"The heritage rock mags never run grand retrospective features, tracing
his career from the Move, through the formation of ELO to Wizzard and
his extraordinary, maverick solo albums, Boulders and Mustard, in the
1970s. He is seldom placed on a par with all the other revered
idiosyncratic pop craftsmen, which is exactly where he belongs. If Todd
Rundgren had come from Birmingham, if Frank Zappa could have stopped
himself sneering for five minutes, they might have made records like Roy
The genius from Birmingham turns 70 today! The quote above is pulled from The Guardian, which has a great, little feature HERE.
If you've got nothing to do, after you go and vote, that is, might I suggest listening to Roy's "Boulders" and "Mustard."