List of the Moody Blues band members

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The Moody Blues first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive rock.[1][2] It has been described as a "landmark" and "one of the first successful concept albums".[1] They became known internationally with singles including "Go Now", "Nights in White Satin", "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Question". They have been awarded 18 platinum and gold discs. Their album sales total 70 million.[3]


Members[edit]

Current members
Former members

Lineup chronology[edit]

Year/s Lineup Albums
1964-1966
1966
  • Graeme Edge - drums, percussion
  • Denny Laine - guitar, vocals
  • Mike Pinder - keyboards, vocals
  • Ray Thomas - vocals, harmonica, tambourine,
  • Rodney Clark - bass, vocals
1966-1978
  • Graeme Edge - drums, percussion
  • Mike Pinder - keyboards, vocals
  • Ray Thomas - vocals, flute, percussion, harmonica
  • Justin Hayward - guitar, vocals
  • John Lodge - bass, vocals
1978-1990
  • Graeme Edge - drums, percussion
  • Ray Thomas - flute, tambourine, vocals
  • Justin Hayward - guitar, vocals
  • John Lodge - bass, vocals
  • Patrick Moraz - keyboards
1991-2002
  • Graeme Edge - drums, percussion
  • Ray Thomas - flute, tambourine, vocals
  • Justin Hayward - guitar, vocals
  • John Lodge - bass, vocals
2003-present
  • Graeme Edge - drums, percussion, vocals
  • Justin Hayward - guitar, vocals
  • John Lodge - bass, vocals


Timeline[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Current
  • Norda Mullen - flute, guitar, percussion, vocals (2003-present)
  • Julie Ragins - keyboards, percussion, guitar, saxophone, vocals (2006-2009, 2010-present)
  • Alan Hewitt - keyboards, vocals (2010-present)
  • Billy Ashbaugh - drums, percussion (2016-present)
Former
  • Gordon Marshall - drums, percussion [5] (1991-2015)
  • Janis Liebhart - backing vocals (1986–1987)
  • Wendy McKenzie - backing vocals (1986–1987)
  • Bias Boshell - keyboards (1986, 1991-2000)
  • Guy Allison - keyboards (1987-1990)
  • Shaun Murphy - backing vocals (1988–1990)
  • Naomi Starr - backing vocals (1988–1990)
  • Paul Bliss - keyboards, guitar (1991-2010)
  • Bekka Bramlett - backing vocals (1990)
  • Terry Wood - backing vocals (1990)
  • Susan Shattock - backing vocals (1991–2000)
  • June Boyce - backing vocals (1991–1993)
  • Tracy Graham - backing vocals (1993–2000)
  • Bernie Barlow - keyboards, percussion, vocals (2001-2006, 2009-2010)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Michael Ray, ed. (2012). Disco, punk, new wave, heavy metal, and more: Music in the 1970s and 1980s. Rosen Education Service. p. 107. ISBN 978-1615309085. 
  2. ^ Greene, Andy (24 April 2013). "Readers' Poll: 10 Bands Who Should Enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Parker, Matt (25 July 2013). "Justin Hayward on The Moody Blues and writing in corners". MusicRadar. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Clint's position was briefly filled by Rod Clark who can be seen on some film footage from the period performing Bye Bye Bird and I Really Haven't Got the Time" (Tony Brown's Moody Blues Gallery, see External links). R.C. joined in June, 1966, when Clint had quit. He (Rod) was later in the Rockin´ Berries and Storyteller, among others. His picture is on the sleeve of Storyteller's same-titled first album.
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