Moody Blues belong in RRHOF!! sign now

The Moody Blues belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It is very unfortunate after all this time they have been boycotted, shunned out, and ignored by the Rock Hall. This has to be changed. This year marks the band's 40th anniversary, and I cannot think of a better gift than to get these special guys inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I need all the signatures I can get from this venture, YOUR HELP IS CRITICAL AND IMPORTANT SO PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION NOW!!!

They truly deserve this special honor and long overdue recognition. Why? they have contributed to so many charitable causes such as performing benefits for hospitals, environmental causes, and they love their fans and are the most fan friendly band in the world today. Their longstanding 40 year reputation speaks for itself. Here are some facts to support my case:

1.)The Moody Blues are one of the longest standing groups for 40 years who rank highest with the Rolling Stones and have generated sales of over 55 million albums worldwide and have earned numerous awards including:

A. the NARM Number One World Group Award in 1972, 18 platinum records.

B. the Playboy Vocal Group of the Year Award, the Golden Ticket Award for the sale of 100,000 tickets sold at New Yorks Madison Square Garden.

C. the ASCAP and Performance Awards, the Ivor Novello Statue (1984 Outstanding contribution to British Music), and a priceless place in rock history.

D. in 1994, The Moody Blues were inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame where the bands original hand prints and signatures are permanently on display.

2.) Their debut album Days of Future Passed was originally released on November 11, 1967 and stayed on the Billboard charts for two years. The album featured the soon to be classic Tuesday Afternoon and one of the biggest-selling singles of all time, Nights in White Satin.

3.) The Moody Blues have continued to perform to sell out crowds at many major venues all over the United States, Canada, and internationally and have millions of loyal fans all over the world that still follow them, which prompted a new fan community on the world wide web.

4.) The Moody Blues have an outstanding reputation as being one of the most fan friendly, generous, courteous, entertainers in the music industry today.

5.) Lead guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward has received numerous awards on his own and with bassist John Lodge, including a joint ASCAP songwriting award, with John for Gemini Dream from Long Distance Voyager, his first ASCAP award in the 1970s, a further ASCAP award for one of the most performed songs I Know Youre Out There Somewhere a S.O.D.S. award (The Society of Distinguished Songwriters,) and in 1991, Hayward was elected to the decision making council of BASCA and was invited to be one of the Judges in the BBCs Song for Christmas competition, and in 2000 he received the Golden Note Award from ASCAP for Lifetime Achievement. He also achieved a successful solo career with Jeff Wayne for the musical version of The War of the Worlds which contained the beautiful worldwide smash hit Forever Autumn. Later followed solo debut Songwriter, Night Flight, Moving Mountains, and 1996s The View from the Hill.

6.) The Moody Blues have contributed to various causes by performing benefit concerts for various charities including:
A.) 1984 UK Charity Concert Tour (for the NSPCC)
B.) 1986 March 15 Heartbeat Concert at NEC in Birmingham (for the Childrens Hospital in Birmingham)
C.) 1986 December 5th Concert Wembley Arena, London (for Stars Organizations for Spastics)
D.) 1995 November 13 Beacon Theater, NY (Concert to benefit World Hunger)

7.) In September 1993, the band was presented with an historical audio cassette by one of the space shuttle astronauts Commander Robert Hoot Gibson, which he had carried with him on all four of his space shuttle missions. The Days of Future Passed and Seventh Sojourn had traveled over 10 million miles, circled the earth more than 420 times, spend 26.5 days in space, and traveled 26 times the speed of sound. The plaque containing the cassette was displayed in the Hard Rock Cafй in Beverly Hills (where it was presented to the band) until it was brought back to the UK to take its place in the Threshold Records gallery. Hoot has since carried the CD of Legend of a Band on further missions.MB span an impressive 4 decade continuum of music production output--no small feat
--Counted among their fellow musical counterparts as pioneers of the progressive rock music scene
--Visionaries! Authors of a unique sound; directly result from their concept of rock and classical musical instrumentation combined
--5-man team responsible for introducing new ideas of musical possibilities within the scope of modern rock and classical era merged
--First serious effort, Days Of Future Passed, a landmark achievement rivaled by none-emulated by many
--The first among their peers to incorporate a then cutting edge technology with keyboard instrumentation (the mellotron) within the scope of their compositional endeavors--MB fingerprints among the first seen throughout the earliest pop/classic rock era with synthesized sounds (aside from the rock organ)
--Involved! Combined their knowledge, skills and abilities with (a certain record company) records efforts to demonstrate how stereo could improve the listening pleasure of modern rock music as it does with symphonic music
-- Nights In White Satin only song in rock and roll history ever to hit #1 three separate times on the Billboard charts -phenomenal!
----a MB signature recording inducted into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS) (1999)
----prestigious award on artists for recordings 25+ years, signifying impressionable and enduring moments of music history
--Oct 2000: Justin Hayward, MB leading man and spokesperson, garnered ASCAPs "Golden Note" lifetime achievement award (songwriters)
--Moody Blues boast an 80 million album record sale worldwide, to date.

I hope I have made my case. Please sign the petition now AND LET'S MAKE HISTORY!!!

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