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Just watched a special on the Stones it said they had most tour dates at 1300. Just curious how close are MB'S?

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Hi K,

Great question!  This one's going to take a bit of research, though, so I'll need some time to dig into the archives.  Quick clarification from you though, if you would.  What comprises this count of (I presume# 1300 shows?  Does it start from the band's earliest club dates?  Or do you know whether this is just tour dates since the Stones signed their first record contract?  The reason I ask is because many of those earliest dates #for both the Stones and the Moodies) are lost to history and will be impossible to validate.

Also, do you know if this includes any gig? The Moodies did a lot of unscheduled, free shows on their first trip to the US in the early 1970's, and many of those are also lost to history.  It'll just help me as I sift through this stuff if I had a better idea as to what kind of show counts and how far back to go.

Just respond to this message if you have any additional info, and I'll do what I can.  It may take me a while, so I ask for your patience.  

Thanks for asking!

Tracy

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I’m pretty confident that I can answer just about any question about the band or their music you may have. I’ve been a fan since 1972 and have followed their careers (collectively and as solo artists,) closely ever since. In addition, I've amassed a vast database on all things Moody - from "completest" discographies for the band and all of their solo projects, to extensive bibliographies, videographies, posterfiles, etc. I have an extensive collection of memorabilia; both group and related solo projects. My collection includes vinyl, CDs, tapes (cassette, 8-track, and reel,) posters, shirts, sheet music and songbooks, back stage passes, magazines, books and other publications, equipment, and video. If I don’t know it, I know where to find it. All you have to do is ask!

Experience

I’ve been a fan of the band since 1972. I was a contributing editor to "Higher and Higher", the Moody Blues Magazine 1994, to the magazine’s untimely demise in 2007, writing the Videography Department.

Publications
As noted previously, much of my writing has appeared in “Higher and Higher” since 1994, but I also wrote a piece that appeared in issue #1 of Mike Pinder’s newsletter “Have You Heard”.

Education/Credentials
Though I haven’t yet finished, my educational focus is on a Journalism degree.

Awards and Honors
I've also had the good fortune to have traveled to England to catch the end of the Band's Spring 2000 concert tour; a trip I've always wanted to take. I’ve supplied research information on the band to a number of sources, including the July 5, 2004 English Quiz Show “Mastermind” which featured a contestant whose expertise was also the Moody Blues. I also participated in the UK Channel 4 presentation of the “Top Ten” program's episode on Progressive Rock, that featured the Moody Blues at #3 on their list. That program aired on March 3, 2001.

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