Gouldman wrote an impressive array of hits in the '60s, including "For Your Love
" by The Yardbirds and "Bus Stop
" by The Hollies. Stewart was a founding member of Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, and took over as lead singer when Fontana left in 1965.
In 1969, Stewart took an ownership interest in Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England, and with Godley and Creme formed the group Hotlegs. They had a hit in 1970 with "Neanderthal Man
," but most of their work was in the studio on other projects. Gouldman came on board, and in 1972 they became 10cc, a band that proved extremely successful.