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

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: -After singing “Go Now” in 1964, lead singer Denny Laine left the Moody Blues with the name, […]

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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 last straw […]

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Moody Blues-Icon 2 best of the ’80s

Listening to four decades of Moody Blues music distilled back-to-back on their latest compilation Icon 2 , 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. “At least we’ve been #1 without being outrageous !” Hayward chuckles in this week’s classic rock interview. “It’s the larger-than-life things that happen in this (entertainment) world, but that’s why we’ve made a point of not following any trend or any fashion , just doing our own music and trusting our own judgment, and doing what we wanted to do. We’ve been under a lot of pressure to compromise . We’ve never given in to that pressure…”(more)

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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 “. […]