Mike Pinder on Induction into Rock Hall of Fame

The rock hall of fame people were wonderful. The ceremony was too long and the sound too loud for the room but there were moments of great interest. For the Moody families it was the opportunity to share in several days of love, past memories and making new memories for our families. All the band brought their children and grandchildren and that was magic. The grandchildren got to see that the music has remained relevant and impactful for 50 years.

Many MB fans have asked why I did not speak at the induction but by the time the Moodies took the stage we were 5 hours into the ceremony. The oldest of the inductees were up the latest. The speeches were a bit anti-climatic at that point and it was only fitting that the current touring members spoke first. I am happy that we finally got inducted for our fans sake.

As I have said for the last 30 years “the fans are my hall of fame.”

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One Response to Mike Pinder on Induction into Rock Hall of Fame

  1. Roddy_G says:

    Hi Mike
    Congratulations for being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018. You deserve it very much, my beautiful friend.

    I need to say something to you from my heart and get it off my chest for once and for all, or it will bug me for the rest of my life. I am saying it because you are too much of a gentleman to say it.

    I have to tell you that I was so full of happiness and spirit when I saw you with the boys and Bon Jovi at the opening of the plaque at the museum, as per the above photo.
    I thought you looked great; open and friendly and charming. Moreover, when you all went on stage the next evening I was so delighted to see you there. You are my favourite `Moody Blue. I could not wait to hear you speak, but then I noticed that John Lodge pushed you away twice, when u made an attempt to head for the mic.

    I must say after watching the induction footage several times there is no doubt in my mind that he stopped you from speaking at the ceremony. There are rumours circulating that u have a cognitive problem and this is the reason Lodge stopped you speaking. Personally, I think you had more right than John Lodge to speak at the ceremony.

    This Induction was about the first 7 albums which you were the architect and soul.
    There would not have been theses albums without you and Tony Clarke

    It was your song “Dawn” which inspired “Nights in White Satin”. You were a massive creative inspirational force in The Moody Blues.

    I am very disappointed with Justin Hayward and John Lodge as they seemed cold and distant towards you. Justin Hayward’s ego is too big now. They sold out. Booze cruises and just degrading the name and memory.

    So I was sad that you did not speak. Anyway, I hope things are going well for you and your friends and family in California.
    Love and Best Wishes

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