A Suffolk record breaker made a special presentation to recognise the achievements of possibly the world’s oldest surviving rock band when the group brought its latest tour to Felixstowe’s seafront theatre.

The Zombies appeared at the Spa Pavilion as part of their Life is a Merry-Go-Round tour to promote their new album Different Game.

Dean Gould, holder of a number of quirky records, met the group to honour it for being the world’s “Most Enduring Band” – having formed in 1961 and still performing 62 years later, longer than any other band.

Dean, from Felixstowe, went backstage to meet rock stalwarts Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone and present them with a certificate from the Record Holders Republic (RHR).

Keyboard player Argent and vocalist Blunstone were founder members of the Zombies, who rocketed to fame in the early 1960s with their chart hit She’s Not There. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three years ago.

RHR UK president Dean said the concert at the Spa had been a fantastic night. He said: “They were amazing and haven’t lost their touch. Along with the three other new members they smashed it and woke up Felixstowe with their hits and some songs from their new album which has has highly charted in the UK and USA.”