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Eric Burdon & The Animals was a psychedelic rock band formed after The Animals disbanded in 1966.

In 1967, lead singer Eric Burdon planned to make a solo career, but then he thought about “New Animals”. He took Barry Jenkins (from The Nashville Teens and the last “Animals” line-up, drums), John Weider (later member of Family, violin, guitar), Danny McCulloch (bass) and Vic Briggs alias Antion (from The Echoes and The Steampacket, guitar, piano, vibes) and recorded the single When I Was Young which charted in USA #15 and in Australia #2.

For the gig at the Monterey Pop Festival they were officially named “Eric Burdon & The Animals” and they performed their next single San Franciscan Nights (USA #9, UK #7, Australia #4, Germany #17, Netherlands #6 and Canada #14).

After releasing the first album, Winds of Change, they recorded in 1968 three other albums.

After the second album, The Twain Shall Meet, which featured the hits Monterey and Sky Pilot, Zoot Money (piano, vocals) joined the band for the third album, Every One Of Us, which included the hit single White Houses.

In July 1968, the fourth and last album of the band, Love Is, was recorded. For this album, Vic Briggs and Danny McCulloch were fired and guitarist Andy Summers joined the band. John Weider went on bass.

For this album the songs Ring Of Fire and River Deep Mountain High were recorded and released worldwide in 1969.


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  • Moonlight__Dawn

    LOVE this band! Outstanding! <3.... Here's a video/song I just added that the fans may love: A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday --> check it out! <3

    26 May 8:10am Reply
  • emergingsynergy

    Happy birthday Eric! You're still an animal! :)

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • der-pepe

    Does anyone know more artists that have songs similar to Eric Burdon's "Hotel Hell", "As the Years Go Passing By" and "New York 1963 - America 1968"? I really love this soft bluesy style!

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • AddOnSoul

    @fromius, I disagree. The psychedelic music started the same time in the US and in GB. It was pioneered by musicians including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, and The Yardbirds, emerging as a genre during the mid-1960s among folk rock and blues rock bands in the United Kingdom and United States, such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, The Doors and Pink Floyd. It reached a peak in between 1967 and 1969 with the Summer of Love and Woodstock Rock Festival, becoming an international musical movement and associated with a widespread counter-culture, before beginning a decline as changing attitudes, the loss of some key individuals and a back-to-basics movement, led surviving performers to move into new musical areas.

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
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  • pablo_lerat

    good times!

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • LucasDSimoes

    Yes I Am Experienced!

    16 Feb 2012 Reply
  • fromius

    This band was the answer to the american psychedelic bands mainly with the peace and love movement,which their major performance was at the Monterey Pop Festival where bands as The Who,Jimi Hendrix,Country Joe & The Fish,Mamas & Papas,Otis Redding,Ravi Shankar,and many others performed superbly at mid-60's.

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
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    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Druid66

    The original, "Mod" edition of The Animals is one of my top ten most-oft-played bands! This version isn't as compelling to me, but it's still Eric Burdon and his crew, making hip-shaking grooves.

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • janisftw

    coloured rain! [2]

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • mechah

    Its my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • dewfish

    cool group.

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Torrencee

    Hotel Hell & All is one ♥ ♥ ♥

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • kyrios69

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Nothin' more to say :-)

    14 Oct 2010 Reply
  • arthurRaio

    coloured rain!

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Metalheavy

    Founders of metal.....

    16 Aug 2010 Reply
  • noideaasusualxD

    Inside Looking Out <3 <3 <3 Oh my Oh my

    17 Jul 2010 Reply
  • zwurbelkurbel

    LOve, Love, Love, Love, Love.

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Margidsche

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ja!!!

    13 Oct 2009 Reply
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