|Photograph courtesy of: The Birmingham Mail|
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] looked in The Official Charts Company Archive at the chart positions for Roy's hits with The Move and Wizzard [as well as his early solo career] and then ordered them by date thus:
|05/01/1967||The Move||Night Of Fear||2|
|06/04/1967||The Move||I Can Hear The Grass Grow||5|
|06/09/1967||The Move||Flowers In The Rain||2|
|07/02/1968||The Move||Fire Brigade||3|
|25/12/1968||The Move||Blackberry Way||1|
|13/05/1972||The Move||California Man||7|
|09/12/1972||Wizzard||Ball Park Incident||6|
|21/04/1973||Wizzard||See My Baby Jive||1|
|11/08/1973||Roy Wood||Dear Elaine||18|
|08/12/1973||Wizzard||I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day||4|
|27/04/1974||Wizzard||Rock 'n' Roll Winter [Loony's Tune]||6|
|15/06/1974||Roy Wood||Going Down The Road||13|
|10/08/1974||Wizzard||This Is The Story Of My Life [Baby]||34|
|21/12/1974||Wizzard||Are You Ready To Rock?||8|
|31/05/1975||Roy Wood||Oh What A Shame||13|
In less than a decade, Roy Wood wrote twenty Top 20 singles [if you include Amen Corner's #4 hit cover of "Hello Suzie"]. That's fourteen Top 10 hits and three  chart toppers!
When you look at the above roster, you begin to both wonder and appreciate the huge musical legacy of the co-founder of The Move, ELO and the creator of: Wizzard. Who else [besides John Lennon, Paul McCartney and a few others] can lay claim to such astounding success in so short a time? Who knows what would have been further achieved with the correct amount of support from the Ardens?
Dr. Roy Wood ... We salute you!
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 01-Apr-2014