Graeme Edge ( Musician ) : Family, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents, Cause of Death and Biography

Graeme Charles Edge is an English musician, songwriter and poet know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents, Cause of Death and Biography

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Name Graeme Edge
Birthdate ( Age) 30 March 1941 (age 80 years)
Place of Birth  Rocester, United Kingdom
Nationality English
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Susan Edge (m. 1970–1980), Carol Edge (m. 1969–1970)
Children  Samantha Zara
Parents Name not Known
Music Group The Moody Blues (Since 1964), Moody Bluegrass
Profession English musician
Net Worth $16 Million
Last Update Nonember 2021

Graeme Charles Edge was an English musician, songwriter and poet best known as the co-founder and drummer of the English band the Moody Blues. In addition to his work with the Moody Blues, Edge has worked as the bandleader of his own outfit, the Graeme Edge Band. 

He has contributed his talents to a variety of other projects throughout his career. In 2018, Edge was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Moody Blues.

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Early Life and Family

Graeme Charles was Born on March 30, 1941 in Rochester, Staffordshire, he formed formed The R & B Preachers in 1964, who went on to become the Moody Blues.During a three-year break in recording by the Moody Blues, Edge released his first solo single recording in 1974, We Like To Do It/Shotgun.And in 1975 the drumer released his first solo album, entitled Kick Off Your Muddy Boots.

Graeme Edge Wife

Graeme Edge married twice firstly he was married with wife Carol Edge (1969 – 1970) and In the same year in 1970 he remarried with wife Susan Edge. He has a child name Samantha Zara.

Graeme Edge Net Worth

Graeme Charles Edge was an English musician, songwriter and poet has an estimated Net Worth around $16 Million at the time of his death.

Professional Career

Graeme Edge is one of the original members of The Moody Blues, alongside singer/guitarist Denny Laine, singer/bassist Clint Warwick, singer/keyboardist Mike Pinder and singer/flautist/harmonica player Ray Thomas. Edge provided a foundation for the original R&B and rock-flavoured band fronted by Laine, playing on all their Decca singles, including the UK chart-topping “Go Now” (January 1965), and other 1965 hit songs; “I Don’t Want To Go On Without You”, “Everyday”, and “From The Bottom of my Heart (I Love You)”, which were additionally released in that year.

Later in 1969, as the Moodies launched their own label, Threshold Records, Edge began contributing songs; his “Higher and Higher” (a spoken lyric over music with a dramatic ‘rocket blast off’ opening; as usual, it was recited by Pinder) commenced To Our Children’s Children’s Children, which also featured his instrumental composition “Beyond”.

Edge whispered the lyrics to his song “Don’t You Feel Small” over band-sung vocals (Pinder, Thomas, Lodge and Hayward) on A Question of Balance (1970), on which he also contributed a closing poem/song co-written with Ray Thomas, “The Balance” (recited by Pinder).After the Moodies’ world tour ended in 1974, the band members took a break, during which, between his two solo albums, Edge sailed on a round-the-world voyage with a small crew in his yacht Delia.

Edge returned to recording later in 1974, forming his studio-based The Graeme Edge Band (featuring guitarist/vocalist Adrian Gurvitz) and Paul Gurvitz, which first issued a non-album single, “We Like To Do it”, on Threshold (TH 18) in July 1974 (this was later added to his first Graeme Edge Band album as a bonus track on the CD release). After the Moodies’ reunion in 1978, Edge provided “I’ll Be Level With You” (sung by the group, led by Hayward) for the album Octave on Decca. After the album was released, Pinder declined to tour with the band and was replaced by ex-Yes keyboardist Patrick Moraz.

For Long Distance Voyager in 1981 Edge contributed “22,000 Days”—the length of an average human lifespan in days—sung by Thomas, Lodge and Hayward; this was also used as the UK B-side of the single “Gemini Dream”.Edge has been joined onstage by Gordon Marshall as second drummer for Moodies concerts from 1991 to 2015, and by Billy Ashbaugh since 2016. In addition to drums, Edge has provided varied assorted percussion instrumentation, plus additional piano to the Moodies’ works, and featured his electronic drum kit from the early 1970s onwards on Moodies albums, his drumming style being recognisable and distinctive.

Edge participated in the 2011 Moody Blues bluegrass tribute album Moody Bluegrass TWO … Much Love, providing the lead vocal on a bluegrass-tinged version of his poem “Higher And Higher”.Edge once admitted on Rockline that his second wife Susan would not marry him because she did not want to be named ‘Sue Edge’ (sewage).

Edge is a fan of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. An article about him said he has “plenty of time for overseeing some rental properties, doing charity work, playing lots of golf and watching Deep Space Nine at his Sarasota home on Florida’s Gulf Coast”.In 2013 Justin Hayward spoke of Edge’s learning Transcendental Meditation in 1967, along with other members of the Moody Blues.

Edge was the only remaining original member of The Moody Blues still performing in the band. However, Justin Hayward and John Lodge, from the best-known version of the band, are also still with the band. With his death, the band no longer has any original members within its lineup.Edge uses DW drums, Zildjian cymbals and Regal Tip drumsticks, namely their 5A model.

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