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Photograph by Jim Simpson

THE MOODY BLUES / 1964 / CARLTON CLUB, ERDINGTON

£495.00

All Prints are produced to a limited edition of 100 and signed by Jim Simpson.
Prints are only available in one size. Print size – 558 x 443mm   Paper size – 609 x 570mm.
Unless otherwise specified, all prints are archival digital prints on Somerset 100% Cotton 255gsm paper.

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Description

THE MOODY BLUES helped establish Birmingham as The Rock and Roll Capital of The UK with their Number One single Go Now. They formed in 1964 when Denny Laine left his own Denny Laine and The Diplomats to join up with former El Riot & The Rebels members Roy Thomas and Mike Pinder and Graeme Edge and Clint Warwick. Anticipating sponsorship from Mitchells & Butlers Brewery, they intended to name themselves the M&B Five, but when the deal fell through, with band uniforms and bass drum carrying the name M&B, they had to namechange. Hence Moody Blues. After this early hiccup things moved quickly with the band taking a residency at The Carlton Club [later to become Mothers] in Erdington, signing to Decca Records, and striking gold with their second single release. A sad little footnote concerns Aston-born bass player Albert Eccles who became Clint Warwick, co-founded the Moodies and left in 1966, feeling the strain of constant touring, to become a carpenter and spend time with his family.