Carl Wayne, the former lead vocalist for the hit-making '60s U.K. band the Move and the latter-day singer for the Hollies, died Tuesday (Aug. 31) at his home in England after a battle with cancer. He

Carl Wayne, the former lead vocalist for the hit-making '60s U.K. band the Move and the latter-day singer for the Hollies, died Tuesday (Aug. 31) at his home in England after a battle with cancer. He was 61.

Wayne fronted the Birmingham, England, group the Move from 1966-70. Noted for its unpredictable live shows, the band achieved a run of U.K. hits that combined pop, psychedelia and a heavier rock style. Its best-known tunes include "Night of Fear," "Flowers in the Rain," "I Can Hear the Grass Grow," "Cherry Blossom Clinic" and "Wild Tiger Woman." The Move's 1970 album "Shazam" was widely praised on both sides of the Atlantic, but the band never broke through in the United States.

After a long solo career in cabaret, theatre and TV, Wayne succeeded Allan Clarke in the Hollies in 2000. The reconfigured group toured successfully in the U.K.

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