ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS
Newcastle, England - 1941
Founder and vocalist of The Animals, the band established in the coal-mining town of Newcastle at the start of the 1960s.
Eric Burdon, one of the most distinctive and soulful voices in rock and roll, has been an accomplished painter, author, composer and recording artist of rhythm and blues, rock and blues for over 50 years.
Eric has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994 and is named among the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Burdon’s long string of hits include “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, “The House of The Rising Sun”, “Good Times” and the Vietnam-era anthem, “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”.
Burdon founded the multi-ethnic funk outfit War and broke new ground with “Spill the Wine” and “Tobacco Road”.
He has shared the stage with legends including Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Witherspoon and Otis Redding.
He has been cited by Patti Smith and Iggy Pop as one of their favourite singers.
In 2012, Burdon was praised by Bruce Springsteen in his keynote speech at South by Southwest and joined Springsteen on stage.
The acclaimed LP “Til Your River Runs Dry” (2013) was followed by an LP with the garage rockers The Greenhornes (2014).
“Eric Burdon … the most imposing voice” (Rolling Stone Magazine)