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Moody Blues’ Last Founding Member Passes Away at 82

Mike Pinder, the co-founding luminary of the iconic Moody Blues, breathed his last at 82 in northern California, leaving a void in the realm of classic rock.

In a poignant post on social media, Pinder’s family bid farewell, sharing his final moments suffused with music and familial love. Known for his spiritually grounded approach to music, Pinder’s legacy extends beyond the notes he crafted, resonating with a philosophy that touched hearts across generations.

Formed in 1964 in England, the Moody Blues, comprising Pinder alongside Ray Thomas and Clint Warwick, etched their name in rock history. Transitioning through lineup changes, their discography boasts timeless hits like “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon.”

Following a hiatus in 1974, Pinder pursued a solo endeavor, releasing “The Promise” in 1976. Despite his absence from subsequent tours, his influence lingered. A second solo album, “Among the Stars,” followed in 1994, solidifying his musical footprint.

The Moody Blues’ induction into the Rock Hall in 2018 marked a crowning achievement, though Pinder’s speechless presence spoke volumes. His departure leaves behind a legacy of introspection and melodic brilliance, ensuring his influence endures in the annals of rock history.

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