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Kevin Godley (born Kevin Michael Godley, 7 October 1945,Prestwich, Lancashire, England) is a British musician and music video director. He was born in a family of Jewish descent, and went to North Cestrian Grammar School in Altrincham. The first band Kevin was part of was Group 17 which had its origins in the Jewish Lads Brigade (The JLB). The members were Henri Shalam, Bernard Suffrin, Sydney Kaye and Jeffrey Baker, whose father was probably "Sergeant Baker" in Rubber Bullets. While attending art college in Manchester he met Lol Creme. They became part of several bands together, most notably Hotlegs and 10cc, and eventually became known as Godley & Creme in acting together as musicians and directors. They were jointly nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form for: The Police: Synchronicity Concert in 1986. Godley writes, sings, and plays drums and percussion. In 1990, his charity production One World One Voice was released on CD in the UK. It was a CD that focused on environmental and ecological crises. Godley became a vegetarian during this period. Kevin reunited with another former 10cc member, Graham Gouldman, to form the band GG/06. Together they have recorded a number of new songs which are currently available via their website - GG06.co.uk. Recently, Kevin has moved into developing a music platform for the iPad, that combines audio and video to create a global recording studio in the cloud called "WholeWorldBand". The company was nominated for the "SXSW Music Accelerator Award" in 2013 and was one of eight finalists selected from a pool of over 500. Music videos: Since he split from his long-time working partner Creme, Godley forged a career directing music videos and films on his own. 1989 Fine Young Cannibals - "Don't Look Back", Band Aid 2 - "Do They Know It's Christmas", Wet Wet Wet - "Sweet Surrender", 1990 Erasure - "Blue Savannah", One World, One Voice - short movie, 1991 Bryan Adams - "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" / "Though I'd Died And Gone to Heaven" / "All I Want Is You", U2 - "Even Better Than The Real Thing", 1992 Garland Jeffreys - "The Answer", Moodswings & Chrissie Hynde - "Spiritual High", U2 - Zoo TV Concert Video, 1993 Frank Sinatra & Bono - "I've Got You Under My Skin", Paul McCartney - "C'Mon People", Sting - "Fields of Gold", U2 - "Numb", 1994 Blur - "Girls and Boys", Bono & Gavin Friday - "In the Name of The Father", Dave Stewart - "Heart of Stone", East 17 - "Steam", Larry Adler & Kate Bush - "The Man I Love", 1995 Deep Forest - "Deep Forest", U2 - "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me", Whale - "I'll do ya", 1996 Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen - "Theme from Mission: Impossible", Bryan Adams - "Star", Gavin Friday - "You Me and World War Three", Phil Collins - "Dance into the Light", The Beatles - "Real Love", Tonic - "Soldiers Daughter", 1997 Forest for the Trees - "Dream", Garland Jeffreys - "Sexuality", James - "Tomorrow", Jean Michel Jarre - "Oxygene part 8", 1998 Boyzone - "When The Going Gets Tough" / "You Needed Me", Eric Clapton - "My Father's Eyes", Helicopter Girl - "Subliminal Punk", Kele Le Roc - "My Love", Phil Collins - "You'll Be in My Heart", Sting - "After The Rain Has Fallen", Black Crowes - "By Your Side", Charlatans - "Forever", U2 - "Sweetest Thing", 1999 Ronan Keating - "When You Say Nothing at All", Wyclef Jean featuring Bono - "New Day", 2000 Alabama 3 - "Woke Up This Morning", Gabrielle - "Rise", Rod Stewart - "Run Back into Your Arms", 2001 Gabrielle - "Out of Reach", HIM - "Pretending", Marti Pellow - "Smile (Marti Pellow album)|Close To You", U2 - "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of", Zucchero - "Baila" / "I'm in Trouble", 2002 Ronan Keating - "If Tomorrow Never Comes" / "We've Got Tonight", Scarface featuring Faith Evans - "Someday", Charlatans - "A Man Needs To Be Told", 2003 The Rapture - "Sister Saviour", Will Young - "Leave Right Now", 2004 Bryan Adams - "Flying", Haven - "Wouldn't Change A Thing", Kealer - "Cry", Lisa Stansfield - "Treat Me Like A Woman", Ronan Keating - "Father And Son", Corrs - "Summer Sunshine", 2005 Ben Adams - "Sorry", Katie Melua - "Nine Million Bicycles" / "I Cried for You", Jamie Cullum - "Mind Trick", 2006 Brothermandude - "Automatic", Keane - "Is It Any Wonder?", Mojo Fury - "The Man", 2008 Boyzone - "Better", Snow Patrol - "Crack The Shutters", 2010 Katie Melua - "The Flood", 2011 Gavin Friday - "Able", Quotations: " If I was to pick one track from everything we've done, "I'm Not in Love" would be my favourite. It's got something that none of our other tracks have at all. It's not clever in a conscious way but it says it all so simply in, what, six minutes. " NME - February 1976

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