10cc were one of the true pop treasures of the early 1970s but they were a band with a split personality. The band’s four members included two songwriting teams. Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman were pop songwriters and accounted for the groups hit songs. Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were the more experimental half of 10cc and produced the more arty portion of the group’s material. In today’s Two’fer Tuesday post we feature a representative song from each of these song writing teams.
I’m Not In Love (Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman)
Une Nuit A Paris (Kevin Godley and Lol Creme)
Which side of the group do you prefer? I love the pop sound of the Stewart and Gouldman songs myself. There is an interesting story about the name 10cc. Post a comment if you know the story.
This is a follow-up to our Tw0’fer Tuesday – Super-Sub post from March 12, 2013.
It was Timothy B. Schmidt that replaced Randy Meisner in Poco when Randy quit/was fired before the release of the first Poco album.
Randy went on to become a founding member of the Eagles. When Randy decided to leave the Eagles in 1977, Timothy was, once again, hired to replace him. Although Timothy produced some incredible music with Poco (refer back to the March 12, 2013 post for some examples), Poco never achieved any significant level of commercial success. Once in the Eagles, Timothy experienced major success (both commercial and financial) for the first time in his career. He co-wrote and sang lead vocals on I Can’t Tell You Why, a major hit for the Eagles from their album, The Long Run. Let’s listen….
Both Timothy and Randy were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a members of the Eagles (that’s Randy on the far right and Timothy third from the left).
I hope that one day Timothy will be inducted into the Hall of Fame a second time as a member of Poco. Although Poco’s music was never commercially successful, it was artistically ground breaking and it (along with all of it’s great members through time) is very deserving of a place in the Hall of Fame.