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Remembering Les Reed

Posted on 04/19/2019

Les Reed, composer and musician passed away this week. Les was the best musician I knew – nobody can play like that anymore.   To be his friend, and to play with him at social events and parties over the years was a dream come true for me. He was a legend when I was…

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Justin Hayward Reveals All The Way UK Tour Dates

Posted on 02/23/2019

Moody Blues man Justin Hayward has revealed details of his upcoming All The Way UK tour. He’ll play a total of eight intimate dates throughout September, where he’ll perform tracks from his solo career, along with a selection of Moody Blues favourites. Mike Dawes will open for Hayward at all shows. Hayward says: “I’m always so thrilled…

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The Morandi Bridge

Posted on 09/12/2018

Towards the end of last year I sold my old Black Mercedes. I didn’t want to – it just seemed the ‘time’.  As I was clearing it out (amazing how much stuff we collect in our cars over the years) I was astounded at the sheer volume of totally useless objects, maps and paperwork that…

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McPherson Guitars and William Morris

Posted on 09/12/2018

Lately I’ve been re-reading, and revisiting, the life and themes that define William Morris (1834-1896), and although he appears to have been a man of contradictions – his family wealth (through which he was able to choose his circumstances and mode of living), came from mines in Devon and Cornwall that had brutal working conditions …

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New Justin Q&A

Posted on 06/28/2018

Justin answers your questions! Q. What’s your secret to juggling so many tasks all at once so well onstage; remembering guitar chords to all the songs, remembering lyrics, floor pedals, ear monitors, interacting with the audience, etc.? A. I don’t think there is a secret. Remembering the words or music of a song is not…

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On The Blue Cruise Final Line Up Premier

Posted on 06/08/2018

WORLD’S GREATEST CLASSIC ROCK CRUISE PERFORMANCES BY JUSTIN HAYWARD OF THE MOODY BLUES SAILING FEBRUARY 10-15, 2019 ABOARD ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S MARINER OF THE SEAS VISITING NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS AND THE PRIVATE ISLE OF LABADEE LINE-UP FEATURES ICONIC PERFORMING ARTISTS INCLUDING: JUSTIN HAYWARD, THE ZOMBIES, DAVE MASON, STEVE HACKETT (OF GENESIS), ALAN PARSONS, THE ORCHESTRA FEATURING…

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Justin Hayward on the Moody Blues: “I imagine now it’s coming to the end.”

Posted on 05/02/2018

Justin talks about his UK solo tour, The Moody Blues and what he’ll be up to next! Be sure to listen to this interview on BBC Radio 2.


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018: Moody Blues go from struggling musicians to prog-rock pioneers: Inductee profile

Posted on 04/09/2018

Cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio – Justin Hayward had a pretty modest idea of success when he joined the Moody Blues in 1966. “I did have one thought on my mind,” said Hayward in that wonderfully musical English accent of his in a call to his home in Europe. His voice is just as lyrical, just as…

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Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward on Rock Hall of Fame Induction News: ‘It’s Outstanding’

Posted on 12/13/2017

12/13/2017 by Gary Graff News of the Moody Blues‘ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction has caused the group’s Justin Hayward to change his tune a bit. “On Friday, I couldn’t really have cared less, but on Saturday the whole world looked different,” Hayward, who had for years dismissed the Rock Hall and the Moodys notable exclusion…

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Justin Hayward on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Honor: ‘It’s Amazing!’

Posted on 12/13/2017

“This induction is validating the music our fans really, really love,” singer says. “I’m so pleased for all of them.” RollingStone.com By Andy Greene Up until the moment he learned the Moody Blues were entering the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, frontman Justin Hayward spent almost no time thinking about the institution. “On Friday, I couldn’t…

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