The moody blues in search of the lost chord - The Band - The Moody Blues

Here's one by Ray Thomas, the band's flautist, who also contributed a unique voice—not to mention a unique brand of songwriting—to the band. This particular live version accentuates the tune's fun carnival vibe, but the highlight is Thomas' extended flute solo. The song is about counter-culture icon Timothy Leary, who didn't actually die until 1996.  

Formed in 1964, the Moody Blues quickly rose to fame as a R&B based rock band, and within the year they had scored their first hit single in the ., “Go Now.”

During this time period, The Moodies released their Gold-selling boxed set collection entitled TIME TRAVELLER , a greatest hits package in 1997 entitled THE BEST OF THE MOODY BLUES , and a double-CD ANTHOLOGY album.  The group welcomed the new Millennium with the release of the appropriately titled STRANGE TIMES , which was their first studio album in eight years, charting yet again in the Top 100 on Billboard .  Recorded in Genoa, Italy, the band took on the role of “producers” of the album, another first for the The Moodies.

In 2013, a Rolling Stone reader poll listed the Moody Blues as one of the top 10 bands that need to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So, whether you are a fan of progressive rock Moodies from the 1960s, the band’s synthesizer-driven rock sounds of the 1980s, or have recently seen them playing for multiple generations of rock and roll fans, one thing is clear – the Moody Blues have created more than 50 years of exhilarating and significant music.   

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