10cc: ‘It was a tragedy we didn’t stay together’

They made some of the cleverest and most inventive music of the 70s, but split up at the height of their success. 10cc come together for the first time in 36 years to explain where it went wrong - writes Paul Lester.

Forget the Stone Roses' comeback and the mooted (and denied) Smiths reunion: another great Manchester band has reunited. True, it is solely for the purpose of being interviewed by the Guardian. But it is the first time all four members of 10cc have spoken to the same publication, for the same article, since their split in 1976.