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Are you aware of a new book out on the Moodies?
Can you tell us where to find it?
I can help if you don't know about it.
Thanks Tracy, DB

Hi Don,

Yep, I'm aware.  It was released on March 4, 2013 and you can find it on here:  The price is definitely right at less than $10.

The book is called Timeless Troubadours , and it's written by Charles and Barbara Whitfield.  Details from Amazon are reprinted below:

Book Description

Publication Date: March 4, 2013

 This is a landmark book by two long-time Moody Blues fans. In this book we examine and bring to light the music and message of this great band of poets and musicians who have produced hit music for almost 50 years!.

Here's a little on what our book is about and the areas that we explore:  

* How they are unique among bands and music groups  
* What critics and others have said  
* The nature of their musical magic and message  
* How the Moodies' words and music work, song by song  
* Using 7 levels of listening to their music  
* Why listening to their music raises our consciousness  
* How their fans have listened consistently for so long  
* Why they have excelled for nearly five decades

Visit Us: at and  

The websites above are marketing sites that the authors are affiliated with and don't appear to be links to additional information about the band.

I hope that helps, Don, and thanks for using!


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Tracy Zimmermann


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!


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.

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”.

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

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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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