“She’s Not There” Performed by The Zombies (1964)

July 7, 2008


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This minor key beauty of a song made the British Top 20 and crossed over to reach #1 here in the U.S.  This was the first hit for The Zombies; Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson, Colin Blunstone ( awesome vocalist),  Chris White and Hugh Grundy.

The group had just won their U.K.Decca recording contract in a contest and this is what they came up with when challenged to write a hit! I love it as well as most of their unusual sounding catalog of songs — most of which are in minor keys and/or have major to minor key switches that sound like no other group –  that is until The Doors and others began to copy this style and actually become more successful with it then the underrated Zombies ever were.

Read up on this wonderful group at their WIKI Page and see their current touring schedule at their MySpace Page.

She’s Not There -Composed by Rod Argent

Well no one told me about her
The way she lied
Well no one told me about her
How many people cried
But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don’t bother trying to find her
She’s not there
Well let me tell you about the way she looked
The way she acted, the color of her hair
Her eyes were soft and cool, her eyes were clear and bright
But she’s not there
Well no one told me about her
What could I do
Well no one told me about her
Though they all knew
But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don’t bother trying to find her
She’s not there
Well let me tell you about the way she looked
The way she acted, the color of her hair
Her eyes were soft and cool, her eyes were clear and bright
But she’s not there
(solo)
But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don’t bother trying to find her
She’s not there
Well let me tell you about the way she looked
The way she acted, the color of her hair
Her eyes were soft and cool, her eyes were clear and bright
But she’s not there

Here is a performance clip which I believe to be from the American TV show “Shindig”

Please enjoy this performance video of the group performing their hit on the American TV Show Hullaballoo in 1965.

Keeping the Oldies alive just for you.

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