Original Moody Blues Members:
Clint Warwick - bass, later replaced by John Lodge
Mike Pinder - keyboards
Ray Thomas - flute, percussion
Graeme Edge - drums
Significant Facts About Moody Blues:
- Pioneered the fusion of rock and orchestral music
- 21 albums since 1965 have sold an estimated 55-million worldwide
- With the exception of a brief hiatus in the 1970s, the group has recorded and toured almost continuously since it was formed
- One of the first bands to achieve success with its own record label
Moody Blues Early Career:
Moody Blues Move On:
In the mid 70s, the group announced it was permanently disbanding, but they resumed recording and touring in 1977. Today, original member Graeme Edge, along with John Lodge and Justin Hayward, both of whom joined the band in 1966, continue to tour.
In spite of their longevity, commercial success, and influence on rock music, the group isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The band's first concept album was one of its most successful, and influenced the course of progressive rock.