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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 77)
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • record producer
  • Keyboards
  • vocals
Years active1958–present
LabelsDecca, CBS

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]