Colin Blunstone

Colin Blunstone


Colin Blunstone was born on June 24, 1945 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.

Like many musicians, Colin would start by playing in a garage band. However, it would be a band that would become a household name. Colin said, "The Zombies were a school band, even though the guys in the band came from two different schools in St. Albans, which is next door to Hatfield."

In 1964, The Zombies released their first album in the US on the Parrot record label, and the album would launch them into the Top 10 in America. "She's Not There" peaked at number two on Billboard (and number one in Cashbox), while "Tell Her No" climbed to number six. 1965 would lead them to record the soundtrack for the movie "Bunny Lake Is Missing". "Odessey and Oracle" (with the hit "Time Of The Season") would be released in 1968, and mark the end of The Zombies.

After The Zombies, Colin worked briefly in insurance before deciding to re-enter the music industry. In 1971 Colin returned by releasing the album "One Year". Other albums would follow, including: "Ennismore" (1972), "Journey" (1974), and "Planes" (1976).

In the late seventies, Colin also began to make appearances on other artist’s records, including Mae McKenna's "Walk On Water" (1977), Mike Batt's "Tarot Suite" (1978), and The Alan Parsons Project "Pyramid" (1977). He would record with Alan Parsons a number of times, including the classic track "Old and Wise".

In 1984 Colin and other members of The Project joined together to form the band Keats. They only released the one self-titled album, which including the song (and video) "Turn Your Heart Around".

In the 1990s, Colin has done everything from making music for commercials, to releasing new solo albums (including "Echo Bridge"), and performing on Steve Hackett's "Watcher of The Skies: Genesis Revisited" album.

More recently Colin has released his latest solo album: "Out of the Shadows". He has also been busy touring – sometimes with his old Zombies’ bandmate Rod Argent.

For more about Colin Blunstone, see Issues Twelve and Thirteen of The Avenue.


Selected Discography

With The Zombies
1964 The Zombies
1965 Begin Here
1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing [Original Soundtrack]
1968 Odessey & Oracle

Colin Blunstone Solo Albums
1971 One Year
1972 Ennismore
1974 Journey
1976 Planes
1978 Never Even Thought
1979 Late Nights in Soho
1982 I Don’t Believe in Miracles
1995 Echo Bridge
1996 Live at the BBC
1998 Light Inside
2002 Out of the Shadows

  Work With Other Artists  
1977 Mae McKenna Walk on Water Vocals
1978 The Alan Parsons Project Pyramid Vocals
1979 Mike Batt Tarot Suite Vocals
1982 The Alan Parsons Project Eye in the Sky Vocals
1983 Exile Exile Vocals
1984 The Alan Parsons Project Ammonia Avenue Vocals
1984 Keats Keats Vocals
1985 The Alan Parsons Project Vulture Culture Vocals
1988 Karel Fialka Human Animal Vocals
1997 Steve Hackett Watcher of the Skies: Genesis Revisited Vocals
1999 Alan Parsons Time Machine Vocals
2000 Martin Darvill & Friends Greatest Show on Earth Vocals

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