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Denny Laine added to Moody Blues Rock Hall induction roster

By Gary Graff
December 25, 2017

Denny Laine is headed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The guitarist and singer — best known for his work with Paul McCartney’s Wings — has been added to the induction roster for the Moody Blues after initially being left off.

Laine, who was born Brian Hines, co-founded the band in 1964 in Birmingham, England but was around for just one album, The Magnificent Moodies in 1965, and sang the group’s first hit, “Go Now.” Laine and bassist Clint Warwick left in 1966, replaced by Justin Hayward and John Lodge, respectively. Warwick, who passed away in 2004, was not added to the induction list.

In addition to his work with Wings, for whom he also played bass, Laine was with Ginger Baker’s Air Force and recorded more than a dozen solo albums. Laine continues to perform and has a next show slated for Jan. 9 at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York.