Eric Stewart is a man who was at the heart of what became known as the British Invasion, a cultural phenomenon of the mid 60’s, when rock and pop music acts from the UK/British culture became popular in the US. With his band The Mindbenders, he wrote a succession of hits; the band enjoyed three Top 5 hits in the mid 60’s in the UK. Game Of Love topped the charts in America in the spring of 1965 and the band also had a US Number 1 hit with a cover of Carole Bayer Sager’s A Groovy Kind of Love.
In 1972 he formed band 10CC, which immediately had a Number 2 UK hit with their first release, including Une Nuit A Paris. Across the next decade the band achieved 11 Top Ten singles and 8 Top 10 albums, a massive achievement.
From the mid 60’s to the mid 80’s there are very few other British writers who have managed to match the commercial chart success of Eric Stewart.