Additional information about this Wizzard vinyl art.
Wizzard – The Artist/s
Wizzard were an English glam rock band formed by Roy Wood, former member of the Move and co-founder of the Electric Light Orchestra.They are most famous for their 1973 Christmas song “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday”, which has been played during every Christmas season in the UK since its release. In addition to Roy Wood, the original line-up were former Move bassist Rick Price, drummers Charlie Grima and Keith Smart (all formerly of Birmingham group Mongrel), and saxophone players Mike Burney and Nick Pentelow (the son of actor Arthur Pentelow). Following the band’s split in 1975, Wood and Price formed the short-lived Wizzo Band, after which Wood reverted to a solo career in addition to producing records for other acts.
See My Baby Jive – The Song
‘See My Baby Jive’ is a song by the British glam rock band Wizzard. Written and produced by front man Roy Wood, “See My Baby Jive” was the second single by Wood’s band and their first to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart, spending four weeks at the top of the chart during May and June 1973. It was their biggest hit single. The single’s label stated ‘Vocal Backing – The Suedettes’. It was the sixth best selling UK single in 1973. ABBA later acknowledged its influence on their first major international hit “Waterloo” the following year. It was Wood’s faithful and affectionate tribute to the Phil Spector generated ‘Wall of Sound’. It sold over one million copies globally, and was awarded gold disc status. The follow-up, “Angel Fingers”, also topped the charts for one week. Wizzard’s songs often included lengthy instrumental improvisations.
The Eight-Pointed Star – The Shape
This record has been cut into the the eight-pointed star that Roy Wood had painted onto his forehead as part of the stage make-up he wore for this live acts during his glam rock period.
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