As a founding member of The Moody Blues, keyboardist, percussionist and vocalist, Mike Pinder put the electro-mechanical tape replay keyboard instrument, mellotron on the map. He also composed several classics for the band, including Melancholy Man" and How Is It (We Are Here)," as his musicality inspired other artists and ensembles during the advent and glory days of progressive rock. Enjoying a rapid rise to stardom, he ended his decade-long tenure with The Moody Blues in 1978. Yet two-years prior to his departure, Pinder relocated to California and released his inaugural solo album The Promise, showcasing an extensive ...read more
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