With a Generation in Denial, I thank a truly great songwriter

The Moody Blues arrive at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, in 1970. Ray Thomas is second from the right.

The Moody Blues arrive at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, in 1970. Ray Thomas is second from the right. Picture: NATIONAAL ARCHIEFN, NEDERLANDS - Credit: Archant

Another amiable fellow from my distant youth has joined the Many. Ray Thomas, flautist, singer and composer, late of the Moody Blues, died last week, aged 76.

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