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    Posted: January 24 2018 at 00:58
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2018 at 07:54
was surprised no one posted this 2 weeks ago when he died----but RIP
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2018 at 08:25
Sad news indeed. RIP Ray
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2018 at 09:11
My boat sails stormy seas
Battles oceans filled with tears
At last my port's in view
Now that I've discovered you


Thanks for the music, Ray.
we found footprints in the snow
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2018 at 12:44
Oh wow. I didn't have any favorite Moody Blues-member, bur I really enjoyed his voice and his solorecords are amongst my favorites.

I will play them in dedication to him.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2018 at 14:01
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

was surprised no one posted this 2 weeks ago when he died----but RIP
 
 me too, R I P !!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2018 at 15:37
Yes, seems that this Prog Icon death  - 2 weeks ago!! - was purposely ignored on this site... So strange! :(
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2018 at 15:49
Originally posted by elpprogster elpprogster wrote:

Yes, seems that this Prog Icon death  - 2 weeks ago!! - was purposely ignored on this site... So strange! :(

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It was not. There just was no separate thread dedicated to him.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2018 at 18:18
RIP
 
This is a shame to read.
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2018 at 20:12
Ray Thomas – This portrait is my tribute to this fantastic guy from a fantastic group (The Moody Blues of course). To me Ray was the guy who could write and perform some of their most “twee” songs (Dr. Livingstone I Presume, For my Lady…) and most grandiose (Legend of a Mind, Eternity Road…). I love em all.

https://gregormathieson.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/ray-thomas/

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2018 at 20:22
Wow, you guys are a little late here. Lol. Oh well, better late than never. 

Big MB fan here. Unfortunately I only saw them once(in 1988). Anyway, while Ray might not be mentioned in the same breath as Ian Anderson and Peter Gabriel I enjoyed his flute parts for the most part and his singing too. RIP Ray.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2018 at 07:56
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Originally posted by elpprogster elpprogster wrote:

Yes, seems that this Prog Icon death  - 2 weeks ago!! - was purposely ignored on this site... So strange! :(

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It was not. There just was no separate thread dedicated to him.


I would think someone as legendary as Ray would have his own thread----Shocked

 and great painting of him!!! You have skills!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2018 at 11:30
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

... I enjoyed his flute parts for the most part and his singing too. RIP Ray.

He could well have played the most famous flute-solo in the history of rock music.
(or was it California Dreaming?)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2018 at 16:26
Surprised to both hear about this and that it appeared so late on the Archives here.  A terrible, terrible loss.  He was not so often in the spotlight of the Moodies but there is no mistaking a Ray Thomas song.  His voice, flute, and presence were openly secret treasures.  His contributions seem minimal at first, but time and many listens made me appreciate him more.
The world of sound is certainly capable of infinite variety and, were our sense developed, of infinite extensions. -- George Santayana, "The Sense of Beauty"
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