Rod Argent


Oral History Information

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Musician, Songwriter

Rod Argent had an idea for a new sound, a new band in a new era of music. After creating a group and writing songs to perform and record, Rod’s dream of a new style of rock was born (with the help of his fellow countrymen, the Beatles). His group, the Zombies, helped change the face of music and scored several hits in the 1960s including “She’s Not There,” “Tell Her No” and “Time of the Seasons.” After the group dissolved, he formed the band Argent, which toured and recorded for nearly a decade before he reestablished the Zombies for world tours in the 1990s and early 2000s. During the 1970s and 80s he ran his own keyboard music store in London, which for many musicians of the era was the location they first heard and bought innovative synthesizers such as ARP and Moog.