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Op-Ed: The Zombies deserve to be inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted Nov 5, 2017 by Markos Papadatos
The iconic rock group The Zombies deserve to get their due: a spot in the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for its Class of 2018.
The Zombies
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The Zombies have been eligible for this tremendous honor since 1989, and they have been nominated a total of three times: in 2013, 2016 and this year. The group is known for their "lush melodies," as well as their "adventurous lyrics" and "catchy arrangements" to quote the official website of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; moreover, the band has fused "jazz and classical piano with psychedelic elements," and as a result, they were able to create memorable pop tunes, which became popular worldwide.
The band members that are eligible for induction, include keyboardist and vocalist Rod Argent, guitarist Paul Atkinson, lead singer Colin Blunstone, drummer Hugh Grundy and bassist Chris White.
The British rock group secured hits in America and the United Kingdom in the 60's, which included such smash singles as "She's Not There," as well as "Tell Her No" and "Time of the Season." Their critically acclaimed album, Odessey and Oracle, from 1968, made Rolling Stone's list of "500 Greatest Albums of All Time," coming in at No. 100. Simply put, The Zombies are perhaps one of the greatest psychedelic rock groups of the 20th century.
For all of these reasons and more, The Zombies deserve their spot in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which they have rightfully earned on their own merits. Let's hope 2018 will be their year of induction.
Read More: Digital Journal was privileged to chat with lead singer Colin Blunstone and bassist Chris White of The Zombies.