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1964 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England


Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s

The Animals


One of the most important bands originating from England's R&B scene during the early '60s, the Animals were second only to the Rolling Stones in influence among R&B-based bands in the first wave of the British Invasion. The Animals had their origins in a Newcastle-based group called the Kansas City Five, whose membership included pianist Alan Price, drummer John Steel, and vocalist Eric Burdon. Price exited to join the Kontours in 1962, while Burdon went off to London. The Kontours, whose membership included Bryan "Chas" Chandler, eventually were transmuted into the Alan Price R&B Combo, with John Steel joining on drums. Burdon's return to Newcastle in early 1963 heralded his return to the lineup. The final member of the combo, guitarist Hilton Valentine, joined just in time for the recording of a self-produced EP under the band's new name, the Animals. That record alerted Graham Bond to the Animals; he was likely responsible for pointing impresario Giorgio Gomelsky to the group.

Top Albums

The Animals (Greatest Hits), The Animals
1. The Animals ..
Retrospective, The Animals
2. Retrospectiv..
The Best of the Animals, The Animals
3. The Best of ..
The Best of Eric Burdon and the Animals (1966-1968), Eric Burdon
4. The Best of ..
The Animals: All-Time Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Version), The Animals
5. The Animals:..
The Best of Eric Burdon and The Animals, Eric Burdon
6. The Best of ..
Greatest Hits, The Animals
7. Greatest Hit..
Let It Rock (Live), The Animals
8. Let It Rock ..
The Animals With Sonny Boy Williamson (Live), Sonny Boy Williamson
9. The Animals ..
Ark, The Animals
10. Ark
The Animals: Greatest Hits Live!, The Animals
11. The Animals:..
Animalisms, The Animals
12. Animalisms
Legends in Music Collection: Eric Burdon & The Animals, Eric Burdon
13. Legends in M..
The Animals with Sonny Boy Williamson, The Animals
14. The Animals ..
The Animals, The Animals
15. The Animals
Live With Sonny Boy Williamson, The Animals
16. Live With So..
Let It Rock (Live), The Animals
17. Let It Rock ..
The Dave Cash Collection: On Their Own, The Animals
18. The Dave Cas..
The Animals Live, The Animals
19. The Animals ..

Top Songs

House of the Rising SunRetrospective4:29$1.29
House of the Rising SunBest of the Animals4:29$1.29
Don't Let Me Be MisunderstoodRetrospective2:28$1.29
We Gotta Get Out of This PlaceRetrospective3:13$1.29
It's My LifeRetrospective3:06$1.29
House of the Rising Sun (Re-Recorded..Animals: All-Time Greatest ..4:30$0.99
Sky PilotBest of Eric Burdon and the..7:30$1.29
San Franciscan NightsBest of Eric Burdon and the..3:20$1.29
We Gotta Get Out of This PlaceBest of the Animals3:12$1.29
Don't Let Me Be MisunderstoodBest of the Animals2:28$1.29
Don't Bring Me DownRetrospective3:15$1.29
Bring It On Home to MeRetrospective2:42$1.29
San Francisco Nights60s Hits3:54$0.99
Boom BoomRetrospective3:17$1.29
House of the Rising SunCruisin' to the Hits of..4:59$0.99
See See RiderRetrospective4:00$1.29
I'm CryingMusic & Highlights: Onl..2:48$0.99
Bright Lights Big CityAnimals (Greatest Hits)2:59$0.99
See See RyderAnimals (Greatest Hits)3:03$0.99
It's My LifeAnimals (Greatest Hits)3:20$0.99
Don't Me Bring DownAnimals (Greatest Hits)3:14$0.99
Don't Let Me Be MisunderstoodAnimals (Greatest Hits)3:43$0.99
House of the Rising SunAnimals (Greatest Hits)3:38$0.99
What'd I SayAnimals (Greatest Hits)4:00$0.99
Boom BoomAnimals (Greatest Hits)2:52$0.99

Top Music Videos

The House of the Rising Sun (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1964), The Animals
1. The House of t..
We Gotta Get Out of This Place (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1966), The Animals
2. We Gotta Get O..
Don't Bring Me Down (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1966), The Animals
3. Don't Bring Me..
Bring It On Home to Me (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1965), The Animals
4. Bring It On Ho..
I'm Crying (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1964), The Animals
5. I'm Crying (Ed..


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