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The Wall Street Shuffle starts with a rocking riff which is also played during the chorus. The vocals are really impressive in this song there are used many styles and ranges. There are also some really beautiful harmony vocals in some of the sections. The middle section with the piano reminds me of ABBA which is another very commercial band that had lots of progressive/ symphonic tendencies in their music.

The Wall Street Shuffle’ (Stewart/Gouldman) is easily the best known song on the album and has become one of 10cc’s most loved songs, even though it stalled at a lowly #10 on its first release as a single. If you’ve heard the excellent ‘The Producers’ special dedicated to 10cc then you’ll know how much work went into making this song sound so stupendous: Eric Stewart sings his lead in three-part harmony, all double-tracked; the guitar overdubs were endless and the backing tracks are full of dozens of splices where they switch from one section of the song to another, all lined up so carefully you can’t hear the join. ‘Wall Street Shuffle’ would be a great little pop song if it was down to the production alone, but there’s a great little riff at the heart of this song that effortlessly transforms itself from wobbly comical in the verses to an angry martyrdom in the chorus. It’s the lyrics, though, that make this song so special, saying in a few words what pretty much no one else (except maybe CSN) was saying on record at the time. Despite the Stewart-Gouldman writing credit, its was actually Lol Creme who came up with the title while 10cc were in the back of a limousine taking a shortcut through Wall Street to get to a gig, with the band staring out at the bankers going about their daily business and doing the same funny quick walk to get to their offices. This one off gag stuck in Eric’s head and was eventually turned into a song with help from Graham.

Focussing on the greed and avarice in the modern world, a land where bankers would ‘sell their mothers’ if it would get them a little bit extra, it’s actually asking why human beings developed a system that sees some prosper while others suffer. Given that the Cold War was still very much on in those days, if a little bit colder than it got in the 1980s and had been in the 60s, this was quite a censorious take on the capitalist way of life for the day (perhaps that’s why it sold so poorly). There’s also the question of whether money has ever really helped anyone, with a strong middle eight about reclusive millionaire Howard Hughes, so afraid of social interaction that he never got to spend hardly any of his riches (he’s have loved Amazon!) Emotion is lacking from those in charge, going about their daily business no matter whose lives are hurt by their decisions, but it’s not lacking from Eric’s deliciously bitter vocal which is one of his best with the band. 10cc try to hard the sheer danger in this song with their trademark ‘daft chorus’ made up of Lol’s falsetto and Graham’s comedy bass, but that’s not enough to cover what is, at heart, perhaps the most serious and angry song 10cc ever made. ‘Wall Street Shuffle’ sounded prosaic at the time – nowadays, some 40 years on, it sounds even more uncomfortably close to the truth about whose really running our planet for us. A truly remarkable song for it’s day and among the greatest moments in the 10cc canon.

"The Wall Street Shuffle" is a single by the British pop/rock band 10cc released in 1974. The song originally appears on the band's 1974 album Sheet Music. It was the most successful single to be released from the album, reaching No. 10 on the UK chart.

The song features a classic rock riff and lyrics that deal with Wall Street and the economy. It features several topical cultural references and specifically mentions Getty, Rothschild and Howard Hughes.

The song remains popular with fans and is often performed live in concert. A live performance was included on the 2007 promotional live compilation The Best of 10cc Live.

"The Wall Street Shuffle" is a single by the British pop/rock band 10cc released in 1974. The song originally appears on the band's 1974 album Sheet Music. It was the most successful single to be released from the album, reaching No. 10 on the UK chart.

The song features a classic rock riff and lyrics that deal with Wall Street and the economy. It features several topical cultural references and specifically mentions Getty, Rothschild and Howard Hughes.

The song remains popular with fans and is often performed live in concert. A live performance was included on the 2007 promotional live compilation The Best of 10cc Live.

"The Wall Street Shuffle" is a single by the British pop/rock band 10cc released in 1974. The song originally appears on the band's 1974 album Sheet Music. It was the most successful single to be released from the album, reaching No. 10 on the UK chart.

The song features a classic rock riff and lyrics that deal with Wall Street and the economy. It features several topical cultural references and specifically mentions Getty, Rothschild and Howard Hughes.

The song remains popular with fans and is often performed live in concert. A live performance was included on the 2007 promotional live compilation The Best of 10cc Live.

Aretha Franklin:

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist.[1] She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but achieving only modest success. After signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think".

By the end of the 1960s she was being called "the Queen of Soul". Franklin recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967), Lady Soul (1968), Young, Gifted and Black (1972) and Amazing Grace (1972) before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with the albums Jump to It (1982) and Who's Zoomin' Who? (1985), and her part in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.

Ted White:

First husband and former manager of Aretha Franklin, born 1930. Also co-writer of several of her songs.

Ted White and Aretha Franklin have one son, Teddy White, who has worked with his mother as a guitarist.

This is the female version of the Eric Stewart & Graham Gouldman composition with gender changed from 'her' to 'his' and from 'she' to 'he' where she sings in a lower register, lower than Eric Stewart from British pop group 10cc.

When American blue-eyed soul/pop singer and backing vocalist Joyce Berry was younger back in 1977, she heard a pop song on the radio, called, "People In Love" by British pop band 10cc she would be more familiar with and then also bought both a small 45 RPM single and a sheet music of the same song, so she had to learn the words to that song over and over again until she was satisfied with it, so she decided to sing it lower in her smoky alto than band member Eric Stewart in his tenor.

Since Joyce is a straightforward pop/soul singer with a soft ballad voice in a real authentic style, she moves away from the Godley & Creme artistic, abstract art-rock stuff, progressive rock, avant-garde, rock opera and experimental stuff when she said "No, I don't like the abstract art-rock stuff of Godley & Creme because I find it bland and boring that lacks soul. I don't like it. I prefer Eric Stewart & Graham Gouldman better that have more soul than that when they made such real authentic pop music that I'm always crazy about.", so she decided to focus more on some of the straightforward Stewart & Gouldman pop stuff that she is more comfortable with.

Words and music courtesy of Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman

For You and I is a 10cc single . It comes from their album Bloody Tourists .

The song is about the people who are good always comment on people who have bad and especially in the big context (The world is full of other people, we're quick to laugh when they've got troubles) . One would have to look around a bit more and take account of each other to make this world exist for everyone.

The single with on the b-side I'm Not in Love almost never reached the hit parade.

Musicians:
Eric Stewart - vocals, electric piano , moog , polymoog
Graham Gouldman - six string bass guitar , acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
Rick Fenn - moog, electric guitar, background vocals
Stuart Tosh - background vocals
Paul Burgess - percussion , big drum

Promo Videos

Donna
I’m Not in Love
Art for Art’s Sake
I’m Mandy Fly Me
Good Morning Judge
People in Love
Dreadlock Holiday
One Two Five
Feel the Love
Woman in Love

One Two Five is a 10cc single . It comes from their album Look Hear? .

The single is about the then phenomenon of disco music , where the number of bpp (beats per minute) began to rise to 125, with the heartbeat of the listener also starting to pick up on prolonged hearing. The singer also has the body temperature would run to 102 Fahrenheit , about 40 C. Making a date becomes difficult.

B-side was Only Child, which was not on the album.

Musicians
Eric Stewart: Lead Vocal, Electric Guitar
Graham Gouldman: 2nd Lead Vocal, Bass, Electric Guitar
Rick Fenn: Electric Guitar
Duncan Mackay: Yamaha CS80
Paul Burgess: Drums, Percussion
Stuart Tosh: Backing Vocals

10cc playlist:

It Doesn't Matter At All (1980)
Eric Stewart: Lead Vocal, Backing Vocal, Electric Guitar
Graham Gouldman: Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocal
Duncan Mackay: Electric Guitar, Yamaha CS80
Paul Burgess: Drums
Stuart Tosh: Backing Vocals
Rick Fenn: Electric Guitar, Backing Vocal

Dreadlock Holiday (1978)
Graham Gouldman: Lead Vocal, Bass, Electric guitar, Cabasa, Backing Vocals
Eric Stewart: Electric Piano, backing Vocals, Organ, Maracas
Rick Fenn: Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Organ
Stuart Tosh: Drums, Backing Vocals, Tambourine
Duncan Mackay: Yamaha CS80
Paul Burgess: Cow Bells, Congas, Marimba, Triangle, A Go Go Bells, Timbales

The Things We Do For Love (1977)
Eric: Lead vocal, Lead guitar, Backing vocals, Piano, Organ
Graham: Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Hand Claps, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar, Tambourine
Paul: Drums, Tambourine, hand claps, Gong

People In Love (1977)
Eric: Lead vocal, Slide guitar, Piano, Lead guitar
Graham: Bass guitar, Acoustic guitars, Electric guitar, Harmony vocals
Paul: Drums, Tambourine, Bell Tree, Roto Toms
Del Newman: Arranged and conducted the strings

I'm Not in Love (1975)
Jon Appleton, Suzanne Ciani, James Newton Howard -
synclavier and musical effects
Eric Stewart – lead vocals, electric piano
Graham Gouldman – electric guitar, bass, backing vocals
Kevin Godley – synthesizer, backing vocals
Lol Creme – piano, backup vocals

I'm Mandy Fly Me (1976)
Eric: Lead Vocal, Lead Guitar, Piano, Whistle, Backup Vocals
Graham: Bass, Zithers, Double Bass, 6 String Bass, Backup Vocals
Kevin: Drums, Backup Vocals
Lol: Lead Guitar, Moog, Vibes, Backup Vocals

Art For Art's Sake (1976)
Eric: Lead vocal, Piano, Electric Piano, 6 String Bass, Fazz Bass, Lead Guitar
Graham: 3rd Lead Vocal, Electric Guitar, Cow Bell, Tambourine, Backup Vocals
Lol: 2nd Lead Vocal. Electric Guitar, Maracas, Moog, Recorder, Backup Vocal
Kevin: Drums Temple, Blocks, Backup Vocals

Rubber Bullets
Dynamic Tension
Old Wild Men
Silly Love
https://tictail.com/tributeto10cc/10cc-music-videos-clips-compilation-dvd

Breakup song: "I'm Not in Love" by 10cc:

I will call that song very heartfelt and bittersweet that touches my heart, because it's mainly all about marriage relationship falling out of favor. Besides it's very touching. I made a comment about that song on YouTube and said:

It's too bad that in 1975 British band 10cc might have taken a break from having a wacky sense of humor and started concentrating on a serious relevant version of the bittersweet heartbreaking ballad, "I'm Not In Love", minus Kathy Redfern's self-parody and believe me it is 10 times better than the epic 6-minute version of that song with her part added.

The story about the original clever version once said:
With great taste and humor, the four original members of 10cc tell the stories about their short collaboration and the performances, culminating in the creation of their super hit I'm Not In Love.

Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme experimented early in the seventies, as exponents of the fertile music scene in Northern England, quietly in their self-built Strawberry Studio. The chemical reaction of their individual talents and their willingness to try out all their ideas, renewed pop music and led to big hits like The Wall Street Shuffle, The Things We Do for Love and Dreadlock Holiday. With great taste and humor, the four original members tell the stories about their short collaboration and the performances, culminating in the creation of their super hit I'm Not In Love. They eventually turned out to be more gifted musicians, writers, inventors and artists than pop stars. In 1976, at the height of their fame, they broke up in order to each still achieve many artistic successes. With Tim Rice, Graham Nash, Harvey Lisberg, Trevor Horn and Stewart Copeland, among others.

Cindy Bullens (born Cynthia Bullens March 21, 1955 - died as a female Cynthia Bullens February 1, 2011) was an American singer-songwriter who grew up in Massachusetts. Bullens released two albums in the late 1970s on United Artists and Casablanca and another in 1989.[1]

Bullens' 1978 debut album, Desire Wire is described flatly by William Ruhlmann for Allmusic as: "One of the great lost rock albums of the 1970s, Bullens' debut release is full of tough, passionate, incredibly catchy rock & roll played to the hilt and sung with fire".[2] These early albums anticipated later work by a host of 1980s female and female-identified rock artists, from Pat Benatar, to Blondie, to the Go-Go's, to Headpins.

In 1974, Bullens performed background vocals on Gene Clark's album No Other and as one of the Sex-O-Lettes on the debut album by Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes.

Bullens also served as a backup vocalist on Rod Stewart's Atlantic Crossing and with Elton John on three major tours, as well as his album Blue Moves and his hit with Kiki Dee, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (both released in 1976).

Bullens provided vocals on three songs ("It's Raining on Prom Night," "Mooning," and "Freddy, My Love") on the soundtrack of the 1977 feature film, Grease. The album release Grease was nominated for the 1979 Grammy Award for "Album of the Year".

In 1980, she earned another Grammy nomination (as "best female rock singer") for her single "Survivor".

In January 1980, Bullens hit the Billboard Hot 100 with the song "Trust Me." It peaked at #90.[3] Bullens withdrew from the music business in the early 1980s to raise a family, returning in the early and mid-1990s as a songwriter and then later as a touring and recording artist.

In early 2011 Cindy Bullens died during surgery and transition with her female breasts and female organs removed when emerged a new guy in 2012, named, Cidny Bullens.
https://store.cdbaby.com/artist/CindyBullens1
https://cindybullens.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/cindybullens

"The Wall Street Shuffle" is a single by the British pop/rock band 10cc released in 1974. The song originally appears on the band's 1974 album Sheet Music. It was the most successful single to be released from the album, reaching No. 10 on the UK chart.

The song features a classic rock riff and lyrics that deal with Wall Street and the economy. It features several topical cultural references and specifically mentions Getty, Rothschild and Howard Hughes.

The song remains popular with fans and is often performed live in concert. A live performance was included on the 2007 promotional live compilation The Best of 10cc Live.

Covers
ABBA singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad recorded a Swedish-language version called "Guld och gröna ängar" ("Gold and Green Meadows" with Swedish lyrics by Owe Junsjö) on her solo album Frida ensam (1975).

10cc's 1975 number one single 'I'm Not in Love' is one of the greatest ballads ever made, and is a solid gold Smooth favourite.

But how was it made? And what was the song about? Who whispered the famous 'big boys don't cry' line? Here's the official story behind the song:

I had this crazy idea in my mind that repeating those words would somehow degrade the meaning, so I told her, 'Well, if I say every day "I love you, darling, I love you, blah, blah, blah", it's not gonna mean anything eventually'.

Breakup song: "I'm Not in Love" by 10cc:

I will call that song very heartfelt and bittersweet that touches my heart, because it's mainly all about marriage relationship falling out of favor. Besides it's very touching. I made a comment about that song on YouTube and said:

It's too bad that in 1975 British band 10cc might have taken a break from having a wacky sense of humor and started concentrating on a serious relevant version of the bittersweet heartbreaking ballad, "I'm Not In Love", minus Kathy Redfern's self-parody and believe me it is 10 times better than the epic 6-minute version of that song with her part added.

The story about the original clever version once said:
With great taste and humor, the four original members of 10cc tell the stories about their short collaboration and the performances, culminating in the creation of their super hit I'm Not In Love.

Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme experimented early in the seventies, as exponents of the fertile music scene in Northern England, quietly in their self-built Strawberry Studio. The chemical reaction of their individual talents and their willingness to try out all their ideas, renewed pop music and led to big hits like The Wall Street Shuffle, The Things We Do for Love and Dreadlock Holiday. With great taste and humor, the four original members tell the stories about their short collaboration and the performances, culminating in the creation of their super hit I'm Not In Love. They eventually turned out to be more gifted musicians, writers, inventors and artists than pop stars. In 1976, at the height of their fame, they broke up in order to each still achieve many artistic successes. With Tim Rice, Graham Nash, Harvey Lisberg, Trevor Horn and Stewart Copeland, among others.

"Art for Arts Sake" is a single by 10cc released in 1975. It was taken from the How Dare You! album.[1] It reached No. 5 on the UK singles chart.

The title of the song derives from the fact that Graham Gouldman's father, Hymie Gouldman, often used to say "Art for art's sake, money for God's sake, okay".[2]

Personnel:

Drums, Temple Block, Backing Vocals – Kevin Godley
Electric Guitar, Cowbell, Tambourine, Backing Vocals – Graham Gouldman
Lead Vocals [2nd], Electric Guitar, Maracas, Synthesizer [Moog], Recorder, Backing Vocals – Lol Creme
Lead Vocals, Piano, Electric Piano, Bass [Six String], Bass [Fuzz], Lead Guitar – Eric Stewart
Written-By – Stewart*, Gouldman*

Marriage and divorce of Dan Crewe & Cindy Bullens

Cindy Bullens grew up in Massachusetts. In 1979, she married Dan Crewe, brother of songwriter/producer Bob Crewe, and divorced in 2002. A daughter, Reid, was born in 1982. A younger daughter, Jessie, born in 1985, died at age 11, of complications during treatment for cancer in 1996.

American straightforward soul singer and backing vocalist Dennis Englewood said, "When I heard 10cc's original, 'I'm Not In Love', I noticed that there were too many synthetic distorted choir voices, made from technical machines that made part of the real music disenchanted and I call their production horrible, sucked in and disembodied. I don't like how synthesized they were. Those weren't man-made for me. For my creamy vanilla soul ballad version of that song, I wanted to do the whole backing track with a lot of real instruments playing that are man-made for me and the real backing voices of myself, Laurie Maitland, Joyce Berry and Sue Fleming, created in a family style.

If you're interested in his man-made soul ballad remake of the 10cc, buy his soulful version at:
https://dennisenglewood.bandcamp.com/track/im-not-in-love
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/dennisenglewood2

As the original once said:

The ethereal sound was created by laboriously building up multiple overdubs of the voices of Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Godley and Creme singing a single note in unison. This multi-track was then mixed down and dubbed down onto 16-track tape. This process was repeated across all sixteen tracks to create a lush 256-voice "virtual" choir that could "sing" chromatic chords. A number of these prepared multi-tracks were then cut into several endless loops, each of which contained the basic notes of the main chords used in the song. The chorus loops could then be played by using the mixing desk rather like a keyboard -- each chord could be sounded by bringing up the fader for that loop.

The instrumental break featured the repeated spoken phrase: "Be quiet, big boys don't cry...", which was spoken by Kathy Warren, the receptionist of the Strawberry Studios where the band recorded the track...

In this pre-sampler period, the group was able to simulate a large polyphonic choir, creating a dramatic tonal effect similar to that produced by the well-known choir setting on the Mellotron, but with a far richer sound, and in full stereo.

I commented about Kathy Redfern and said:

When Kathy Redfern said the irrelevant line, "Be quiet. Big boys don't cry." and then echoes of her last line happened overhead, the audience would boo her out, because she wasn't making any sense in that song about neglect, so I would give her thumbs down.

Breakup song: "I'm Not in Love" by 10cc:

I will call that song very heartfelt and bittersweet that touches my heart, because it's mainly all about marriage relationship falling out of favor. Besides it's very touching. I made a comment about that song on YouTube and said:

It's too bad that in 1975 British band 10cc might have taken a break from having a wacky sense of humor and started concentrating on a serious relevant version of the bittersweet heartbreaking ballad, "I'm Not In Love", minus Kathy Redfern's self-parody and believe me it is 10 times better than the epic 6-minute version of that song with her part added.

American straightforward soul singer and backing vocalist Dennis Englewood said, "When I heard 10cc's original, 'I'm Not In Love', I noticed that there were too many synthetic distorted choir voices, made from technical machines that made part of the real music disenchanted and I call their production horrible, sucked in and disembodied. I don't like how synthesized they were. Those weren't man-made for me. For my creamy vanilla soul ballad version of that song, I wanted to do the whole backing track with a lot of real instruments playing that are man-made for me and the real backing voices of myself, Laurie Maitland, Joyce Berry and Sue Fleming, created in a family style.

If you're interested in his man-made soul ballad remake of the 10cc, stream it on Spotify at:
https://open.spotify.com/track/4ciu1G07TVxYkRR6BWV9a8
https://open.spotify.com/track/6c4pfi5P1Zkjjl30rJ86ic
As the original once said:

The ethereal sound was created by laboriously building up multiple overdubs of the voices of Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Godley and Creme singing a single note in unison. This multi-track was then mixed down and dubbed down onto 16-track tape. This process was repeated across all sixteen tracks to create a lush 256-voice "virtual" choir that could "sing" chromatic chords. A number of these prepared multi-tracks were then cut into several endless loops, each of which contained the basic notes of the main chords used in the song. The chorus loops could then be played by using the mixing desk rather like a keyboard -- each chord could be sounded by bringing up the fader for that loop.

The instrumental break featured the repeated spoken phrase: "Be quiet, big boys don't cry...", which was spoken by Kathy Warren, the receptionist of the Strawberry Studios where the band recorded the track...

In this pre-sampler period, the group was able to simulate a large polyphonic choir, creating a dramatic tonal effect similar to that produced by the well-known choir setting on the Mellotron, but with a far richer sound, and in full stereo.

I made comments about Kathy Redfern and said:

When Kathy Redfern said the irrelevant line, "Be quiet. Big boys don't cry." and then echoes of her last line happened overhead, the audience would boo her out, because she wasn't making any sense in that song about neglect, so I would give her thumbs down.

Note: This is the new straightforward edit pop version with the be-quiet-big-boys-don't-cry part deleted.

American straightforward soul singer and backing vocalist Dennis Englewood said, "When I heard 10cc's original, 'I'm Not In Love', I noticed that there were too many synthetic distorted choir voices, made from technical machines that made part of the real music disenchanted and I call their production horrible, sucked in and disembodied. I don't like how synthesized they were. Those weren't man-made for me. For my creamy vanilla soul ballad version of that song, I wanted to do the whole backing track with a lot of real instruments playing that are man-made for me and the real backing voices of myself, Laurie Maitland, Joyce Berry and Sue Fleming, created in a family style.

Sonny & Cher were an American pop music duo, actors, singers and entertainers made up of husband-and-wife Sonny and Cher Bono in the 1960s and 1970s. The couple started their career in the mid-1960s as R&B backing singers for record producer Phil Spector.

The pair first achieved fame with two hit songs in 1965, "Baby Don't Go" and "I Got You Babe". Signing with Atco/Atlantic Records, they released three studio albums in the late 1960s, as well as the soundtrack recordings for two unsuccessful movies, Good Times[1] and Chastity, with Cher contributing vocals to one cut, "Chastity's Song (Band of Thieves)" [2]. In 1972, after three years of silence, the couple returned to the studio and released two other albums under the MCA/Kapp Records label.

In the 1970s, they also positioned themselves as media personalities with two top ten TV shows in the US, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and The Sonny & Cher Show. The couple's career as a duo ended in 1975 following their divorce. In the decade they spent together, Sonny and Cher sold over 40 million records worldwide.[3]

Performing under her first name, Cher went on to a highly successful career as a solo singer and actress, while Sonny Bono was eventually elected to Congress as a Republican U.S. Representative from California. The two performers were inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998, following Sonny's death in a skiing accident.

with clips, taken from "Beauty and the Beast" from "Fractured Fairy Tale"
as featured on "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" 1959-1961

I'm Not in Love by 10cc:

‘The drummer said it was crap and we were just about to scrap the whole thing. Then I heard the studio’s secretary singing it – and the window-cleaner whistling it’

Eric Stewart, singer-songwriter, keyboard
I met this gorgeous girl called Gloria at Halifax town hall. I was 18. She was 16. Three years later, we got married. A few years after that, Gloria told me: “You don’t say ‘I love you’ much any more.” I told her that, if I said it all the time, it would sound glib. But I started wondering how I could say it without using those actual words. So “I’m not in love” became a rhetorical conversation with myself – and then a song.

I wrote the lyrics in a couple of days. The line “I keep your picture up on the wall, it hides a nasty stain” was about the crack in my bedroom wall at my parents’ house in Manchester. I’d put a photograph of Gloria over it. When I took the song to the band, they said: “‘I’m not in love’? What on earth is that? You can’t say that!” But Graham Gouldman, our bass-player and chord-master, agreed to work on it with me. We both liked The Girl from Ipanema, so gave it a similar bossa nova style. Then Kevin Godley, our drummer, said it was crap.

Cissy Houston was born on September 30, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Emily Drinkard. She is an actress, known for A Time to Kill (1996), The Preacher's Wife (1996) and God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018). She was previously married to John Houston and Freddie Garland.

Spouse

John Houston (1959 - 1990) (divorced) (2 children)
Freddie Garland (1954 - 1956) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia

Mother of Whitney Houston and Gary Houston.
Member of the gospel group "The Drinkard Singers".
Formed the The Gospelaires, with Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick.
Lead singer of The Sweet Inspirations from 1967-1970.
Veteran session singer.
Aunt of Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick.
Grand-aunt of David Elliott and Damon Elliott.
Ex-mother-in-law of Bobby Brown.
Was one time a background singer for Elvis Presley.
Godmother to her daughter Whitney Houston is Aretha Franklin.
Grandmother of Bobbi Kristina Brown and Rayah Houston.
Mother-in-law of Patricia Houston.
Minister of music at New Hope Baptist Church on Sussex Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. [December 2010]
Friends with Aretha Franklin, and Della Reese.

Dance Party USA Senior Prom playlist:

Spring Affair – Donna Summer
Cherish – Madonna Cicconne
The Way That You Love Me – Paula Abdul
Make That Move – Shalamar
Just A Friend – Biz Markie
Take Me Home – Cher
Run Away – 10cc
Survivor – Cindy Bullens
I Need Your Loving – Teena Marie
Lightning Lipsync: "Love Song" by Madonna Cicconne
You Don’t Know A Good Thing – Michael Zager Band
I Love You – Climax Blues Band
Love Shack – B- 52’s
People In Love – 10cc

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