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Move, The

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The Move: The Best Of The Move

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, May 1974

IF THER IS one band whose legendary attributes and entangled history need no longer be catalogued, that band is the Move. True, of all the ...


Sixth National Jazz and Blues Festival, Windsor: Jazz on a Summer's Weekend

Live Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 6 August 1966

A washout, but still swinging ...

Spencer Davis Group, the Move, Jimmy James, VIPS, the Herd, Wynder K. Frogg: Fairfield Hall, Croydon

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 29 October 1966

SEDATE Fairfield Hall, Croydon, blew up with a wild pop package show featuring the Move, Jimmy James, VIPS, the Herd and Spencer Davis on Friday ...

The Move: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 29 October 1966

PSYCHEDELIC sounds came to London in a new — and explosive — dimension, as the Move continued their Thursday night residency at the Marquee Club ...

The Move: The Speakeasy, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 24 December 1966

MIDST OF A smog of smoke bombs, smashed TV sets, smashed people, and the psychedelic decor — well, who would settle for anything else — ...

The Who, The Move, Pink Floyd: The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 7 January 1967

Psychedelicamania at Roundhouse ...

Who's Psychedelic Now? MM Inquiry by Chris Welch and Nick Jones

Interview by Nick Jones, Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 14 January 1967


On the Move

Profile by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 4 February 1967


The Move: Cadillac Club, Brighton

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 15 April 1967

A LOT OF people moan because they don't see a TV being axed into dust when they go to see the Move. There is a ...

The Beach Boys, Small Faces, Dusty Springfield et al: NME Poll Winners Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Keith Altham, Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 13 May 1967


The Move, the Knack: U.F.O., London

Live Review by uncredited writer, International Times, 2 June 1967

THE MOVE played last week to the largest crowd U.F.O. has ever held and although judged by normal beat group standards they did a very ...

Show-biz & The Move

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 5 August 1967

THOSE ONE-time gangsters, Carl, Trevor, Chris, Bev and Roy are MOVE-ing in on us again, with a single due for release in a week or ...

The Move Don't Care About Top Billing

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 14 October 1967

THANK goodness for Carl Wayne of the Move! It is a long time since I have found anyone new to the scene so pleasant, co-operative ...

Jimi Hendrix, The Move, Amen Corner, The Nice, Eire Apparent, Pink Floyd: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 25 November 1967

HUBBLE, BUBBLE, toil and trouble, and wowee Jimi Hendrix! The Hendrix-Move tour thundered off on its trip round Britain with a deafening start at London's ...

The Move: Disgusting, That's Our Stage Act

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 17 February 1968

"IS OUR stage act sexy? It's disgusting! There's no doubt about it, it's vulgar and obscene, and if I was a father I wouldn't let ...

The Move: Five Really Nice Guys

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 9 March 1968

Despite what you may think, the Move are really five nice guys – or so they say... ...

New Albums From Roy Orbison, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane et al

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 6 April 1968

Some interesting LP's — a new and an old Orbison, powerful Move, brilliant Byrds, but a let-down from Jefferson Airplane, and an unexpected goodie by ...

Ace Kefford Splits With The Move

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 27 April 1968

THERE WERE rumours flying thick and fast: "Ace Kefford has left the Move", "the Move have left Ace Kefford", "Bristow is Superman", and "Ace Kefford ...

Move's Ace Kefford: If I Hadn't Left

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 27 April 1968

ONE OF THE older clichés in pop, exercised whenever a star cracks up, is "it was too much, too soon." ...

The Byrds, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The Move, Joe Cocker: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 13 July 1968

Bonzo's brilliance steals the show ...

The Move: New Moves and Good Vibrations

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, October 1968

Where has all the fury gone?... the answer is it's never been there, says Dawn James, after talking to pop's controversial group, the MOVE. ...

The Move, English Rock Group, Plays At Whisky

Live Review by John Mendelsohn, Los Angeles Times, 1969

THE FACT THAT England’s The Move, completing an abbreviated booking Sunday night at the Whisky, is unknown to all but the most devoted of anglophile ...

The Move: 'Curly' (A&M); Thunderclap Newman: 'Something in the Air' (Track)

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 18 October 1969

MY FELLOW devotees of what is frequently referred to as rock and roll's English sound should, on finishing this sentence, rush out willy-nilly in excited ...

The Move

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, Fall 1969

THE MOVE are a sometimes thing. In the past three years the group have given us precisely one album and seven singles which can hardly ...

The Move: Shazam

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 14 May 1970


The Week's Singles: Laura Nyro, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, The Band et al

Review by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 10 October 1970

Magnificent, dynamic Nyro ...

The Move/E.L.O.: Move Again

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, December 1970

ON ONE OF HIS rare visits to the Metropolis, Move's Roy Wood consented to have a quick chat with B.I. ...

The Move: Looking On/Message From the Country

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 14 October 1971

WHEN LAST we glimpsed The Move in these pages they had recently completed what was without the slightest glimmer of doubt the finest English rock ...

The Move: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know!

Profile by John Mendelsohn, Phonograph Record, December 1971

What Is The Move? The Move are one of the four or five most magnificent rock and roll bands in England, and therefore in the ...

Move Over For The ELO

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 10 June 1972

THE FIRST love in Roy Wood's life is obviously his new 10-piece mini-orchestra, the ELO, but meanwhile the Move are apparently still alive and very ...

The Move: Split Ends

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, May 1973

When the Move were smashing helicopters and burning telephone booths onstage, my heart was thumping to the beat of 'I Can Hear the Grass Grow', ...

Brum Beat

Overview by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 26 January 1974

"Liverpool today – Birmingham tomorrow. That's the forecast for the beat business in rock music. Yes, the Brum Beat is all set to take over ...

Don Arden: The Hit Man

Interview by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 9 March 1974

He's been called the Al Capone of pop, and the reputation's, shall we say, a little heavy. A nervous Robert Partridge talks to Don Arden... ...

The Move: First Move

Review by Jon Tiven, Zoo World, 23 May 1974

NOBEL PRIZE Winner Konrad Lorenz, in his book Civilized Man's Eight Deadly Sins, alludes to modern man's downfall stemming from several factors: Genetic Decay, Overpopulation, ...

The Move: California Man; Electric Light Orchestra: Showdown; Wizzard: See My Baby Jive

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 14 December 1974

IN WHICH it begins to look disturbingly like influences are dangerous toys indeed. ...

Displaying His Favors Once More: Roy Wood's Mustard

Review by Alan Betrock, Phonograph Record, December 1975

WHEN OLIVER Ulyses Adrian ('Roy') Wood joined the ranks of Birmingham's professional musicians back in 1964, few observers could have guessed that he would evolve ...

The Move: Where Are They Now?

Profile and Interview by Martin Aston, Q, April 1992

'NIGHT OF FEAR', 'I Can Hear The Grass Grow', 'Flowers In The Rain', 'Fire Brigade' — The Move were Birmingham's beat-group and psychedelic sensation with ...

The Move: The BBC Sessions

Review by Miles, MOJO, May 1995

THE MOVE CAME from Birmingham but got their start at the Marquee in 1966. The band – Roy Wood (guitar/vocals), Bev Bevan (drums/vocals), Carl Wayne ...

The Move: Movements

Review and Interview by Rob Chapman, MOJO, December 1997

TO ANYONE who never saw Tony Secunda's little scam-mongerers in their psychpop pomp, the clip of The Move that turned up on VH1's Beat Beat ...

We Have Lift Off!

Retrospective by Johnny Black, MOJO, February 2004

In less than one year, London's UFO (pronounced "you-foe") club became the nocturnal haunt of the '60s counterculture, gathering place for the Beatles, Stones and ...

The Move: Anthology 1966-72

Review by Robert Sandall, Daily Telegraph, 23 October 2008

IT'S A MYSTERY how the Move have missed out on the fame and reputation enjoyed by contemporaries such as the Kinks, the Who and the ...

The Move at the Fillmore West, October 1969

Retrospective by Archie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, April 2009

THE PAST COUPLE years have been like heaven for those in the Move musical fandom community. Rob Caiger of Face the Music spent years searching ...

see also Electric Light Orchestra

see also Jeff Lynne

see also Wizzard

see also Roy Wood


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