Moody Blues bassist and singer John Lodge was born on July 20th, 1945. Their song “The Story in Your Eyes” was written on acoustic guitar and recorded on eight-track in an old London church. It was on the album Every Good Boy Deserves Favour which peaked at number-23 on the Billboard Hot 100. One of The Moody Blues’ most fondly remembered songs. Here is Justin Hayward, who wrote and sings it saying how it came about.

 

“It was a kind of an angry song and it was started in a proper recording studio and finished up in Mike Pinder’s garage and mixed there. And this really came out of an A-minor guitar riff and frantic drums. The original version really swung and the end of it went on for ages and ages. It’s just a huge jam session, none of which appears on the record.”

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