Salford born 10cc star, Graham Gouldman, is returning to Greater Manchester in April to perform at the Royal Northern College of Music.

The 70s rock star, who grew up on New Hall Road in Broughton, rose to fame with the band with songs like ‘I’m Not in Love’ and ‘Dreadlock Holiday’, this song being re-released for the 2019 Ashes as ‘I Don’t Like Cricket (I Love It)’.

Last year, Gouldman toured around the USA and Europe with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band.

In 2014, he was introduced into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and also formed Heart Full of Songs, a four piece acoustic band, which played covers of his songs with members including Gouldman himself as well as, Ciaran Jeremiah, Dave Cobby and a mixture between Iain Hornal, Nick Kendal or Andy Park.

In 2015 he was anointed an Icon of the Industry by Broadcast Music Incorporated.

A few years ago the Salford Star spoke to the musician, who told them “Broughton inspired everything, Broughton was in my blood…I’m very proud to come from Salford.

“I lived and worked there…although we didn’t call it ‘Salford’, it was kind of Broughton Park…Broughton Park sounded a bit posher.”

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10cc are doing a small three-day tour in Ireland this year, starting in Belfast at Ulster Hall on May 28, ending in Cork City at Cork Opera House on May 30, with the second event taking place in Dublin at Vicar Street on May 29.

Over the years, 10cc have had a total of seventeen members, some being permanent fixtures since the formation of the band in 1972, like Graham Gouldman, while some only had short stints in the famous band, these including Duncan Mackay (1978-1981), Tony O’Malley (1977-1978), Jamie Lane (1983-1983), and Geoff Dunn (1995-1995).

Tickets for the event, taking place on April 2 2020 can be purchased for £26.50 from the Royal Northern College of Music website: 

If you’re a fan of 70s rock, this event is certainly not one to be missed.

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