Hugh Grundy

Happy birthday Hugh Grundy (born 6 March 1945) an English drummer, best known as a founding member of the band The Zombies.
Hugh Grundy was born in Winchester, Hampshire, England. While attending St Albans School in Hertfordshire, he met Paul Atkinson and Rod Argent. Argent, Atkinson and Grundy first played together at a jam on Easter 1961 in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Argent wanted to form a band and Colin Blunstone and Paul Arnold joined in early 1961 while all five members were still at school. Arnold left not long afterward and was replaced by Chris White. The band started life as The Mustangs, but after discovering other bands using the name, they changed it to The Zombies. After the band won a local contest, they recorded a demo as their prize. Argent's song "She's Not There" got them a deal with Decca.
The Zombies had several hits and continued to record through the 1960s, but disbanded in December 1967, reportedly over management disagreements. After the band's breakup, Grundy went to work as an A&R man for Columbia Records. In the 1980s, Grundy also operated a horse-transport business in England and worked as a professional driver.
In 1990 Blunstone, Grundy and White briefly reunited as the Zombies with keyboardist/guitarist Sebastian Santa Maria and recorded the album New World (1991). To mark the 40th anniversary of the album Odessey & Oracle, the four surviving original members of The Zombies participated in a three-night series of concerts at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire Theatre between 7 and 9 March 2008.
The Zombies' sixth album, Still Got That Hunger, produced by Chris Potter, was announced for a release date of 9 October 2015. The Zombies toured the US in the fall of 2015 to promote Still Got That Hunger. On 30 October 2015, the band made a guest appearance on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


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