Ray Thomas, a newly elected member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a found…
Written by megarock on December 29, 2017
Ray Thomas, a newly elected member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a founding member of and a songwriter, singer, flute player and all around good guy for The Moody Blues is celebrating his 76th birthday today.
Some of his compositions are; “Another Morning” and “Twilight Time” (from Days of Future Passed), “Dr. Livingstone, I Presume” and “Legend of a Mind” (from In Search of the Lost Chord), “Dear Diary” and “Lazy Day” (from On the Threshold of a Dream), “Eternity Road”,and “Floating” (from To Our Children’s Children’s Children), “And the Tide Rushes In” (from A Question of Balance), “Our Guessing Game” and “Nice to Be Here” (from Every Good Boy Deserves Favour), “For My Lady” (from Seventh Sojourn), and the medley “Painted Smile/Reflective Smile/Veteran Cosmic Rocker” (from Long Distance Voyager). He also co-wrote “Are You Sitting Comfortably” and “Watching and Waiting” with Justin Hayward for On the Threshold of a Dream and To Our Children’s Children’s Children.
Ray retired from the Moodys in 2002. He has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer for some time. He says it is in remission currently. He never really wanted to talk much about it, but after he lost a couple of friends to it, it thought it best to go public. (Hint, Ray wants everybody to get tested for it.)
He has released some solo work with a new one on the horizon.
Happy Birthday Ray!!! Thanks for the music!