July 1972 – a song popular in this month – Hold Your Head Up by Argent
This was the only US Top 40 hit for Argent, who were named for their keyboard player Rod Argent, previously a member of The Zombies. This song was written by Chris White, who was The Zombies’ bass player.
Interesting facts about Hold Your Head Up & Argent
Argent performed the song on the British TV show Top Of The Pops, and attracted a much wider audience as a result.
The song was written for us by Chris White who was in the Zombies and who now produces us as well as being a co-writer with Rod. Originally it was just another album track but CBS chose it as being suitable for a single.
In Creem magazine, July 1972, their guitarist Russ Ballard, who sang lead on this track, explained: “People are getting a shock when they realize that not all of our numbers are like ‘Hold Your Head Up.’ We’re attracting a lot of people who’ve seen us on Top Of The Pops – people who would normally dismiss us as being just another progressive band.
The radio version was about 2 minutes shorter than the album version, which runs 6:18.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com