7.1 When did the band start using backup singers?
In 1986, the Moody Blues recruited the first back-up pair, Wenndy MacKenzie and Janis Liebhart. They remained for the 1986-1987 tours but there have been a few others since then (see Section 3.3). They were thought to add the high notes that the guys were having trouble reaching these days. The official explanation for why they were added, according to the then-tour manager, Joe Crowley, was to "make the band's concert sound a little more fuller, richer."
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