If you ask me who the most influential band was in the 20th century, you’d have to say The Beatles. But not far behind them I’d have to say is 10cc. The bands constant innovation in pop music is felt even today. The catalog is pretty extensive and eclectic as you had two strong songwriting teams with appositional goals. The Stewart-Gouldman team provided the grounded hits and lyrical pop narrative, while the Godley-Creme team provided the stylistic brilliance and cutting edge influence. Check out the recent BBC biography of 10cc on You Tube above while it lasts. And just a single example of how other artists took 10cc’s techniques as producer Phil Ramone describes how they made Billy Joel’s hit “Just The Way You Are.” If you are new to 10cc, check out my recommended albums at 50thirdandthird.com.