A R G E N T
Live From Studio Two
Worldwide Streaming Event
Abbey Road Studios
September 18th at 3:00 PM EDT
EXCLUSIVE ZOOM INTERVIEW
The US performing rights body BMI says that “Time Of The Season” stands at over seven million, “She’s Not There” at over 4.5m and “Tell Her No” is over 3 million. If you spun them 14 million times back-to-back, that would represent about 80 years’ worth of continuous music. Those and other gems in Argent’s songbook have accrued millions more plays around the world, and his work is always in incredible demand for use in commercials and films everywhere. But as much as he still loves to play those and other landmark compositions, as he and Colin Blunstone tour to global acclaim with the revitalized Zombies, Rod Argent is no history man. For some seven years, his focus was on a new band that seized the spirit of rock experimentation and became one of the most significant British groups of the first half of the 1970s. Argent made their first demos in 1968 and coalesced the following year with the band leader joined by Rodford, Bob Henrit and a formidable new writing partner, frontman and foil for Rod’s nimble keyboards, Russ Ballard. They made their album debut with a self-titled release in 1970, and early recognition came in the form of a cover, when Three Dog Night took Liar from that first album into the American top ten. But by 1972 Argent were ready for full-on singles chart stardom of their own. The brilliant Hold Your Head Up, from their third album All Together Now, became a top five hit on both sides of the Atlantic. The following year’s equally anthemic God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You made the UK top 20, as the band built a catalogue of seven studio albums before disbanding in 1975.
The Zombies second coming has seen them performing with all the energy of the numerous stars of later generations who have named them as influences, from young bands like the Vaccines to such as Paul Weller, Dave Grohl and Tom Petty, who said simply: “The Zombies were and are cool.” Rod Argent’s back catalogue is one of the most distinguished on record. Or on stage, for that matter. The most exciting thing of all is that he’s still adding to it. The Zombies 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction marked a major triumph in their 5-decade career, but you can be sure they will not rest on their laurels.
Live From Studio Two
(Worldwide Streaming Event from Abbey Road Studios)
Sept 18th · 3:00 PM EDT
REWATCH UNTIL OCT 3, 2021 · 2:59AM EDT
2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The Zombies will present their first and only worldwide streaming event with a live concert from the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London on September 18, 2021 at 12pm PST/3pm EST/8pm GMT.
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The iconic British pop pioneers will perform a career-spanning concert in Abbey Road’s Studio Two, returning 5 decades later to the hallowed halls where they recorded their seminal album Odessey & Oracle in 1967. Fittingly, this event coincides with the start of Abbey Road’s 90th Anniversary celebrations.
The concert will be followed by an online Q&A Session from Abbey Road with founding members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone. The band will also field questions from a virtual audience of surprise celebrity guests. Buy your ticket in advance and you can send in a question for consideration to TheZombies2011@gmail.com
- Access to the livestream event "The Zombies: Live From Studio Two"
**Ticket price will increase on the day of show (September 18)**
The Zombies – Begin Here (1965)
The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle (1968)
The Zombies – R.I.P. (1969)
Argent – Argent (1970)
Argent – Ring of Hands (1971)
Argent – All Together Now (1972)
Argent – In Deep (1973)
Argent – Nexus (1974)
Argent – Encore: Live in Concert (1974)
Argent – Circus (1975)
Argent – Counterpoints (1975)
Shadowshow – Shadowshow (1985)
Argent – In Concert (1995)
Argent – The Complete BBC Sessions (1997)
Argent-Blunstone – Out of the Shadows (2001) – Redhouse REDHCD
The Zombies – Live at the BBC (2003) (Expanded and re-released as 'The BBC Radio Sessions' (2016)
The Zombies – As Far as I Can See… (2004)
The Zombies – Live at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London (2005)
The Zombies – On The BBC Radio (2007)
The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle: 40th Anniversary Live Concert (2008)
Argent – High Voltage Festival (2010)
The Zombies – Breathe Out, Breathe In (2011)
The Zombies – Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios (2012)
The Zombies – Live in the UK (2013)
The Zombies – Still Got That Hunger (2015)
Moving Home (1978)
Ghosts (1981) (with Barbara Thompson)
Metro (1983) (with John Dankworth)
A New Age (1984) (with Robert Howes)
Second Sight (1984) (with Robert Howes)
Network Heroes (1987) (with Robert Howes)
The Advance of Man (1988) (with Robert Howes)
Red House (1988)
Rescue (1989) (with Robert Howes)
Classically Speaking (1998)
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