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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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  • 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 1:33pm Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

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

    12 Aug 1:42pm Reply
  • Oudatchi

    I love this band so much. <3

    8 Aug 4:52pm 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 2:46am 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" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzzgqPK-2sM

    4 Aug 6:38am Reply
  • julimaa

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

    23 Jun 2:15am Reply
  • shangoyal

    Long live the Zombies!

    19 Jun 5:29pm Reply
  • nandosiol

    One of the most underrated bands of all time for sure

    24 Apr 11:24pm Reply
  • bmll1981

    Saw them last month. Colin still has that voice!

    4 Apr 3:06pm Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    How We Were Before is still one of the greatest songs ever written.

    20 Mar 4:40am Reply
  • Herr_Apathy

    @HaHaHaYoureDead, с чего это? Как по мне, для того времени они были менее шумными, нежели те самые The Beatles или The Animals...

    18 Mar 7:29pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    переоценены

    9 Mar 10:27am Reply
  • CathLick

    some of the greatest music ever recorded.

    14 Feb 1:31pm Reply
  • SOSKI_KROTA

    first thought after listening to this: feels so good to be alive, every emotion (even the bad one) is flowing through your body, giving you warmth

    25 Jan 1:41pm Reply
  • iagomelo2

    :)

    20 Jan 4:42pm Reply
  • J3_R

    <3

    16 Jan 3:03am Reply
  • Krumbumbes

    theme from Awakenings is rly awesome )

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • shivaki07

    www.laboratoriummuzycznychfuzji.com/2013/11/probowkowe-recenzje-white-kites-missing.html REVIEW Rok 2013 powoli dobiega końca, a „The Missing” formacji The White Kites to jeden z faworytów naszego recenzenta do zestawienia z najlepszymi wydawnictwami, jakie się do tej pory na rynku ukazały. Co go tak urzekło, przeczytacie w najnowszej recenzji LMF!

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    Zombies + Kinks = Kinky Zombies

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • osmark

    Odessey and Oracle is a trve classic.

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
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