Eric Burdon

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Eric Burdon

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 add

Category: Music

Born in 1941.

Countries: United States (41%), United Kingdom (22%), (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Animals, Vic Briggs, Brian Auger

Linked to: Power Company, Mercury Records, Alan Price, Bon Jovi




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Eric Burdon was born in 1941 add something


Vic Briggs - "'Victor Harvey Briggs III"' is a former blues and rock musician, best known as the lead guitarist with Eric Burdon and The Animals during the 1966-1968 period


The original band was the Alan Price Combo which formed in 1958 add something


Although the band Burdon formed in the late 1960s was sometimes called "Eric Burdon and the New Animals," it wasn't until 1998 that the name "Eric Burdon and the New Animals" was officially adopted add something


Ken Mansfield - Since the 1960s, Mansfield has been associated with an array of notable performers including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings, James Taylor, Roy Orbison, Don Ho, the Imperials, Tompall Glaser, Harry Nilsson, Glen Campbell, Buck Owens, Lou Rawls, Andy Williams, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Eric Burdon, Badfinger, Ray Stevens, Jackie Lomax, The Four Freshmen, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, David Cassidy, Nick Gilder, Claudine Longet and Jessi Colter


Vic Briggs - Vic Briggs played guitar and piano with various groups in the 1960s, including The Echoes , Steampacket, Brian Auger's Trinity, Johnny Hallyday and Eric Burdon and The Animals


Burdon was lead singer of The Animals, formed during 1962 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England add something


The Animals - Formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during 1962 and 1963 when Burdon joined the Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, the original line-up was Eric Burdon , Alan Price , Hilton Valentine , John Steel , and Bryan "Chas" Chandler


By late 1966 the other original members, including keyboardist Alan Price, had left add something


Steel was a member in its heyday and left before the band split in 1966 add something


John Weider - In 1966, Eric Burdon, frontman for The Animals, put together a new Animals lineup when the original members departed , including Weider on guitar


The Animals - Burdon's argument was rejected, in part based on the fact that he had billed himself as "Eric Burdon and the Animals" as early as 1967, thus separating the goodwill associated with his own name from that of the band


Keyboardist Zoot Money joined during 1968 until they split up in 1969 add something


Zoot Money - During 1968, with a brief stint in the United States with Eric Burdon & the New Animals, Money moved to the States


Andy Summers - For a brief time in 1968, he was a member of The Animals, known as Eric Burdon and the Animals, with whom he recorded one album, "Love Is"


The House of the Rising Sun - "Then, sometime in 1968, Eric Burdon and the Animals made a number-one chart hit out of the damn thing


War - During 1969, while living in San Francisco, Burdon joined forces with Californian funk rock band War add something


He released the compilations "Soldier of Fortune" and "I'm Ready" which featured recordings from the 1970s and 1980s add something


A two-disc set entitled "The Black-Man's Burdon", was released later in September 1970 add something


The singles from the double album, "Paint It, Black" and "They Can't Take Away Our Music", had moderate success during 1971 add something


Reading Festival - In 1973 the band performed at the Reading Festival and in 1974 they travelled to New York City add something


In 1973 he formed the Eric Burdon Band and recorded the soundtrack for his own film project, "Mirage" add something


At the end of 1974 the band released the album "Sun Secrets" and this was followed by the album "Stop" in 1975 add something


The film and the soundtrack were to be released in July 1974, but somehow they never were add something


Les Binks - Former drummer for Eric Burdon, James Leslie Binks was a drummer on the 1974 Roger Glover album "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast", which featured such legendary names as David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, and Ronnie James Dio behind the microphone


Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals' Eric Burdon has re-recorded the song throughout the years, notably an eight-minute version on his 1974 album "Sun Secrets" and a heavy metal performance in 1976 later released on his "Live at the Roxy" album


In 1975 the original Animals reunited and recorded an album called "Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted", released in 1977 and overlooked due to the dawning of punk add something


Lynn Carey - Her studio session credits range from backing vocals for Charlie Musselwhite to Eric Burdon , Michel Berger and providing music for various television and film scores in the 1980s


Burdon moved to Germany in 1977 and recorded the album "Survivor" with a line-up including guitarist Alexis Korner and keyboardist Zoot_Money; the album had a line-up of four guitarists and three keyboard players and is known for its interesting album cover, which depicts Burdon screaming add something


In May 1978 he recorded the album "Darkness Darkness" at the Roundwood House in County Laois, Republic of Ireland, using Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio and featuring guitarist and vocalist Bobby Tench from the Jeff Beck Group, who had left Streetwalkers a few months before add something


In 1979 he acted in the TV film "The 11th Victim" add something


In March 1979 he played a concert in Cologne and changed the band's name to "Eric Burdon's Fire Department", whose line-up included backing vocalist Jackie Carter of Silver Convention, Bertram Engel of Udo Lindenberg's "Panik Orchester" and Jean-Jaques Kravetz add something


In mid 1980 they recorded the album "The Last Drive" add something


The album was eventually released in 1980 add something


Brian Robertson - In 1980 Robertson was featured on the Eric Burdon album "Darkness Darkness"


In April 1981, Christine Buschmann began to film "Comeback" with Burdon as the star add something


In September 1981 the final scenes of "Comeback" were shot in the Berlin Metropole and Burdon and his band continued to tour through Australia and North America add something


Michael Madsen - Love Ride began in 1981 and has included celebrities Malcolm Forbes, Peter Fonda and Larry Hagman with musical entertainment from Robbie Krieger, David Crosby, Eric Burdon, Jackson_Browne, Little Feat, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen, Dwight Yoakam, the Doobie Brothers, Sammy Hagar, Justin Bieber and others


A studio album titled "Comeback" was released in 1982 add something


In 1982 he starred in another German film, "Comeback", again as a singer add something


On 28 August 1982 "The Eric Burdon Band" including Red Young performed at the Rockpalast Open Air Concert in Lorelei, Germany add something


The 1983 album "Power Company" included songs recorded during the "Comeback" project add something


In May 1983 the Animals reunited with their original line-up and the album "Ark" was released on 16 June 1983, along with the singles "The Night" and "Love Is For All Time" add something


A world tour followed and the concert at Wembley Arena, London, recorded on 31 December 1983 was released in 1984 as "Rip It To Shreds" add something


The original Animals broke up for the last time at the end of 1984 add something


Following this Burdon toured heavily with his solo project from March 1984 to March 1985, taking in UK, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Canada and Australia add something


Their concert at the Royal Oak Theatre in April 1984 was released in 2008 entitled "Last Live Show"; the band members were augmented by Zoot Money, Nippy Noya, Steve Gregory and Steve Grant add something


In 1986 Burdon published his autobiography entitled "I Used To Be An Animal, But I'm Alright Now" add something


Paul Crowder (filmmaker) - In 1989, Crowder moved to Los Angeles and started playing with Eric Burdon, formerly of the Animals, and Robby Krieger, formerly of the Doors, later joined by Brian Auger on keyboards


In 1990 Eric Burdon's cover version of "Sixteen Tons" was used for the film "Joe Versus the Volcano" add something


Later in 1990 he had a small line-up of an "Eric Burdon Band" featuring Jimmy Zavala , Dave Meros, Jeff Naideau , Thom Mooney and John Sterling before he began a tour with The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and they appeared at a concert from Ventura Beach, California, which was released as a DVD on 20 June 2008 add something


Brian Auger - Auger toured with blues rocker Eric Burdon in the early 1990s, and recorded the live album "Access All Areas" with him in 1993


In 1991 he had a cameo appearance in "The Doors" add something


By 1992, Larry Wilkins replaced Kirkpatrick and Karma Auger replaced Crowder and in 1993 they added Richard Reguria add something


Vic Briggs - In 1992, to the consternation of Eric Burdon, Briggs registered a U.S. trademark of "The Animals" band name, and peformed under that name with former band members Danny McCulloch and Barry Jenkins


Vic Briggs - The band's most notable performance, with McCulloch instead of Eric Burdon on lead vocals, was a 1992 performance in Moscow's Red Square, as part of a benefit concert for victims of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster


Hilton Valentine - Along with Eric Burdon, Chas_Chandler, Alan Price and John Steel, Valentine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994


In 1995, Burdon made a guest appearance with Bon Jovi, singing "It's My Life"/"We Gotta Get out of This Place" medley at the Hall of Fame add something


In October 1996, Aynsley Dunbar replaced Craney on drums add something


"The Official Live Bootleg" was recorded in 1997 and in May that year Larry Wilkins died of cancer add something


In 1998 he acted as himself in the Greek film "My Brother and I", followed by a bigger role in the German film "Snow on New Year's Eve" add something


The 1998 band had bassist Dave Meros, guitarist Dean Restum, drummer Aynsley Dunbar and keyboard guitarist Neal Morse add something


They recorded "Live at the Coach House" on 17 October 1998, released on video and DVD in December that year add something


In 1999 they released "The Official Live Bootleg No. 2" and in August 2000 "The Official Live Bootleg 2000", with Martin Gerschwitz on keyboards add something


In 2001, his second critically acclaimed memoir, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," written with author/filmmaker J. Marshall Craig, was released in the US, followed by editions in Greece, Germany and Australia add something


When John Lee Hooker died in 2001, Burdon had written the song "Can't Kill the Boogieman" the co-writers of the songs, on the album, were Tony Braunagel and Marcelo Nova add something


On 11 May 2001, the Animals were inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame on Burdon's 60th birthday add something


On 3 March 2002, the live album "Live in Seattle" was recorded add something


In 2003 he made a guest appearance on the album "Joyous in the City of Fools" by the Greek rock band Pyx Lax, singing lead vocal on "Someone Wrote 'Save me' On a Wall" add something


In June 2003, he formed another "Eric Burdon and the Animals", with keyboardist Martin Gerschwitz, bassist Dave Meros, guitarist Dean Restum, and drummer Bernie Pershey add something


On 13 April 2004 he released a "comeback" album, "My Secret Life", which was his first album with new recordings for 16 years add something


In 2005 they released a live album, "Athens Traffic Live", with special DVD bonus material and a bonus studio track and disbanded in November 2005 add something


In 2007 he performed the traditional "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" in the drama festival film "The Blue Hour" and in a documentary about Joshua Tree, where Burdon lives, called "Nowhere Now" add something


They performed at the Lugano Festival and in 2007 he toured as the headlining act of the "Hippiefest" line-up, produced and hosted by Country Joe McDonald add something


Hilton Valentine - As well, from February 2007 to November 2008 Valentine toured with Eric Burdon


During 2008 Burdon toured again as "Eric Burdon and the Animals" with a variable line-up of backing musicians add something


Eric Burdon and War were reunited for the first time in 37 years, to perform an Eric Burdon & War reunion at the concert at the Royal Albert Hall London on 21 April 2008 add something


On 7 June 2008 Burdon performed at the memorial service of Bo Diddley in Gainesville, Florida add something


During July and August 2008, Burdon appeared as the headline act of the "Hippiefest" add something


On 12 November 2008 "Rolling Stone" ranked Eric Burdon No. 57 on the list of the 100 Greatest Singers of all Time add something


On 13 December 2008, Burdon lost a three-year legal battle to win the name "The Animals" in the UK. Drummer John Steel now owns the rights in the UK only add something


Klaus Voormann - In 2008 he recorded the song "For What It's Worth" with Eric Burdon and Max Buskohl


A Day in the Life - It has been covered by other artists including Sting, Bobby Darin, Jose Feliciano, Wes Montgomery, the Fall, Neil Young, Eric Burdon, Tori_Amos, Jeff Beck, the Bee Gees, Robyn Hitchcock, Chris Cornell, Phish and since 2008, by McCartney in his live performances


Robby Krieger - In June 2008, ZYX Studio released his concert with Eric Burdon, called "Live at the Ventura Beach California"


On 22 January 2009 he first performed with his new band, including keyboardist Red Young, guitarist Rick Hirsch, bass player Jack Bryant and drummer Ed Friedland add something


Garmisch Olympia Stadium - Rockstar Eric Burdon will perform there in 2010


Jimi Hendrix - Remastered in California in December 2010, it includes tracks from the same night's performance by Eric Burdon's War


The album was recorded at an all-analogue recording studio, and released on 23 November 2012 as part of Record Store Day's "Black Friday add something


On Monday 28 January 2013, Eric Burdon made a rare appearance performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, backed by the Roots add something


On Tuesday 23rd July 2013 he guested on stage with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band at Cardiff Millennium Stadium, performing "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place add something


In August 2013, he toured with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo add something


On 9 September 2013 Burdon's appeal was allowed add something


Chris-Cross - On 7th September 2016, Cross was hired to support Geordie Rockstar and lead singer of British band The Animals, Eric Burdon at a gig which took place at Newcastle City Hall


On May 10, 2018, the night before Burdon's 77th birthday, he and The Animals played to a packed house at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn, Massachusetts add something