Roy Wood

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Birthday
8, 1946
Birthplace
Birmingham, England
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Birmingham, England

About

Singer-songwriter famous during the 1960s and '70s for his work with the British rock bands Electric Light Orchestra, The Move, and Wizzard, this vocalist, songwriter, and musician is also well known for his U.K. Top 20 solo album Boulders.

Before Fame

At the start of his career, he performed with bands called The Falcons and Gerry Levene & the Avengers. Also prior to becoming famous, he briefly studied at the Moseley College of Art.

Trivia

He wrote a single titled "Songs of Praise" that was considered as the United Kingdom's 1972 Eurovision Song Contest selection.

Family Life

A native of Kitts Green, Birmingham, England, he later settled in Derbyshire, East Midlands, England.

Associated With

He co-founded The Electric Light Orchestra with songwriter Jeff Lynne and drummer Bev Bevan.