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    I love the Moody Blues. My dad had all the albums on vinyl when I was a kid. (Along with The Beatles, Led Zep, The Stones etc. etc.)

    In Search Of The Lost Chord is one of the greatest albums of all time in my opinion.

    I have a really decent Blu Ray of them which is well worth watching. They were here last year (double bill with 10cc) but we were not able to make it unfortunately. I was really miffed at the time)


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    Aw, too bad. Hopefully they'll come your way again!


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    I also like the Moody Blues. Fave songs:-

    Isn't Life Strange
    I know you're out there somewhere
    Lovely to see you
    Nervous


    Never seen them live though

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    My favourite non-Eagles, non-Beatles band. "Nights in White Satin" blew my mind the first time I ever heard it when I was 13. When I really became immersed in 60's and 70's-era classic rock music a year later, the Moody Blues, along with the Beatles, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and Jethro Tull, helped to lead the way in my musical development.

    Top 10 favourite Moody Blues songs(strictly classic period Moodies):

    1. Question
    2. Tuesday Afternoon(Evening Time to Get Away)
    3. Legend of a Mind
    4. Departure/Ride My See Saw
    5. In the Beginning/Lovely to See You
    6. You & Me
    7. The Story in Your Eyes
    8. Nights in White Satin
    9. Floating
    10. Beyond
    All carrot, no stick.

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    Lately I have been listening to alot of Moody Blues and watching videos of past concerts. As much as I adore the Eagles I am and always will be devoted to the Moody Blues ... IMHO there is no one above them.

    My favorite song is I know You're Out There Somewhere.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ6h84ZsuW4

    Next in order of favorites is

    For My Lady,
    Never Comes the Day,
    Knights in White Satin,
    Tuesday Afternoon,
    Singer in a Rock and Roll Band,
    Isnt Life Strange,
    Question,

    I could go on but really I pretty much love all their work lol

    Back to the Future ... listening to righ now

    Never Comes the Day 1970

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8dzRdyC0abA

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    I'll be seeing Justin Hayward solo next month.

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    I would love to see The Wind of Heaven tour have a great time!!!!

    Edited to add

    FP, I've read the 1978 "Forever Autumn" has been a veritable show stealer in his earlier solo shows this year. I hope he performs Western Sky and Watching and Waiting, two other songs he gets much praise for.
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    In 2015 Justin Hayward gave an interview and was asked why he was still touring at age 68 -

    “To be able to create a little bit of magic in a room is very addictive and something that I never really want to give up.”

    Then he adds with a smile: “And I need the money!”

    This last point sounds hard to believe. After all, Nights In White Satin alone has charted three times in the UK and sold five million copies around the world.

    It turns out, however, that Hayward only ever had very limited rights to the song after signing an eight-year contract in 1965 with music publisher Lonnie Donegan, who had made his name in the 1950s as “the King of Skiffle”.

    With hindsight, it’s clear that Donegan took advantage of the naivety of a 17-year-old boy whose unworldly teacher parents were in no position to warn him of the deal’s pitfalls.

    “It was a move that I regretted,” admits Hayward.

    “It was stupid. I was working with Marty [Wilde] at the time and he said to me, ‘Don’t do it, don’t go anywhere near it’.

    But Lonnie and the people involved were saying, ‘Boy, you need protection for your songs’, and I was so flattered.

    It lasted eight years but everything in that eight years is for lifetime of copyright, which lasts until 50 years after my death.”

    http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/...ve-moody-blues
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    Such a shame ... for Justin and so many others.
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    Dawn - Wow, how sad is that. I am afraid that his story appears to be all too common for so many groups from the 50's & 60's. Even Don and Glenn said when they signed that first contract with David Geffen they were "young, stupid and naive". Lucky for them there was all those conflicts of interest with David Geffen. Small wonder they love their little satin Irving Azoff. He continually fought for them and got them everything they deserved.
    I always like the Moody Blues. Have a great time FP.

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    The Justin Hayward show was certainly intimate; just him, a guitarist & female keyboardist. He left the electric guitar to the young guitarist (Mike Dawes) & only played acoustic himself. The setlist was a mixture of deep Moody Blues songs which I didn't know ((Out & In, Watching & Waiting) & more familiar songs such as Question, Nights In White Satin, Your Wildest Dreams & I Know You're Out There Somewhere. We had Forever Autumn & more solo songs such as The Western Sky & The Wind Of Heaven which I swear were almost country rock. He still looks good at 71! ETA: Yes, he did Watching & Waiting.

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