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Rod Argent - Keyboards And Vocals
Russ Ballard - Vocals And Guitar
Jim Rodford - Bass
Bob Henrit - Drums
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Argent Discography Tracks

Argent - Fill Your Head With Rock album art Various Dance In The Smoke Various - Fill Your Head With Rock (Comp) CBS Europe 1970 Sell This Version
307 Argent - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-307 album art Various Rejoice and 1 more… Various - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-307(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 307 UK 1970 Sell This Version
403 Argent - Top Of The Pops-403 album art Various Interview and 1 more… Various - Top Of The Pops-403(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 403 UK 1972 Sell This Version
436 Argent - Top Of The Pops-436 album art Various It's Only Money Part II and 2 more… Various - Top Of The Pops-436(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 436 UK 1973 Sell This Version
534 Argent - Top Of The Pops-534 album art Various Keep On Rolling Various - Top Of The Pops-534(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 534 UK 1975 Sell This Version
11.001 Argent - Hot Rock Promotional album art Various Time Of The Season Various - Hot Rock Promotional(LP, Promo) CBS 11.001 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
none Argent - Flashback Week #10 album art Various It's Only Money Various - Flashback Week #10(3xLP, Transcription) NBC Radio Entertainment none US 1987 Sell This Version
4629112 Argent - Rockin' 60's album art Various Liar Various - Rockin' 60's(CD, Album) Columbia 4629112 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
Argent - Super Rock Session Vol. 1 album art Various Time Of The Season Various - Super Rock Session Vol. 1 (Comp) CBS Germany 1990 Sell This Version
SEAGULL 029/1, SEAGULL 029/2 Argent - British Progressive Rockers In Concert album art Various Roll My Cares Away and 2 more… Various - British Progressive Rockers In Concert(2xCD, Unofficial) Seagull Records, Seagull Records SEAGULL 029/1, SEAGULL 029/2 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
Argent - Queens Logic ( Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ) album art Various Hold Your Head Up Various - Queens Logic ( Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ) (Comp, Album) Epic Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
467987 2, COL 467987 2 Argent - Les Plus Grands Moments Hard Rock album art Various Time Of The Season Various - Les Plus Grands Moments Hard Rock(CD) Columbia, Columbia 467987 2, COL 467987 2 France 1991 Sell This Version
47-004357-10 Argent - Brok & Roll at Nice Price album art Various Hold Your Head Up Various - Brok & Roll at Nice Price(CD, Smplr) Sony Music Entertainment Polska Sp. z o.o. 47-004357-10 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
Argent - Joe Dirt (Music From The Motion Picture) album art Various Hold Your Head Up Various - Joe Dirt (Music From The Motion Picture) (Comp) Legacy US 2001 Sell This Version
Argent - Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues (Music From The Motion Picture) album art Various Hold Your Head Up Various - Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues (Music From The Motion Picture) (Album) Republic Records US 2013 Sell This Version
88875016662 Argent - Rock album art Various Hold Your Head Up Various - Rock(4xCD, Album) Sony Music 88875016662 Australia 2014 Sell This Version
SER 1 Argent - 14 Greatest Hits Various Artistes album art Various Hold Your Head Up Various - 14 Greatest Hits Various Artistes(LP) CBS SER 1 US Unknown Sell This Version

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September 11, 2018
Rod Argent put together Argent just as his former band The Zombies's posthumous single "Time of The Season" was becoming a worldwide hit in 1969. Argent had enjoyed considerable success with The Zombies but wanted his new outfit to become part of the burgeoning Progressive Rock scene. Indeed, his new band employed much heavier rhythms and a generally weightier sound, but also continued the minor keys and complex lyrics of The Zombies, often by Argent's writing with former Zombie bassist Chris White. Guitarist and vocalist Russ Ballard also developed strong melodies and hit singles, writing a string of FM staples. The band was completed by bassist Jim Rodford and drummer Bob Henrit.

Their first album, Argent, was critically acclaimed, if not a massive seller. It was a solid start and contained Ballard's excellent number "Liar", which was subsequently covered by Three Dog Night. 1971's Ring of Hands saw Argent build their following and become major artists. All Together Now was their artistic and commercial high water mark. An album containing a handful of great songs, it produced the song that they are best remembered for-- "Hold Your Head Up"-- which was a major hit in both Europe and the USA.

Their next album In Deep contained two more hits in "God Gave Rock And Roll To You" and "It's Only Money", an indication of the band's future direction into full blown progressive rock. 1974's Nexus was a dark and complex album that lacked all the band's previous signatures. Without a hint of a potential hit, Rod Argent's writing dominated the album, with Ballard only contributing 3 of the album's 9 songs. The album's centerpiece "The Coming of Kohoutek" was inspired by that year's appearance of the comet of the same name. Uninspired by this change and seeking a vehicle for his prodigious songwriting, Ballard left after the album's release to pursue a successful career as a solo artist. Ballard's departure was followed by the release of the poorly recorded live album Encore.

The band regrouped as a quintet with the addition of a young virtuoso guitarist John Grimaldi and guitar/vocalist John Verity. Argent changed direction again, this time exploring jazz fusion. This new direction alienated both Rod Argent's followers from his Zombies' days, but also many of those who followed the band because of the progressive side of their music. Both of their final albums Circus and 1975's Counterpoints were poorly received and failed to sell, though their final concert tours were well attended. In 1975, John Grimaldi decided to leave the band. While Rod Argent considered whether to continue Argent, the remaining members (Henrit, Rodford and Verity) became Phoenix.

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