Pictured is the original Moody Blues line-up - from left to right; Mike Pinder, Denny Laine, Clint Warwick, Graeme Edge, and Ray Thomas. Clint, who started his music career in the late 1950s as a member of Danny King and The Dukes, later became a founding member of the internationally famous Moody Blues, the Birmingham band that rocketed to fame when their classic record Go Now reached the top of the charts in 1964. Clint was also on the Moody Blues' first album titled The Magnificent Moodies as well as several other singles by the group.
Though the Moody Blues went on to even greater success, Clint Warwick had tired of the pop star lifestyle and constant touring by 1966 so left the group for a more dependable career as a carpenter and to take on the tough job of raising a family. While Clint made a decent living in his trade after leaving the Moody Blues, recent chronic health problems as well as the tragic death of his son in 1996 has meant that his life has been anything but easy during the last several years. Hopefully, his return to music will mark the beginning of a new and brighter era in the life of Clint Warwick.
For more information about Clint Warwick's new CD release, you can visit his own website maintained by Pamela Phelan at www.clintwarwick.co.uk. To see some terrific photos of the early Moody Blues line-up featuring Clint Warwick, check out Tony Brown's www.themoodyblues.co.uk Moody Blues website.
(Clint Warwick photo courtesy of Pamela Phelan)
Pictured is Clint Warwick (on the right) sharing the microphone with fellow band member Ray Thomas during a Moody Blues performance in the 1960s. Clint was bass guitarist in the original line-up of Birmingham's internationally famous band which also featured Ray Thomas, Denny Laine, Graeme Edge and Mike Pinder. Clint (real name Albert Eccles) later left the group to have more time with his family and was a carpenter by trade. In recent years, Clint re-discovered his love of making music and had his first solo CD released in 2002. With encouragement from long-time friend Danny King, Clint Warwick was working on another recording project that was unfinished at the time of his death.
Clint Warwick's memory will live on in the classic early recordings of the Moody Blues - the first pop group from Birmingham to have international success and in doing so - lead the way for many other West Midlands bands.