Electric Light Orchestra

Electric Light Orchestra is an English rock band that released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986. Conceived by multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne, ELO started as an avant-garde spinoff of The Move with drummer Bev Bevan. After one album of psychedelic baroque rock, Wood departed for Wizzard, leaving Lynne to head a septet […]

The Move

The Move was an English rock band from Birmingham that achieved UK fame with the 1967–68 pop-psych singles “Night of Fear,” “I Can Hear the Grass Grow,” “Flowers In the Rain,” and “Fire Brigade,” all written by guitarist Roy Wood. After their long-awaited album Move, they charted with the non-album 1968–69 singles “Blackberry Way,” “Wild […]

Roy Wood & Wizzard ‎– Main Street (1976)

Main Street was the intended third and final album by Roy Wood’s Wizzard, recorded in 1976 and released in 2000 on Edsel. Tracklist: 1. “Main Street” (6:03) 2. “Saxmaniax” (3:05) 3. “The Fire in His Guitar” (7:17) 4. “French Perfume” (4:45) 5. “Take My Hand” (3:58) 6. “Don’t You Feel Better” (5:13) 7. “Indiana Rainbow” (4:00)* […]

The Move – Message From the Country (1971)

Message From the Country is the fourth and final album by Brummie art-rock/pop trio The Move, released in June 1971 on Harvest. The recording sessions ran concurrently with the band’s first undertaking as the Electric Light Orchestra — their avant/chamber-rock side project — the fruits of which went public that December. Tracklist: A1. “Message From […]

Roy Wood

Roy Wood is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader from Birmingham who emerged as the musical mastermind of ’60s pop-psych band The Move, which evolved into Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) during the early 1970s. After recording one album with ELO, he left the project to form Wizzard. Starting with the 1973 release Boulders, he […]

Electric Light Orchestra – The Electric Light Orchestra (1971)

The Electric Light Orchestra is the debut album by the namesake English symphonic-pop/art-rock combo, released in December 1971 on Harvest. Initially conceived by musicians Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne as an avant-garde side-project to their main engagements in The Move, the concept ultimately took on its own life in Wood’s absence. The album was recorded […]