Formed 1962 in St Albans area by five schoolkids who entered newspaper talent competition in 1964 and were subsequently signed to Decca Records.
In 1965 cut (I), which was later ‘re-service/re-packaged’ and released as The World Of The Zombies (Decca) in 1970.
Band split in 1967 after cutting (2) – a track from which, Time Of The Season, ironically went on to sell a million, topping American and Japanese charts after Zombies had become defunct.
Argent formed eponymous band Argent and Blundstone entered solo career.
(1) Begin Here (Decca 1965)
(2) Odessey and Oracle (CBS 1968)
(3) Time of the Zombies (Epic 1973)