Carl (Tooley) Wayne

Colin David (Tooley) Wayne (1943 - 2004)

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Colin David (Carl) "Charlie" Wayne formerly Tooley
Born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, Englandmap
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Died in Pyrford, Surrey, Englandmap
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Biography

Carl Wayne (born Colin David Tooley) was a singer and actor. He was the front man for The Move in the 1960s.

Colin was born on 18 August 1943 at Dudley Road Hospital[1] in the Winson Green section of Birmingham, England.[2] He and his parents moved to Chipperfield Road in Hodge Hill, Birmingham.[3] He attended Hodge Hill Primary School (now Colebrook School) on Stechford Road.[4] After he passed the 11+ examination, he attended Saltley Grammar School.[5] At this time, he lived in Lea Village, Birmingham, where his parents ran the Allen's grocery store.[6]

In the late 1950s, he and his parents moved back to Hodge Hill and lived on Bromford Road.[7] He formed a skiffle group, the G-Men, and played bass guitar.[8]

When he was eighteen years old, he became the lead singer of the band The Vikings, and adopted the stage name Carl Wayne. The band became known as Carl Wayne & the Vikings.[9] In 1963, the band went to Germany and performed in clubs in Hamburg's Reeperbahn district; they played seven 45-minute sets every night.[10] The following year, they signed with Pye Records.[11] They released three singles, but had no commercial success.[12]

In 1965, he formed a new band, The Move, with Roy Wood, Ace Kefford, Trevor Burton, and Bev Bevan.[13] The Move had their first hit, "Night of Fear," in 1966.[14] On 30 September 1967, their song "Flowers in the Rain" was the first record played on BBC Radio 1.[15] They had nine Top 20 UK singles in five years.[16] Carl left The Move in 1970.[17]

He recorded a solo album, Carl Wayne, in 1972.[18] He also recorded singles,[19] and sang in cabaret and on television.[20] he had a minor hit in 1973 with "You're a Star," the theme song from the talent show New Faces.[21] He recorded hundreds of voice-overs and jingles for television and radio advertising.[22] He represented England at the Golden Orpheus festival in Bulgaria.[23]

He acted in pantomime, and played a milkman on Crossroads, where he met Susan Hanson, who played a receptionist.[24] Carl and Susan married in 1974.[25]

Carl played the Narrator in Willy Russell's musical Blood Brothers for six years.[26]

In February 2000, Carl replaced singer Allan Clarke in The Hollies.[27] In 2003, he band recorded a new song, "How Do I Survive," which was included on the double CD The Hollies' Greatest Hits.[28]

Carl ran marathons to support leukemia research.[29][30]

Carl died of esophageal cancer.[31] on 31 August 2004 in Pyrford, Surrey, England[32]

Sources

  1. The Official Carl Wayne Website: Biography
  2. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [1]
  3. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [2]
  4. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [3]
  5. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [4]
  6. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [5]
  7. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [6]
  8. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [7]
  9. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [8]
  10. Laing, Dave. Obituary, Carl Wayne. The Guardian, 3 Sep 2004. [9]
  11. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [10]
  12. Laing, Dave. Obituary, Carl Wayne. The Guardian, 3 Sep 2004. [11]
  13. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [12]
  14. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [13]
  15. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [14]
  16. The Move. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 27 Feb 2017. [15]
  17. Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [16]
  18. Leigh, Spencer. Obituary, Carl Wayne. The Independent, 2 Sep 2004. [17]
  19. Carl Wayne. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 16 Feb 2017. [18]
  20. Laing, Dave. Obituary, Carl Wayne. The Guardian, 3 Sep 2004. [19]
  21. Carl Wayne. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 16 Feb 2017. [20]
  22. The Official Carl Wayne Website: Biography
  23. The Official Carl Wayne Website: Biography
  24. Leigh, Spencer. Obituary, Carl Wayne. The Independent, 2 Sep 2004. [21]
  25. England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVF1-85JN : 8 October 2014), Carl Wayne and null, 1974; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1974, quarter 1, vol. 9C, p. 486, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  26. Leigh, Spencer. Obituary, Carl Wayne. The Independent, 2 Sep 2004. [22]
  27. The Official Carl Wayne Website: Biography
  28. The Official Carl Wayne Website: Biography
  29. The Official Carl Wayne Website: Biography
  30. Leigh, Spencer. Obituary, Carl Wayne. The Independent, 2 Sep 2004. [23]
  31. The Official Carl Wayne Website: Biography
  32. Leigh, Spencer. Obituary, Carl Wayne. The Independent, 2 Sep 2004. [24]
  • England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVQ5-SFJV : 1 October 2014), Colin D Tooley, 1943; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVF1-85JN : 8 October 2014), Carl Wayne and null, 1974; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1974, quarter 1, vol. 9C, p. 486, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZV-F55X : 4 September 2014), Colin David Tooley, Sep 2004; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death Registration, West Surrey, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • Carl Wayne. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 16 Feb 2017. [25]
  • The Official Carl Wayne Website: Biography
  • Dargue, William. "A Rock Legend from Hodge Hill." Birmingham History. [26]
  • Laing, Dave. Obituary, Carl Wayne. The Guardian, 3 Sep 2004. [27]
  • Leigh, Spencer. Obituary, Carl Wayne. The Independent, 2 Sep 2004. [28]
  • "The Move's Carl Wayne Dies at 61." Billboard, 2 Sep 2004. [29]

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