David Justin Hayward (Swindon Wiltshire, 14 October 1946) is a British composer, singer and guitarist, known as a member of the Moody Blues and two hits from the albumJeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds.
His first band forms Hayward with Marty Wilde and his wife Joyce; The Wild Three; they bring only one single from (Since you've gone). He has a contract with a publishing house, led by record producer Lonnie Donegan. Hayward later regrets that step, because the rights of his songs to 1974 at Donegan's Tyler Music were based and that was just the most successful period in his life.
In 1966, Hayward attracted as reinforcement of the Moody Blues. At the same time attracted John Lodge , so that the Icicle lights are complete again after the departure ofDenny Laine and Clint Warwick. Already at the first full Studio album Days of Future Passed is the touch; his compositions Nights in White Satin and Tuesday Afternoon as singles large successes; Even Nightsseveral times. After the Group has exhausted itself in albums and performances takes Hayward in 1973 a sabbatical. In that time, he together with Lodge the album Blue Jays , followed by the single Blue Guitar and a short European tour in which Blue Jays is seen as a surrogate Moody Blues.
After the sabbatical is Hayward from 1978 back to the Moody Blues, but there is also the occasional solo album. The most important in the period after 1974 is his contribution to the album Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, Forever Autumn and the tracks on The Eve of the War. Wayne, the creator of that album, then produces again Haywards second album Night Flight. More striking is his contribution to the album The Eye of Wendor of the Mandala band; He sings only one track, but is accompanied by the keyboard player, Woolly Wolstenholmeof Barclay James Harvest, at that time called "Poor man's Moody Blues".
After the rest stop reduces the interest in the music of Hayward and the Moody Blues; the punk movement is in full swing and who has not understood on their music. In the United States , however, remains very popular, it was not until the end of 1990s the interest drops there.
In the 80 's several compositions for film and television including Hayward writes:
- "It Won't Be Easy" for the 1987 BBC2 science fiction series Star Cops ;
- "Something Evil, Something Dangerous" for the film Howling IV: The Original Nightmare ,
- "Eternal Woman" for She and
- music for The Shoe People .
The Moody Blues and Hayward still make albums, with varying degrees of success; Hayward must always deliver more compositions, since after the departure of Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas has the only two composers Icicle lights; He and Lodge.
Every now and then sings Hayward on other people's albums (or makes a composition), such as on
- (1989); Mike Batt 's Classic Blue;
- (1999); Return to the Centre of the Earth by Rick Wakeman;
- (1994); "The Moody Blues Classic hits with the Frankfurt Rock Orchestra and friends
- (1989): "The Angels Cry" sung by Agnetha Fältskog and Annie Haslam (separate from each other);
- (2001): "Water" (with John Lodge) on Journey Into Amazing Caves
- (2001): "We Can Fly" (with John Lodge) on Journey Into Amazing Caves
As of 2006 plays a role in the theatrical performance of Hayward Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds starting from april 2006 by New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland and mainland Europe travel. On 30 June, 1 July and 2 July 2009, the show performed three times for a sold-out Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. A year later on 24 and 25 november 2010 is due to the success in 2009 the show again in the HMH staged, again under great interest.
In 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010 experience the Icicle lights on in the Heineken Music Hall and it is noticeable that the voices of Hayward and Lodge have experienced hardly to power; the performances are (by the fans) much appreciated.
His musical contributions earned him a number of awards on, but mainly in the United States.
- Songwriter (1977)
- Night Flight (1980)
- Moving Mountains (1985)
- Classic Blue (1989) with Mike Batt
- The Moody Blues Classic Hits (1994) with FRO & Friends
- The View From The Hill (1996)
- Live In San Juan Capistrano (1998)
- Spirits Of The Western Sky (2013)
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
|' 99||' 00||' 01||' 02||' 03||' 04||' 05||' 06||' 07||' 08||' 09||' 10||' 11||' 12||' 13|
|Forever autumn (with Jeff Wayne)||-||-||-||-||1391||1233||1213||1189||1450||1374||1080||971||1179||758||689|
|The eve of the war (with Jeff Wayne)||449||653||641||628||710||1088||1075||1244||1287||1048||1065||878||1172||640||646|