Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Moody Blues
Tonight @ M&I Classic Rock Stage, Summerfest, 9 p.m.
An R&B-leaning British invasion rock band that took a turn toward the proggy in the late-’60s, when success afforded them the opportunity to begin recording symphonic opuses, The Moody Blues celebrated their 45th anniversary last year. Though the band hasn’t been immune to lineup changes—founding flautist Ray Thomas retired in 2002—the core of their classic lineup has stayed intact, and guitarist Justin Hayward’s clear voice remains the focal point of the group’s sound.