The Moody Blues

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    Ann Wilson (Heart)
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Progressive rock pioneers turned synthesizer driven rockers, The Moody Blues have created over 50 years of exhilarating and significant music that has influenced countless musicians and rocked fans around the world. 

Hall of Fame Essay


Parke Puterbaugh

"Isn't Life Strange?" That is one of many simple yet provocative questions posed by various Moody Blues songs.

With unabashed earnestness, betraying their roots in 1960s youth culture, this British quintet pondered the riddles of existence with thought-provoking lyrics and bracing, adventurous music.

They became one of the world's most popular, beloved, and enduring bands. Their vast body of songs offered a counterpoint of hopefulness and idealism to the darker currents of a warring and polluted planet.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2018
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when we tripped, we took the Moody Blues along.
Ann Wilson



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