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The Moody Blues

On the surface The Moody Blues appear to have a Hall worthy resume so when we initially put this list together it surprised us to find that they were not already inducted. As we learn more about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction practice it would now surprise us if they never got in.

The Moodies have the rare distinction of having chart success in three different decades (60’s, 70’s & 80’s). They were one of the first bands to utilize Classical influences and have to be considered to be the masters of combining the Rock ideal with a Symphonic feel. Their complex arrangements and mastery of the previously unused mellotron on their early albums were certainly unique.  What appears to be hampering their chances are the twin perceptions of being a Progressive Rock band (which as documented in earlier entries) and the very classical elements they use which is again devoid of any Hall representation. Already eligible for twenty years for induction, their wait will likely be longer until the Hall looks at the genre.

The Moody Blues


Should The Moody Blues be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 96.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 1.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.2%
No opinion. - 0.2%
No way! - 1.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2010: #16
    2012: #34
    2013: #41
    2014: #33
    2015: #24
    2016: #12
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 1989
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Birmingham, England)
  • Why they will get in: They have a loyal fan base and a history of commercial success.
  • Why they won't get in: Critically disrespected and lacking a “Rock” edge.

  • Nominated in: 2018
  • Essential Albums: Days of Future Passed (1967)
    A Question of Balance (1970)
    Seventh Sojourn (1972)
    Long Distance Voyageur (1981)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Nights in White Satin (From Days of Future Passes, 1967)
    The Story in Your Eyes (From Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, 1971)
    I’m Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band (From Seventh Sojourn, 1972)
    The Voice (From Long Distance Voyageur, 1981)
    Rock ‘N’ Roll Over You (From The Other Side of Life, 1986)
  • Social Groups: Join the Moody Blues Fans Social Group to Discuss and Share!

Should The Moody Blues be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 96.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 1.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.2%
No opinion. - 0.2%
No way! - 1.6%
Last modified on Saturday, 10 March 2018 16:36


+1 #84 Lee Roschen 2017-10-17 20:39
LONG OVERDUE!!!!! !! Induct them!!!!!!!!
+2 #83 Rocco 2017-10-10 01:37
Go Vote moody on the HoF! Got only for them get your votes to count you can also make up emails & votes as often as you want!
+2 #82 Duane Merrill 2017-10-09 22:24
Now we have a chance to vote the MB's in class of 2018
Let's do this!
-1 #81 john peter 2017-10-09 11:46
Quoting Rose:
Come on! Is there anything we fans can do to help get the Moody Blues into the R&R Hall of Fame, where they deserve to be??

Oh lovely ROSE. Great question.I think we are all trying our best.But we shouldn;t have to my sister.IT IS A SNUB by someone in charge.
0 #80 john peter 2017-10-08 16:53
Quoting Splunger:
I've said it before and I'll say it again. The R&RHOF is NOT the exclusive authority which determines what is or is not great Rock and Roll music. That distinction belongs exclusively to we, the fans.

Well put SPLUNGER. But good rock music must be immortalized and I want that to happen especially for the ARTISTS being ignored.And more people might recognize their contribution s in the long term.That is what makes it important.Bu t I do agree with you.
+6 #79 Namella 2017-08-11 00:17
First "Prog Rock" group, pioneers of electronic instrumentat ion (Mellotron) and recording techniques. Long string of hit singles. Absolutely: they belong
+4 #78 Judy 1965 2017-06-10 00:37
The Moody Blues should definitely be in the Rock and Rolll haĺl of Fame. They have such a great sound and their songs are so easy to listen to. I've been around for a long time and this band deserves to be voted in .
+8 #77 Chet76er 2016-11-01 00:25
The Moody Blues have sold millions of albums in three decades : the 60s , 70s and the 80s. . . How many rock 'n' roll groups can claim that? The way that they were able to fuse rock 'n' roll and symphonic sound was incredibly innovative. Mike Pinder was the wizard of the mellotron. They still draw big on the concert tour 50 years after their first album. This is a no-brainer.
+4 #76 Ron Bonina 2016-10-28 07:20
I believe the RRHF is tone deaf :cry:
+9 #75 Quest2know 2016-05-13 22:30
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame confounds me! The Moody Blues are a no brainer... I'm old enough to have lived through the sixties (and seventies) and they were one of the most innovative influential groups of their time. Their run of albums over 5 years ('67-'72) includes Days of Future Passed, In Search of the Lost Chord, On the Threshold of a Dream, To Our Children's Children's Children, A Question of Balance and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. They defined psychedelic and progressive rock. It's hard to take the R&R Hall seriously with snub...

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