HPR's All Things Considered Off The Road With The Moody Blues' John Lodge

Sep 25, 2020

Credit artist photo courtesy of John Lodge

Today All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence continues our Off the Road series of interviews with musicians sharing how the pandemic and other crises have touched them...with The Moody Blues.

The Moody Blues’ original bassist and vocalist John Lodge has been with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members from the beginning in the 1960s. But he’s got an unusual story relating to the coronavirus. The British musician was in Florida visiting his family when the pandemic travel ban trapped him in the United States. He put his time to good use, though, writing and recording a new song, In These Crazy Times (The Isolation Mix). He even roped in family members and a member of the band Yes to help out, as he explains in our interview.

John explained how it all happened, and shared details of his daily routine there, plus gave an update on what his Moody Blues bandmates are up to.

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Hear the new song, In These Crazy Times (The Isolation Mix):

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Hear all the interviews in the Off the Road series.