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The Zombies wake up Regent Theatre

The Zombies performing their classic songs, such as “Time of the Season,” and few newer numbers at the Regent Theatre on Sunday.
The Zombies performing their classic songs, such as “Time of the Season,” and few newer numbers at the Regent Theatre on Sunday.Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

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They weren’t like other British invasion acts. The Zombies were more mysterious than Herman’s Hermits and more ethereal than the Who. They were the band that lamented the lost girl of “She’s Not There,” and lasciviously asked, “Who’s Your Daddy?” on their hit “Time of the Season.” The Zombies even showed up in an Otto Preminger thriller.

The band only squeaked out three hits and two albums before its premature breakup 45 years ago. One of those albums, “Odessey and Oracle,” has climbed out of dusty obscurity and is most likely the reason why the Zombies sold out its Sunday night show in a sweltering Regent Theatre.

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