Tuesday, 1 April 2014
An Appreciation of Roy Wood
Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! 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 fifteen Top 10 hits and three chart toppers! Yours Truly KJS & ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) thought that it's about time that Roy's huge run of UK single chart successes (as a songwriter) between February 1967 and June 1975 should be appreciated again by his many fans and followers especially as the popularity of ELO/Jeff Lynne is on the rise again.
When you look at the list of hits below, you begin to both wonder at and appreciate his huge musical legacy as the co-founder of The Move, the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), the creator of Wizzard and as a solo artiste. Remember: No Roy Wood ... No ELO!
Dr. Roy Wood ... We salute you!
Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 01-Apr-2014