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Backstage Pass: The Moody Blues and the Mellotron on the Isle of Wight

When The Moody Blues started out in the mid-1960s, they played raucous, rough-and-tumble American R&B and blues covers, much as their British Invasion contemporaries did. What changed them into a progressive-rock superpower that flew to heaven on wings of lush instrumental beauty, psychedelic effects and artfully rendered, folk-inspired songs full of heart and intelligence?