The legendary British rock and progressive rock band, The Moody Blues, was formed in 1964. A couple of years later, in 1966, two of the founding members left and two replacements were recruited, including Justin Hayward, who became the lead vocalist for the group until it was disbanded (after the death of the last original member) in 2018.
Hayward also had a long-standing solo career, releasing his first album in 1965 and continuing to perform alone and with others since then. He's continued to tour under his own name, not using the Moody Blues label because he's not in favor of "rip-off tribute bands", as he's called imitators before. This has included several tours of the USA, most recently this year. Even at the age of 77, he's still performing and entertaining audiences. I have to doff my cap in tribute to his longevity and ongoing enthusiasm for music.
I've picked five of his live performances on US tours, from 2019 to a couple of weeks ago. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. In several of them, he takes the time to introduce the song concerned and describe how it was composed and/or named.
Here's "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" from the group's fourth studio album, "On The Threshold Of A Dream", released in 1969.
Hayward was invited to contribute to Jeff Wayne's 1978 musical based on H. G. Wells' novel "The War of the Worlds". The novel became a classic, and has never been out of print since its first publication in the last years of the 19th Century; and the musical has enjoyed similar enduring success, selling over 15 million copies to date and still being popular. Here's Hayward singing "Forever Autumn" from that musical, a song that became a major hit for him.
Lots of musical memories there . . .