Denny Laine Of The Moody Blues And Wings Needs Our Help
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Denny Laine has been a force in the world of rock music since 1964. His first taste of worldwide success was with The Moody Blues’ cover of “Go Now.” It hit #1 in the UK and was a top 10 hit over here. In 1971, he joined Wings and wrote one of their biggest singles ever, 1977’s “Mull Of Kintyre.” Since then he’s toured with various bands and appeared at numerous conventions. Now, Denny needs our help.
Denny’s Health Problems And Why He Needs Our Help
Back in 2022, Denny came down with COVID-19. Unfortunately, he’s been saddled with problems in his lungs since then. According to his wife Elizabeth, he’s been operated on three times for a lung condition. In one instance, his lung actually collapsed. In recent weeks, his health has taken a turn for the worse. He is now battling a blood infection in the hospital and will require extensive rehabilitation. At present, he doesn’t have enough strength to even play guitar, so rehab is essential after he’s out of the hospital. Elizabeth is hoping he’ll be home in time for his birthday at the end of next month.
Most Musicians Do Not Have Proper Health Coverage, Including Denny
As is the case with so many musicians, Denny does not have health insurance. His hospital stays have been covered, but the necessary rehab to get back in shape is not. He no longer owns the publishing rights to his Wings songs. That means he doesn’t get a penny in royalties for those Wings songs any longer.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with Denny over the years. He’s appeared at a few of our Classic Rock Art Show broadcasts, and I’ve interviewed him in studio several times. Each time we chatted, he was always happy to answer my geeky questions and tell interesting stories. I remember during one art show broadcast, when there was a break in the action, he shared some amazing stories with me off air that blew me away. The man has truly seen it all in his stellar career!
How You Can Help Denny Laine
To help offset the astronomical costs of rehabilitation, Denny’s wife Elizabeth Hines has started a GoFundMe page. I definitely want to help! If you would also like to help Denny, you can do so as well on his GoFundMe page.