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Ray Thomas
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Thomas in 1970
Background information
Birth nameRaymond Thomas
Born29 December 1941(1941-12-29)
Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England
Died4 January 2018(2018-01-04) (aged 76)
Surrey, England
Years active1960–2018
Associated acts

Raymond "Ray" Thomas (29 December 1941 – 4 January 2018) was an English musician. He was best known as a flautist, singer and composer in the rock band, The Moody Blues.


Some of his compositions are; "Another Morning" and "Twilight Time" (from Days of Future Passed), "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume" and "Legend of a Mind" (from In Search of the Lost Chord), "Dear Diary" and "Lazy Day" (from On the Threshold of a Dream), "Eternity Road", and "Floating" (from To Our Children's Children's Children), "And the Tide Rushes In" (from A Question of Balance), "Our Guessing Game" and "Nice to Be Here" (from Every Good Boy Deserves Favour), "For My Lady" (from Seventh Sojourn), and the medley "Painted Smile/Reflective Smile/Veteran Cosmic Rocker" (from Long Distance Voyager).


Thomas died on 4 January 2018 of prostate cancer in Surrey at the age of 76.[1]


  1. "Ray Thomas R.I.P.". 5 January 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 

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