Artist Countdown: The Moody Blues Top 20 Hits 4pm ET

4moodiesThe Moody Blues formed on 4 May 1964, in Erdington, Birmingham, England. Ray Thomas, John Lodge, and Michael Pinder had been members of El Riot & the Rebels. They disbanded when Lodge, the youngest member, went to technical college and Michael Pinder joined the army. Michael Pinder then rejoined Thomas to form the Krew Cats. The pair recruited guitarist/vocalist Denny Laine, band manager-turned-drummer Graeme Edge, and bassist Clint Warwick. The five appeared as the Moody Blues for the first time in Birmingham in 1964. The name developed from a hoped-for sponsorship from the M&B Brewery which failed to materialise, the band calling themselves both “The M B’s” and “The M B Five” and was also a subtle reference to the Duke Ellington song, “Mood Indigo”. Around this time the band were the resident group at the Carlton Ballroom, later to become rock music venue Mothers, on Erdington High Street. – Wikipedia

1 I Know You’re Out There Somewhere
2 Nights in White Satin
3 Go Now
4 Question
5 Your Wildest Dreams
6 The Voice
7 Ride My See-Saw
8 Blue World
9 I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
10 Gemini Dream
11 The Story in Your Eyes
12 Sitting at the Wheel
13 Isn’t Life Strange
14 Tuesday Afternoon
15 Say It with Love
16 Steppin’ in a Slide Zone
17 Driftwood
18 Stop!
19 Here Comes The Weekend
20 Bless the Wings (That Bring You Back)