The Zombies Reach 50th Anniversary
The Zombies are planning a special event next year to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
“Well, it’s actually the anniversary of our first rehearsal,” laughs keyboard player/vocalist Rod Argent. “But one of the things we’ll do is release a new studio album. We’re about two-thirds of the way through recording it now – and I have to say it’s sounding really good.”
The band are also booking a London show to celebrate this momentous occasion.
“We hope to play Shepherd’s Bush Empire in May, although that’s not totally confirmed. Colin (Blunstone, vocals) and I hope that our original bassist Chris White and drummer Hugh Grundy will join us on stage.” Paul Atkinson, the band’s first guitarist, died in 2004.
The current Zombies line-up – also featuring guitarist Tommy Toomey, bassist Jim Rodford and drummer Steve Rodford – will play an intimate show at Metropolis Studios in West London on January 8. It’s part of the ITV Legends series. All the details are here.
In addition, Argent recently received an award in America commemorting six million radio plays for the 1968 single Time Of The Season – that equates to over 40 years of continuous airplay!
“She’s Not There was our huge single in the UK. But around the world, Time Of The Season was our biggest hit.”