|Date of Birth:||27 December 1941|
|Birth Place:||Birmingham, England|
During Mike's years with the Moody Blues he pioneered the use of the Mellotron, an electronic device that pre-dates todays modern synthesizers. This device allowed Mike to create many of the special sounds and effects that make some of the earlier Moodies albums so unique. The Mellotron was a keyboard that used a set of prerecorded tape loops in which each tape was located beneath a different key on the keyboard. Pressing a key on the keyboard brought that particular play-head into contact with the tape and caused the loop to play, releasing the key caused the loop to rewind.
Compositions for the Moodies include:
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