The Animals were one of the best of the British Invasion
after The Beatles
hit America in 1964. The band consisted of:
Eric Burdon, vocals
b. May 11, 1941, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear,
Alan Price, piano and organ
b. April 19, 1942, Fatfield, Durham, England
Hilton Valentine, guitar
b. May 21, 1943, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
Chas Chandler (byname of Bryan Chandler), bass
b. December 18, 1938, Heaton, Tyne and Wear, England
d. July 17, 1996
John Steel, drums
b. February 4, 1941, Gateshead, Durham, England
Their rendition of The House of the Rising Son was an instant hit after it was released in 1964, and is probably the version of that oft covered traditional you're hearing in your head right now. Later hits include "I'm Crying," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," and "It's My Life".
They broke up in 1966 with Burdon going on to a successful solo career. Chas Chandler was Jimi Hendrix's manager.