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Do you know of any die-hard Moody Blues fans who are black American? I only know of one but for some reason I lost touch with individual. I am lucky to see one black American at a concert, for I am forever the only one there!

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Hi Bill,

You know, back in the mid-1990's, I'd see a pretty black woman (probably then about my age at the time, mid-30's), at shows on the west coast.

I think by 2001 or so, she had either moved away from the area or stopped going to shows, as I don't recall seeing her for about 10 years or so now.  I did introduce myself to her at one show; in Las Vegas, I think it was, but for the life of me now, I can't remember her name.  (That had to have been about 15 years or so ago now...)

I wish I had more info for you, Bill, but it looks like my experiences have been pretty similar to your own.  

If you haven't yet, you might try the Lost Chords group.  You can find them here:  http://mailman.connactivity.com/mailman/listinfo/lost-chords

They're a pretty active fan group, and there are subscribers on the list from all over the country (and the world, for that matter).  You may be able to reconnect with your friend through them.  (I know you'll meet a whole bunch of other really nice people, too.)

Best of luck to you, Bill, and thanks for using Allexperts.com!

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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