Nights in White Satin was barely noticed in Australia when it was first released in 1967. It entered the Kent charts on 10 Feb 1968 and peaked at #95. However a subsequent re-release was more successful, when it entered the Kent charts on 4 December 1972 and peaked at #8. It was the #36 song on the Top 100 of 1973.
The song was on Days of Future Passed which entered the Kent album charts on 22 January 1973 and peaked at #18.
Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues was written and composed by Justin Hayward at age 19. He titled the song after a girlfriend gave him a gift of satin bedsheets.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nights_in_White_Satin
Louder – Classic Rock:
Dumped by a girlfriend, Justin Hayward remembered a gift she had given him and started writing a song that became a multi-million-selling, era-defining classic – and earned him not a penny.
Read more: www.loudersound.com/features/the-story-behind-the-song-nights-in-white-satin-by-the-moody-blues
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