By Keith Edwards, additional information by David Jarvis


Feb 22
10cc switch from UK Records to Phonogram in a deal believed to be in excess of one million Dollars.
Mar 5
10cc release their third album The Original Soundtrack which reaches #4 in the UK and #15 in the USA.
Mar 5
10cc begin a UK Tour at Leeds University supported by Fancy.
Mar 21
10cc release the single Life is a Minestrone / Channel Swimmer which reaches #7 in the UK charts.1
Apr 5
10cc begin their first European tour at the Gothenburg Concert House.
May 23
10cc release the single I'm Not In Love / Good News which gives 10cc their second No. 1 and #2 in the USA.
May 23
UK Records release the single Waterfall / 4% of Something.
May 23
UK Records release the Greatest Hits album 100cc which peaks at #9 in the UK and #161 in the USA.
June 2
The Scaffold release their new album Sold Out with contributions by Lol Creme and which was recorded at Strawberry.
June 2
The Mandalaband release their new album The Eye Of Wendor featuring all four members of 10cc on various tracks.
June 9
Justin Hayward and John Lodge release the single Blue Guitar produced by 10cc.
July 12
10cc appear at Cardiff Castle with Steeleye Span and Thin Lizzy with crowds of up to 15,000 with 10,000 turned away.
10cc begin work on the next studio album at Strawberry Studios in Stockport.
Oct / Dec
Third US tour lasting eight weeks begins.

Further reading:


10cc in 1972
10cc in 1973
10cc in 1974

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