Zombies, Kinks bassist Jim Rodford dies at 76

Zombies, Kinks bassist Jim Rodford dies at 76
Posted at 4:34 PM, Jan 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-20 12:45:49-05

(RNN) – Jim Rodford, who provided the thumping bass line for three different British Invasion bands, died Saturday at age 76.

The bassist played in many groups, but is best known for his work in Argent, the Kinks and the Zombies.

“It is with deep sadness that I learned this morning that my dear cousin and lifelong friend, Jim Rodford, died this morning after a fall on the stairs,” said Rod Argent on the Zombies Facebook page. “More details are not yet known about the exact cause of death.”

Dave Davies of the Kinks worked with Rodford for nearly two decades.

“He will be unbelievably missed. Goodnight and God Bless dear friend,” Argent closed his Facebook post.

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