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 […]

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 […]