Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Moody Blues Ray Thomas Dead At 76

Famed Moody Blues Flutist and vocalist Ray Thomas has died. Thomas was found dead at his home in Surrey, England, on Thursday. Ray Thomas played on all of The Moody Blues albums until his retirement from the group in 2002.

As a teenager this was my favorite rock group. I still have all the old vinyl records which I play to this day. The classic 1967 "Nights in White Satin" prominently featured Ray Thomas’ flute playing in an extended solo, and 50 years later it is still regarded as one of the progressive rock band’s greatest songs, and is what got me hooked on the Moody Blues. Their albums from Days of Future Passed thru Seventh Sojourn were their best works, and the memories of sitting with my friends smoking a joint while listening to records will never be forgotten. 


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