Painted smile

Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues passed away last week. He was 76 years old and a founding member of one of the bands who (along with the Beatles) arguably was the most significant in founding the art rock movement of the 1970's.

Justin Hayward was the lead singer but here is one of my favorite songs that Ray sang from his time with the Moodys..."Painted Smile".


  1. People today are surprised to learn that, back then, the Beatles considered their greatest competition to be the Moody Blues, not the Rolling Stones.

  2. The Moody Blues were one of the first to introduce classical music influences into their music like the Beatles whereas the Stones stayed in American Blues. Not the same thing at all :)


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