(ConservativeHub.com) – If you ever tapped your foot to a Moody Blues classic like “Nights in White Satin,” “Gemini Dream,” or “Your Wildest Dreams,” you have enjoyed the sounds of British drummer Graeme Edge. Sadly, the 80-year-old rocker recently passed away.
Guitarist Justin Hayward announced Edge’s passing on The Moody Blues’ official website on November 11. Hayward wrote of Graeme’s contribution to the group’s success as a master of the skins and a beautiful and brilliant poet.
Rock Hall-inducted drummer also contributed spoken word sections of hits like “Nights in White Satin” and “Ride My See-Saw” https://t.co/qb95oKlPLZ
— Rolling Stone Australia (@rollingstoneaus) November 11, 2021
Bassist John Lodge echoed that sentiment, praising Edge’s “beautiful poetry… [and] his love of life.” Lodge concluded his remarks, calling the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s “unique” drumming style “the engine room of the Moody Blues.”
Rolling Stone wrote of the importance of Graeme’s role in the Moody Blues’ success. For example, he was the only founding member of the band to stick it out for the entire duration of the group’s existence. He also wrote the words to the iconic spoken interlude on the album version of “Nights in White Satin” and “Departure.”
Graeme will be missed by his longtime partner Rilla Fleming, his son Matthew, and his daughter Samantha. Family members and bandmates did not reveal a cause of death.
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