Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Britain is a country whose old men remember his voice and when they were young men and say "Happy Birthday" to Eric Burden
* was born Eric Victor Burdon in Newcastle, where, in 1962 he was founding member and vocalist of 'The Animals' which was formed out of the 'Alan Price Combo'
* with the band, combined electric blues with rock and in the USA were one of the leading bands of the 'British Invasion' along with 'The Beatles', 'The Who', 'The Rolling Stones', 'The Dave Clark Five' and 'The Kinks'.
* did his best work at this time and before Alan Price left the group in late 1966
1964 : 'The House of the Rising Sun'
1965 : 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood'
1965 : 'We Gotta Get out of This Place'
1967 :'When I was young' :
Eric has been ranked '57th' in 'Rolling Stone's list of 'The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time'.