Music is My Life: Episode 064

Zombies Singer Colin Blunstone on His Career ‘Odessey’ and the ‘Time of the Season’ for Playing Live Again

​​Colin Blunstone began his career in music as a teenager with the Zombies. After a run of successful singles in the 1960s the group broke up, but not before releasing their masterpiece, Odessey and Oracle, featuring the mega-hit “Time of the Season.” A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Colin and Rod Argent reformed the Zombies at the turn of the century and have been playing together for about four times as long as the band’s original run.

The original lineup of the Zombies—Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Chris White, Hugh Grundy, and Paul Atkinson, pictured circa 1966. Photo by Fremantle Media/REX/Shutterstock

In this wide ranging interview, Blunstone discusses the band’s rise, the disagreements that led to their original breakup, the imposter Zombies who sprung up afterward, his solo career (he is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his debut, One Year), and whether or not his band is responsible for the modern understanding of the phrase “Who’s your Daddy?”. The Zombies are performing a live stream from Abbey Road on Saturday, September 18th. Visit for more info. AFTER you listen to this episode, that is!