Roy Wood

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock glam rock psychedelic singer-songwriter rock power pop electric light orchestra powerpop experimental rock pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

Roy Adrian Wood, 8 November 1946, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. As a teenager, Wood was a itinerant guitarist, moving steadily through a succession of minor Birmingham groups including the Falcons, the Lawmen, Gerry Levene And The Avengers and Mike Sheridan And The Nightriders. After a failed stab at art school, he pooled his talents with some of the best musicians on the Birmingham beat scene to form the Move. Under the guidance of Tony Secunda, they established themselves as one of the best pop groups of their time, with Wood emerging as their leading songwriter. By the time of ‘Fire Brigade’ (1967), Wood was instilled as lead singer and it was his fertile pop imagination which took the group through a plethora of musical styles, ranging from psychedelia to rock ‘n’ roll revivalism, classical rock and heavy metal. Never content to be bracketed to one musical area, Wood decided to supplement the Move’s pop work by launching the...

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