ONE good Christmas song can set an artist up for life as we reveal how much stars like Mariah Carey, Slade, Wizzard, Wham, The Pogues, East 17 and Cliff Richard make every year. He was particularly successful in the 1960s and 1970s as member and co-founder of The Move, Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard.As a songwriter, he contributed a number of hits to the repertoire of these bands. Wizzard's Roy Wood who wrote the song 'I wish it could be Christmas every day' said he thought the song would be 'my pension' but 'now you can download it in many ways for free. The song went to No 2. It was first released in December 1973 and, as with most Wizzard songs, was written and produced by the band's frontman Roy Wood—formerly of The Move and a founding member of ELO.Despite the song's strong, long-lasting popularity, it has reached no higher than number four on … He said: "They must have evidence they were in … Every year at this time you’ll hear his song played on radios across the country. Nine girls who backed Roy Wood on Wizzard's 1973 single are being traced by royalties agent Peter Rowan with a view to a payout. "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" is a Christmas song recorded by British glam rock band Wizzard. At the time, Christmas hits were Slade or Roy Wood, knees-up types of songs. In a great chart battle, Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody beat Wizzard's I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday to Christmas No.1 in 1973.

Realising … It might not be surprising that we're talking hundreds of grand per song, but we were pretty shocked that Mariah Carey's EPIC 'All I Want For Christmas' didn't come out on top! Roy Wood wrote the song for his newly formed band Wizzard early in 1973, after leaving the Electric Light Orchestra. Roy Wood and Wizard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday i do not claim to own the rights to this song, all rights a owned by the respective owns and directors of this song. Mariah Carey is thought to earn royalties of £376,000 every year from her hit All I Want For Christmas Is You, which was announced as the most-streamed Christmas song … Roy Wood (born 8 November 1946) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. I Believe In Father Christmas was cynical and a bit melancholic."

He said: "Up until then, most Christmas … Amazingly, Roy Wood’s “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” missed out on the top 10, which feels suspicious given the relentlessness with which he … Christmas hit: Roy Wood performs with Wizard on Top Of The Pops in 1974.