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Alan Price

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Alan Price (born April 19, 1942 in Fatfield, County Durham, England) is a musician, songwriter, and actor.

A self-taught musician, primarily a keyboard player, he was educated at Jarrow Grammar School, South Tyneside, and was a founding member of the Tyneside group The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, then renamed The Animals. His playing on their international hit “House of the Rising Sun” and other tracks was a key element in the Animals’ success. His arrangement of “House of the Rising Sun,” a traditional folk song, has become more recognisable than previous incarnations.

He left the band in May 1965, to form the highly successful Alan Price Set. In the same year, he appeared in the film Dont Look Back, which followed Bob Dylan on tour. In 1967, he enjoyed singles success with the Randy Newman song “Simon Smith And His Amazing Dancing Bear” and “The House That Jack Built”, following it up in 1968 with the jazzy “Don’t Stop The Carnival”. A partnership with Georgie Fame resulted in a Top 20 single in 1971, “Rosetta”, and an album “Fame and Price, Price and Fame Together”, as well as a regular slot in one series of “The Two Ronnies” on BBC television.

In 1973, he wrote the music for the Lindsay Anderson film O Lucky Man!; he performs on screen in the film and appears in walk-on parts as himself.

Price produced the autobiographical album Between Today and Yesterday in 1974, a track from which, “Jarrow Song”, returned him to the singles chart.

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  • Estranged_Ann

    O Lucky Man >333 [3]

    16 Jul 4:00pm Reply
  • Aerogate

    O Lucky Man >333 [2]

    22 Feb 11:37am Reply
  • ardsurd

    L O V E !

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • creamsicklesky

    thank god the whole O Lucky Man soundtrack is on Spotify :3

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ms_libertine

    I put a spell on you -> the best version of this song EVER. Amazing voice, amazing piano, amazing man <3

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • IrinaZuzina

    When I was 15 old, i had write this name on my school bag: "Алан Прайс"

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
  • creamsicklesky

    O Lucky Man >333

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • wrobelek66

    You're lucky man...

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Oliveeeeeeeeer

    I don't feel no pain no more.

    13 Jun 2011 Reply
  • CHlLDlNTlME

    чудно

    9 Mar 2011 Reply
  • DaddyPobbin

    Great soundtrack

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • DoubleSize

    theoden92 because the Lucky Man is the English film and Oscar always get USA films, it's theory. Sorry for my english

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • theoden92

    Unfortunately, he hasn''t been priced Oscar for 'The Lucky Man'. Only a Golden Glob. But the soundtrack is owesome.

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • callitjjazz

    we all want ju$tice, but you have to have the money to buy it.

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • DoubleSize

    greatest...

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • kaly_

    Happy birthday! My best wishes for you!

    19 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Immat

    I strongly recommend "Between Today and Yesterday". Great album.

    4 Mar 2010 Reply
  • DecompositionFk

    mad about him

    26 Feb 2010 Reply
  • beezzz

    He did the soundtrack for O Lucky Man and it's interesting because you actually see him playing the soundtrack within the film from time to time. Then later he ends up as a character in the film - as himself! -- Eight years earlier Alan appeared in the documentary about Bob Dylan called "Don't Look Back". He had just left The Animals when it was being filmed and he looks rather sad when Dylan asks him about his band. But he is mostly upbeat and very entertaining. A very talented and charming man.

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
  • gimli91

    O Lucky man! is awsome. This music is really great.

    26 Oct 2008 Reply
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