Label: United Artists Records - 30 095 XOT • Format: Vinyl LP, Reissue Extra tracks • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock
Roy Wood born 8 November is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was particularly successful in the s and s as member and co-founder of The MoveElectric Light Orchestra and Wizzard. As a songwriter, he contributed a number of hits to the repertoire of these bands. Collectively, hit records by The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, Wizzard, and Wood's own solo singles demonstrated an impressive chart run for an individual, both as composer and performer.
The BBC has described Wood as being "responsible for some of the most memorable sounds of the Seventies " and "credited as playing a major role in the glam rockpsychedelic and prog rock movements". For some years the legend persisted Interlude - Roy Wood - The Wizzard Roy Wood his real name was Ulysses Adrian Wood, until it was revealed that this was probably the result of somebody close to The Move in their early days filling in such names on a 'lifelines' feature for the press as a joke.
He attended the Moseley College of Artbut was expelled in Their single "Night of Fear" climbed to No. Wood was keen on musical experimentation and was an early proponent of combining rock and roll and pop music with other styles, such as classical musicor the big band sound, and introduced classically styled string and brass sections into the pop record.
Wood recorded his own version of "Songs of Praise", releasing it on the B-side of his single, " Dear Elaine ". Interlude - Roy Wood - The Wizzard Roy Wood early live performances were chaotic, due to both poor sound quality of the string instruments competing against the guitars and drums, Interlude - Roy Wood - The Wizzard Roy Wood well as Wood's constant moving from instrument to instrument during the shows playing bass, guitar, cello and saxophone. After increasing tensions, Wood left in July at the start of the second album sessions, following a trip to Italy  and formed a new group, Wizzardwhich assembled cellists, brass players and a bigger rhythm section, with several drummers and percussionists.
His album Boulders was an almost entirely genuine solo effort, right down to the sleeve artwork, with Wood playing a wide variety of musical instruments. By the late s, Wood was appearing less in public; commercial success faded away, and his musical experiments did not always match popular taste, but he remained productive The Quincy Conserve* - Alright In The City the studio as musician, producer and songwriter.
He was a fan of Elvis Presleybut never succeeded in getting him to adopt one of his compositions. However, he was untiring as a producer for other acts, most successfully doo-wop revivalists Darts.
In he formed Wizzo Banda jazz-rock ensemble, whose only live performance Brutal Attack - The Real Deal a BBC simultaneous television and radio broadcast in stereo. The Wizzo Band split early the following year after cancelling a nationwide tour. Between and Wood released a few singles under his own name and also as Roy Wood's Helicoptersand played some live dates under this name, with a band comprising Robin George guitarTerry Rowley keyboardsJon Camp bass and Tom Farnell drums.
The release of what would have been the last of these singles, "Aerial Pictures", backed with "Airborne", was cancelled owing to the lack of chart success for its predecessors, but both sides appeared for the first Interlude - Roy Wood - The Wizzard Roy Wood in on a compilation CD, Roy Wood — The Wizzard! As well as designing the logo, Wood performed in a line-up which also included the Electric Light Orchestra and the Moody Blues.
After a hiatus following the release of the album Starting Upa cover version of the Len Barry hit " 1—2—3 ", and a guest vocal appearance on one track on Rick Wakeman 's The Time Machinehe went on the road with a band billed as Roy Wood's Army.
The police later recovered the Amami Alfredo (La Traviata Act II) - Maria Callas - Collection and equipment in Choral - Mountains - Choral Ardsley. Sources:  . Source: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other people named Roy Wood, see Roy Wood disambiguation. Wood performing with Wizzard on TopPopMay Glam rock  psychedelic  progressive rock .
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