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I love the Moody Blues, and I loved Ray Thomas. Late last year I had even resolved to attempt to contact him and interview him for this program. Sadly, that would never come to be as he left this world in early January of this year. So my idea to do a retrospective feature on a legendary man and his music became a tribute to a beloved figure, whom I was never lucky enough to meet, but feel like I knew through his songs. This tribute program covers much of his career with the Moody Blues and a few from his two wonderful solo albums from the mid-1970s. I respectfully dedicate it to Ray’s family and all who knew and loved him.
Long live the legacy of The Veteran Cosmic Rocker.
514: A Tribute To Ray Thomas
With the Moody Blues, he helped to define our favorite genre of music, and he continues to rock progressively today! He is John Lodge, legendary singer, bassist, and composer, and this week I am proud to say that he is my guest on Prog-Watch! John and I chat about some of the history of his storied band, his bass playing influences, and many other things, including his solo tour and forthcoming live album. Along the way we will hear plenty of great Moody Blues, Blue Jays, and John Lodge solo music, including a few from the forthcoming live album.
441: In Conversation with John Lodge of the Moody Blues
On this week’s Prog-Watch I’m shaking the family tree of the legendary band, the Moody Blues! We’ll hear lots of great stuff from the Moodies, Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Ray Thomas, Mike Pinder, Graeme Edge and more! See what shakes out!
436: Shaking the Family Tree of the Moody Blues