Roy Wood (born 8 November 1946) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was particularly successful in the 1960s and 1970s as member and co-founder of The Move, Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard. As a songwriter, he contributed a number of hits to the repertoire of these bands. Collectively, hit records by The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, Wizzard, and Wood's own solo singles demonstrated an impressive chart run for an individual, both as composer and performer. Altogether he had more than 20 singles in the UK Singles Chart under various guises, including three UK No. 1 hits.
|Full name at birth||
Ulysses Roy Wood
|Claim to fame||
founded The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) with Jeff Lynne, then left to found Wizzard
|Date of birth||
8 November 1946
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Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, composer, arranger
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