Here’s a really good 2013 interview with Justin Hayward. As expected, he shows himself to be a true English gentleman, as well as a brilliant musician and vocalist…….
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.
So it’s mid-November in North Alabama and autumn is definitely upon us. The fall leaves are beautiful, college football rules the airwaves, and there is a nice chill in the air when I head to work each morning. What a glorious time of year! I hope all of are having a wonderful fall wherever you live.
To celebrate this time of year I have picked my favorite fall songs to help you start your weekend. As always, let me know what you think.
Autumn Almanac – Kinks
Fall In Philadelphia – Hall and Oates
Forever Autumn – Justin Hayward
This is not just one of my favorite fall songs…..it is close to the top of my list of favorite songs of all time.
Indian Summer – Poco
The Boys Of Fall – Kenny Chesney
This video features my Alabama Crimson Tide team……..Roll Tide Roll!
Harvest Moon – Neil Young