|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||progressive rock classic rock rock 70s british|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
When the 60s pop group the Zombies finally disintegrated in 1969, keyboard player Rod Argent (Rodney Terence Argent, 14 June 1945, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England) wasted no time in forming a band that would enable his dexterity as a pianist and songwriter to flourish. The assembled unit also included Russ Ballard (b. 31 October 1945, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England; guitar/vocals), Bob Henrit (b. Robert Henrit, 2 May 1944, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England; drums) and Jim Rodford (b. 7 July 1941, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England; bass). Their critically acclaimed 1970 debut included Ballards Liar, a song that became one of the bands concert regulars and was also a US Top 10 hit for Three Dog Night in 1971, the year Argents second album Ring Of Hands was released. 1972s All Together Now featured the exhilarating Hold Your Head Up (co-written by Argent and former Zombies bass player Chris White), which...