#MusicMonday: THE MOODY BLUES

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animated band gif I’m on a concert high once again, having just attended The Moody Blues 50th Anniversary tour, “Timeless Flight”.

This band is indeed timeless, and sounds as good now, as in the past.  It was a magical night!

The Moody Blues first formed in 1964 and their second single became a hit:

In 1966, Justin Hayward and John Lodge joined the band and took it in a new direction, pioneering what was to become known as “art rock” and “prog (progressive) rock”.

The 1967 album, “Days of Future Passed” combined orchestral sounds with haunting melodies and stands the test of time.

Their signature song, “Nights in White Satin” (and my favourite!), did not catch on with the public initially (in 1968), but was re-released and became a huge hit in 1972 and again in 1979:

Over the years, they produced 16 studio albums, 17 compilation albums and 26 singles.

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Their live shows are masterpieces of musicianship and artistic lighting.

Moody Blues, Aug, 2014

Are you a Moody Blues fan?

Looking forward to your comments!

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Debbie

The “Doglady”. Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada. Writer/blogger, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature & cinema buff. Eternal hippie/rockchick. Bi-national, German/Canadian and multilingual. Currently working on a memoir of the dogs she has known during her years as a pet sitter, along with other memoirs and creative writing pieces.

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29 Responses to #MusicMonday: THE MOODY BLUES

  1. I love the Moody Blues. I didn’t realize they went back so far.

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    • One of my favourite bands of all time, Joyce. ♥ I didn’t really get to know them until 1968, when they released “Nights in White Satin” for the first time. That’s STILL my number favourite song. Their live shows are amazing, even 50 years on. Thanks for dropping by and also for leaving that voice mail. I sent a reply. :)
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  3. Hi Debbie,

    Sounds like you had a fabulous time having attended the concert of The Moody Blues :) Never heard of ‘em before.

    You know I’m a newbie to oldies. After listening, I liked the “Nights in White Satin” very much. Especially the tune. Gotta check out other Moody Blues songs I can find.

    Thanks for exposing us to wonderful taste of your music, Debbie :)

    Have a musical weekend ahead dear!

    Cheers…
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  4. What an interesting lineup! Thanks for sharing with us!!!
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  5. When I was in junior high school, on the day we took a final exam in our science class, our teacher played the “Days of Future Passed” album, all the way through. I never forgot the music, or the teacher… This is one of the few music acts that I dearly love, but have not seen in concert. Maybe this time around…

  6. Mike
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    It’s ironic because I actually have had a Music Mondays link on my blog for a year now. I just can’t keep up with the flow of posts to get stories over there. But, great reminder to hopefully rectify that here and there! Debbie, Nights in White Satin ranks WAY up there on my all time LOVE lists of music. It’s a song I love to listen to at night when I’m driving home, or on a road trip or any other wistfully-in-thought time. It always takes me back to my childhood and reminiscing. Thank you! :)
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    • Hi Mike; I don’t participate regularly either; just when the mood strikes and it always does when I’m on a concert high. :D You should hear “Nights in White Satin” live. I actually have a short video snippet of it that I’ll share to your Facebook page (not sure how to add it here). It’s my favourite song of all time, by any artist. I still have the original 45 from 1968. :) Glad you enjoyed the post. Cheers!
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  7. Hi Debbie,
    Like you, my favorite Moody Blues hit was Nights in White Satin, although I liked it even when it was first released. ;) Another of my favorites is “Isn’t Life Strange?” The original video, which I can no longer find, was so ironically close to my life and that of the person who introduced the song to me. I’m so glad the two of you were able to go their concert. I’m more than just a wee bit jealous. I never realized that “Go Now” was by the Moody Blues. Good to know–it’s going on my play list today.
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    • I loved Nights in White Satin when it was first released too Mary and got the single right away. I still have it, too. :) They sang |Isn’t Life Strange at the concert; still sounds great! Go Now was the band’s first hit, but that was before the two pivotal members joined and changed their sound. Thanks for visiting.
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  8. Am I a Moody Blues Fan? AM I A MOODY BLUES FAN??? Are ya kiddin’ me? I only married Dave Moody himself!!!! ~snicker-snicker~ Yes, I did marry Dave Moody, but he doesn’t have anything to do with the Moody Blues although he does know how to play their tunes & is a musician himself, and is a fan of the Moody Blues, and his last name happens to be Moody. hehehehehehe Great collection here my friend. Thanks for sharing, and joining us today on this rockin’ Monday Music Moves Me!!!! Have a musicality week!!!!!!
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  9. I thought about you this weekend! Sounds like you guys had a great time! I love the Moody Blues. I’ve always heard their shows are magnificent! Lucky you!!
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  10. This brings back the memories :-) One of the most unique bands of their time, and one of my favorites. So glad you were able to attend the concert, and I hope the sounds were similar to what your memories hold. Sometimes that’s not the case with the (ahem) elder bands who are doing their farewell or “we’re back” tours.

    Thanks for the blast from the past!
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    • Hi Sammy; I’ve been to many concerts over the last few years, most of them involving my favourite old bands and not ONE has been a disappointment. The Moody Blues sound just as great as ever, and so did Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Rod Stewart, Eric Burdon, Heart, Def Leppard, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Steppenwolf, Scorpions, and Bob Seger. :) What experiences have you had with older bands that were less than memorable? What amazes me is the energy these musicians still have at their advanced ages. I’m not nearly as fit as they are.
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  11. becca
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    wow haven’t listen to the Moody Blues in like forever. So good remembering their music.
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  12. Oh I love the moody Blues,they are my second Favorite group of all time,The Beatles being the first.
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  13. Love the Moody Blues. They are so classic. Great songs.

  14. I adore the Moody Blues. I just wonder how they got so old!
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  15. I used to love The Moody Blues Go Now and Nights In White Satin are classics :-)

    Have a moodytastic week & thanks for cartwheeling by :-)
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  16. Hi Debbie!

    I love their music. I remember my mom and uncles would listen to their music, that’s how I remember it, especially Tuesday Afternoon! Then when I grew up they came out with In Your Wildest Dream.

    Thanks for sharing the tidbits with us. I didn’t know Night’s In White Satin was released twice.

    Have a great new week!
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    • Hi Corina; They make such beautiful music! ♥ “Nights in White Satin” was actually released 3 times, the first time in 1968 and that’s when I fell in love with The Moody Blues. Amazing that they’re still going strong after 50 years! Thanks for visiting and have a great week.
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