Just on the strength of their career statistics, the Moody Blues — now in their 50th year of existence — should have long since been enshrined in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Modern music’s original cosmic cowboys, they’ve recorded 23 studio and live albums, 18 of which went platinum or gold.
Atlantic City, this down-on-her-heels dowager of a tourist spot and convention town, still had a strong nightlife pulse at “KY and The Curb,” which is what hipsters of the day called the intersection of Kentucky and Arctic avenues.
Tony Pace never quite pictured himself in the same league as elite NFL quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Yet the versatile, do-it-all entertainer has something in common with two of the best signal-callers in professional football. Each has become particularly adept at looking over the defense (or audience) as he approaches the line of scrimmage (or the stage) and then adjusts the play (or show) accordingly.
Although they consistently began knocking homegrown groups out of the Top 10, not every American musical act wanted to take up arms against the British invasion in the early 1960s. Two of the biggest acts from either side of the pond actually had a mutual admiration thing going during the us-vs.-them period of modern music. Turns out The Beatles and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were big fans of one another.