Justin Hayward (born 14 October 1946) is an English musician, best known as songwriter, lead singer and guitarist in the rock band The Moody Blues.
Hayward was born in Dean Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, and educated at Shrivenham School in Berkshire, and The Commonweal School in Swindon.
Written at the end of one love affair and the beginning of another, the song “Nights in White Satin” was, according to Hayward, “in adoration of all women”. Hayward was married on 19 December 1970 to model Ann Marie Guirron. His daughter Doremi, who sings on the track “Raised on Love” on Hayward’s 1977 album Songwriter, was born in 1972.
In 2013 Hayward spoke of his learning Transcendental Meditation in 1967, along with other members of the Moody Blues.