The Zombies Visit The GRAMMY Museum
In 1967, following the breakthrough of their hit singles "She's Not There" (which was recently inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame) and "Tell Her No," five young men walked into Abbey Road Studios #3, tinkered with the gear that was left behind from the previous session (by none other than The Beatles' recording Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band), and set out to make an album their own way. They never dreamed the results would loom so large in their lives. Iconic British psychedelic pop legends The Zombies have returned to celebrate the release of their latest Billboard-charting album, Still Got That Hunger, and their second nomination for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. More than 50 years after they became one of the first British Invasion groups to top the U.S. singles charts with the hit "She's Not There," and approaching the golden anniversary of their album, Odessey and Oracle, that is acknowledged as one of the classic pop albums of all time, The Zombies continue their remarkable 21st-century resurgence with a North American tour and the release of a lavish coffee table book. The book, which will be published by BMG Books/Reel Art Press in March 2017, will be an album-sized (10" X 10") volume of the lyrics of Odessey and Oracle, as well as many of their other popular songs, handwritten by the authors. The book's text will include anecdotes behind the songs and their recording, all from the original members. The Spring 2017 trek across the U.S. and Canada, which will continue to England and Europe later next year, includes the final full album performances of Odessey and Oracle reuniting all four surviving members of the group: Colin Blunstone on lead vocals, Rod Argent on keyboards/vocals, Chris White on bass/vocals, and Hugh Grundy on drums.The GRAMMY Museum welcomed The Zombies' Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Chris White, and Hugh Grundy to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion on their legendary career, followed by a special acoustic performance by Argent and Blunstone. The evening was hosted by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.