Q+A: Recent Listenings

Do you have any thoughts on televised award shows, especially for music? Do you think it’s possible to recognize all the artistic accomplishments with such a limited voting body? I think it’s great for new, or young artists to be honoured this way. I would have to say that it means a lot for these […]

Top 3 Greatest Albums

I was recently asked what albums I consider to be the top 3 greatest. My answers are below. Buddy Holly Story Vol. 2             Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band             A Hard Days Night  

Justin Hayward writes about his favorite album

The Buddy Holly Story Vol 2 Because it contains the recordings that have meant the most to me since I was around 12 years old. Every song touched me. Although I owned records of Buddy and the Crickets before Buddy died, this album really touched me – and I loved the ‘overdubbed’ versions of his […]

Justin Hayward talks about his musical influences

I liked the hymns from The English Hymnal – and also, when I was about four years old, I loved to hear Johnny Ray sing when he came on the wireless. His voice caught my attention and there was something about it that made me be very still and listen. My biggest influence was Buddy […]