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From Justin: On the Road Again

Posted on 09/01/2010

I’ll be on the road quite a bit over the next few months. Moody Blues dates in the UK and I’m also doing Jeff Wayne’s ‘The War of the Worlds’ tour again in November, December and January. Check the Venues section of the web site for more information. -Justin


From Justin: Arts Council Interview

Posted on 07/01/2010

Here’s a recent interview I did for the Arts Council in the UK regarding a project they have for buying instruments for young people… How would you describe your creative life? I could create more if I spent more time creating. You have to put the effort in to it.I prefer to be at home,…

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From Justin: Practise

Posted on 05/01/2010

Sorry for such a long time between news updates. Tours can do that kind of thing. In between news on this site, please visit Moody Blues Today. I recently did an Q&A with them which can be found here. And now to some news of my own… “You coming round to Jeff’s house tonight for practise?”…

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From Justin: ‘We’re Going Home’

Posted on 11/01/2009

At the end of a really long tour (I think this year’s July/August tour was possibly the longest The Moody Blues have ever done in one go), there is usually a feeling of general euphoria in the air as well as “we’re going home!” vibe. This summer we were all rather quiet on the bus…

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From Justin: ‘Legends and Lyrics’

Posted on 05/01/2009

In February I went to Nashville to be part of a live show called ‘Legends and Lyrics’, at the invitation Rick Sanjeck and PBS television. The show is a bit like Austin City Limits – which I always really liked – but it’s set ‘in the round’ with three songwriters taking turns to sing their…

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From Justin: Tour Update

Posted on 02/01/2009

Justin will be appearing on RTÉ One’s The Late Late Show this Friday the 27th of February @ 9:30pm. For more information, visit the RTÉ One’s web site… http://www.rte.ie/tv/latelate/index.html January 2009 How many cities and towns have we played since my last update? I think it’s around 23 or 24 and I can’t remember one…

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From Justin: The Winding Road

Posted on 09/01/2008

If you were driving around this past week on the winding roads that cross into Italy and a few metres later return to France and then back again, and you saw an old black Mercedes with a guy at the wheel singing (shouting sometimes even), at the top of his voice as he was driving…

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From Justin: ‘That’ll Be the Day’

Posted on 07/01/2008

One Saturday night in the autumn of 1957 the 45’ of Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be The Day” (his second recording of the song, the one on the Brunswick label), was being played over and over again at a church hall that I sometimes went to in Swindon. We used to call these evenings ‘a social’….

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From Justin: Tour Update

Posted on 05/01/2008

The last two long Moodies tours, last summer’s and the one that finished a few weeks ago, were the most enjoyable I can remember in our long history together. When the combination of music and personalities is right it’s a joy for everyone, and it’s all we really want to do. Being together for our…

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From Justin: War of the Worlds Withdrawal

Posted on 02/01/2008

I’ve had ‘spectacular tour’ withdrawal symptoms since the ‘War of The Worlds’ tour finished at the O2 Arena in December. To be part of a team so professional as the WOTW touring company was a real pleasure. Every day I was astounded by how the crew actually did it. The logistics of the operation were…

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