Very sad news this morning, Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge passed away Thursday at the age of 80 from cancer. We told you about his cancer diagnosis yesterday.
Born on March 30th, 1941, Graeme Edge was a founding member of The Moody Blues and their longest tenured member. He retired from the band back in 2019.
Graeme Edge and Mike Pinder once discussed how The Moody Blues came up with their name.
Edge: "They owned a lot of pubs down in Birmingham and so we were hoping that they would love the name and book us into those a lot, which of course they didn't. And then we were stuck with the M and B as the initials."
Pinder: "So I thought, 'M&B'. One of my favorite things that had stuck with me was Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo," you know, that piece of music, and I loved the name of it. So I said, 'Mood, moody, moody, moody, moody blue. M&B. Blue. Moody Blues. Moody Blues Five."
Graeme Edge will be missed and always remembered for his rock 'n roll legacy.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]