It seems kind of fitting that this birthday tribute to Roy Wood got his age wrong. While his Move and ELO cohort Jeff Lynne went on to fame and fortune, Wood never caught on similarly, despite the fact that he’s a pop genius.
The Move was one of those groups that should have been a much bigger deal than they ever were, at least in the states. (They had a few big hits in England.) If you never paid attention to them, here’s a clip of a song Cheap Trick covered, “California Man”.
There’s also the heavy, heavy “Brontosaurus”, from 1970.
And one more, from The Move’s last bit before Wood and Lynne went on to start Electric Light Orchestra, from 1971, “Tonight”.
Make sure you check out some of the clips in the linked article, too.