Kevin Godley

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Kevin Godley
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Kevin Godley with 10cc in April 1976
Background information
Birth name Kevin Michael Godley
Born (1945-10-07) 7 October 1945 (age 70)
Prestwich, Lancashire, England
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, music video director
Instruments Vocals, drums, synths, percussion
Years active Late 1960s–present
Associated acts 10cc
Godley & Creme
Doctor Father
The Magic Lanterns

Kevin Michael Godley (born 7 October 1945,[1] Prestwich, Lancashire, England) is an English musician and music video director. He is known as the drummer of the art rock band 10cc and for his collaboration outside the band with Lol Creme.


He was born in a family with Jewish ancestry, and went to North Cestrian Grammar School in Altrincham. The first band he was part of was Group 17 which had its origins in the Jewish Lads Brigade (The JLB). The members were Henri Shalam, Bernard Suffrin, Sydney Kaye and Jeffrey Baker, whose father was probably "Sergeant Baker" in the 10cc song, Rubber Bullets.

While attending art college in Manchester Godley met Lol Creme. They became part of several bands, most notably Hotlegs and 10cc. After leaving 10cc the two became known as Godley & Creme, both as musicians and film directors. They were jointly nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form for: The Police: Synchronicity Concert in 1986.[2]

Godley writes, sings, and plays drums and percussion. In 1990, his charity production One World One Voice was released on CD in the UK. It was a CD that focused on environmental and ecological crises. Godley became a vegetarian during this period.

Both Godley and Lol Creme briefly "reunited" with their former 10cc bandmates Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman on the 1992 album, ...Meanwhile. However, Godley claims that their involvement with the project was very limited, as the album was dominated by studio musicians. He performed the lead vocal on "The Stars Didn't Show," the band's tribute to the late Roy Orbison. It was the only song on the album not sung by Stewart. Following ...Meanwhile, Godley and Creme went their separate ways.

He reunited with another former 10cc member, Graham Gouldman, to form the band GG/06. Together they have recorded a number of new songs which are available via their website.[3]

Recently, Godley has moved into developing a music platform for the iPad, that combines audio and video to create a global recording studio in the cloud called "WholeWorldBand".[4] The company was nominated for the "SXSW Music Accelerator Award" in 2013 and was one of eight finalists selected from a pool of over 500.[5]

Music videos[edit]

Since he split from his long-time working partner Creme, Godley forged a career directing music videos and films on his own.























  1. ^ "Kevin Godley | Songs". AllMusic. 1945-10-07. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  2. ^ Awards for Kevin Godley at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ "GG/06". GG/06. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  4. ^ "WholeWorldBand". WholeWorldBand. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  5. ^ "WholeWorldBand: SXSW Accelerator award finalist | Music | News". Hot Press. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 

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