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STEPPIN' THROUGH A TIME ZONE! - 1983
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
On which television theme tune did Rod Clark perform? Holiday Rock (from the comedy Hi-de-Hi) by Paul Shane and the Yellowcoats.
HAVE YOU HEARD?
Did you know that Phil Travers, who created the covers for six of the ‘Classic 7’ albums, Ray Thomas’s solo albums and the Blue Jays album, used to sit in on recordings or playbacks in order to get a feel for what the concept of each album was? Known for his use of dark and light, this can be seen on many sleeves and, in particular, Hopes, Wishes & Dreams, Blue Jays and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. He also requested that he design the sleeve for Keys of the Kingdom, but was rejected.
NO MORE LIES
Myth: John Lodge learned to play the cello for In Search of the Lost Chord. Reality: No. At least, not properly. John certainly learned how to bow across the strings to produce a reasonable resonance, but he tuned the four strings to the standard configuration of a bass guitar, so that he knew where to finger the strings to produce the right notes.
OUR GUESSING GAME
How many and which groups was Mike Pinder a member of before creating the Moody Blues?
Come back tomorrow to find out the answer, plus new facts, a new question and another myth busted!
Also this year, the Moodies toured with Stevie Ray Vaughn as their opening act. Did you get to see any of those performances? If so, what was YOUR impression of Vaughn? How did the audience react? For those of us who did not see any of those shows, please share your stories with us!
prescottvern wrote:bluelover73 wrote:
Also this year, the Moodies toured with Stevie Ray Vaughn as their opening act. Did you get to see any of those performances? If so, what was YOUR impression of Vaughn? How did the audience react? For those of us who did not see any of those shows, please share your stories with us!http://moodybluesattitude.yuku.com/topic/8373/Stevie-Ray-Vaughan-opening-a-Moody-Blues-show-pics
Wow Vern, these are fabulous to see! This adds so much to our 1983 topic. Thank you SOOOO much for sharing!!! Love it!
Cool poster Taran! And I love all the radio interviews. Thank you for posting them here!
'Meet Me Halfway' is a bit 'Moodies on Auto pilot' maybe, but it's nice enough
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