I want to go home, please let me go home

You know some­thing? Today has been a ban­ner day for hor­ri­ble news, absolutely hor­ri­ble news.
(l.-r.) Hugh Grundy, Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Chris White, Paul Atkinson
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Atkinson, who played gui­tar in the British inva­sion band The Zombies and later became a suc­cess­ful music indus­try exec­u­tive who signed such acts as ABBA, died Thursday, said his pub­li­cist Susan Clary. He was 58.
Born in Cuffley, England, Atkinson had lived in Los Angeles for the past 20 years.
He started his music career with The Zombies, which had hits in the 1960s with “She’s Not There,” “Tell Her No” and “Time of the Season.”
Later, he went on to work as an artists and reper­toire exec­u­tive, sign­ing acts includ­ing ABBA, Bruce Hornsby, Mr. Mister, Michael Penn, Judas Priest and Patty Smyth.
In January, Atkinson received the Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award at a trib­ute and ben­e­fit con­cert in his honor at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.
The event included a reunion of The Zombies.

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