Graham has been a professional songwriter and musician
When EMI records rejected The Mockingbirds recording
it ended up being recorded by the Yardbirds who had their first major
hit with it. 'Heart
full of soul'
During the late 60s Graham spent time in America
working with 'Kazanetz
They were famous for producing many of the ‘Bubblegum’
hits of the day. Strange bedfellows you may think, but K and K wanted
to bring some kudos to their image and so asked Graham to do some
work with their writers. During a creative lowpoint Graham complied
and headed over to New York. Now here's
the strange thing.
10cc had several international hits including 'Rubber Bullets',' I'm Not in Love' and 'Dreadlock Holiday' all of which he co-wrote and co-produced.
In 1983 Graham formed ‘Wax’ with Andrew Gold. Someone he had long been a fan of. They had hits with 'Right Between the Eyes', and 'Bridge to your Heart'. Andrew and Graham still continue to work together.
He has also written with and had songs recorded by Paul Carrack, Gary Barlow and the late Kirsty MacColl with whom he worked on her last album, 'Tropical Brainstorm'.
He wrote and produced the music for the U.S. animated film, 'Animalympics' and produced The Ramones 'Pleasant Dreams' album.
Graham has been a regular visitor to Nashville where the workmanlike approach to songwriting seems to suit him. Songs written there with Gary Burr and Gordon Kennedy appear on his solo cd 'And Another Thing'. This was the follow up to 1969 album 'The Graham Gouldman Thing'… gettit?
More recently he has co-written a track on the
number one McFly cd, Wonderland, which is also going to feature in
the band’s soon to be released movie 'Just