Mario Solis‘ Today’s Memory
Eric Burdon’s 70th anniversary
Originally shared by Mario Solis
Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941) is an English singer-songwriter best known as a member and vocalist of rock band the Animals and the funk band War and for his aggressive stage performance. He was ranked 57th in Rolling Stone’s list The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
Burdon was lead singer of the Animals, formed during 1962 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The original band was the Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, which formed in 1958; they became The Animals shortly after Burdon joined the band. The Animals combined electric blues with rock and in the USA were one of the leading bands of the British Invasion. Along with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Dave Clark Five, and the Kinks, the group introduced British music and fashion. Burdon’s powerful voice can be heard on the Animals’ singles „The House of the Rising Sun”, „Sky Pilot”, „Monterey”, „I’m Crying”, „Boom Boom”, „Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, „Bring It On Home to Me”, „Baby Let Me Take You Home”, „It’s My Life”, „We Gotta Get out of This Place”, „Don’t Bring Me Down”, and „See See Rider”.