After A Stellar 57 Year Career, This Band Will Finally Be Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

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It’s About Damn Time…

As they always say, “better late than never”. After almost 60 years as a band, legendary music ensemble The Zombies are finally going to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. This news comes as part of the official announcement this morning from the hall. The Zombies will be inducted into the hall as part of the class of 2019 which also includes Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Cure.

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Group portrait of The Zombies in West London, 1965. L-R Hugh Grundy, Colin Blunstone, Paul Atkinson, Chris White, Rod Argent. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki/ASP/Getty Images)

Colin Blunstone of The Zombies recently spoke with Rolling Stone and expressed how grateful he is and how this induction will be ‘career defining’. Here is what he had to say…

“There’s been lots of ups and downs in this 50-year career. This is the pinnacle, to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. What a reward for all of the ups and downs over the years.”

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 01: Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone of The Zombies with David Fricke visit SiriusXM at SiriusXM Studios on March 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

The Zombies have been eligible for induction since 1989 and are still going strong with a magnificent body of work that includes 6 studio albums, 5 live albums and 20 compilation albums. They actually didn’t even receive their first nomination until 2014 and have been short listed ever since. But now we can rejoice that the shortlisting is over.

OTTAWA, ON – JULY 11: The Zombies perform on Day 5 of the RBC Bluesfest on July 11, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Mark Horton/Getty Images)

If you ask me, this upcoming induction is long overdue and these guys should be the ones headlining the class of 2019, but like I said before, better late than never. The Zombies, even today, are still regarded as one of the most iconic and influential rock bands in history. They have a style and charisma that is often imitated yet never duplicated. They are one of the best bands ever, pure and simple. Congrats, fellas!

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