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Graham Gouldman

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Already established being among the most effective songwriters Britain had ever produced, Graham Gouldman launched his single career in 1966 following two successive band projects, the Whirlwinds as well as the Mockingbirds, met only failure. The Yardbirds, the Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, Wayne Fontana, Jeff Beck, Cher, the Shindigs, Jeff Beck, the Shadows, and PJ Proby had been one of the high-profile functions who documented Gouldman material. He previously turned his hands to production, managing an individual for Small Frankie, as the quality of his function was in a way that once the Downliners Sect found launch his “The expense of Living” as an individual, they didn’t actually record it themselves. They simply rushed out Gouldman’s unique demo. Gouldman’s personal single profession debuted in Feb 1966 with “Prevent or I’M GOING TO BE Eliminated”; he was also dealing with Fri Browne, a Manchester vocalist who was simply to be engaged in a number of Gouldman projects, in addition to having a later on single, “Question Any Female,” made by him. In November 1966, she became a member of Gouldman, former Nation Gentleman Peter Cowap, Phil Dermys, Clem Cattini, and potential Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones within the Large Society, an random combination whose singular single, “People GO BY,” continues to be a forgotten traditional. This same group after that became the Manchester Mob and documented March 1967’s “Bony Maroni in the Hop” before Gouldman, Jones, Eddie Kramer, and Peter Noone started focus on what became the songwriter’s first single recording, The Graham Gouldman Thing. Mainly comprising Gouldman’s personal versions from the songs he previously created for others, the recording (which will be released in the us just) was prefaced with a fresh single, “No Dairy Today” (a U.K. strike for Herman’s Hermits). It flopped. A English 45, “Upstairs Downstairs,” adopted unsuccessful match, and by enough time the recording itself was released, Gouldman had deserted his single plans to become listed on the Mindbenders for his or her final solitary, “Uncle Joe the Snow Cream Guy,” and tour. The group after that split up and Gouldman and Mindbenders guitarist Eric Stewart instantly set to function building Strawberry Studios within the Manchester suburb of Stockport. Gouldman also came back to his maverick wanderings, slicing a bizarre instrumental edition of Noel Harrison’s “The Windmills of YOUR BRAIN” because the Graham Gouldman Orchestra and issuing a psych masterpiece beneath the pseudonym Backyard Odyssey. He also documented some materials for the short-lived Marmalade label, including one melody, “The Later Mr. Later,” which made an appearance on the label sampler as well as a reunion with ex-Mockingbirds drummer Kevin Godley, “To Take a flight Away.” (Godley’s very own task, Frabjoy & the Runcible Spoon, was also agreed upon to Marmalade.) That label collapsed in early 1969, of which stage Gouldman relocated to NY to become agreement songwriter at Kasenatz/Katz’s songwriting stock — a lot of his compositions had been then documented at Strawberry, even though Godley and Crème also got in over the actions, composing (and saving) Crazy Elephant’s strike “There Ain’t Simply no Umbopo.” Gouldman, on the other hand, penned two Ohio Express strikes, “Sausalito” and “Tampa Florida,” as well as Freddie as well as the Dreamers’ French strike “Susan’s Tuba” and “Fighter Squadron”‘s “When He Shows up.” On the next 2 yrs, Strawberry proved extremely successful. Albums by Ramases and Neil Sedaka, singles by comedian John Paul Joans (no regards to the bassist), sundry British soccer groups and comedy serves, and also a freak strike for the studio room music artists themselves, Hotlegs “Neanderthal Guy.” Gouldman, nevertheless, would cut just one single more single single during this time period, teaming with manufacturer Eric Woolfson (afterwards a member from the Alan Parsons Project) to record “GETTING OLDER.” 10cc consumed Gouldman’s interest for another seven years. He came back to single actions in 1979 throughout a layoff enforced while Eric Stewart retrieved from injuries suffered in a significant motor incident. Sunburn, the soundtrack to a fresh Farrah Fawcett film, became Gouldman’s 1st ever single strike single, reaching quantity 45 in Britain. The next year, Gouldman documented another soundtrack, Animalympics, to accompany an amusing sports toon film. He also created the Ramones’ Pleasant Dreams recording, before 10cc relaunched; following a group’s last demise in 1982, Gouldman after that released a new music group project, the Polish union with Andrew Yellow metal. A set of 10cc reunions adopted through the early ’90s, while Gouldman also released a songwriting collaboration with Kirsty MacColl, tragically curtailed, needless to say, by her loss of life in 2000. He came back to actions that same yr with And ONE MORE THING, his second complete single recording and, just like the Graham Gouldman Thing, a chance to both try some new tracks and revisit some older — “You Stole My Like,” “Heartful of Spirit,” and 10cc’s “All set Home” had been one of the highlights.

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Full Name Graham Gouldman
Date Of Birth May 10, 1946
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Bassist
Nationality English
Spouse Ariella Gouldman, Gill Gouldman, Susan Gouldman
Music Groups 10cc, Wax, The Mindbenders, Hotlegs, Ohio Express
Music Songs I'm Not in Love, Dreadlock Holiday, The Things We Do for Love, No Milk Today, Right Between the Eyes, Yummy Yummy Yummy, Bridge to Your Heart, Chewy, Chewy, A Groovy Kind of Love, Love's Not for Me, I'm Mandy Fly Me, The Wall Street Shuffle, Good Morning Judge, Rubber Bullets, Donna, The Impossible Years, Life Is a Minestrone, Neanderthal Man, Ready to Go Home, Art for Art's Sake, Away From It All, We've Made It to the Top, Kit Mambo, Its Getting Harder All Of The Time, With You I Can Run Forever, Yvonne's the One, Beg, Borrow and Steal, I Wanna Rule the World, Feel the Benefit, The Dean and I, Clockwork Creep, Flying Limousine
Albums The Original Soundtrack, Deceptive Bends, How Dare You!, Bloody Tourists, 10cc, The Graham Gouldman Thing, Animalympics soundtrack, Love and Work, Live and Let Live, 100cc: Greatest Hits of 10cc, The Very Best of 10cc, Tenology, And Another Thing..., Play Nicely and Share
Movies Animalympics


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1 He has performed with the SAS (Spike Edney's All Stars) Band.
2 Vocalist/guitarist of the band 10CC.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roadies 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Conjuring 2 2016 writer: "Bus Stop"
Halt and Catch Fire 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love & Mercy 2014 writer: "Heart Full of Soul"
Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 writer: "I'm Not in Love"
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Hello Ladies 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Life of Crime 2013 writer: "Dreadlock Holiday"
EastEnders 2010-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Jappeloup 2013 writer: "Im Not In Love"
The Joy of the Single 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "Rubber Bullets" - uncredited
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story 2012 TV Movie writer: "I'm Not in Love"
Save Your Legs! 2012 writer: "Dreadlock Holiday" - as G. Gouldman
London Calling 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Packed to the Rafters 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Syndicate 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
White Heat 2012 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Brothers & Sisters 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Levenslied TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011
London Boulevard 2010 writer: "Heart Full of Soul"
Broken Hearts 2010 writer: "The Things We Do for Love"
The Social Network 2010 writer: "Dreadlock Holiday"
Sons of Anarchy 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
Cold Case 2010 TV Series producer - 1 episode
Halloween II 2009 writer: "The Things We Do For Love"
Pirate Radio 2009 writer: "For Your Love" 1965
Spectacular! 2009 TV Movie writer: "The Things We Do for Love"
Familjen Babajou 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cuéntame 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Might Get Loud 2008 Documentary writer: "Heart Full of Soul"
They Came from Manchester: Five Decades of Mancunian Pop 2008 TV Movie writer: "Rubber Bullets"
Big Love 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superjail! 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain 2007 TV Movie documentary writer: "For Your Love" - uncredited
Running with Scissors 2006 writer: "The Things We Do for Love" 1977
Men in Trees 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game writer: "I'm Not In Love"
Rush: R30 2005 Video documentary writer: "Heart Full of Soul"
Daltry Calhoun 2005 writer: "The Things We Do for Love"
Un vrai bonheur, le film 2005 writer: "I'm Not In Love"
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 2004 writer: "I'm Not in Love" - as Gouldman
Ídolos 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hope Springs 2003 writer: "I'm Not in Love"
Stuck in the Middle 2003 Video writer: "Dreadlock Holiday", "The Things We Do For Love"
007: Nightfire 2002 Video Game writer: "Nearly Civilized" - as Gouldman Graham Keith
Cherish 2002 writer: "I'm Not in Love"
The Office 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The British Invasion Returns 2000 Video writer: "Listen People"
Snatch 2000 writer: "DREADLOCK HOLIDAY"
Otto - Der Katastrofenfilm 2000 lyrics: "No Milk Today" / music: "No Milk Today"
The Next Best Thing 2000 writer: "I'm Not In Love"
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 writer: "I'm Not In Love"
Extension du domaine de la lutte 1999 writer: "I'm Not in Love"
Elephant Juice 1999 writer: "I'm Not in Love"
That '70s Show 1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Virgin Suicides 1999 writer: "I'm Not in Love"
The X-Files 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Touch and Go 1998 TV Movie writer: "I'm Not In Love" - uncredited
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998 writer: "Rubber Bullets"
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 writer: "For Your Love"
So This Is Romance? 1997 lyrics: "How Long Is Time" / music: "How Long Is Time" / performer: "How Long Is Time"
The Big One 1997 Documentary writer: "For Your Love" 1965
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mr. Wrong 1996 writer: "THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE"
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 1995 TV Movie writer: "For Your Love"
Airheads 1994 producer: "We Want the Airwaves"
Deadly Advice 1994 writer: "For Your Love"
Indecent Proposal 1993 "I'm Not in Love"
Shindig! Presents British Invasion Vol. 2 1992 Video short writer: "Heart Full Of Soul"
Potere 1991 Video writer: "I'm Not in Love" - uncredited
The Crossing 1990 writer: "For Your Love"
Condom 1990 Documentary writer: "No Milk Today"
Burglar 1987 writer: "Alright Tonight"
First Among Equals 1986 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Up Your Anchor 1985 writer: "For Your Love"
Famous T & A 1982 Video documentary writer: "For Your Love" - uncredited
Animalympics 1980 performer: "Z.O.O", "Kit Mambo", "Born To Lose", "We've Made It To The Top", "Love's Not For Me René's Song", "Go For It!", "Away From It All", "Bionic Boar", "Underwater Fantasy", "With You I Can Run Forever" / producer: "Z.O.O", "Kit Mambo", "Born To Lose", "We've Made It To The Top", "Love's Not For Me René's Song", "Go For It!", "Away From It All", "Bionic Boar", "Underwater Fantasy", "With You I Can Run Forever" / writer: "Z.O.O", "Kit Mambo", "Born To Lose", "We've Made It To The Top", "Lo
Sunburn 1979 lyrics: "Sunburn" / music: "Sunburn" / writer: "The Things We Do for Love", "I'm Mandy, Fly Me"
Moment by Moment 1978 writer: "For You and I"
Musikladen 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1975-1978 TV Series writer - 8 episodes
The Stud 1978 writer: "I'm Not in Love"
Handle with Care 1977 lyrics: "I'm Not in Love" / music: "I'm Not in Love"
La marge 1976 writer: "I'm Not in Love" - as Gouldman
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter 1968 writer: "Ooh She's Done It Again", "It's Nice to Be Out in the Morning", "Lemon and Lime", "The World Is for the Young"
New American Bandstand 1965 1966 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Go!! Show 1966 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
When the Boys Meet the Girls 1965 writer: "Listen People"
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shearer on Shearer 1996 Video documentary
Animalympics 1980

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter 1968 composer: incidental music

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taken by Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis 2013 Documentary Himself
The Joy of the Single 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Loose Women 2009 TV Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2000 TV Series Himself
On the Waterfront 1989 TV Series Himself
The Roxy 1987 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1987 TV Series Himself
Tocata 1986 TV Series Himself
Pop Quiz 1981 TV Series Himself
Marc 1977 TV Series Himself - Musician

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