My friends and I saw the first concert that ELO did in
San Francisco 11/24/73. This was the first band
I photographed at Winterland. Below is my collection of
articles and albums by ELO, IDLE RACE, THE MOVE
and Roy Wood's WIZZARD.
To see my photos and read
our memoirs, go to -
IDLE RACE was Jeff Lynne's first group
before joining Roy Wood and THE MOVE.
Read more - The Idle Race
A very good review and history of
Below are the first two MOVE albums
headed by Roy Wood.
Jeff Lynne joined later.
Read more - The Move
Another excellent review.
It not only gives details of the band and its history,
but gives the reader an intelligent
review of the music.
Below are the 3rd and 4th albums by
THE MOVE. They both include Jeff Lynne.
A detailed article about
Roy Wood's plans for the new version
of THE MOVE, which he is calling
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, a
3 piece with Bev and Jeff.
Their first album.
Roy Wood left ELO after their first release and
formed a new group, WIZZARD. The
first album is below.
Read more - Wizzard
ELO toured the USA with the release
of their 3rd album. My friends and I saw them at
Winterland on 11/24/73
ELO played San Francisco again a year
after I saw them at Winterland. They had
established themselves as a major
rock group with huge success in USA
Roy Wood released another WIZZARD album,
sub-titled Eddy and the Falcon's.
Wood's interest in 1950's American music
and image was highly appearent on this album.
The last WIZZARD album
was titled MAIN STREET
A few singles by Roy Wood
Wood then released a solo album in which
he played all but one of the instruments, sang all of
the vocals and drew the cover illustration.
He had recorded most of the tracks when he was still
with THE MOVE, but released this during his
time with WIZZARD. An amazing achievement
by a very talented and under appreciated artist
A grand project that never happened.