Aside from the Beatles and perhaps the Beach Boys , no mid-'60s rock group wrote melodies as gorgeous as those of the Zombies. Dominated by Colin Blunstone's breathy vocals, choral backup harmonies, and Rod Argent's shining jazz- and classical-influenced organ and piano, the band sounded utterly unique for their era. Indeed, their material, with unexpected shifts from major to minor keys -- was perhaps too adventurous for the singles market. To this day, they're known primarily for their three big hit singles, "She;'s Not There" (1964), "Tell; Her No" (1965), and "Time; of the Season" (1969).
Gary Calamar and Phil Gallo