Mabee Center E-Museum

Moody blues

1987

Biography

The Moody Blues, consisting of Graeme Edge, John Lodge, and Justin Hayward, got started in Birmingham, Alabama during in 1964. For over thirty years, The Moody Blues have been musical mainstays on concert stages, recordings and the airwaves. Their remarkable consistency has generated the sale of over 55 million albums and created a standard for classic rock music.

The Moody Blues’ first full studio album, Days Of Future Passed, was released on November 11, 1967 and stayed on the Billboard charts for over two years. Featuring the soon-to-be classic “Tuesday Afternoon” and one of the biggest-selling singles of all time, “Nights In White Satin,” the album became a milestone in rock recording. Riding the success of the album’s hit singles “Ride My See-Saw” and “Voices In The Sky,” The Moody Blues began their first concert tour of the USA in October of that year and quickly developed a devoted and fanatical following there, which endures to this day.

In 1978 the Moodies returned to their group format and released Octave, which shot to the top of the charts with singles “Steppin’ In A Slide Zone” and “Driftwood.” The Moodies’ next album release was The Other Side Of Life in 1986, and when the single “Your Wildest Dreams” became a top-ten hit, yet another generation of fans was introduced to the Moodies’ music. In addition, “Your Wildest Dreams” was voted Video of the Year by Billboard Magazine.

1994 was the year that saw the Moodies inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame where the band’s hand prints and signatures are now permanently on display.

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