9.7 What promotional or other appearances have the Moodies made recently?

Wild Westerns (magazine) / John Lodge has become a regular contributor, He has written an article in issue #4 on Jimmy Stewart, a 5-page article, complete with photos, about Michael Landon in issue #3, winter 2002, an article in issue #2 about John Wayne and a piece about Jay Silverheels (Tonto in "The Lone Ranger" series) in issue #1. The magazine's website www.wildestwesterns.com has excerpts of some of the articles.

Record Collector (UK magazine - February 2003) Justin Hayward is interviewed in a 6-page feature with vintage photos.

"Coulter and Company" (Irish TV, filmed July 7, 2003, aired August 29, 2003) Justin Hayward, Simon Casey, the Irish Rugby Squad, George Hook, Mick Galwey, Errol Brown and Rodrigo Y Gabriela filmed this TV show at University Concert Hall in Limerick, Ireland.

Capital Gold "Legends" Awards Ceremony (September 26, 2003) Justin Hayward and John Lodge performed an acoustic version of "Nights in White Satin" at this award ceremony. A video of the entire ceremony can be found at www.capitalgold.com/article.asp?id=14374 with the performance of "Nights" about 23 minutes into the program.

WMGK (Philadelphia, PA radio station, September 29, 2003) Graeme Edge was briefly interviewed by Debbi Calton on the "Noontime Nuggets" show.

KTRS (St. Louis, MO radio station, November 6, 2003) John Lodge was interviewed over the phone by Paul Harris three days before their concert at the Savvis Center. The interview is available in Real Audio at www.harrisonline.com/audio/listings/johnlodge.htm

Chicago Sun Times (newspaper, November 7, 2003) Justin Hayward is interviewed six days before their concert at the Rosemont Theatre. The interview is archived at www.suntimes.com/output/music/wkp-news-moody07west.html

XM Satellite Radio (November 17, 2003) Justin Hayward and John Lodge were interviewed on the "Fine Tuning" satellite radio show, and performed live acoustic versions of "Tuesday Afternoon", "The Story In Your Eyes", "The Actor", "The Spirit of Christmas", "December Snow" and "Lovely To See You".

"The Early Show" (TV - December 2, 2003) Justin Hayward made an appearance and performed "December Snow".

WCBS-FM Radio (December 2, 2003) Justin Hayward was interviewed, mentioning a possible Days of Future Passed theme park which is under construction somewhere in the Carolinas.

Music Connection (magazine - December 2003) Justin Hayward was interviewed to promote December.

Record Collector (UK magazine - December 2003) John Lodge is interviewed to promote December and the October 2004 UK tour.

"Capital Gold" (UK radio - December 17, 2003) John Lodge and Justin Hayward were guests on this radio show, and performed "December Snow", "Blue Guitar" and "Don't Need a Reindeer".

Sunday Times (UK newspaper - January 18, 2004) - John Lodge talks about his house, "Tudor Lodge," which he has owned since 1970.

Razor ("men's" magazine, March 2004) - A brief article and small photo of Justin Hayward appear in this issue.

August 7, 2004 - Graeme and Amanda Edge attended a fan gathering at the Stars N Bars in Monaco the day before the concert at The Sporting Club.

August 9, 2004 - Justin Hayward hosted a champagne reception and meet-and-greet at the Hotel Negresco in Nice the day after the concert at The Sporting Club in Monaco.

October 7, 2004 - Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge cut the ribbon at the "Grand Re-opening" of the Threshold Record shop in Cobham (England), and had a meet and greet with those attending.

Sunday Express (UK newspaper, October 17, 2004) - Justin Hayward and John Lodge each listed their five favorite albums

October 27, 2004 - The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters awards Justin Hayward the "Gold Badge of Merit" in a ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London.

"50 Jahre (Years) of Rock/Love Songs" (live German TV (channel ZDF) appearance - November 27, 2004) Hosted by Thomas Gottschalk live from Bremen, The Moodies, Norda Mullen, and an unidentified session keyboardist performed "Nights in White Satin". Also appearing were Uriah Heep, Ian Anderson, Joe Cocker, Def Leppard and Meatloaf, among others. "All You Need is Love" was performed as a finale by all the musicians participating. The show was promoting a compilation CD of the same name.

TV ads supporting the opposition against the recent muddled Ukrainian presidential elections (beginning November 30, 2004) The Moody Blues, along with Sting, Joe Cocker, Chris de Burgh, Zucchero, The Cure, Jethro Tull, tennis star Boris Becker and German footballer Franz Beckenbauer are featured. Reported on www.zombieguide.com/cnews968.php

Classic Rock Magazine (UK magazine, December 2004) - A brief interview with Justin Hayward, including some unusual questions and answers.

"Mornings with Kerri-Anne" (TV show on Australia's Network 9) - April 12, 2005. Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge are interviewed during the Australian tour and perform an acoustic "Nights in White Satin".

April 19, 2004 - The Moody Blues arrive in New Zealand for their first concerts there, and are greeted at the airport by a group of Maori who performed a powhiri, a ritual ceremony of encounter and greeting. The Moodies responded by singing an impromptu "Lovely to See You". Justin Hayward had to use a borrowed guitar as his black Guild had been severely damaged during the flight from Australia. They then did a record-signing at a local mall.

April 20, 2004 - Justin Hayward's black Guild guitar, which he uses to play "Your Wildest Dreams," was damaged on the flight from Australia. Wellington City councilor, Ray Ahipene-Mercer, was called in to repair it, and presented it back to Hayward.

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