Jim Rodford Dies @ 76 – The Kinks, The Zombies, Argent

Jim Rodford, a founding member of the band Argent (a group that also featured Russ Ballard) and later a member of The Kinks and The Zombies, has died. He was 76 years old.

The Kinks: “It is with deep sadness that we have learned that Jim Rodford passed away – he toured and recorded with the Kinks for many years and will be greatly missed. He was much loved by all of us.”

Dave Davies: “I’m devastated Jim’s sudden loss I’m too broken up to put words together it’s such a shock i always thought Jim would live forever in true rock and roll fashion – strange – great friend great musician great man – he was an integral part of the Kinks later years RIP Jim Rodford.”