Band In The World

THIS, the only authorised 10cc biography, is available in hardback and paperback format. Liam Newton’s much acclaimed 10cc: The Worst Band In The World has 30 chapters, more than 170,000 words and is over 500 pages long. Shindig! calls it a “classic, against which all other band bios should be measured”. Record Collector said it was, “next to Godleynes”.

This definitive biography is based on interviews with founding members Kevin Godley, Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart, plus those with a host of people connected to 10cc, including Rick Fenn, Paul Burgess, Harvey Lisberg, Jonathan King, Zeb White and Aubrey Powell. The result is the fullest telling of the fascinating 10cc (and Strawberry Studios) story that there is. It also includes a foreword by Kevin Godley.

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  • Foreword

    By Kevin Godley

  • Featuring

    Exclusive interviews with 10cc, original research, behind-the-scenes photos from the Hipgnosis archives

  • Includes

    500+ pages, 170,000 words, rare and classic photos, discography, bibliography, gigography and setlists


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The Worst Band In The World

I read the whole book and it’s damn good. Very thoroughly researched and quite a story. Lots of stuff in there I didn’t actually know. Well done Liam!Kevin Godley
It is only after reading this book that I realise how influential 10cc were.Graham Gouldman
Really impressed with all the extra info in the new edition.Eric Stewart
A classic, pure and simple, against which all other band bios should be measured. *****Graeme Ross, Shindig! magazine
  • Early UK Records PR pose, 1972(l-r) Eric Stewart, Lol Creme, Kevin Godley, Graham Gouldman 1972
  • Graham Gouldman’s debut solo album, 1968Graham Gouldman’s debut solo album, 1968
  • Eric Stewart (left) as a Mindbender, 1965Eric Stewart (left) as a Mindbender, 1965
  • Prototype 10cc, Hotlegs’ follow up to Neanderthal Man (1971)
    Prototype 10cc; Hotlegs’ follow up to Neanderthal Man (1971)
  • December 28, 1973, support act Queen were promoting their first album
    This Rubber Bullets single sleeve photo was taken out back of Strawberry Studios

  • December 28, 1973, support act Queen were promoting their first album
  • After two flop singles, Wall Street Shuffle made the top ten in June 1974
    The break-through second album, cover design by Hipgnosis, released May 1974
  • A hit around the world, much copied, covered and sampled, released May 1975
    A hit around the world, much copied, covered and sampled, released May 1975
  • The band with no image or gimmick, Kung Fu fighting in 1975
    The band with no image or gimmick, Kung Fu fighting in 1975
  • The ad campaign for 1977’s Deceptive Bends made no mention of Godly & Crème having left
    The ad campaign for 1977’s Deceptive Bends made no mention of Godley & Crème having left

  • Post-split hit which benefited hugely from an inventive promo video directed by Bruce Gowers (he directed Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody)

  • Pages 2 and 3 of the programme for the Bloody Tourists tour, 1978

  • 10cc on tour (posing for Blue Jeans mag) 1978: (l-) Rick Fenn, Eric Stewart, Stuart Tosh, Tony O’Malley, Graham Gouldman, Paul Burgess

  • Various sleeve designs for the Look Hear? album, 1980

  • Godley & Crème’s first music video was for this single (1980)
  •  In 1985 Graham Gouldman and Andrew Gold formed Wax, this was their debut single
    In 1985 Graham Gouldman and Andrew Gold sealed their friendship in Wax

  • The 11th and final 10cc studio album, released in June 1995, failed to chart anywhere

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