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From Justin: My Cherry Red Gibson 335

Posted on 11/01/2007

I had my first cherry red Gibson 335 in 1963. It was the standard model with a stop tailpiece. I came up to London to buy it, on the train as I remember, on a day out with my best pals, the other guys in The Whispers (or were we called All Things Bright then?)….

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From Justin: War of the Worlds

Posted on 09/01/2007

Regarding the “War of the Worlds”; I’m now in New Zealand after completing the Australia ‘War of the Worlds’ tour. The tour is going really, really well, and all the shows have been brilliant. Because it’s such a big production, there are the occasional technical hitches, but most of the time things go very smoothly…

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From Justin: Writing & Recording

Posted on 07/01/2007

Been writing, and recording. Been mixing. And I still leave my guitars around the place so I can see every day how beautiful they are, marvelling at their sound, and inspirational qualities. Just like when I was a child. Trying to cope with the business of the music business business. Trying to decide if I…

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From Justin: My Favourite Places

Posted on 09/01/2006

I hesitate to say that Paris, Rome, London and New York are my favourite places, because places where you feel at home, or that you belong, are as much in the heart as in an exact location on a map. But, they are my favourite cities and I love spending time in each of them….

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From Justin: Ireland

Posted on 06/01/2006

As I was walking into the Point arena in Dublin a couple of weeks ago for the ‘War of The Worlds’ tour, a voice called out to me ”Justin, ’tis yourself, great to see you”. It was nobody I knew, but he knew the music all right, and the phrase is so charming and friendly…

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From Justin: Great Yarmouth

Posted on 05/01/2006

In 1965, when I was working with Marty Wilde, we did a summer season at the Aquarium Theatre in Great Yarmouth, which was at the time a very popular holiday resort on the East Coast of England. There were lots of theatres in Great Yarmouth in the 50’s and 60’s, and all through the summer…

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From Justin: Martin D 28

Posted on 01/01/2006

As Neil Young says in his Prairie Wind album “This old guitar aint mine to keep/It’s mine to play for a while”. The guitar he uses on the song looks to me like a Martin D 28. The same model, but even older, than the one I have used on every album since 1969. There…

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From Justin: Moody Bluegrass/Swindon BBC

Posted on 10/01/2005

To start things off, here’s some information on an upcoming special event this October… There is a very special event in Nashville on Sunday, October 23rd. Moody Bluegrass will be performing live at the Ryman Auditorium and The Moody Blues will be there! To find out more, please visit http://www.moodybluegrass.com/invitation.html And now onto some words…

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From Justin: Back from ‘Down Under’

Posted on 05/01/2005

May, 2005 I’m just back from our trip “down under” and wishing all the beautiful places and warm and interesting people of the Southern Hemisphere weren’t quite so far away. I did manage to go via South Africa on the way out to see a friend in Cape Town. What a beautiful place. It’s not…

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From Justin: My Version of the Moody Blues Story

Posted on 03/01/2005

March, 2005 Just when I’m beginning to believe Spring might be on its way, I find myself talking with friends in Australia who are getting ready for Winter which will begin to arrive around the same time we do. The last time we were “down under” was in February/March of 1987, and in the last…

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