Lol Creme

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Lol Creme
Creme in 1976 performing with 10cc
Creme in 1976 performing with 10cc
Background information
Birth nameLaurence Neil Creme
Also known asLolagon
Born (1947-09-19) 19 September 1947 (age 74)
Prestwich, Lancashire, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • vocals
  • keyboards
  • bass
Years active1970–present
Associated acts10cc
The Sabres (The Magic Lanterns)
Hotlegs
Godley & Creme
Art of Noise
The Trevor Horn Band
Doctor Father

Laurence Neil "Lol" Creme (born 19 September 1947)[1] is an English musician and music video director, best known for his work in 10cc. He sings and plays guitar, bass and keyboards.

Biography[edit]

Creme was born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England. Like bandmates Graham Gouldman and Kevin Godley, Creme grew up in a Jewish household.[2] While attending art school in Birmingham, he took up the nickname Lolagon and met Kevin Godley. They joined white R&B combo The Sabres (The Magic Lanterns), Hotlegs and other bands together,[3] most significantly 10cc,[4] and in 1976 they left 10cc together to record as Creme & Godley (later Godley & Creme). The pair became music video directors, working with bands including Yes.

Creme directed the 1991 Jamaican comedy film The Lunatic.

In 1998, Creme became a member of the band Art of Noise, with Anne Dudley and Trevor Horn, and directed videos for the artists who recorded with them, such as Tom Jones. Further work with Horn followed, including forming the band The Producers (now known as The Trevor Horn Band) with Chris Braide and Steve Lipson.

Family[edit]

Creme's son Lalo was a member of the 1990s indie-dance band Arkarna, and has also worked on a number of projects with his father. Creme's wife, Angie, is the sister of ex-10cc member Eric Stewart's wife, Gloria.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lol Creme profile". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Heirs to The Beatles: the story of 10cc". The Jewish Chronicle. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  3. ^ Kevin Godley.com, History Retrieved 31 December 2020
  4. ^ Lester, Paul "Heirs to The Beatles: The story of 10cc". The Jewish Chronicle
  5. ^ George Tremlett (1976). The 10cc Story. Futura. ISBN 0-86007-378-5.

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