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STEPPIN' THROUGH A TIME ZONE! - 1964
This section celebrates everything Moody Blues through providing an amazing factoid, a Moody myth-busting reality check and a daily question to test your knowledge of the band.
HAVE YOU HEARD?
Did you know that the Moody Blues’ name changed from first The R&B Preachers (which included fellow Brummie Danny King, making it a sextet), the M&B 5 (without King and designed to try to obtain sponsorship from local brewery Mitchell & Butler’s), the Moody Blues 5 (after failing to get the sponsorship) and finally the Moody Blues?
NO MORE LIES
Myth: The Moody Blues started in 1966 when John Lodge and Justin Hayward joined. Reality: No. Officially, they came into being on 4th May 1964, which marked their first gig (as the Moody Blues "5") at the Carlton Ballroom, in Erdington, Birmingham.
OUR GUESSING GAME
What was the affectionate name given to Ray Thomas’s one-string tea-chest bass when he was in The Saints and Sinners?
Come back tomorrow to find out the answer, plus new facts, a new question and another myth busted!
To help celebrate this significant milestone in the history of the brilliant Moody Blues, I have discounted The Moody Blues Recording Catalogue (published 2012) to £15 (UK price) - or approximately $26 (US price).
If you want a copy at this special price, please visit http://www.vrpublications.co.uk/moodiesrc.html
I look forward to hearing from you!
I was 12 and most of my allowance was reserved for Beatles records. One of the few other singles that I purchased was Go Now. A single cost 69cents then.
The Sound I had to Follow
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