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The Animals are an English rhythm and blues and rock band, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in the early 1960s. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature song and transatlantic No. 1 hit single, "House of the Rising Sun", as well as by hits such as "We Gotta Get Out of This Place", "It's My Life", "I'm Crying" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood". The band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-orientated album material. They were known in the US as part of the British Invasion.

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Monterey Pop 50 lineup & tickets: The Animals, Booker T, Regina Spektor, Leon Bridges, more

Late last week, it was revealed that the legendary Monterey Pop Festival would be making a comeback for its 50th anniversary. They already revealed Phil Lesh, Kurt Vile, Father John Misty, Jim James, Norah Jones and Gary Clark Jr, and now more of the…

via Brooklyn Vegan at April 17, 2017

Meet The Animals Of The Tiny Desk Contest

This year, more artists submitted Tiny Desk Contest videos than ever before — and those videos were filled with furry friends. Watch the supercut, then vote for your favorite pup.

via NPR at February 13, 2017

Eric Burdon & The Animals touring, including 2 NYC shows

The legendary Eric Burdon & The Animals are touring this year, with Australian dates this weekend and plenty of other dates worldwide booked through the fall. The tour lands in the NYC-area in October, hitting Long Island's NYCB Theatre at Westbury…

via Brooklyn Vegan at May 19, 2016

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