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Patrick Moraz interview. IMHO he's pretty fast and loose with dates. You may have to scroll down to find his comments on the Moody Blues. Here are some "points on the timeline" for you to ponder as you read his sad commentary.
The FAX was not commercially available in 1978
Patrick was hired as temp replacement for Mike Pinder when Mike chose not to tour the Octave album, 1979.
LDV did not go into album production until Fall 1980 (mostly due to John working on solo projects, until he and Pip figured they would do better to come together as a band, up until Fall '80 they had just been d**king around off and on in the studio, "Street Cafe" etc. Justin was promoting Nightflight) Patrick was called in for keyboards, apparently no one could find Mike, or he wouldn't come back after having just been there that summer (1980).I think Tara had their first child about the time Pip and John decided to work with the other three on the island. Good intentions, bad timing.
LDV was released in Spring 1981, tour announced, Decca closed its doors, and Mike Pinder sued Decca the same day to establish what his future association with Decca would be. (I don't blame him).
LDV toured in 1981 (with Patrick), the band did not tour in 1982.
During the release/promotion of The Present, Patrick was offered a share of stock in the Moody Blues' company and he turned it down in lieu of a larger paycheck by being a contract musician. This fact is clearly stated in Moodies v. Moraz, 1991/1992. He would have become a member with full legal rights had he signed for the percentage rather than the contract lump sum.
They toured Oz in 1986 or 1987.
Patrick's contract was not renewed in Spring 1991.
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