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Rod Argent

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Rodney Terence Argent (born 14 June 1945) is an English musician. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Argent came to prominence in the mid-1960s as the keyboardist, founder and leader of the rock band the Zombies,[1] and went on to form the band Argent after the first break-up of the Zombies.[2]

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Rod Argent
Argent singing into a microphone onstage
Argent performing in September 2019
Background information
Birth nameRodney Terence Argent
Born (1945-06-14) 14 June 1945 (age 78)
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • record producer
Instrument(s)
  • Keyboards
  • vocals
Years active1958–present
Labels
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Argent is one of the main composers of the Zombies' music and made major lyrical contributions to the band's songs. As the band's keyboardist he used a variety of instruments, including Hohner Pianet, Mellotron, harpsichord, and organ.

In addition to his work with the Zombies and Argent, Argent has made music for television series, been a session musician, produced albums by other artists, and had a solo career which has included three studio albums: Moving Home, Red House, and Classically Speaking. Argent was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Zombies in Brooklyn in March 2019.[3]

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