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The Zombies

Surprisingly, it is not uncommon for a musician to have their biggest hit after they passed away. We wonder if the Zombies could identify on some level, as they achieved their biggest success after they disbanded.

The Zombies were part of the British Invasion and like their compatriots they sought fame and fortune in the United States. Where they were a little different is that the Zombies focused more on their melodies and the use of minor keys. Their music was a little more classically infused and with a touch of psychedelic they have been considered by many musical historians as the most underrated bands of their era. Coincidentally, it appears that their chances may be improving in recent years as listeners appear to be unraveling the textures of their music. Their outside shot for induction seems to be improving each year.


The Zombies

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Should The Zombies be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 80%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4%
No opinion. - 1%
No way! - 3%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2010: #67
    2011: #66
    2012: #68
    2013: #73
    2014: #72
    2015: #79
    2016: #88
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 1989
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom (St. Albans, England)
  • Why they will get in: Their profile continues to rise and nobody would begrudge another 60’s band entering the Hall.
  • Why they won't get in: They were not around for very long.
  • Nominated in: 2014, 2017, 2018
  • Essential Albums: The Zombies (1965)
    Odessey and Oracle (1968)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: She’s Not There (From The Zombies, 1965)
    Tell Her No (From The Zombies, 1965)
    Care of Cell 44 (From Odessey and Oracle, 1968)
    A Rose for Emily (From Odessey and Oracle, 1968)
    Time of the Season (From Odessey and Oracle, 1968)

Should The Zombies be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 80%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4%
No opinion. - 1%
No way! - 3%

THE ZOMBIES AT OCEAN CITY MUSIC PIER IN OCEAN CITY, NJ

Aug 19, 2019

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The Zombies

THE ZOMBIES AT RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE IN RIDGEFIELD, CT

Aug 21, 2019

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The Zombies

BRIAN WILSON WITH THE ZOMBIES AT BEACON THEATRE IN NEW YORK, NY

Sep 26, 2019

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Brian Wilson
The Zombies

BRIAN WILSON WITH THE ZOMBIES AT PALACE THEATER - WATERBURY IN WATERBURY, CT

Sep 27, 2019

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Brian Wilson
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Last modified on Monday, 05 March 2018 04:13

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+4 #3 NJRob68 2014-02-15 17:13
The Zombies were finalists in 2014.
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+3 #2 Dlanod 2013-10-17 14:33
I absolutely adore The Zombies, but I do not think that meet, what should be, the requirements to get into The RRHoF. They were not particularly influential in rock history and they were not particularly successful.

Given the criteria which let many lesser acts into The RRHoF, however, The Zombies definitely belong there.
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+5 #1 Brian 2013-03-30 03:02
Odyssey And Oracle is one of the greatest albums ever. They only had 3 hits, but all were excellent. They had a short career, but almost everything they did (including non-albums singles that didn't chart) was excellent. If the Stooges (who I like) got in, then I think the Zombies have a decent shot.
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