Gallagher & LyleFrom: Largs, Scotland

The Cups was a short-lived project comprised of Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle. The duo were signed by The Beatles to write for Apple Records’ artists. During this time, Gallagher and Lyle released the single “Good As Gold” on the Polydor label in 1969 under the moniker The Cups. In 1970, the two founded the band McGuinness Flint and wrote the UK hit “When I’m Dead And Gone.” They then formed the duo Gallagher & Lyle in 1972, the act in which they saw the most success.

Joining forces in 1959, Gallagher and Lyle began writing original material for their band The Bluefrets. In 1967, the duo recorded a rare one-off single for Polydor under the moniker Gallagher-Lyle, preceding their success with Apple. Their lone single as The Cups was unsuccessful and the pair changed their musical direction.

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From the 1969 single “Good As Gold”
The Cups - Good As Gold

  • Good As Gold