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Justin Hayward of Moody Blues gives Morristown a melody lesson

Posted on 08/31/2015

MorristownGreen.com By Kevin Coughlin You know you’re in for a special night when the opening act gets a standing ovation. Mike Dawes, a 25-year-old Brit, dazzled the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday with 20 minutes of percussive finger-style acoustic guitar playing evocative of the great Tommy Emmanuel. How was the main act, Justin Hayward …

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Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward goes solo…for now

Posted on 08/31/2015

Examiner.com “There was one night in Manhattan back in 1972 when (former band member) Ray Thomas and I were standing outside Madison Square Garden,” recalls Justin Hayward, “and we were trying to give away free tickets to our concert. People passing by had no idea who we were. They just thought we were two mad,…

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Justin Hayward plays Mayo PAC

Posted on 08/28/2015

Some musicians thrive when they front a full-throttle band. Other artists shine when they perform acoustically. Justin Hayward gets to do both, and for that reason he considers himself a fortunate man. “It’s the perfect balance,” says Hayward. “I get to play with the group and I also get to go out and do the…

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Justin Hayward comes to Morristown August 30

Posted on 08/25/2015

NorthJersey.com WHO: An Intimate Evening With Justin Hayward. WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday. WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown; 973-539-8008 or mayoarts.org. HOW MUCH: $39 to $69. So, let’s put “Nights in White Satin” in context. It’s 1967, or maybe 1968. We’re at a Moody Blues concert. The lush, wine-purple strains of “Nights…

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Interview With Justin Hayward

Posted on 08/24/2015

mcall.com Justin Hayward has been the principal songwriter, guitarist and vocalist in prototypical prog rocker band The Moody Blues for nearly 50 years. He’s the voice of such classic songs as “Nights in White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” and “Your Wildest Dreams,” and the protagonist in the group’s 1973 hit “I’m Just a Singer (In a…

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Justin talks new tour, music and The Moody Blues

Posted on 08/17/2015

AXS.com In a musical career that spans more than 50 years, Justin Hayward has contributed some of music’s most beloved and successful songs. His smooth vocals and tasteful guitar playing with The Moody Blues and as a solo artist can be heard on such hits as “Nights in White Satin”, “Tuesday Afternoon”, “Question,” “Forever Autumn” and…

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Forever acoustic for Justin Hayward

Posted on 07/09/2015

westbriton.co.uk THE voice of The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, heads to Hall For Cornwall this month with something a bit different for fans. Justin will be performing songs from his new album Spirits Of The Western Sky and a collection of favourites from The Moody Blues, all in an acoustic format. Joining Justin will be…

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Latest Q&A with Justin

Posted on 07/07/2015

“I love the feeling after a show, if it has all gone well. My solo show has a closer together vibe afterwards because we are fewer people – but I love that time. I always did. I think it’s a huge release of the tension that builds through the day as the show draws near.”…

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Update from Justin

Posted on 06/28/2015

Friday morning took an early flight from Amsterdam to London straight to the Royal Festival Hall to be a guest of Burt Bacharach’s on his show, Glorious! What a wonderful man. Legend. I sang ‘What The World Needs Now’, full orchestra, and then ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ with Joss Stone and Alfie Boe. Heaven. To be shown…

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Justin Talks Glastonbury ’67 and Today

Posted on 06/24/2015

I clearly remember playing Glastonbury in 1967 (although ‘clearly remembering 1967’ is not something I can often say) but that was well before the famous Glastonbury Festivals started. I’m reliably told that we did play at one of the early events although I don’t remember it, but then maybe those psychedelic substances I occasionally enjoyed…

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