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Number 74

The Move - Brontosaurus (Regal Zonophone RZ 3026 - 1970)

The Move were one of the few pop bands in the mid to late 1960s whose singles had the credibility to cross over to rock audiences. It was with the band's heavy riff-laden single Brontosaurus, that saw the first flowering of the rock outfit they soon became - if just for a short period - before the band morphed into the Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard respectively. The Birmingham-based band also managed to look the part, with Roy Wood's tinted shades and hair of unprecedented length being an outstanding feature. Whilst Roy Wood stepped into the shoes of the recently departed lead singer of the band Carl Wayne, the single was also notable as being the first to feature Jeff Lynne. Wildly different from the band's previous single Curly, Brontosaurus was destined for repeat plays on the Dansette through that year.