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Old 01-20-2018, 10:21 PM
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Kinks bassist Jim Rodford joins the Zombies. R.I.P.


He was a very good bassist. You'll hear Rodford on dozens of albums.

Rodford was very supportive of local bands and played with them whenever he wasn't touring.

RIP
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The Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died at the age of 76.

The British musician, who spent 18 years with the band from 1979, also played with Argent and The Zombies.

His cousin and fellow bandmate, Rod Argent, paid tribute on Facebook to the "magnificent bass player", who died following a fall on the stairs.

He also highlighted his commitment to the music scene in St Albans where he had lived all his life, playing with family members in The Rodford Files

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Some background on Rodford and The Zombies. He was friends with them long before the band formed. He eventually joined for the reunion tours .

Argent was an incredible rock band. Check out Hold Your Head Up. Rodford is kicking ass and taking names with that bass part.
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Over 40 years after he was first asked, Rodford finally joined the Zombies when Argent and singer Colin Blunstone revived the band in 2004; Rodford and his son, drummer Steve Rodford, remained members of the Zombies' touring unit until the bassist's death. Rodford also appeared on the group's 2015 comeback LP Still Got That Hunger.

Argent continued in his tribute to Rodford, "Jim was a wonderful person, loved by everybody. When Colin [Blunstone] and I, shocked and hardly able to talk, shared the news this morning, Colin said 'I've never heard anyone say a bad word about him...' He will be unbelievably missed. Goodnight and God Bless dear friend."

https://youtu.be/anpMFcae9rI

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Gotta say - at very first glance, thread title made me think Rodford was joining a re-unified Zombies. Sure, the "R.I.P." immediately tipped me off to what the thread is about - it's just too bad you had to pick a word that was also a sixties band (and the fact that, for some reason, you decided to capitalize it, further creating the immediate impression it could be the band).
Anyway, a nitpick - no need to further acknowledge it.

Always remembered the iconic stamps he put onto the beginnings of "Time of the Season" and "Hold Your Head Up".

RIP.
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Gotta say - at very first glance, thread title made me think Rodford was joining a re-unified Zombies. Sure, the "R.I.P." immediately tipped me off to what the thread is about - it's just too bad you had to pick a word that was also a sixties band (and the fact that, for some reason, you decided to capitalize it, further creating the immediate impression it could be the band).
I'm sure that was deliberate. And, not completely inaccurate. From the OP's link:
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Rodford joined the revived Zombies in 1999 alongside his son, drummer Steve Rodford, touring until his death, most recently in Florida this month.
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Did he ever play with the Kast off Kinks? I saw Kast off Kinks at the Cavern Club in Liverpool last year and really enjoyed the show.
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Did he ever play with the Kast off Kinks? I saw Kast off Kinks at the Cavern Club in Liverpool last year and really enjoyed the show.
Yes, according to the second post's link.
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Rodford also played bass in the Kast Off Kinks, a group made up of Kinks expats like Mick Avory and Ian Gibbons, beginning in the late 2000s.
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Gotta say - at very first glance, thread title made me think Rodford was joining a re-unified Zombies. Sure, the "R.I.P." immediately tipped me off to what the thread is about - it's just too bad you had to pick a word that was also a sixties band (and the fact that, for some reason, you decided to capitalize it, further creating the immediate impression it could be the band).
Anyway, a nitpick - no need to further acknowledge it.

Always remembered the iconic stamps he put onto the beginnings of "Time of the Season" and "Hold Your Head Up".

RIP.
Nitpick in the service of honoring great musicians: It was Chris White who was the original Zombies bassist on Time of the Season. He also wrote 7 of 12 songs on Oddessey and Oracle. Even though they're not the "hits," it's one of the best LPs of all time.
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Resurrecting this zombie thread to note that Kinks keyboardist Ian Gibbons died a couple of weeks ago.
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