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Eric Burdon

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Birthday
11, 1941
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1941 (age 81)
Birthplace
England

About

Lead singer of The Animals on "The House of the Rising Sun" who also worked with the funk band War. Known for his passionate stage performances, he is considered to be one of the British Invasion's most iconic signers. 

Before Fame

The band's name changed from the Alan Price Combo to the Animals after Burdon's arrival. The first instrument he learned to play was the trombone, but soon moved on to singing.

Trivia

He is considered one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone. In 1977, he released his first true solo album, Survivor. 

Family Life

He married Angie King on September 7, 1967; after their divorce in 1969, he remarried Rose Marks on September 17, 1972.

Associated With

He is a famous funk rock musician much like Mitch Mitchell. He became close friends with Jimi Hendrix before his death in 1970. He and John Lennon were also friends.