Stirling Times - - Local Focus - Greig John­ston

IT seems crazy, but the man who wrote the line ‘I don’t like cricket – I love it’ ac­tu­ally has no in­ter­est in the game.

Gra­ham Gould­man – bassist, singer and song­writer with Bri­tish art pop out­fit 10cc – wrote what would be­come the cho­rus of Dread­lock Hol­i­day af­ter a con­ver­sa­tion in a bar.

“I’ve never, ever been to a cricket match in my life – I’m in­dif­fer­ent to it,” Gould­man said.

“I was in Ja­maica and I met a guy; we were talk­ing about sports and Manch­ester United.

“I said ‘What about cricket, do you like it?’. He said ‘No, I don’t like it – I love it’. All song­writ­ers have their radar and I just thought ‘Thank you very much’.”

But while Dread­lock Hol­i­day might be the song he’s best re­mem­bered for,

No, Gra­ham Gould­man (cen­tre) doesn’t re­ally love cricket. But he loves a good curry.

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