Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
MOODY BLUES – “NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN”
December 10, 1967 London, England
A rare, color performance of "Nights in White Satin", performed by The Moody Blues on December 10th, 1967 at London’s Speakeasy Club, was filmed by a French production team for broadcast on the popular music show “Bouton Rouge”, and was captured within a month of the song’s initial release.
“Nights in White Satin" actually didn't hit the pop charts until 1972, making this a very rare video indeed. It is also remarkable in that it was filmed at The Speakeasy Club, which was truly one of the hubs of the Swinging ‘60s. In fact, Jimi Hendrix and Rolling Stone Brian Jones were in the audience when this performance was filmed.
The discovery and release of this footage has caught Moody Blues fans by surprise, and they have been celebrating this release in a variety of fan blogs, video sites, and Moody Blues forums. It is consistently generating five-star ratings, and is truly a must-see performance.
Did you know? When the Moody Blues original lead singer --Denny Laine, featured on the band's first hit, "Go Now"-- quit the group in 1966, Justin Hayward was brought in as a replacement on the recommendation of the Animals' front-man, Eric Burdon. Paul McCartney fans will know, of course, that Denny Laine went on to become a member of Wings for the duration of that band.