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This guitar has never been played and was new when it was taken out of the box for the artists to sign.

All proceeds from the sale of this guitar will benefit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame educational activities!

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The Moody Blues – Justin Hayward, Graeme Edge, John Lodge, Denny Laine

The 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place on April 14, 2018, at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH. It was later broadcast on HBO. The artists inducted into the Rock Hall that night were Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, Nina Simone, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Fans of the Moody Blues were overjoyed at their Induction and had been rooting for it for years. The band members’ speeches showed their immense gratitude for the honor, and they played memorable songs like “I’m Just a Singer” and “Nights in White Satin.”
The night featured two long-awaited reunions. Guitarist Richie Sambora and bassist Alec John Such joined Bon Jovi on stage for the first time since 2013 and 2001, respectively, rocking out anthems like “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name.” The Cars played together for the first time as a band since 2011.

Music of the late Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe shined through tribute performances. Andra Day and Lauryn Hill showed that Nina Simone’s messages remain as relevant today as ever. Brittany Howard—backed by a band that included Questlove and Paul Shaffer—traced the lineage of guitar goddesses back to its origin: Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

The ceremony included two tributes to recent losses in the music community. The Killers lived up to their name, performing a killer rendition of “American Girl” in memory of Tom Petty. Lead singer Brandon Flowers would not let the crowd sit, demanding they stand to properly celebrate the life and legacy of a rock legend. Heart’s Ann Wilson and Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell collaborated on a haunting cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” in memorial to Chris Cornell.

About the Moody Blues:
Formed in 1964 by Ray Thomas, Mike Pinder, and Graeme Edge, the Moody Blues quickly rose to fame as a R&B based rock band, and within the year they had scored their first hit single in the U.K., “Go Now.” What happened next is one of the all-time great transformations in rock & roll history. With the formation of the classic lineup in 1966, featuring Ray Thomas, Mike Pinder, Graeme Edge, John Lodge and Justin Hayward, the band worked with producer Tony Clarke to record the landmark concept album Days Of Future Passed. The record mixed symphonic orchestrations with a psychedelic rock band singing soaring melodies, spawned the hit single “Nights in White Satin,” and is considered one of the very first progressive rock albums. This new sound influenced an entire generation of musicians, including Yes and Genesis. Throughout the adventurous explorations of the next nine albums, the Moody Blues produced numerous hit songs that became staples of FM radio. In 1986, the Moody Blues teamed with veteran producer Tony Visconti to record The Other Side Of Life, and their innovative use of synthesizer timbres and textures opened up a new sonic palette to explore. The album yielded the Top 10 hit “Your Wildest Dreams,” and the band suddenly had a new teenage fan base watching on MTV. In 2013, a Rolling Stone reader poll listed the Moody Blues as one of the top 10 bands that need to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. So, whether you are a fan of progressive rock Moodies from the 1960s, the band’s synthesizer-driven rock sounds of the 1980s, or have recently seen them playing for multiple generations of rock & roll fans, one thing is clear – the Moody Blues have created more than 50 years of exhilarating and significant music.

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