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Rock Band Icon Dies at 82

Mike Pinder, renowned keyboardist and co-founder of the English progressive rock band the Moody Blues, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, at the age of 82. The news of his death was confirmed through a heartfelt statement from his family, shared by his bandmate John Lodge on various social media platforms. The cause of his death was not disclosed but he had been suffering from dementia for years.

Pinder, a native of Birmingham, England, played a pivotal role in establishing the Moody Blues in 1964, alongside band members Ray Thomas, Denny Laine, Graeme Edge, and Clint Warwick. He was not only a crucial musician for the band but also a driving creative influence behind many of their initial compositions.
He is acknowledged for introducing the use of the Mellotron, a keyboard instrument that replicates orchestral sounds, which became a signature component of the Moody Blues’ auditory style.

Midlifemale · 61-69, M
Yeah, so sad. I listened to the Moody Blues often when growing up in the 60's and 70's. And even now, I listen every now and then as I do most rock music.
sladejr · 56-60, M
That's 3 in the past year 😳
That is unfortunate.

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