If it seems like 2019 is a lot to live through, look back at the summer of 1969. The Stonewall Riots, the first letters from the Zodiac killer, the first troop withdrawals from Vietnam and the Nixon doctrine, the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Chappaquiddick incident, the death of Brian Jones and the murder of Sharon Tate, and of course, the original Woodstock Festival -- not only did it all happen that summer, it all occurred in the span of about a month and a half. The '60s often feel over-mythologized as a decade, but then you think about all of that happening in one 50-day period and wonder why we don't talk about '69 even more... Read More!
The Zombies’ “Time of the Season” hit Number One on the Cashbox singles chart on March 29th, 1969. Fifty years later to the day, the group appeared at Barclays Center to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “The fact is that we’ve been nominated a few times,” says drummer Hugh Grundy. But he calls the timing of today’s induction ceremony “serendipity in itself.” “What’s meant to be is meant to be,” Grundy adds. “We had to wait for a while, but we made it.”
The Zombies Rise, Return to Billboard's Album Charts After Nearly 50 Years
In December 1964, America was in the grips of the British Invasion's first year, and England's The Zombies shot to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their debut chart hit "She's Not There.” The smash kicked off a successful five-year period in which the band notched three top 10s on the Hot 100 between 1964 and 1969 (including the No. 3 hit “Time of the Season”), followed by a breakup that lasted over two decades.
Fast-forward to 2015 where, half a century after their first hit, the band is back on six different Billboard album charts, thanks to a new album and a previous project... Read More!