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The Animals

  • Eric Burdon Teams With the Greenhornes on 'Black Dog' – Premiere

    Track was inspired by back pain and Winston Churchill

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  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Rev Up 'Wrecking Ball' Tour

    After rocking the Apollo and SXSW, Springsteen hits the road

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  • Eric Burdon Talks Getting Love From Springsteen at SXSW

    'I was crying with laughter,' says the Animals frontman

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  • Summer of Love: London

    Tightly knit, decadent and explosively creative, the scene was too good to last

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  • Animalisms

    No white singer of the British beat boom sounded blacker than the Animals' Eric Burdon, and no English band of the era deserved to sing the blues more. The Animals, who came from the northern industrial city of Newcastle, signed some of the worst record and management deals this side of Jimmy Reed, seeing little […]

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  • The British Invasion: From the Beatles to the Stones, The Sixties Belonged to Britain

    When the Beatles came to America in 1964, the nation was gripped by a phenomenon unseen before

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  • Ark

    As Sixties rock reunions go, this gathering of the original Animals is a better idea than most. In singer Eric Burdon, the group certainly had a mighty mouth, the most untamed of the young English white blues lions. And though the Animals may have lacked the cool, mod flash of the Rolling Stones, they never […]

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  • Best Of The Animals

    With the Fifties rehashed past the point of musical surfeit, the rich body of Sixties rock must now have its day. Important innovations like surf music and the girl-group sound (particularly Phil Spector's creations) have already been resurrected. And now the music of the crucial, nearly ten-year-old British invasion, so significant in revitalizing the spirit […]

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  • Atom Heart Mother

    At one time, Pink Floyd was far-out, freaky even. Their work in the electronic capabilities of rock was more advanced than most people recognize. Their use of a third, rear, sound source anticipated quadraphonics. And their music, if it wasn't memorable, reached into the limits of their experimentation. Most other groups, when they thought in […]

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  • Jimi Hendrix: 1942-1970

    Remembering the life and music of the guitarist after his untimely death

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