Remembering the legendary bassist Jim Rodford today. Jim Rodford died on January 20, 2018, months after our Socially Sparked® Spotlight Interview was first published for Father’s Day 2017. His death was sudden due to a fall down the stairs; days after a performance. Socially Sparked News spotlight feature with the legendary bassist for The Zombies, The Kinks and many others was one of his last interviews.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At the time of his death Zombies fellow bandmate and Jim’s cousin Rod Argent paid tribute on Facebook saying,

“Jim was not only a magnificent bass player, but also from the first inextricably bound to the story of The Zombies. An enormous enabler for us…Jim was a wonderful person, loved by everybody. …I’ve never heard anyone say a bad word about him…He will be unbelievably missed. Goodnight and God Bless dear friend. – Rod x”

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Legendary British band The Kinks, who Jim played with as the bassist for 18 years said in an official statement:

“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.” — The Kinks on Twitter

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7111″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We’ll be remembering the legendary bassist Jim Rodford on the anniversary of his death each year. Jim will be remembered as an incredible and talented musician, a loving husband, father and grandfather, an endeared bandmate to all the bands he played with, a St. Albans proud native and an all around stand-up good guy. And a person who Socially Sparked® our world. You can read our full interview with Jim at Socially Sparked News under Entertainment-Music: Zombies Jim Rodford: Tales of a Daddy. — We are forever #SociallySparked!  Tweet us @sosparkednews & @asparks01[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7222″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]