Denny Laine

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Brian Arthur Hines, 29 October 1944, Jersey, Channel Islands. An integral part of the Birmingham beat scene, this vocalist/guitarist formed his own band, Denny Laine And The Diplomats, in September 1962. Two years later, he became a founder member of the Moody Blues, and was the featured singer on the band’s international hit, ‘Go Now!’. Later recordings were less successful and, in November 1966, Laine abandoned the Moody Blues to embark on an ill-starred solo career with Deram Records. Although his debut release, ‘Say You Don’t Mind’, failed to chart, the single garnered considerable critical plaudits. Colin Blunstone’s sympathetic cover version later became a UK Top 20 hit in 1972. Laine’s experimental ensemble the Electric String Band, featuring Trevor Burton on guitar and Viv Prince on drums, collapsed prematurely, and he spent much of the late 60s drifting between several short-lived bands, including Balls and Ginger...

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