Tag Archives: Graham Gouldman
Amid the plethora of reunions, reformations and medically implausible resuscitations that have enlivened music in recent years, the return of 10cc probably isn’t too much of a surprise. Ever-present on the reissues scene, and re-emerging every few years anyway, the faithful old name was responsible for some of the signature hits of the ‘70s, such as “Rubber Bullets,” “I’m Not In Love” and “Dreadlock Holiday.”
The year’s-end release of Five Live Yardbirds coincided with The Yardbirds’ most prestigious outing yet — a place on the bill for The Beatles’ Christmas concerts at the Hammersmith Odeon. Backstage, The Yardbirds came face to face with their immediate future, in the form of a quietly spoken young Mancunian named Graham Gouldman, who had written a song he thought they might like.
Rock ’n’ roll and Egyptology have long been fairly substantial companions. Not one of them, however, ever shared the convictions of Ramases, a central heating salesman from Sheffield, England, who believed himself to be the reincarnation of an Egyptian god and who, in the heady days of late 1960s England, found a lot of other people ready to believe him as well.