Denny Laine, Wings and Moody Blues Co-Founder, Dies at 79

Denny Laine, the British musician who co-founded the Moody Blues and Wings, has died. Laine’s wife Elizabeth Hines announced her husband’s death on his official social media pages, sharing that he had been living with interstitial lung disease. Laine was 79 years old.

Born Brian Hines in 1944, Laine cut his teeth with teenage rock bands in his home city of Birmingham, England, one of which was with future Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan. He formed the Moody Blues with Ray Thomas, Mike Pinder, Graeme Edge, and Clint Warwick in the spring of 1964. The group had a #1 hit in the UK with their late-1964 single “Go Now!”, which Laine sang. The Moody Blues were on a track to become one of England’s biggest rock bands—even opening for the Beatles during Laine’s tenure—but Laine ultimately departed two years later.

Source : Pitchfork