Leon Haywood has had more than 20 R&B hits in a long and varied career.
The Zombies were the second English group to have a #1 single in the US, trailing only the Beatles for that distinction, when their 1964 debut single “She’s Not There” reached the top of the Cashbox chart in this country. Now, more than 50 years later, the Zombies are still going strong. Their latest album, Still Got That Hunger, will be released on October 9. On September 30 the band will embark on their latest US tour. In recent years lead singer Colin Blunstone and keyboard player Rod Argent, both founding members of the Zombies, have been touring with a band that includes bass player Jim Rodford (formerly of Argent, and the Kinks), Rodford’s son Steve on drums, and guitar player Tom Toomey. The upcoming tour will be special in that the band will be playing their fabled 1968 album Odessey & Oracle in its entirety for the first time in the US, and they will be doing it with original Zombies drummer Hugh Grundy, and songwriter/bass player Chris White who joined the band in …
The 200th edition of Soul Serenade features the Jive Five
Bloodstone was one of the key groups in soul music history
This week we explore one of the great, early sides from the legendary vocal group the Andrews Sisters, “Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Sea Food, Mama).”
Even in an era of dance crazes not every one took off
Jackie Wilson was a superstar in the ’50s and ’60s. His signature song was the the 1958 smash “Lonely Teardrops.”