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  • Videos - Wickham Festival
    t Stand Between a Man and his Tool at Wickham Festival on Sunday 7th August 2011 Page 2 of 2 1 2 Home Line Up Thursday 4th Friday 5th Saturday 6th Sunday 7th Yesteryear Tickets Information FAQs Other attractions Wickham Village Camping Accommodation Traders Volunteers Disabled Access Getting There Media Sponsorship Gallery 2015 2014 2013 2012 wickhamfestival 360 Tour Videos Audio News Festival Sponsors Search for Follow Us Site by

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  • Record-breaking Wickham Festival - Wickham Festival
    Recorded at Celtic Connections January 2009 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share One of The Guardian s Top 8 Boutique and family friendly music Festivals Voted Best Festival cap under 15000 at the 2015 Live UK Music Awards Save 30 on earlybird season tickets if booked by Feb 1 Please see our website for line up so far plus booking form www wickhamfestival co uk See More See Less 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share View on Facebook Our Twitter Feed Tweets by festivalwickham Record breaking Wickham Festival Posted on 10th August 2015 10th August 2015 by Graham Hiley Wickham Festival organiser Peter Chegwyn has hailed this year s record breaking event as the best yet Box office records were smashed with more than 25 000 people flocking to the picturesque site to see the Proclaimers 10cc Billy Bragg and 80 other acts over four gloriously sunny days Never too young to rock at Wickham Festival The hot weather saw fans drink the site dry with beer running out just before last orders on the final night and the event has already received a record number of bookings for next year Chegwyn said This has been a record breaking festival in every sense It has easily been our best year the question now is how do we top it We have broken all box office records the traders did great business we have record renewals for next year and we even drank the bar dry and yet there was still not a hint of trouble or rowdy behaviour This is the most successful festival I have run in 25 years The new VIP area was a big success and all the car parks and campsites were full It has truly been a bumper year We were blessed with glorious weather which makes a big difference It is almost as though someone was smiling on us this year We have had a fantastic reaction from the fans We have had huge crowds and they have loved it Once again we have had no crime and no problems People must have enjoyed it because so many have already booked for next year before they even know the line up But they know the atmosphere will be just as good and they trust us to have a good bill That is a real vote of confidence but it is the reason why fans come back year after year For many people it is the highlight of their year and from my point of view it is wonderful to see so many smiling faces Rock legend Tom Robinson said It has been a fantastic festival and I am delighted for Peter Chegwyn who is truly a legend in this area He is a one off and people are very lucky to have him The atmosphere here is wonderful and the reaction from the fans was amazing I was quite moved by it Tom Robinson rocking at Wickham Festival Craig Reid from the

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  • Wickham Festival tickets on sale on the gate - Wickham Festival
    Share We really like the We Are Kings website your one stop shop for festival news unique clothing accessories www wearekingsuk com See More See Less Home 2016 We Are Kings wearekingsuk com We Are Kings UK is your one stop shop for all your festival needs We cover it all for you from festival and music reviews predictions on what s up and coming as well as festival fashion tips and 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share For Burns Night The wonderful Eddi Reader who is performing at The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow tonight and subject to final confirmation at Wickham in August www youtube com watch v RMmtBgMaF5I list RDRMmtBgMaF5I t 13 See More See Less Eddi Reader Ae Fond Kiss Recorded at Celtic Connections January 2009 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share One of The Guardian s Top 8 Boutique and family friendly music Festivals Voted Best Festival cap under 15000 at the 2015 Live UK Music Awards Save 30 on earlybird season tickets if booked by Feb 1 Please see our website for line up so far plus booking form www wickhamfestival co uk See More See Less 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share View on Facebook Our Twitter Feed Tweets by festivalwickham Wickham Festival tickets on sale on the gate Posted on 6th August 2015 by Graham Hiley Tickets are on sale on the gate for all four nights of the Wickham Festival Saturday and Sunday are selling particularly well and attracting big crowds but all four nights will be well attended due to the strong line up which includes the Proclaimers Wilko Johnson Billy Bragg and 10CC Crowds flock to the Wickham Festival Fans can still buy day or evening tickets or full weekend tickets at www ticketsouth co uk

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  • Running order for all three stages - Wickham Festival
    Feb 1 Please see our website for line up so far plus booking form www wickhamfestival co uk See More See Less 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share View on Facebook Our Twitter Feed Tweets by festivalwickham Running order for all three stages Posted on 1st August 2015 4th August 2015 by Graham Hiley The provisional running order and timings have been announced for all three stages Please note all timings are subject to change ALL TIME GRATES STAGE Thursday 6th August 17 00 17 40 Roseanna Ball 18 00 19 00 Sharon Shannon Band 19 15 20 15 Carlos Nunez 20 30 21 30 Andy Fairweather Low 21 45 23 00 Wilko Johnson Friday 7th August 12 00 12 45 Megson 13 00 13 45 Charlie Cunningham 14 00 15 00 Huw Williams Maartin Allcock 15 15 16 15 Roy Bailey 16 30 17 30 Martin Carthy 18 00 19 15 The South 19 45 21 15 Show of Hands 21 45 23 00 Billy Bragg Saturday 8th August 11 30 12 10 Miranda Sykes Rex Preston 12 20 13 00 The Askew Sisters 13 10 13 50 Lisbee Stainton 14 00 15 00 The Spooky Mens Chorale 15 30 16 45 Gavin Marwick s Journeyman Spectacular 17 00 18 15 Kathryn Tickell 18 30 19 45 Eliza Carthy Wayward Band 20 00 21 15 Seth Lakeman 21 45 23 00 The Proclaimers Sunday 9th August 11 30 12 15 The Hut People 12 30 13 15 Gren Bartley Band 13 30 14 15 Les Barker 14 30 15 15 Tankus The Henge 15 30 16 30 Moulettes 16 45 17 45 Luka Bloom 18 00 19 00 The Dhol Foundation 19 15 20 15 Tom Robinson Band 20 30 21 30 Steve Harley Cockney Rebel 21 45 23 00 10cc Bowman Ales STAGE 2 Thursday 22 00 23 15 De Temps Antan 20 30 21 30 Feldspar 19 30 20 15 Banjo Vie 18 45 19 15 Dorey the Wise 18 00 18 30 Winters Hill Friday 22 15 11 15 Stone Cold 20 30 21 45 Edward II 19 30 20 00 Rehab 18 45 19 15 Lady Luck 17 30 18 30 Kris Dollimore 16 15 17 00 Destroy the Fleet 15 30 16 00 Just Millie 14 45 15 15 14 00 14 30 Bel Esprit 13 15 13 45 71 Chain 12 30 13 00 Rebbeca Hollweg Saturday 22 15 23 00 Damn Beats 21 15 22 00 Du Belows 20 15 21 00 Phil Odgers Bobby Valentino 19 00 20 00 Strumpet Town 18 15 18 45 Lilo s Wall 17 30 18 00 Alistair Goodwin 16 45 17 15 Matt Blake 16 00 16 30 Marcus Jones 15 00 15 45 Joe Rushforth 14 15 14 45 Above Bar 13 30 14 00 Celadore 12 45 13 15 Different Place 12 00 12 30 Bishops Waltham Festival Battle Of The Bands Winner Sunday 21 00 21 45 Daisy Trail 19 45

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  • October 2015 - Wickham Festival
    s winter music festival 2 weeks ago View on Facebook Share Last chance this weekend to save 30 on earlybird weekend season tickets for this summer s Wickham Festival Please see our website for details and artists line up so far www wickhamfestival co uk Tickets See More See Less Tickets Wickham Festival wickhamfestival co uk 2016 Earlybird Tickets The earlier you buy the cheaper they are Option 2 Telephone 01329 231942 Ferneham Hall Option 3 Post Book before 31st January 2016 Save 30 per ticket CLICK HERE 2 weeks ago View on Facebook Share We really like the We Are Kings website your one stop shop for festival news unique clothing accessories www wearekingsuk com See More See Less Home 2016 We Are Kings wearekingsuk com We Are Kings UK is your one stop shop for all your festival needs We cover it all for you from festival and music reviews predictions on what s up and coming as well as festival fashion tips and 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share For Burns Night The wonderful Eddi Reader who is performing at The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow tonight and subject to final confirmation at Wickham in August www youtube com watch v RMmtBgMaF5I list RDRMmtBgMaF5I t 13 See More See Less Eddi Reader Ae Fond Kiss Recorded at Celtic Connections January 2009 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share One of The Guardian s Top 8 Boutique and family friendly music Festivals Voted Best Festival cap under 15000 at the 2015 Live UK Music Awards Save 30 on earlybird season tickets if booked by Feb 1 Please see our website for line up so far plus booking form www wickhamfestival co uk See More See Less 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share View on Facebook Our

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  • September 2015 - Wickham Festival
    artists line up so far www wickhamfestival co uk Tickets See More See Less Tickets Wickham Festival wickhamfestival co uk 2016 Earlybird Tickets The earlier you buy the cheaper they are Option 2 Telephone 01329 231942 Ferneham Hall Option 3 Post Book before 31st January 2016 Save 30 per ticket CLICK HERE 2 weeks ago View on Facebook Share We really like the We Are Kings website your one stop shop for festival news unique clothing accessories www wearekingsuk com See More See Less Home 2016 We Are Kings wearekingsuk com We Are Kings UK is your one stop shop for all your festival needs We cover it all for you from festival and music reviews predictions on what s up and coming as well as festival fashion tips and 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share For Burns Night The wonderful Eddi Reader who is performing at The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow tonight and subject to final confirmation at Wickham in August www youtube com watch v RMmtBgMaF5I list RDRMmtBgMaF5I t 13 See More See Less Eddi Reader Ae Fond Kiss Recorded at Celtic Connections January 2009 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share One of The Guardian s Top 8 Boutique and family friendly music Festivals Voted Best Festival cap under 15000 at the 2015 Live UK Music Awards Save 30 on earlybird season tickets if booked by Feb 1 Please see our website for line up so far plus booking form www wickhamfestival co uk See More See Less 3 weeks ago View on Facebook Share View on Facebook Our Twitter Feed Tweets by festivalwickham Month September 2015 Wickham Festival nominated for Live UK Music Business Award Posted on 2nd September 2015 2nd September 2015 by Graham Hiley A Hampshire music festival is in the running

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  • August 2015 - Wickham Festival
    was still not a hint of trouble or rowdy behaviour Continue reading Record breaking Wickham Festival Wickham Festival tickets on sale on the gate Posted on 6th August 2015 by Graham Hiley Tickets are on sale on the gate for all four nights of the Wickham Festival Saturday and Sunday are selling particularly well and attracting big crowds but all four nights will be well attended due to the strong line up which includes the Proclaimers Wilko Johnson Billy Bragg and 10CC Crowds flock to the Wickham Festival Fans can still buy day or evening tickets or full weekend tickets at www ticketsouth co uk or by phone on 023 8071 1818 via The Mayflower in Southampton Please bring proof of purchase with you if buying like this The capacity of the picturesque site has been extended to 7 000 following the success of last year s sell out show by James Blunt And the signs are that the final two days of this year s event will attract close to a full house to the small Hampshire village with a big reputation for attracting top name artists Day tickets start at just 35 with under 16s being half price and under 10s free Camping tickets are priced at 25 per tent or caravan for the whole weekend They will be available from the box office on site Please note you can bring snack food and water or soft drinks in sealed plastic bottles into the Festival but no alcohol glass or cans Running order for all three stages Posted on 1st August 2015 4th August 2015 by Graham Hiley The provisional running order and timings have been announced for all three stages Please note all timings are subject to change ALL TIME GRATES STAGE Thursday 6th August 17 00 17 40 Roseanna Ball 18 00 19 00 Sharon Shannon Band 19 15 20 15 Carlos Nunez 20 30 21 30 Andy Fairweather Low 21 45 23 00 Wilko Johnson Friday 7th August 12 00 12 45 Megson 13 00 13 45 Charlie Cunningham 14 00 15 00 Huw Williams Maartin Allcock 15 15 16 15 Roy Bailey 16 30 17 30 Martin Carthy 18 00 19 15 The South 19 45 21 15 Show of Hands 21 45 23 00 Billy Bragg Saturday 8th August 11 30 12 10 Miranda Sykes Rex Preston 12 20 13 00 The Askew Sisters 13 10 13 50 Lisbee Stainton 14 00 15 00 The Spooky Mens Chorale 15 30 16 45 Gavin Marwick s Journeyman Spectacular 17 00 18 15 Kathryn Tickell 18 30 19 45 Eliza Carthy Wayward Band 20 00 21 15 Seth Lakeman 21 45 23 00 The Proclaimers Sunday 9th August 11 30 12 15 The Hut People 12 30 13 15 Gren Bartley Band 13 30 14 15 Les Barker 14 30 15 15 Tankus The Henge 15 30 16 30 Moulettes 16 45 17 45 Luka Bloom 18 00 19 00 The Dhol Foundation 19 15

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  • July 2015 - Wickham Festival
    so that pretty much had to be a Greatest Hits set but other times we will mix and match The start and finish stay pretty much the same but we change the middle We just have to make sure the show hits the peaks at all the right times We always do the better known songs but just add more when we can I think you have a responsibility to the fans to give them the songs they want to hear It is the same when bands turn up and go through the motions If they have gone stale or maybe are not getting on with each other it shows I always hate seeing that because you can tell and so can the audience You have got to have a level of entertainment and to keep things fresh We tend to work on a three year cycle One year is spent putting an album together the next is touring and the the next is writing If you tour every year it gets a bit much We still love going out on the road You could not do it otherwise We have around 70 gigs before the end of the year and over the summer every weekend is taken up Sometimes we have three shows over a weekend so it is tough going but the enthusiasm of the audience keeps us going Special dates for Carlos Nunez Posted on 17th July 2015 by Graham Hiley Carlos Nunez is probably Galicia s most well known enduring and revered musician with an undisputed reputation as one of the great Pipers From the Celtic region of northern Spain Carlos is a multi instrumentalist his signature instrument the Gaita Galician bagpipe He also plays pastoral pipes ocarina whistle and recorder He is enormously popular throughout Spain Europe Latin America and the USA His albums regularly attain gold and platinum status in Spain and he has sold well over 1 million albums worldwide Widely known to and held in high renown by Irish music fans thanks to his early adoption by Irish supergroup the Chieftains so close was his musical and personal connection to the group that he was dubbed The Seventh Chieftain Continue reading Special dates for Carlos Nunez Billy Bragg knows what he wants at Wickham Posted on 17th July 2015 17th July 2015 by Graham Hiley Billy Bragg might be one of the biggest names on the circuit but he won t be arriving at Wickham with any airs and graces or outrageous demands This down to earth left wing campaigner has stayed true to his roots throughout his impressive career and he is well aware of the realities of playing festivals in remote locations Billy Bragg He said I have seen some artists freak if things are not just how they want them but you have to give festivals some leeway They are often organised by people who just do it for the love of it and who might not organise gigs normally You can either become a prima donna and throw your toys out of the pram or you can step up and do what you came to do I generally do the latter I take the view I have come a long way to do the gig people have come a long way to see it and I am going to do it as well as I can whatever the problems I believe Wickham is very professional but you have to cut festivals some slack if things are not perfect I am certainly not going to complain if I turn up at a festival and the guacamole is runny Cue for a song It s only guacamole but I like it Continue reading Billy Bragg knows what he wants at Wickham New sound for Tom Robinson at Wickham Posted on 14th July 2015 by Graham Hiley Renowned pacifist Tom Robinson is suddenly all in favour of senseless violins After a 20 year wait the human rights singer and broadcaster is back with a new album and a new sound Only The Now is due out in October and is very different to anything the singer has done before The biggest change is the addition to the band of violinist Gerry Diver pronounced Divver who is adding a whole new dimension to the music Robinson said Having always hated strings on albums this has given us a new lease of life It is very aggressive I happened to meet Gerry who is a virtuoso violin player with an incredible punk attitude to the piano and fiddle and he was keen for us to work together Tom Robinson The noises he makes are wild and radical and very unfolk in some ways People need to hear his work He will be with us on tour and has phenomenal energy He makes the violin sound like a chainsaw Continue reading New sound for Tom Robinson at Wickham VIP upgrade for fans of Carlos Nunez Posted on 10th July 2015 10th July 2015 by Graham Hiley Fans of Galician bagpipe specialist Carlos Nunez can get a free upgrade to VIP status for his show at the Wickham Festival if they are also attending his show the previous night Carlos Nunez The renowned Spanish celtic musician is playing the Chapel Sessions not for profit event at Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley on Wednesday August 5 People who buy for both shows will get a free VIP pass on production of their Southampton show ticket on arrival at Wickham Fans are advised it is worth seeing the man dubbed Hendrix of the bagpipes in two completely different settings especially with the free upgrade at Wickham 10CC ready to rock Wickham again Posted on 3rd July 2015 5th July 2015 by Graham Hiley By Graham Hiley When 10CC played Wickham two years ago it is fair to say it was something of a step into the unknown Even though they have a huge catalogue of instantly recognisable hits it was a slight departure from the event s traditional folk roots With only Graham Gouldman in situ from the original classic line up festival goers were entitled to wonder whether the band would still have the edge which made them one of the most iconic bands of the Seventies Or would they have developed into almost a tribute band going through the motions Continue reading 10CC ready to rock Wickham again 10CC a short history Posted on 3rd July 2015 by Graham Hiley 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 I m Not In Love co written by Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart features prominently in the soundtrack to the 2014 blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy which grossed 635 million in its first two months in US cinemas and spawned a No 1 album Meanwhile a key element of the soundtrack to 2010 s Facebook feature film The Social Network is Dreadlock Holiday which is also the Sky Sports cricket reports theme in Australia 10CC are still going strong 10cc has sold more than 30 million albums around the world and the band s longevity is testament to their timeless songs and reflecting Gouldman s status as one of the world s leading songwriters he was inducted into America s Songwriter s Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York in June Previous inductees include Noel Coward Burt Bacharach Neil Sedaka John Lennon Paul McCartney Bob Dylan Bruce Springsteen Leonard Cohen Elton John and Sting The band continues to traverse the globe and play countries as disparate as Iceland and South Africa Latvia and Japan as well as across Europe Australia and New Zealand Canada and the US Following a 23 date UK tour in October November early 2015 will see the band play three concerts in Japan before a 12 date tour of major UK concert venues in February when the first half of the show will feature the band performing the Sheet Music album in its entirety with a special video contribution from Kevin Goidley Gouldman attributes 10cc s lasting appeal to the quality and individuality of the band s songs They don t seem to date they are original we never followed any trend we simple wrote for our own pleasure The fact that the songs are being played as often on the radio today as they ever were shows how true that is he says 10cc ruled the pop world at a time the 1970s when the charts were dominated by some of the most creative and colourful artistes in pop history Unlike David Bowie Queen Elton John or Rod Stewart all of whom they stood shoulder to shoulder with for a decade 10cc s energies were not centred on image or celebrity status but on creating highly sophisticated rock masterworks with mainstream appeal Early influences on the band included The Beatles and the Beach Boys but their palate proved wide Says Gouldman For me it was people like Burt Bacharach and Hal David Jimmy Webb Eddie Cochran Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers Eric Stewart was more rock n roll the blues and R B while Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were into more artistic and avant garde acts including Jacques Brel It s what happened when we put all those things together that made 10cc The result was some of the greatest pop records of the 20th Century From breakthrough hit Donna in 1972 to their final No 1 Dreadlock Holiday in 1978 via landmark releases including 1975 worldwide hit I m Not In Love 10cc stood for the kind of heightened pop sensibility achieved only by the very greatest music practitioners As Rolling Stone magazine put it in 1975 There is more going on in one 10cc song than on the last ten Yes albums With hit song writing credits with bands including the Yardbirds Hollies and Herman s Hermits under his belt the early 1970s saw Gouldman and his compatriots reach new levels of creative endeavour He spent time in New York writing for bubblegum kings Jerry Kazenetz and Jeff Katz but fed up with being away from home he returned to the UK to record the songs he had written Stateside with his friends at Strawberry Studios in Stockport Back in Manchester Stewart Godley and Creme had also been busy with Stewart testing a new four track recorder that lead to the recording of Neanderthal Man a track that went on to enjoy 14 weeks in the UK charts in 1970 peaking at No 2 The band was called Hotlegs and comprised Godley Creme Stewart and briefly Gouldman In1972 Gouldman s manager Harvey Lisberg later to become 10cc s manager met Neil Sedaka who was playing a residency at Batley Variety Club in Yorkshire Sedaka s career was in decline and Lisberg suggested he worked with the guys at Strawberry The result was Sedaka s hit comeback album Solitaire produced by Gouldman Stewart Godley and Creme with Stewart acting as engineer We all learned so much from those sessions Neil s sheer professionalism musicianship and song writing were inspiring says Gouldman We d done a few tracks and we needed a B side for Waterfall a Gouldman Stewart composition There was a possibility that it would come out on the Apple label which we were very excited about because any connection with the Beatles was great says Gouldman A Godley and Creme song Donna was chosen We didn t have a name for the band and weren t bent on world domination or anything but Donna made us sit up and notice ourselves that we actually had something special And so 10cc was born Donna became the A side and reached No 2 in the UK charts Right from the start it was obvious they weren t like other groups All four could sing were adept in the recording studio and were seasoned musicians more interested in pleasing themselves than writing to a formula Not long after Donna was released Sedaka returned to Strawberry to record a second album The Tra La Days Are Over with the same team and his career took off again 10cc comprised essentially two song writing camps Gouldman and Stewart plus Godley and Creme although they would sometimes intermingle Our principle was always the music says Gouldman whatever s best for the song That means if I can sing better than you on it that s what happens Or if Lol can play lead guitar better than you he ll do it Consequently we had four singers in the band four instrumentalists and four producers plus Eric also engineered the sessions The other thing was whoever wrote the song it kind of became the property of the four of us You couldn t say That song is crap I don t want anything to do with it What you had to say was I don t like that part of the song but I think we could make it better by doing this You always had to come up with something positive It was the combination of all four of us that made the difference not only in the song writing but in the production values as well says Gouldman Whether it s the eight minute pop opera Une Nuit a Paris or the No 1 hit pop masterpiece I m Not In Love both from The Original Soundtrack 1975 album no two 10cc records sound the same A very important element explains Gouldman was we were completely self contained There wasn t even a producer If Eric was singing one of us would work the board We used to just give the tracks straight to the record company Indeed they didn t even have a recognisable frontman Eric was a very good looking guy who took on the role quite often and Lol was also brilliant out front But you d never know on the record who was playing guitar or even who was singing sometimes The first time 10cc played live at the Isle of Man Casino in 1973 they were taken aback at the response We went onstage and girls started screaming It was like what the hell is going on We imagined ourselves as professors of pop who were going to give a lecture on pop music but it wasn t like that at all The critical plaudits also rolled in Rolling Stone calling The Original Soundtrack better than anything the Beach Boys have done of late The NME described I m Not In Love as a John Lennon song with a Paul McCartney vocal In an age where critics spent an inordinate amount of time trying to identify the new Beatles 10cc increasingly seemed to fit the bill Because we existed in our own world we didn t need anyone to tell us how good we were We listened to the records and went this is everything we want it to be and more Even after the astonishing success of I m Not In Love they refused to play the game and followed it up with the acidic Art For Art s Sake and scored another Top 5 hit Art for art s sake money for God s sake was something my late father used to say to me although he wasn t cynical like that at all he was very artistic But it s such a lovely phrase Eric had this riff and I just started singing that and the song came The biggest surprise of all was the departure of Godley and Creme after their next album How Dare You It was horrible Gouldman confesses It was an absolute disaster Like getting a divorce Godley and Creme had become preoccupied with the Gizmotron from the word gizmo a device they had invented which when applied could bring new sounds and textures out of an electric guitar Obsessed with devising a showcase for it they began recording a triple album together Consequences Says a reflective Gouldman now Kev and I who stayed quite close have talked about this since and have decided what should have happened he and Lol should have gone off and done their thing for a year or so then allowed 10cc to resume But that s just not how things were done in the 70s No one had a year off Plus I think the record company were probably expecting another album tours were booked and so on Instead Gouldman and Stewart continued as 10cc and scored more notable successes with their next two albums Deceptive Bends 1977 featuring their next worldwide hit single Things We Do For Love and Bloody Tourists 1978 which spawned another international hit Dreadlock Holiday We were on a mission to prove ourselves says Gouldman This wasn t like a couple of guys leaving the band who just played their instruments This was two of the producers going two of the singers going two of the songwriters going So it was a real 50 percent gone Ultimately the split took its toll and when Stewart was badly injured in a car crash in 1979 the writing was on the wall It flattened me completely Stewart later recalled I damaged my left ear and eye very badly I couldn t go near music I couldn t go near anything loud and I love music and motor racing I had to stay away from both things for a long time and the momentum of this big machine that we d had rolling slowed and slowed and slowed And on the music scene the

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