In 1977 Jeff Wayne recorded a musical version of the H. G. Wells classic book, War of the Worlds. In a brilliant move he recruited Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues to record Forever Autumn for the album. That song was a huge, world wide, hit for Justin. Let’s listen to a 1978 performance of the song from Top Of The Pops…..
Thirty some years later Justin continues to perform solo and with the might Moody Blues….and still sings like an angel (in my humble opinion). Let’s listen to Justin performing an acoustic version of Forever Autumn at Canterbury Cathedral in 2011……
Yes….that was Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame on the flute!
There’s a really good story behind Justin being asked to record Forever Autumn. Let’s listen to Justin tell it before we end this post.