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Denny Laine

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Denny Laine Famous memorial

Original Name
Brian Frederick Arthur Hines
Birth
Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Death
5 Dec 2023 (aged 79)
Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA
Burial
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Musician & Songwriter. A guitarist, he was a founding member of the British progressive rock band "The Moody Blues." He went on to form the 1970s seminal group "Wings" along with former Beatle Paul McCartney. Born Brian Frederick Arthur Hines, he was educated at Yardley Grammar School in Birmingham, England and took to the guitar at an early age. Initially inspired by jazz music, he formed his first ensemble Denny & the Diplomats, prior to starting The Moody Blues in 1964 with flautist Ray Thomas, keyboardist Mike Pinder, bassist Clint Warwick and drummer Graeme Edge. Under the London Records label, The Moody Blues found instant success with their 1965 top 10 single "Go Now!" After departing in 1966, Laine had less success with the groups Denny Laine's Electric String Band and Balls. For a period, he was a member of Ginger Baker's Air Force, prior to forming Wings along with McCartney. During Wings' existence (1971 to 1981), they enjoyed eight gold singles and six number one hits with "My Love" (1973), "Live And Let Die" (1973), "Band On The Run" (1974), "Listen To What The Man Said" (1975), "Silly Love Songs" (1976), "Let 'Em In" (1976), "With A Little Luck" (1978), "Goodnight Tonight" (1979) and "Coming Up" (1980). During the 1980s, Laine suffered from financial difficulties. He recorded several solo albums and continued to perform over the next three decades. In 2018, Laine was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Moody Blues. He died from lung related issues.
Musician & Songwriter. A guitarist, he was a founding member of the British progressive rock band "The Moody Blues." He went on to form the 1970s seminal group "Wings" along with former Beatle Paul McCartney. Born Brian Frederick Arthur Hines, he was educated at Yardley Grammar School in Birmingham, England and took to the guitar at an early age. Initially inspired by jazz music, he formed his first ensemble Denny & the Diplomats, prior to starting The Moody Blues in 1964 with flautist Ray Thomas, keyboardist Mike Pinder, bassist Clint Warwick and drummer Graeme Edge. Under the London Records label, The Moody Blues found instant success with their 1965 top 10 single "Go Now!" After departing in 1966, Laine had less success with the groups Denny Laine's Electric String Band and Balls. For a period, he was a member of Ginger Baker's Air Force, prior to forming Wings along with McCartney. During Wings' existence (1971 to 1981), they enjoyed eight gold singles and six number one hits with "My Love" (1973), "Live And Let Die" (1973), "Band On The Run" (1974), "Listen To What The Man Said" (1975), "Silly Love Songs" (1976), "Let 'Em In" (1976), "With A Little Luck" (1978), "Goodnight Tonight" (1979) and "Coming Up" (1980). During the 1980s, Laine suffered from financial difficulties. He recorded several solo albums and continued to perform over the next three decades. In 2018, Laine was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Moody Blues. He died from lung related issues.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: Dec 5, 2023
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/262039798/denny-laine: accessed ), memorial page for Denny Laine (29 Oct 1944–5 Dec 2023), Find a Grave Memorial ID 262039798; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Find a Grave.