Argent were an English rock band founded in 1969 by Rod Argent, formerly of The Zombies.
The first three demos from Argent, recorded in the autumn of 1968 featured Mac MacLeod on bass guitar.
The other original members were drummer Robert Henrit and bassist Jim Rodford
(later members of The Kinks) and guitarist/keyboardist Russ Ballard,
who contributed to several compositions through the group's career (some of Ballard's compositions became hits
when they were covered by other artists, including Rainbow and Santana).
When Ballard left in 1973, he was replaced by guitarist/vocalist John Verity and guitarist John Grimaldi and there
followed a period of intense recording and touring until the band decided to come off the road late in 1976.