I love The Moody Blues. My friend Randy posted the first one a couple of days ago and got me started.
I always loved the sound they were able to make and a lot of it came from the Mellotron. Bands like the Moody Blues, King Crimson, and Genesis used this instrument a lot. The Beatles used on several tracks, including Strawberry Fields Forever.
It’s a cool device that samples sounds on tape and plays them when a key is pressed. Kinda old by today’s digital capabilities but really cutting edge at the time.
That’s enough geeky stuff for today. Here are a few songs to check out from the original group.
I hope you enjoyed the diversion today. Stay tuned for more next week. Tuesday Tunes is a regular thing I get to do.
Thanks for listening,
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