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STEPPIN' THROUGH A TIME ZONE! - 1978
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.
OUR GUESSING GAME - YESTERDAY'S ANSWER
Which song features Justin Hayward’s daughter Doremi assisting on vocals? Raised on Love from Songwriter.
HAVE YOU HEARD?
Did you know that 10cc’s 1978 chart hit Dreadlock Holiday was inspired by an incident experienced by Justin Hayward while on holiday with band frontman Eric Stewart? Walking down the street in Jamaica, Justin was confronted by youths, who demanded that he handed over jewellery that had been given to him by his mother.
NO MORE LIES
Myth: Forever Autumn was written for The War of the Worlds with Justin Hayward’s voice in mind. Reality: In fact, the song was written almost a decade before and then only as a jingle for the Lego toy brick company. Composers Gary Osborne and Paul Vigrass then embellished it for their 1972 album, before it was picked up for use in the project. And, even then, because of contractual issues between Decca (Justin's label) and CBS, some copies were released with a different singer on the lead vocals!
OUR GUESSING GAME
Which of John Lodge’s singles was released in a disco twelve-inch format?
Come back tomorrow to find out the answer, plus new facts, a new question and another myth busted!
Taranberk wrote:nowadays I hear more similarities to the classic sound than the later sound.
MoodyJill wrote:We went to see the Moody Blues at the Oakland Coliseum on December 10th. I was SO excited, having feared during the "separation years" that I'd never see them perform again. Before the show I was looking through the tour program, and was shocked to see that Mike Pinder was not on the cover. Instead there was this guy Patrick Moraz. That was devastating--no more Mike Pinder?? I had no idea of the politics or issues going on and this was the first I'd heard that Pinder would no longer be touring with the band. Bummer! I miss Mike (and Ray as well)
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