Roy Wood

11-7-12          Roy Wood

Johnny Rivers born 1942; Joni Mitchell born 1943; on 11-7-70 Led Zeppelin’s “Led Zeppelin III” LP was No. 1 in England; 11-7-81 Simple Minds “Sweat In Bullet” 45 charts at No. 52 in England.

I walk into the universe of Roy Wood’s music via the back door.  I was a fan if The Move, from the time of “Looking On” (approx. 1970).  I was an eager participant in the version of Electric Light Orchestra that involved Roy Wood (circa 1972).  After The debut E.L.O. album, I sort of lost track of his whereabouts, in the music world.  I did not do any of his ‘solo’ work…or anything by Wizzard.

Wizzard are of interest in the UK 70’s glam rock universe; I enter here.  Of course, not all Wizzard releases can be considered ‘glam rock’.

Still finding my way; I have several good friends who cautiously slaved over complete Roy Wood collections; not me – I took whatever I could find…which is:

7″                 BALL PARK INCIDENT / CARLSBERG SPECIAL, THE                  U.A. US              UA-XW16-A

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, “Wizzard”

7″                 SEE MY BABY JIVE / GOT A CRUSH ABOUT YOU                          U.A. US              UA-XW-272-W

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, “Wizzard”

7″                 SEE MY BABY JIVE (Long) / (Short) promo                                       U.A. US              UA-XW-272-W

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo, “Wizzard”

7″                 DEAR ELAINE / SONGS OF PRAISE                                                 U.A. US              UA-XW-320-W

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 FOREVER / MUSIC TO COMMIT SUICIDE BY                                  HARVEST UK   HAR 5078

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 FOREVER / WOODBE                                                                          U.A. US              UA-XW-394-W

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD / PREMIUM BOND THEME, THE          HARVEST UK   HAR 5083

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 ROCK N’ ROLL WINTER / DREAM OF UNWIN                                WARNER UK   K 16357

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, “Wizzard”

7″                 THIS IS THE STORY OF MY LOVE (BABY) / NIXTURE                   WARNER UK   K 16434

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, “Wizzard”

7″                 ARE YOU READY TO ROCK / MARATHON MAN                             WARNER UK   K 16497

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, “Wizzard”

LP                EDDY AND THE FALCONS                                                                 WARNER UK   K 56029

1974 9 TRKS poster, “Wizzard”

LP                WIZZARD, THE (Collection)                                                                 JET UK              UAS 30095

1975 11 TRK Collection; aka “Mustard” with singles

7″                 RATTLESNAKE ROLL / CAN’T HELP MY FEELINGS                     JET UK              JET 758

1975 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, “Wizzard”

7″                 LOOKING THRU’ THE EYES OF A FOOL / STRIDER                     JET UK              JET 761

1975 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 INDIANA RAINBOW / THING IS THIS, THE                                       JET UK              JET 768

1976 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, “Wizzard”

LPx2            ROY WOOD STORY, THE                                                                    HARVEST UK   SHDW 408

1976 25 TRK Collection; The Move, E.L.O., Wizzard etc.

7″                 STROLL, THE / JUBILEE                                                                     WARNER UK   K 16961

1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, “Wizzo Band”

7″                 KEEP YOUR HANDS ON THE WHEEL / GIANT FOOTSTEPS      WARNER UK   K 17248

1978 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 GREEN GLASS WINDOWS (PS)                                                        EMI UK              EMI 5156

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, “Helicopters”

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