10cc is a British pop band which achieved its greatest commercial success during the 1970s. The band initially comprised four members, Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, who wrote and recorded together for about three years before taking on the name of 10cc in 1972. The lineup featured two strong songwriting teams who injected their songs with sharp wit and lyrical dexterity. All four members were skilled multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, and each could perform convincingly as lead singers. The original lineup recorded a string of Top Ten singles and released four LPs, achieving increasingly wide popularity and chart success. The band suffered a split in 1976, when Godley and Creme left to form Godley & Creme, leaving Gouldman and Stewart to continue touring and recording as 10cc with a variety of musicians including Rick Fenn, Stuart Tosh, Andrew Gold and Paul McCartney enlisted for each album.