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Roy Wood

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Roy Wood Moves On to Orchestra

Interview by Andrew Bailey, Rolling Stone, 23 December 1971

  "PIGEONS," THE taxi driver had said, "are spoiling this city. They mess up all the buildings in the center of Birmingham, you know. We had ...

Electric Light Orchestra: Both Sides Now

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 22 July 1972

In the beginning there was the Move, then came the Electric Light Orchestra and now comes Wizard ROY WOOD'S new band. JEFF LYNNE, the new ...

Roy Wood: Boulders (United Artists)

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, 18 October 1973

‘There are solo albums and there are solo albums...’ Melody Maker ad. ...

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... ...

Wizzard: Eddie & the Falcons

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, November 1974

FOR A MUSICIAN of his acknowledged brilliance, Roy Wood has shown an inordinate interest in paying tribute to the past works of others. ...

Roy Wood: Yeah Roy, But What Do You Sound Like?

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 25 January 1975

THERE WAS the time that Roy Wood shoved his jeans in the washing machine and ended up with one very wet, very tattered and very ...

Roy Wood Entertains At Don Arden's Gaff

Interview by Ed Jones, Melody Maker, 8 November 1975

"I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO A DRUM SOLO, but I can't really play them, so I did a John Bonham special instead." (Never mind, Bonzo, ...

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 ...

Roy Wood: Mustard

Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 6 December 1975

EVEN IF you don't particularly care for Roy Wood (and his music seems to arouse, negatively speaking, disinterest rather than hate), you have to give ...

Roy Wood: The Roy Wood Story

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 10 April 1976

"WHEN YOU'RE NUMBER two, you try harder." ...

Roy Wood The Wacky Wizzard

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 8 May 1976

ROY WOOD IS: the wild man of Brummio who terrifies your parents whenever he's let loose on the antiseptic air-time of Top Of The Pops ...

Roy Wood: Jazzed-up Wood

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 3 September 1977

TAPE RECORDER OFF, Roy Wood typically loosens up, revealing a few of his franker thoughts. "I've written something like 30 hit songs, you know," he ...

Roy Wood: Super Active Wizzo

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 29 October 1977

GRUNTINESS, that's what it comes down to. ...

Whose Song Is It Anyway?

Overview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, July 1998


Roy Wood: The Santa Claus Of Pop Music

Retrospective and Interview by Terry Staunton, Sunday Express, 11 December 2011

TRIPS TO the supermarket can take twice as long in December when you're Roy Wood. The humdrum chore of grocery shopping is constantly interrupted by ...

Roy Wood

Interview by Rob Hughes, The Word, January 2012

Anyone else apart from Roy Wood ever been sued by a prime minister? ...

see also Idle Race, The

see also Move, The

see also Wizzard


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