When first released as a single in , it reached number 19 on the UK Singles Chart and number in the United States in It was the first significant chart entry by the band since " Go Now " and its recent lineup change, in which Denny Laine and Clint Warwick had resigned and both Hayward and John Lodge had joined. It earned a gold certification for sales of over a million U. It also hit number one in Canada. The song charted again in , reaching number 51 in the British Official Singles Charts.
Never reaching the end. They became known as the Knights Templar, wearing white mantles with a red cross to reference their faith. They rapidly grew into the strongest and wealthiest Western Christian military order, pretty much created modern banking by inventing letters of credit and checks making for safer travel and are seen as the first true multinational, based in several countries. But: did they reach the end of their quest indeed? Did they really find the Grail?
The Story Behind The Song: Nights In White Satin by The Moody Blues
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It gave us a style that suddenly seemed to work for us. I came back from a gig one night, around four or five in the morning, when the birds were just twittering, sat on the side of the bed and wrote a couple of verses. The only people writing in the Moodies then were [keyboard player] Mike Pinder and myself. They just happened to be in my suitcase and I was trying them out in this place that Graeme and I lived in.