“Go Now” Performed by The Moody Blues (1964)

October 17, 2007


The Moody Blues appeared for the first time in Birmingham, UK in 1964. The name developed from a planned sponsorship from the M&B Brewery and was also a subtle reference to the Duke Ellington song, “Mood Indigo”.

Soon, the band obtained a London-based management company, ‘Ridgepride’, formed by ex-Decca A&R man Alex Murray (Alex Wharton), who helped them land a recording contract with Decca Records in the spring of 1964. They released a single, “Steal Your Heart Away” that year which made it onto the charts. But it was their second single, “Go Now” (released later that year), which really launched their career, being promoted on TV with one of the first purpose-made promotional films in the pop era, produced and directed by Wharton. The single became a huge hit in the United Kingdom (where it remains their only Number 1 single to date) and in the United States where it reached #10.
Source: Wiki

This is such a great tune — don’t you think? And the Blues are still performing. Their official site, with their performance schedule, is The Moody Blues Online.

Thanks for stopping by.

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1 Jc April 19, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Absolute classic ~ Denny Laine when he fronted the original Moody Blues. The only thing that could top this was the actual guy who replaced him, Justin Hayward! What a lineage, and what a history that band has had. 40+ years and still going strong! One of the true wonders of the British Invasion.

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