Hertfordshire Band the Zombies given place in the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’

By Chloe Sladden Turner

The St Albans band, formed in the 1960s, consists of members; Hugh Grundy, Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent and Chris White, founding guitarist Paul Atkinson has since sadly, passed away.

The Zombies were inducted to the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ during the 2019 Induction Meronomy, at the end of March at the Barclay Center, New York City, according to a Bob Fm article.

Hertfordshire’s Bob FM still plays some of the bands hit records like ‘Time of the Season’ and ‘She’s not there’ to this day.

“Only a one hit wonder” in the UK, a BBC article shows how the Zombies won a local competition, and the chance to record a song. They went on to great success in America with their recorded song “She’s Not There [which only] got to number 12 in the UK but went to number one in the US”.

Although in 1967, before their Odyssey and Oracle album was released, the band split up. Until Argent and Blunstone reformed in the late 1990s, which brought new success.

Rod Argent said: “It’s an extraordinary result after so many years”.

 

 

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Hertfordshire Band the Zombies given place in the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’