The Zombies Reunion - Hugh Grundy, Chris White & Terry Arnold

 


Together for the first time in almost 40 years, the original Zombies bassist, drummer and manager. !! Left to right; Chris White (bassist/vocalist/songwriter), Hugh Grundy (drummer) and Terry Arnold (manager) photographed before the Zombies performance in the main foyer of The Stables, Wavenden, Milton Keynes on Monday 3rd March 2008.


The Zombies, Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Chris White and Hugh Grundy performed, for the first time, live, the whole of their album Odyssey And Oracle at The Stables in Wavendon and The Shepherds Bush Empire, London. To produce an authentic version of the studio album, at times 13 musicians were on stage, including "Shotgun Horns", Viv Bouchlan (vocals), Jim Rodford (vocals), Keith Rejoysis (acoustic guitar), Darren Savanartai (keyboards), Steve Rodford (percussion) and Keith Airey (guitar). A victorian pedal organ and mellotron were also used. All the hits were included, "Time Of The Season", "She's Not There", "Say You Don't Mind", "Hold Your Head Up" and "Tell Her No". At the Monday 3rd March concert, fans had come from Dewsbury, Yorkshire and Luxemburg to enjoy this special show, and, an excellent show it definitely was.

To hear Hugh Grundy's interview with Miami's Majic 102.7 breaking the news of The Zombies reunion shows click here

Zombie Trivia
 - In the early days The Zombies used to rehearse in a church hall in Hatfield, Herts, near the homes of Colin Blunstone and Hugh Grundy.
 - The Zombies first gig was at The New Greens Social Club, St. Albans, Herts for manager Terry Arnold's July 1964 birthday party. 'They didn't receive any payment for this performance !!', remembers Terry Arnold.
 - The group name was chosen one evening in a St. Albans pub. Hugh Grundy remembers that 'as more beer was drunk, the names got sillier and sillier, until we all agreed that we would be called The Zombies.
 - The Zombies probably split up in May 1967. During this month Terry Arnold remembers starting a 9 to 5 job.

Dave Barber



Terry Arnold and Hugh Grundy

Original Zombies Drummer Hugh Grundy.
 

 

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