Roy Wood: The Move, Wizzard and beyond

Roy Wood: The Move, Wizzard and beyond

by John Van der Kiste


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From his early days as guitarist with Mike Sheridan and the Nightriders, Roy Wood was always a major figure on the Birmingham music scene. In 1965 he helped to form The Move, who weathered several line-up changes over the next few years while enjoying a spectacular run of hit singles, notably Flowers In The Rain, the first record ever played on Radio 1, and the No. 1 Blackberry Way. Keen to progress beyond the limitations of a conventional group, he became the co-founder and joint leader of the Electric Light Orchestra with Jeff Lynne. Leaving the band in 1972, he formed the very successful if comparatively shortlived Wizzard, remembered for their No. 1 hit See My Baby Jive and the perennial seasonal favourite I Wish It Could be Christmas Everyday. After they disbanded he maintained a solo career while forming subsequent groups for live performances. The first book to examine his career in detail, it includes a Foreword by Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry, plus an extensive discography and select bibliography.

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ISBN-13: 9781502990365
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/08/2014
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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