The Moody Blues Finally Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The Moody Bues

Photo: By Michael Borkson [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame has announced their 2018 nominees. As crazy as it may seem, The Moody Blues have never been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. While it may be a travesty that they are not already in The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, it’s even more unthinkable that they have never even been nominated. There have been bands over the years who have felt the same ignorance of the Hall Of Fame. Most notably Rush and Yes who have finally been voted in during the past couple of years. Did it bother these musicians that they were ignored for so many years? It seemed Alex Lifeson of Rush told them what he thought of his band’s slight by the Hall with his brilliant acceptance speech in which he only uttered the words “blah blah blah,” a few hundred times. Nonetheless, since so many of Classic Rock’s artists attend the shows, like Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, it must still be bothersome to be a founding member of a band like The Moody Blues and to not have been nominated  to be inducted.

The Moody Blues released their first album in 1965 entitled The Magnificent Moodies . However, it was their second album released in 1967 entitled Days of Future Passed  that catapulted the band into the spotlight. From that point on, The Moody Blues release an cannon of brilliant albums such as  In Search of the Lost Chord (1968), On the Threshold of a Dream (1969),To Our Children’s Children’s Children (1969), A Question of Balance (1970), Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971) and Seventh Sojourn (1972).  Those seven albums alone should have easily had the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. However, the band continued on up until the year 2003 releasing eight more albums.

While progressive rock became a dominant force in the rock and roll world during the 1960s and 70’s, The Moody Blues took the genre even further in the way they utilized an instrument called the Mellotron. The band’s orchestral arrangements and beautifully written melodies and lyrics were bathed in lush orchestrations that set them apart from all the other progressive rock groups of the era. Rock fans fell in love with the Moody Blues. No other band sounded anything like the Moody Blues. Not only did they utilize strings in such beautiful ways, the musicianship of the band was outstanding. The songs were brilliantly written and arranged. Their vocals and spoken word introductions to some of their classic were of another world. This was a band for the ages, and bands for the ages should always be enshrined forever.

There have been many bands ignored and still ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that have made us shake our heads to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s ignorance. The failure to notice the Moody Blues has made us shake our heads the hardest.

 

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Vs Stevie Wonder "Higher Ground," Song Battle
Red Hot Chili Peppers Vs Stevie Wonder “Higher Ground,” Song Battle
Matchbox 20 Songs
Matchbox 20 Songs Ranked
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Songs
Top 10 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Songs
Van Halen vs Linda Ronstadt "Your No Good" Song Battle
Van Halen vs Linda Ronstadt “You’re No Good” Song Battle
Blue Oyster Cult Albums
Top 10 Blue Oyster Cult Albums
Rolling Stones Albums
Top 10 Rolling Stones Albums
Van Halen Albums
Top 10 Van Halen Albums
10 Best Final Albums Released By Classic Rock Artists
10 Best Final Albums Released By Classic Rock Artists
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Interview
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Brings Backroads Blues Festival To Bethel Woods NY
Sammy Hagar & The Circle Release New Single "Crazy Times."
Sammy Hagar & The Circle Release New Single “Crazy Times.”
Best Websites To Buy CDs and Vinyl
Best Websites To Buy CDs and Vinyl
David Gilmour The Beatles
David Gilmour’s Great Cover Of The Beatles Here, There and Everywhere
Don Kirschner Rock Concert
Before MTV, There Was Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert
Rock Stars Appearing And Selling Their Songs Out In Commercials
Discovering U2
Discovering The Band U2
Classic Rock History Rock And Roll Quiz # 4
Classic Rock History Rock And Roll Quiz # 4
Electric Light Orchestra's Out Of The Blue Album
Why We Loved Electric Light Orchestra’s Out Of The Blue Album
Brian Eno Taking Tiger Mountain
Brian Eno Taking Tiger Mountain: Album Review
Frank Zappa Trilogy
Zappa Trilogy Review: Studio Tan, Sleep Dirt, Orchestral Favorites
Television
Television Marquee Moon: Album Review
Matchbox Twenty Albums
Complete List Of Matchbox Twenty Albums And Discography
Tyler The Creator Albums
Complete List Of Tyler The Creator Albums And Discography
Black Eyed Peas Albums
Complete List Of Black Eyed Peas Albums And Discography
Against Me! Albums
Complete List Of Against Me! Albums And Discography