Justin Hayward singer, song writer and guitarist for the Moody Blues is 74 today. One of their more well known songs “Nights in White Satin” is a very personal song that Justin Hayward doesn’t recall much about writing. It was recorded in 1967, first released as a single in 1968, did nothing then reissued in 1972, when it became a huge hit landing at # 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Justin Hayward admits he didn’t know what was going through his mind when he wrote “Nights in White Satin.” If he’d known he’d have to comment years later, he might’ve paid more attention.
“I didn’t think about it at the time. It was just another song I was writing and I thought it was very powerful. It was a very personal song and every note, every word in it means something to me and I found that a lot of other people have felt that very same way about it.”