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Rod Argent

AKA Rodney Terence Argent

Born: 14-Jun-1945
Birthplace: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Zombies and Argent

While still attending school at St. Albans, keyboardist Rod Argent formed The Zombies with some of his classmates. None of the members expected the band would last beyond their school years, but success in local talent competitions led to a deal with Decca and swept The Zombies along into professional status.

The band's first single She's Not There, penned by Argent and released in 1964, was an enormous success worldwide, but subsequent releases inspired ever-lessening degrees of public response. The Zombies parted amicably in 1967, and Rod went on to form the inventively-named project Argent. Argent (the band) also had initial success (the 1972 radio anthem Hold Your Head Up, for instance), but dissolved in 1976.

In subsequent years, Rod Argent has remained active as a producer, composer and musician -- occasionally pursuing a solo career, doing session work on other artist's records (including piano on The Who's Who Are You), and, on the more unsavory end of things, writing football anthems and working with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

    The Zombies Keyboardist/Vocalist (1963-67)
    Argent Keyboardist/Vocalist (1969-76)

    Bunny Lake is Missing (3-Oct-1965) · Himself

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