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10cc are an English rock band that was founded in 1972 in Stockport, England. The band achieved their greatest commercial success during the 1970s, and initially consisted of four memebers (Graham Gouldman, Kevin Godley, Eric Stewart, and Lol Creme. They all had written and recorded together for some 3 years, before they assumed the name "10cc" in 1972.
One famous song from the band is "Dreadlock Holiday" which is about a white man who gets lost in Jamaica and during that time gets ripped off every step that he makes.
The song was inspired by real events that happened to 10cc's band member Eric Swewart and Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues when the two went on holiday together in Barbados.
The song "Dreadlock Holiday" found a huge audience in the UK, but never caught on in The States, where most people can't identify it by title.
Every member of the band was a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer and producer, and so the writing teams frequently switched partners between them.
Most of 10cc's albums were recorded at their own Strawberry Studios (North) in Stockport and Strawberry Studios (South) in Dorking, with most of those engineered by Stewart.
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