The Zombies 311.
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Zombie scare in Tel Aviv
One of the most acclaimed British bands of the 1960s
will be making their Israeli debut this summer, when The Zombies appear on
August 23 at Reading 3 in Tel Aviv.
Unlike some relics of the past in
which there’s only a tenuous connection with the fabled name and the actual
musicians on the stage, The Zombies feature the original one-two punch of singer
Colin Blunstone and keyboardist/arranger Rod Argent who created such hits as
“She’s Not There,” ”Tell Her No,” and “Time of the Season.”
commercially unsuccessful 1968 album Odessey and Oracle, is ranked No. 80 on
Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and has
been cited as an influence on latter day alternative artists like Beck, Belle
and Sebastian and Elliott Smith.
In the 1970s, when the initial
incarnation of the band broke up, Argent achieved more success with his own band
Argent and their hit “Hold Your Head Up” and “God Gave Rock & Roll to
• David Brinn Rickie Lee Jones to join Dylan
It might not be the
Rolling Thunder Review, but Bob Dylan’s June 20 show at Ramat Gan Stadium is
beginning to fill up with special guests. First, Rickie Lee Jones, the veteran,
American jazzy singer/songwriter and a favorite of local audiences on her many
visits here, was added to the bill, performing her own set as well as joining
Dylan for some duets. Then on Monday, local rock sensation Assaf Avidan and the
Mojos were announced as the show’s opening act.
Avidan is one of the
country’s most creative and electric performers, and will very well give the
audience of Dylan fans a glimpse of what seeing the master in his 1966 prime
might have been like.
The concert is slated to begin at 8:15 p.m. on the
dot, with the gates opening at 3:30 in the afternoon.
• David Brinn
Channel 1 airs new fashion series
A new documentary series on Channel 1, Fashion
Decree (Tzav Ofna) begins tonight at 9:30. Hosted by actress Keren Mor, it looks
at the impact of fashion on Israeli reality, and examines the history of the
local fashion industry, going back to the pre-state period.
departure for Channel 1, which tends to focus on weightier subjects in its
documentaries, and a treat for the rest of us. The five-part series was created
by Naftali Glicksburg and his team.
• Hannah Brown
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