Photograph by Jim Simpson

THE MOVE / 1965 / WARD END PARK, WASHWOOD HEATH

£495.00

All Prints are produced to a limited edition of 100 and signed by Jim Simpson.
Prints are only available in one size. Print size – 558 x 443mm   Paper size – 609 x 570mm.
Unless otherwise specified, all prints are archival digital prints on Somerset 100% Cotton 255gsm paper.

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Description

THE MOVE were an early Birmingham supergroup, formed when Roy Wood left Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders, Jeff Lynne joined from The Idle Race and Carl Wayne quit his own Vikings along with his bass guitarist Ace Kefford and drummer Bev Bevan, while Trevor Burton came in from Danny King & The Mayfair Set. They were to become one of the greatest of Birmingham’s rock bands, scoring nine UK hit singles in five years along with four albums, the first of which made the UK top twenty. Never far from controversy, both onstage and off, they made the front pages when they were successfully sued by the then Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, who for some reason objected to a postcard promoting their Flowers In The Rain single which depicted the PM in bed with his secretary, Marcia Williams. This incidentally, was the work of band manager Tony Secunda, not of the band. Roy Wood lost his royalties on the song and Secunda got fired.