Today’s music video of the day was written by John Lodge, the bassist and vocalist for The Moody Blues. The song was inspired by Lodge’s feeling that his fans were expecting him to have all of the solutions for the world’s problems. His reply, in this song, is that he doesn’t have the answers. He’s just a singer in a rock and roll band.
The Moody Blues may not have been able to give any answers in this song but it was still one of their biggest hits in the U.S. For whatever reason, it was significantly less popular in the UK. In the US, it reached the 12th position on the charts. In the UK, it could only make it to the 36th position.
After the release of this single, The Moody Blues went on a five year hiatus so that the members of the band could work on other projects. They wouldn’t release another single until 1978, with Steppin’ In A Slide Zone.