was the name of a band formed by Roy Wood
, former member and founders of bands The Move
and Electric Light Orchestra
. Not long after the release of Electric Light Orchestra's first album, Wood decided he wanted to head off in a different musical direction and left, taking band members Bill Hunt and Hugh McDowell with him, to found Wizzard.
The band produced two albums before Roy Wood dissolved it. Wizzard however returned with a third album in 2000.
The band's 1973 Christmas single "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" has become something of an annual fixture on British radio and television (along with Slade's "Merry Christmas Everybody").
Albums - Wizzard Brew (1973 - co-engineered by Alan Parsons), Eddy & The Falcons (1974), Main Street (2002).
Singles - "Ball Park Incident" (1972), "See My Baby Jive" (1973), "Angel Fingers" (1973), "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" (1973), "This Is The Story Of My Love" (1974), "Rattlesnake Roll" (1975), "Indiana Rainbow" (1976)
Wizzard is also emblazened on the brim of the hat of Rincewind, a failed wizard in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series of books.