Artist Countdown: Rod Argent (Argent & The Zombies) Top 30 7:15pm ET @radiomax @TheZombiesMusic @zombierodargent

rodArgentThe Zombies are an English rock band, formed in 1962 in St Albans and led by Rod Argent (piano, organ and vocals) and Colin Blunstone (vocals). The group scored British and American hits in 1964 with “She’s Not There”. In the US, two further singles, “Tell Her No” and, in 1969, “Time of the Season”, were also successful.

Their 1968 album, Odessey and Oracle, comprising twelve songs by the group’s principal songwriters, Argent and Chris White, is ranked number 100 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Rodney Terence Argent (born 14 June 1945) is an English rock musician and a founding member of the 1960s English pop group The Zombies and the 1970s band Argent.

Argent are an English rock band founded in 1969 by keyboardist Rod Argent, formerly of The Zombies.

The first three demos from Argent, recorded in the autumn of 1968 featured Mac MacLeod on bass guitar though he was not meant to become a member of the group.

Original members of the band were bassist Jim Rodford (Rod Argent’s cousin and formerly with the Mike Cotton Sound), 

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drummer Bob Henrit and guitarist/keyboardist Russ Ballard (both formerly with The Roulettes and Unit 4 + 2). Lead vocal duties were shared between Ballard, Rodford, and Argent.

Rod Argent, Chris White (former Zombies bassist, producer, songwriter) and Russ Ballard were the group’s songwriters.  (Source: Wikipedia)

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