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Moody Blues- Over the Threshold of Their Dream

Listening to four decades of Moody Blues music distilled back-to-back, it’s surprising how consistent their musical vision has remained regardless of musical trend or fashion , and singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Hayward modestly acknowledges that critics either love them or crucify them for it.

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Moody Blues- Seventh Sojourn- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

When the subject of rock star excess and decadence is broached, the last band that could possibly come to mind would be Birmingham England’s Moody Blues. After all singer/ lead guitarist Justin Hayward, bass guitarist/ singer John Lodge, keyboardist Mike Pinder, the late flautist/ singer Ray Thomas, and drummer Graeme Edge spent their first seven albums […]

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Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed 50th- Justin Hayward, John Lodge Interview

Heartiest congratulations to Justin, John, and Graeme for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!! On its golden anniversary, the many myths surviving the Moody Blues’ groundbreaking November 1967 second album Days of Future Passed  are variously confirmed, corrected, and embellished by my guests Justin Hayward and John Lodge here In the Studio. Among them: […]

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Moody Blues- Long Distance Voyager- Justin Hayward,John Lodge

Demonstrating incredible “legs” into their third decade, we take the long distance trip back through time for the Moody Blues with the tasty Justin Hayward/ John Lodge album Blue Jays,  a post- #1  Seventh Sojourn   album side project ; Justin Hayward’s sublime “Forever Autumn” from Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds   in 1978; […]

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Moody Blues-Timeless Flight pt 2-Justin Hayward, John Lodge

We pick up in part two of the Timeless Flight   box set with selections from the worldwide #1 album Seventh Sojourn;  then the tasty Justin Hayward/ John Lodge album Blue Jays;  Justin Hayward’s sublime “Forever Autumn” from Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds  in 1978; the Octave   album that year  which was the […]

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Yes-Close to the Edge 45th anniversary- Jon Anderson, Steve Howe ,Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford

Many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom seriously  by 1972, the peak year for this “progressive “ rock movement which had matured  with spectacular results, both artistically and commercially. It was the result of a combination of new technology ( the Mellotron , which crudely emulated choral and orchestral sounds ) […]

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Redbeard’s Most Significant Interviews A-Z

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Progressive Rock’s 1972 Peak

For Christmas 1971, my 11 year old brother received a present from me of a record album. While on the surface this would appear not the least remarkable … except that it was Meddle by Pink Floyd, containing the 18 minute long opus  “Echoes”. Not your standard fare for fifth grade “show and tell “. […]