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David Houck

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Re: Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues has passed
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 06:31:47 PM »
Red Rocks, 1992 - Legend of a Mind (Timothy Leary)

The Moody Blues made an impression on me when I was in high school (a long, long time ago).  Their sound and songs seemed to me quite unique; and their music has stood the test of time.  A friend of mine here in Asheville plays in a Moody Blues tribute band, and folks here are very appreciative of the opportunity to hear these songs again.

cozmik_cowboy

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Re: Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues has passed
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 07:56:31 PM »
My older brother (before he went hardcore redneck & decided that there were 2 types of music; country & western) had all their albums from Go Now* through Seventh Sojourn (which was their 8th album, BTW); I spent much teen-age time lying on the floor with the pull-apart portable 8-track player set by my ears like headphones cranking the Moodies. 


*For our friends across the water, that was the US version of The Magnificent Moodies.


Peter (who will go out on a limb & say Ray was one of the 2 best rock flautists ever)
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Re: Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues has passed
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 06:14:09 AM »

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ryan_p

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Re: Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues has passed
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 12:51:59 AM »
Rest in peace. He made lovely music.

mica

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Re: Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues has passed
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 09:25:26 AM »
Listened to Long Distance Voyager as I drifted to sleep last night. Thinking fondly of you, Ray!

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Re: Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues has passed
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 01:07:26 PM »
One of my favorite all time bands...RIP Ray Thomas.