John Lodge (born John Charles Lodge, 20 July 1945, in Birmingham, England) is best known as the bass guitar player for the Moody Blues. He has also recorded solo material and collaborated with fellow member of the Moody Blues, Justin Hayward on the 1975 album Blue Jays. During the 1970s, he also produced the band Trapeze. 'Bass Player' magazine voted John Lodge amongst the most influential bass players.
'Bass Player' magazine voted John Lodge amongst the most influential bass players.
John's prolific songwriting for the Moody Blues has created such songs as "Ride My See-Saw", "Send Me No Wine", "Candle of Life", "Minstrel's Song", "Emily's Song", "Isn't Life Strange" (which won John an ASCAP songwriting award), "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock & Roll Band)" (which also won him an ASCAP songwriting award), "Steppin' in a Slidezone", "Talking Out of Turn", "Sitting at the Wheel", "Lean on Me (Tonight)" and "Gemini Dream" - the latter being a co-composition with Justin Hayward that won them jointly an ASCAP songwriting award.
In 1985, the Moody Blues picked up the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.