Personalities | The Move | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1966–71)

Carl Wayne (vocals), Roy Wood (guitar), Trevor Burton (guitar), Chris ‘Ace’ Kefford (bass) and Bev Bevan (drums) burst forth from Birmingham with a run of memorable UK hit singles, including a No. 1 with 1968’s ‘Blackberry Way’. All were composed by Wood who had taken over as lead singer by 1970 when The Move consisted only of him, Bevan and, from The Idle Race, guitarist Jeff Lynne who was to rival Wood as chief songwriter when the group evolved into the Electric Light Orchestra by 1972.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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