The Zombies

Genres: Music & Radio Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Descriptive "tags": 60s classic rock psychedelic rock pop british british invasion psychedelic rock baroque pop psychedelic pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Wikipedia

Biography

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, ‘She’s Not There’, rose to number 12 in the UK in autumn 1964, but proved more popular still in America, where it reached number 2. Blunstone’s breathy voice and Argent’s imaginative keyboard arrangement provided the song’s...

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