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Rod Argent (Rodney Terence Argent, 14 June 1945, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England; piano), Colin Blunstone (b. 24 June 1945, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; vocals), Paul Atkinson (b. 19 March 1946, Cuffley, Hertfordshire, England, d. 1 April 2004, Santa Monica, California, USA; guitar), Paul Arnold (bass) and Hugh Grundy (b. 6 March 1945, Winchester, Hampshire, England; drums) formed the Zombies in 1961, although Chris White (b. Christopher Taylor White, 7 March 1943, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England) replaced Arnold within weeks of their inception. This St. Albans-based quintet won the local Herts Beat competition, the prize for which was a recording contract with Decca Records. The Zombies debut single, Shes Not There, rose to number 12 in the UK in autumn 1964, but proved more popular still in America, where it reached number 2. Blunstones breathy voice and Argents imaginative keyboard arrangement provided the songs...