The Moody Blues began as a raw blues band and had a hit during 1965 with “Go Now.” By 1968, Denny Laine and Clint Warwick had left the band and had been replaced by John Lodge and Justin Hayward. Their sound changed as they fused clasical and rock music together.
Their first single release was during early February of 1968, when they issued “Nights In White Satin.” It only reached number 103 on the American singles charts.
By the summer of 1972, they had sold millions of albums and had charted six more singles in The United States. They decided to reissue “Nights In White Satin.” It reached number two on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart and has become their signature song.