|The Zombies then.....|
Sadly for the beachgoers, Santa Monica officials, worried about the huge crowds and hoping to dissuade people from showing up, had removed the beach-facing jumbotron screen, although it did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the audience.
|Beachgoers take in the music|
The group, which was founded in the Blacksmith's Arms pub in St. Albans, disbanded back in 1967 but Argent and Blunstone reunited more than 30 years later and played live shows together until 2004 when they started going out under the name The Zombies with a re-formed line-up.
Though the Zombies have faced inevitable member changes and split-ups over the years, Argent says that he and Blunstone came back together “just for fun” in late 1999.
“It was only that we had such a fun time playing that it mushroomed into many, many more gigs,” he says.
He still relishes the buzz he and Blunstone get from performing live shows. “It feels one hundred percent the same as it did when we were 18 years old,” he says. “It’s just as exciting and it’s what makes being onstage magical. We have the privilege of being onstage again, and we’re having a ball.”