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Carl Wayne


Carl Wayne had the nice fortune to be always a person in the Move, among the best rock and roll functions ever to emerge from Birmingham, Britain; he also experienced the bad lot of money to talk about the spotlight within the music group with famous brands Roy Wood, a clear musical genius whose creativeness partially eclipsed Wayne’s contribution as business lead singer. Given birth to Colin David Tooley in Birmingham in 1943, he was involved with music from child years and by his past due teens had transformed his name towards the more appealing Carl Wayne and bought out fronting a music group known as the Vikings, whose users also included bassist Ace Kefford and, relatively later on, drummer Bev Bevan. The group, billed as Carl Wayne & the Vikings, was sufficient to get some good of the greatest bookings in Birmingham but had not been good enough to obtain any work from its house foundation, despite having produced a small number of recordings. Finally, the users from the three best groups on the neighborhood music group picture — Carl Wayne & the Vikings, Mike Sheridan’s Nightriders, and Danny Ruler & the Mayfair Arranged — following a group of post-gig jams at Birmingham’s Cedar Golf club, made a decision to pool their finest musical assets, and out of this was spawned the Move, with Wayne, Timber, Kefford, Bevan, and guitarist Trevor Burton. Wayne finished up as business lead singer, relatively begrudgingly by some accounts, because he possessed a killer PA program — older and much more centered on pop/rock and roll compared to the others, he was a apparently awkward match several what were mainly (aside from Kefford) rock and roll & move overachievers, two of whom shortly began transcending rock and roll & roll; Timber was soon composing songs which were being among the most eclectic appearing out of Britain at that time, and Burton’s electric guitar playing was producing a variety of sounds nearer to rock’s potential than to rock and roll & roll’s previous. Amid all that was Wayne, a couple of years old and blessed with a solid voice but fundamentally a belter who, at his greatest moments, expected David Clayton-Thomas. Also, every one of the people sang to 1 level or another, and Wood’s tracks and his falsetto performing voice were shortly contending with him for the audience’s interest. With that mixture of personalities and affects, they were able to think of a audio that had not been just cohesive, but well-known — “Nights Dread,” “Open fire Brigade,” “Curly,” “I COULD Hear the Lawn Grow,” “Plants in the torrential rain,” and “Blackberry Method” had been all strikes for the group during Wayne’s tenure. He lasted with the Move’s ill-fated American tour as well as the recording of the renowned second record, Shazam. By that point, Wayne had created different dreams from all of those other music group — others were focused on being a severe rock and roll group, where Wayne was identified to become pop entertainer; inside a move celebrated because of its irony, he exited the lineup encouraging to create an act that could appear to be Engelbert Humperdinck crossed with Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears (though, strangely enough, his profession was to check out more closely the road of Jim Dale). Wayne therefore exited from your rock and roll globe — he slice pop songs in addition to documenting with Roy Solid wood, Louis Clark, Jeff Lynne as well as the Electric powered Light Orchestra, Mind, Hands & Ft, and Big Jim Sullivan, but a whole lot of his music and professional activity had been concentrated in theatre for another 2 decades (especially the stage creation of Bloodstream Brothers). There is a self-titled single recording released on English RCA in 1972 which was just as much pop as rock and roll in character, and a different one, entitled Like Story — in the ELO-spawned Plane label — in 1985, acknowledged to “Love.” But where his energetic former bandmates held their submit rock and roll music, and ELO also became the type of world rock and roll act the fact that Move never might have been, Wayne’s musical actions had been top-heavy with a whole lot of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and his credits included theater and tv performances a lot more than executing schedules (he also sang industrial jingles). He produced an unexpected go back to rock and roll music in early 2000 when he been successful Allan Clarke as business lead singer from the Hollies, and he spent another three . 5 years fronting them within their live engagements. He previously been battling cancer tumor for quite some time, and was energetic to get charities specialized in leukemia study. Wayne died extremely all of a sudden in August of 2004.

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Full Name Carl Wayne
Died August 31, 2004, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality English
Spouse Susan Hanson
Music Groups The Move, The Hollies
Music Songs Flowers in the Rain, Fire Brigade, You're a Star, I Can't Let Go, I Can Hear the Grass Grow, Night of Fear, The Last Night of the World, Yellow Rainbow, Cherry Blossom Clinic, The Lemon Tree, Walk Upon the Water, Disturbance
Albums Songs from Miss Saigon, The Move Greatest Hits, Move, All God's Love, Miss Saigon, Miss Saigon (West End Orchestra and Singers), Something Else from The Move, The Very Best of The Hollies, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection

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1 Replaced Allan Clarke as lead singer of The Hollies in 2000; he remained with the group until his death.
2 As the lead singer for the pop group, The Move, his was the first vocal to be heard (singing "Flowers in the Rain") on BBC Radio 1, when it began broadcasting in 1967.



The Paradise Club 1990 TV Series Tea Dance Singer
Emu's Wide World 1987-1988 TV Series Odd Job John
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show 1984-1986 TV Series Odd Job John
Chance in a Million 1986 TV Series Nigel
Spitting Image 1985 TV Series
The Benny Hill Show 1985 TV Series Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck
Emu's World 1983-1984 TV Series Odd Job John
Crossroads 1973 TV Series Colin
Crossroads: A Celebration 1971 TV Movie Colin



Christmas Carol: The Movie 2001 performer: "Deck The Halls Nos Galan", "Rocking Carol", "In Dulci Jubilo", "Come Gather Round The Christmas Tree"
Lucky Break 2001 performer: "There's No Business Like Show Business" 1946, "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame" 1949
Monkeybone 2001 performer: "Welcome to Downtown"
Emu's Wide World 1987 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show 1984-1986 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Emu's World 1983-1984 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
It's Not the Size That Counts 1974 performer: "God Knows I Miss You"

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New Faces 1978 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Hi! Summer 1977 TV Series singer - 7 episodes



Wogan 1987 TV Series Himself
Everyman 1985 TV Series documentary
Wednesday at 8 1978 TV Series Himself
Hi! Summer 1977 TV Series Himself
The Golden Shot 1974 TV Series Himself
All Star Comedy Carnival 1972 TV Movie Himself
Good Evening! 1967 TV Series Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1966 TV Series Himself

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