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Wizzard: Mayfair Suite

Review by Mark Leviton, Phonograph Record, February 1973

...AND I WAS STILL raving about it the next week: And they had this piano player (assulter more like it) named Pianos Demolished who pounded ...

The Wonderful Wizzard of Wood

Profile and Interview by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 10 February 1973

ROY WOOD is one of those rare musicians who has never lost sight of the excitement and imagination that make rock worthwhile. ...

Wizzard: Wizzard Brew/Electric Light Orchestra: ELO 2 (Harvest)

Review by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, June 1973

COMMERCIALLY the death of the Move has been very successful: both Wizzard and the ELO have had top ten hits. ...

The Bouncers

Report by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 30 June 1973

ANDREW TYLER Investigates the growing thuggery in concert halls the world over. And gets points of view from the stars, bouncers and the companies who ...

Wizzard On Tour: Where’s The Backpipes?

Report and Interview by Ed Jones, Cracker, October 1973

THE ACREAGE OF FADED DENIM at the Edinburgh University Student centre of a Friday night is truly staggering. Staggering too are the majority of the ...

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... ...

Beethoven Rolls Over Again

Report and Interview by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 23 May 1974

Nouveau Rock Bops British Charts ...

Move, Wizzard, ELO Play Musical Chairs

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 15 September 1974

THE TASK is somehow to connect and make a little sense of this odd assortment of data: A once musically booming English industrial city, home ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wizzard: Making 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day'

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, January 1996

Mike Burney (sax, Wizzard): I'd been doing really boring big band gigs on the ballroom circuit so when Roy offered me a job in Wizzard ...

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 ...

Killer Riffs: A Guide to Parody in Popular Music

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 19 October 2016

From the Residents' freakish Beatles sendups, to Spinal Tap's meta-metal escapades, to the gastronomic goofs of "Weird Al", a chronicle of those who have turned ...

see also Move, The

see also Roy Wood


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