50 Years Of The Zombies

Legendary 60s band kicks off anniversary year with a live concert in Chiswick

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Legendary 60s band The Zombies kicked off their 50th anniversary year with a live concert at Chiswick’s Metropolis Studios. The concert was filmed and will be shown soon on television as part of a new ITV series called 'ITV Legends'.

The Zombies will take to the road in May to mark the 50th Anniversary of first getting together. For dates, see www.myspace.com/thezombies

The group formed in 1961 whilst Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson, Chris White and Hugh Grundy were still at school.

After winning a competition sponsored by the London Evening News, The Zombies signed with Decca and recorded their first hit, "She's Not There" which was released in mid-1964 and peaked at number 12 in the UK, it was their only UK Top 40 hit.

Their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle, comprising twelve songs by the group's principal songwriters, Argent and Chris White, is ranked 80 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

February 15, 2011