The Moody Blues
The Moody Blues is an English rock band, first formed in Birmingham, in 1964. Their first single, “Steal Your Heart Away”, failed to chart. They also appeared on the cult TV programme Ready Steady Go!, performing the ‘B’ side “Lose Your Money (But Don’t Lose your Mind)”.
Travelling to London to play rhythm and blues, the Moody Blues secured a regular spot in the Marquee Club after filling in for Mannfred Mann. Their second single, ‘Go Now’ was recorded in the club’s studio, which, still in the process of being built, provided a backdrop of ladders, scaffolding and building plaster. The single was promoted on TV with one of the first purpose-made promotional music films, produced and directed by Alex Wharton. Reaching Number 1 in the UK charts, and Number 10 in the US, ‘Go Now’ became the single that would launch their career.
The Moody Blues achieved international fame with songs including “Go Now”, “Nights in White Satin”, “Tuesday Afternoon”, and “Question”. They have been awarded 18 platinum and gold LPs. They have sold 70 million albums worldwide, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 [Source: Wikipedia]
These photographs were taken in 1964, at the start of an illustrious career that continues until the present day.