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St Albans, England (1961 – 1968)

The Zombies was an English pop rock/psychedelic rock band

The band started in 1961 in St Albans, England and gained its initial reputation playing the Old Verulamians Rugby Club in that town. It was formed whilst the members were at school; Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson and Hugh Grundy attended St Albans School, and Colin Blunstone, and Chris White attended St Albans Boys’ Grammar School.

The Zombies signed to Decca and recorded their first hit, “She’s Not There” after winning a beat-group competition sponsored by the London Evening News. “She’s Not There” was released in mid-1964 and peaked at number twelve in the U.K., where it would be their only top-forty hit. It was first aired in the United States in early August 1964, on New York City rock station WINS by Stan Z. Burns, who debuted the song on his daily noontime “Hot Spot” segment during which new songs were played. The tune began to catch on in early Autumn and eventually climbed to number two.

In early 1965, “Tell Her No” became another big seller in the United States but had failed to make the Top 40 in the band’s native U.K Subsequent recordings such as “I Love You” (which became a hit for People! in 1968), “Indication”, “Whenever You’re Ready”, and “Is This the Dream” failed to achieve the success of the previous two singles.


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  • Moonlight__Dawn

    One of the best underrated bands of the 60s. I'm listening to their 1965 album "Begin Here" (again) and what's interesting is that there is some great early-psychedelic music tracks. The mod scene died out in '66 with the rise of the hippie scene (psychedelic music). "Begin Here" was released in '65 - so the Zombie really was on the ball - early - musically speaking. Wonderful band. <3

    26 May 12:09am Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Cool Music

    12 Apr 10:14pm Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Love it

    12 Apr 6:41am Reply
  • iagomelo2

    Odessey and Oracle is amazing! A masterpiece!

    23 Feb 8:14am Reply
  • sandrabjorg

    Cool Music

    20 Feb 1:05pm Reply
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  • allstarz16

    It's the time of the season ;)

    24 Jan 8:38pm Reply
  • algoostu

    odessey and oracle certainly a psychedelic top5

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • menswear2112

    Hot Damn, Aye Caramba, Mein Gott or Sacrebleu, tell it how you want it: this band is in-cre-di-ble.

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • izzy_zee

    Odessey and Oracle is seriously one of the best albums ever

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Seb_Reflex

    One of the most underrated bands of all time for sure [2]

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • nandosiol

    Odessey & Oracle is beautiful....

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • sls

    Odessey & Oracle is a true classic, like a "love every track" classic, a 1-in-1000 album, anyone who is browsing this page considering getting it I say "Hell yes". Singles As & Bs isn't a bad collection either, but it's more for those already interested in the band, the era, the style.

    26 Aug 2014 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    Underrated band, even more underrated singer in the history of pop

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Oudatchi

    I love this band so much. <3

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • RoomForSymmetry

    Yes indeed...severely underrated and under-appreciated as a band that helped shape rock n' roll. I highly recommend listening to "Leave Me Be" if you're looking for a moodier, more somber song from them.

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • emilyepierce

    Always thought the Zombies were one of the most underrated bands of the psychedelic 60s. These guys, the Black Angels, are one of the most underrated bands in the psych scene right now. They actually played at the same Austin Psych Fest as the Zombies. Check them out in their new video for "The Flop"

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • julimaa

    Absolutely underrated! They are such an amazing band and Odessey & Oracle is a masterpiece.

    23 Jun 2014 Reply
  • shangoyal

    Long live the Zombies!

    19 Jun 2014 Reply
  • nandosiol

    One of the most underrated bands of all time for sure

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
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