Another in the series of British bands that failed to become commercially viable in the States (though they were in England) the Move were in some ways like the “anti-British Invasion” as their music was an ironic take of the sound around them. The Move was a band that was always furthering their craft, and had elements of Progressive Rock and Art Rock in them. Should the Hall look to induct both Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood, the Hall could give them a nod but Lynne has a much greater shot with the Electric Light Orchestra, leaving Wood shut out.





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Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

United Kingdom (Birmingham, England)


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NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Shazam (1970)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Blackberry Way (Single, 1968)

Should The Move be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put them in! - 28.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.3%
No opinion. - 14.3%
No way! - 28.6%
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0 #2 whered u move 2014-08-11 17:45
0 #1 Darryl Tahirali -0001-11-30 00:00
The Move was the best British Mod band after the Who (sorry, Small Faces fans), and it is indeed a shame that the band never broke in the US.

As an indicator of the regard with which this creative, high-energy band had been held in the Americas, Move albums were as scarce as hen's teeth for many years. They don't have a shot at the Hall, but this band is worth checking out. Two Move songs did outlive the band: Cheap Trick covered "California Man" while "Do Ya" was redone by the Electric Light Orchestra, which was started by Jeff Lynne following his stint in the Move, and which has a better shot of Hall induction than the Move.

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