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Remembering The Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge: Talking ‘Days Of Future Passed’

In the spirit that kept Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Moody Blues a potent force as a live attraction for more than 55 years after their inception, drummer Graeme Edge was literally right behind it until his sad death in 2021. When the 50th anniversary deluxe edition...
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Graeme Edge

March 30, 1941 – November 11, 2021 All the greatest bands have memorable drummers: Charlie Watts, Ringo Starr, John Bonham, Keith Moon. They are the furnace that powers a band’s engine. We have to add Graeme Edge to that list, as he was that furnace for the Moody Blues. Graeme was a father, grandfather, husband, […]
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Dallas Observer

Remembering The Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge in 10 Songs

Of all the bands in the 1960s that cracked open the colors of new musical possibilities, few are as underappreciated as The Moody Blues. The Moodies are widely beloved but taken for granted. They've had a crop of hit singles that still receive rotation on classic rock radio, but the band is seldom mentioned in the same breath as some of their less theatrical and more acclaimed peers.
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Telegraph

Graeme Edge, drummer and wordsmith for the Moody Blues, giants of symphonic rock – obituary

Graeme Edge, the drummer and songwriter who has died aged 80, was a co-founder of the Moody Blues, who went far beyond their rhythm’n’blues roots; the last surviving member of the original line-up, he was the only one of the band to play on every album, and contributed several songs, as well as some fondly remembered if slightly portentous spoken-word passages as they blazed a trail for what became known as “symphonic rock”.
FLORIDA STATE

Graeme Edge obituary

As well as playing drums on stage and on all 16 of the Moody Blues’ studio albums, Graeme Edge, who has died aged 80 of cancer, was also the band’s in-house poet. When his bandmates considered his attempts at lyric-writing too verbose, they decided to use them as spoken-word pieces instead.
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Antelope Valley Press

Graeme Edge, Moody Blues drummer, dies at 80

Graeme Edge, drummer and co-founder of the British band the Moody Blues, for whom he wrote many of the spoken-word poems that, appended to songs such as “Nights in White Satin,” made the group a pioneer in the progressive-rock movement of the 1960s and ’70s, died, Thursday, at his home in Bradenton, Florida. He was 80.
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Washington Post

Graeme Edge, co-founder of the Moody Blues, dies at 80

Graeme Edge, a drummer and co-founder of British rock band the Moody Blues, died Nov. 11 at his home in Bradenton, Fla. He was 80. The band’s frontman, Justin Hayward, confirmed the death on the group’s website. The cause was cancer. Hayward called Mr. Edge the backbone of the band,...

Graeme Edge, the Moody Blues Co-Founder and Drummer, Dies at 80

Drummer and poet Graeme Edge, one of the founders of British rock band the Moody Blues, died Thursday, according to a statement on the band’s website from band member Justin Hayward. He was 80. “It’s a very sad day,” Hayward wrote. “Graeme’s sound and personality is present in everything we did together and thankfully that will live on. When Graeme told me he was retiring I knew that without him it couldn’t be the Moody Blues anymore. And that’s what happened. It’s true to say that he kept the group together throughout all the years, because he loved it.” The band known...
NME

The Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge has died aged 80

Graeme Edge, best known as the longstanding drummer, poet and founding member of prog-rock icons the Moody Blues, has passed away at age 80. No cause of death has been confirmed at the time of writing. Edge’s passing was confirmed in a statement shared to the Moody Blues’ social media...
Billboard

Graeme Edge, Moody Blues Drummer, Dies at 80

Graeme Edge, a drummer and co-founder of The Moody Blues, has died. He was 80. The band’s frontman Justin Hayward confirmed Edge’s death Thursday on the group’s website. The cause of his death has not been revealed. Hayward called Edge the backbone of the British rock band, which was inducted...
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Moody Blues rocker Graeme Edge dies aged 80

Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge has died aged 80. Tributes continue to flood in for the late sticksman, whose cause of death is unknown at this time. A statement shared to the rhythm and blues rock legends' social media pages read: “It’s a very sad day. Graeme’s sound and personality is present in everything we did together and thankfully that will live on.