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Take 5: The Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge

Beloved drummer-poet Graeme Edge passed away in 2021 at the age of 80. Edge had been a mainstay of the Moody Blues; by the time of his passing, he was […]

Best Classic Bands: Essays and Interviews

Most publications — online and/or in print — assert a kind of temporary ownership of commissioned pieces; after that embargo, the non-exclusive rights to those works revert to the author. […]

March Through Time: The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues’ career arc can be neatly divided into four distinct if unequal parts. The first is the r&b/pop era during which Denny Laine was a lead vocalist. The […]

Album Review: John Lodge — The Royal Affair and After

The Moody Blues are beloved among their fans. Their initial run of albums is as consistent a colleciton of releases as you’ll find in the rock canon; each has hits, […]

Denny Laine: McCartney’s Wingman is Still Flying (Part Two)

Continued from Part One … I started buying Wings albums when Band on the Run came out. I was 10. And as I followed the band, I began–even as a […]

Denny Laine: McCartney’s Wingman is Still Flying (Part One)

Denny Laine was a founding member of the Moody Blues, along with longtime members Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder. He left and went on to a solo career, working briefly […]

Album Review: The Moody Blues’ ‘Days of Future Passed’

This article appeared originally on BestClassicBands. There wasn’t a great deal of precedent – either within the group or on the pop music landscape – for Days of Future Passed […]

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A Look Back at ‘Days of Future Passed’ with Founding Moody Blues Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder

This feature appeared originally on BestClassicBands. When most people think of the Moody Blues, the group’s classic 1967 album Days of Future Passed immediately comes to mind. But the Birmingham, […]

Best of 2015: Archival and Reissue Releases

This year has been another great one for reissues and compilations. As much as I delight in the discovery of new music, there remains a staggering backlog of music that […]