Eric Burdon

English singer-songwriter Eric Burdon

Eric Victor Burdon is an English singer-songwriter best known as a member and vocalist of R&B band The Animals, and the funk band War and for his aggressive stage performance. He was ranked 57th in Rolling Stone's list - The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
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11 May 1941

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Juniper Road And Beyond: A Conversation With Dishwalla And Chatting With The Shift/FSP's Frankie Stephens
Huffington Post - 10 months
A Conversation with (Almost All Of) Dishwalla Mike Ragogna: Rodney and Scot, it took ten years but Dishwalla finally has a new album, Juniper Road. What took you guys so long? Rodney Browning Cravens: After taking a break and getting a new band member, it just took some time to get everything together and we wanted to make sure we did everything right. We were out reconnecting with our fans on tour and getting to know our new "sound" as Dishwalla. George Pendergast: Timing, really. The band had been writing as a group and independently for years but it seemed like now was a good time to get everything percolating that had been brewing for a while and say this is who we are right now. When we had the opportunity to take a few weeks and lock ourselves down, everything clicked and came out way better than even imagined. Jim Wood: In the years since the last album, everyone has relocated to different states, built successful businesses, and expanded their families. It’s not ...
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Flutronix Bring Their 'Urban Pop Art' to Baruch PAC
Huffington Post - about 1 year
By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, November 25, 2016 It's about time. The flute is coming back. The instrument best known in the classical world had been an emotive, fiery and dreamy component of the pop and jazz worlds in the '60s and '70s. In jazz, there were Bobbi Humphrey and Hubert Laws (still the top vote getter in jazz polls), not to mention the three-minute flute solo by multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy on the tune "Stolen Moments" on Oliver Nelson's classic Blues and the Abstract Truth recording. In pop the flute showed up on a couple of Beatles songs ("You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and "Fool on a Hill) but was fully thrust into the limelight by Ian Anderson in the rock-charged Jethro Tull band. Then there was Charles Miller's soulful and mysterious flute lines in Eric Burdon and War's hip radio hit "Spill the Wine." But the flute faded from the instrumental palette as saxophones, plugged-in guitars and keyboards dominated after the '70s. Raucously lou...
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About Last Night...
Huffington Post - about 2 years
I think all this focus on Iowa is ridiculous, but it ends up mattering because (almost) everyone agrees that it matters. Though how it matters is awfully tricky. Just ask Presidents Robertson, Huckabee and Santorum, As I understand things, last night was almost all bad news for a Democratic presidency and good news for Republicans. On the Democratic side, Hillary needed either to win or lose. Had she won, she would have looked "strong." Had she lost, she could have appeared humbled, which I think would have been a good thing for her, image-wise. Instead she is claiming a victory that does not exist and Sanders' side is both empowered and angrier. That will make a final (strong) resolution a bit more difficult in the end, especially if Bernie wins a strong victory in New Hampshire. But the really bad news was on the Republican side. I hold the widely shared belief that Marco Rubio is the only Republican who can both get the nomination and beat Hillary Clinton in the general election...
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ArtsBeat: Lead Belly Tribute Concert Coming to Carnegie Hall in February
NYTimes - about 2 years
Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon of the Animals and more musicians will honor the folk performer onstage.
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Law and Odor: Man Puts Poop In Box To Teach Package Thief A Lesson
Huffington Post - about 2 years
A Las Vegas man victimized by package thieves had enough of their crap. So he fought back with crap of his own. He placed dog poop in a box and watched one suspected pilferer take the bait on surveillance video. "I was kind of excited and I just kept replaying it," homeowner Eric Burdo told KTNV. "I just kind of wanted to give them back something." Burdo placed the excrement-filled box on his porch Thursday, and the alleged thief (plus an accomplice) took the goods on Sunday. "Hopefully they don't do it again and they learn their lesson," Burdo said to the station. Consider this a very smelly lump of coal in your stocking, lads. Cause even though you've been naughty instead of nice, Burdo told KHON2 he wasn't getting the police involved. “I didn’t want to call them and say somebody stole a box of poop off of my front porch,” he said. H/T UPI   Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playL...
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Eric Burdon and the "Forever 27 Club"
CNN - over 4 years
Eric Burdon of "The Animals" dedicates a song on his new album to departed friends including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin
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AmongMen.com: 8 Must-See Canadian Summer Music Festivals
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
When summer finally hits in the Great White North, it blooms into a music festival paradise. From Osheaga in Montreal to NXNE in Toronto to the folk festivals out West, this land was made for music fans. Here are some of the key sites where you can catch a wealth of exciting musical acts from June until August: Fest: NXNE Where: Toronto When: June 10-16th Who: Big Boi, The National, Fucked Up, Calexico, Coeur de Pirate, FLAG, Millencolin, Supersuckers, and a ton more of eclectic, lesser known acts. Cost: A wristband for the entire fest is $60 +tax ( and a guarantee that you don't pay a cover for a show). A priority pass, which gets you a front-of-the-line priority, is $275, and $150 for students. The cost is $30 for a day wristband. NXNE has been a staple of the TO summertime for almost 20 years. The lineup features well-known acts and emerging artists about to hit it big. Past acts have included The Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, De La Soul, Broken Social S...
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Animals rock veteran Eric Burdon writing memoir
Reuters.com - almost 5 years
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Eric Burdon, the singer of the 1960s blues-rock band The Animals, is writing a memoir detailing his five decades in the music industry, publisher Alfred Music said on Tuesday.
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Animal Magnetism: Old Tricks, New Album from Eric Burdon
Seattle Pi - almost 5 years
Animal Magnetism: Old Tricks, New Album from Eric Burdon Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 1:34 pm, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 During 1966 they were touring the United States with Herman's Hermits but their performance at the Cape Cod A-Go-Go Club was just them and a local band, whose name has completely disappeared from my mind during the intervening 47 years. [...] I had to Google The Animals' 1966 tour to pinpoint the date, which was August 2, 1966. The second half of the 1960s found him embracing the California lifestyle and culture with such hits as "San Franciscan Nights," "Monterey," and "Sky Pilot." During the early 1970s he went in a funky direction with the band War and a blues direction on two albums with Jimmy Witherspoon. "Memorial Day" would have fit in well with his late 1960s mate...
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Gregory Weinkauf: Long Live Rock! A Beatle, a Stone and an Animal Salute The Who's Pete Townshend (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
Pete Townshend. Three syllables, and your synapses are already tingling, aren't they? To know Pete Townshend a little (say, hearing "Let My Love Open the Door" on the radio) is to love him. And to know Pete Townshend a lot (as guitarist, singer, rocker, lyricist, poet, author, producer, philanthropist and, objectively-speaking, visionary) is to love him even more. But let us also consider Pete Townshend the brilliant technical innovator. This was precisely the focal point at this year's 28th Annual TEC Awards (Technical Excellence and Creativity), at which Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Kennedy Center Honoree Mr. Townshend found himself the recipient of the 22nd Annual Les Paul Award -- a major honor celebrating "individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio technology." The gala event brightened a rainy night in Anaheim, where the legendary figure and co-founder of the best-named rock band ...
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Eric Burdon Revisits a Classic on 'Fallon'
Rolling Stone - about 5 years
After Eric Burdon tore through "Water" a song from his new album 'Til Your River Runs Dry last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the rock & roll veteran stuck around for a classic performing a web-only version of "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" The Roots laid...
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Mike Ragogna: A Real "Mensch": A Conversation With Germany's Biggest Pop Star, Herbert Grönemeyer
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Bono & Herbert Grönemeyer / photo by Ali Kepenek MEET HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER Herbert Groenemeyer is Germany's most successful recording artist ever, with album sales of over 18 million. Two of his albums -- Bochum (1984) and Mensch (2002) -- became the biggest German-language sellers in history, although in the United States, he is mainly known for playing Lieutenant Werner in the critically acclaimed film Das Boot, not as a recording artist. That may change with the February 2012 release of his new album I Walk that features his international hit duet with Bono, "Mensch." In support of the new album and to introduce Herbert to U.S. audiences, there will be American performances in New York and Chicago, and a public television special will air in those markets as well during pledge weeks. The first broadcast will air on New York's WLIW on December 3 at 9:30 pm and replay on December 8 at 8:00 pm. It will also be broadcast on Chicago's WTTW on December 9 at 8:00 pm. Addi...
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The Animals' Eric Burdon on His Fast and Furious New EP With the Greenhornes
Rolling Stone - about 5 years
Eric Burdon does not like to waste time in the recording studio which made working with the Greenhornes a particular pleasure for the former Animals frontman they knocked out their new four-song EP in a single weekend this past spring "A lot of the stuff was pure jams" Burdon tells Rolling...
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Eric Burdon Teams With the Greenhornes on 'Black Dog' – Premiere
Rolling Stone - over 5 years
Click to listen to Eric Burdon and the Greenhornes' 'Black Dog' An icy tumble of all things is at the root of "Black Dog" the first song on a new self-titled EP that veteran blues-rocker Eric Burdon recorded with Cincinnati garage band the Greenhornes Brendan Benson produced the four-song collection Eric...
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Maria Russo: Exploring Singapore's Café Culture
Huffington Post - over 5 years
While most people spend their layover in Singapore scrambling to hit well-known hawker stands, I chose to sip lattes and gnash on gourmet vegetarian cuisine at some of the city's coolest cafés. Hip coffee joints are popping up all over Singapore's spotless streets and a desire to slow things down just a bit has many Singaporeans lingering in chicly-designed cafés that can easily fit in among some of Seattle's best java spots. If you only have 24 hours in this stopover hub -- and are looking for something a bit different from what the guide books are telling you -- why not weave in a cup of single-origin "joe" and some delectably sinless vegan dumplings while touring this eclectic city and its rich culture? You may find that embracing a casual pace without having to give up those must-see spots -- all in a day's time -- is just the kind of layover you'll need after a tedious journey halfway across the globe. 9:00 a.m. Shake off your jetlag with a long breakfast at Epi...
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Cuisine, fine wines, hot music and golf coming to Glen Ellen
The Sacramento Bee - over 5 years
Let's mix some hot licks and cool blues with haute cuisine and fine wines. Then add a golf tournament and spread out the party over four days. That's the scenario for the 26th annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, Charity Auction Dinner and Celebrity Golf Classic. It'll be happening Oct. 5-8 in Glen Ellen in the Sonoma Valley. Tickets will go on sale Friday. Here's a brief rundown: Oct. 5: A five-course dinner will be served in the 140-year-old olive grove at the B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Co. In the kitchen will be chefs from some of the valley's top restaurants and caterers, including Michelin-rated Cafe LaHaye, the Lodge at Sonoma, Glen Ellen Star, the Girl and the Fig, and Scott Howard Events. Proceeds will benefit national and local veterans organizations, and area food banks and education groups. Oct. 6-7: Among the performers taking the stage will be the Doobie Brothers, Buddy Guy, Kenny Loggins, Eric Burdon and the Animal...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Burdon
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 74
    In 2016, Burdon formed the current lineup of The Animals, including Johnzo West (guitar/vocals), Davey Allen (keys/vocals), Dustin Koester (drums/vocals), Justin Andres (bass guitar/vocals), Ruben Salinas (sax/flute), and Evan Mackey (trombone).
  • 2013
    Age 71
    On 9 September 2013 Burdon's appeal was allowed.
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    In August 2013, he toured with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.
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    On Tuesday 23 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."
    On Monday 28 January 2013, Eric Burdon made a rare appearance performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, backed by the Roots.
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    In 2013, Eric Burdon came out with a new album called, Til Your River Runs Dry.
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  • 2009
    Age 67
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 66
    On 12 November 2008, Rolling Stone ranked Eric Burdon No. 57 on the list of the 100 Greatest Singers of all Time.
    During July and August 2008, Burdon appeared as the headline act of the "Hippiefest".
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    On 7 June 2008, Burdon performed at the memorial service of Bo Diddley in Gainesville, Florida.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2001
    Age 59
    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; it covers the British Invasion, moving to Los Angeles and Palm Springs, and various anecdotes about Rock and Roll stardom.
    On 11 May 2001, the Animals were inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame on Burdon's 60th birthday.
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    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 58
    In 2000, he recorded the song "Power to the People" together with Ringo Starr and Billy Preston for the motion picture Steal This Movie!
  • 1995
    Age 53
    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.
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  • 1994
    Age 52
    In 1994 the "Eric Burdon – Brian Auger Band" disbanded.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 49
    In 1991, Burdon and Brian Auger formed the "Eric Burdon – Brian Auger Band" with the following line-up: Eric Burdon – vocals, Brian Auger – keyboards, vocals, Dave Meros – bass, vocals, Don Kirkpatrick – guitar, vocals and Paul Crowder – drums, vocals.
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  • 1990
    Age 48
    Later in 1990, he had a small line-up of an Eric Burdon Band featuring Jimmy Zavala (sax and harmonica), Dave Meros(bass), Jeff Naideau (keyboards), Thom Mooney (drums) and John Sterling (guitar) 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.
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    In 1990, Eric Burdon's cover version of "Sixteen Tons" was used for the film Joe Versus the Volcano.
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  • 1988
    Age 46
    In 1988, he put together a band with 15 musicians including Andrew Giddings – keyboards, Steve Stroud – bass, Adrian Sheppard – drums, Jamie Moses – guitar and four backing vocalists to record the album I Used To Be An Animal in Malibu, in the United States.
  • 1984
    Age 42
    The original Animals broke up for the last time at the end of 1984.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 39
    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.
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    In April 1981, Christine Buschmann began to film Comeback with Burdon as the star.
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  • 1980
    Age 38
    In mid 1980, they recorded the album The Last Drive. "Eric Burdon's Fire Department" toured Europe with this line-up and Paul Millins and Louisiana Red made special appearances in Spain and Italy.
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  • 1979
    Age 37
    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.
    During January 1979, Burdon changed his band for a tour taking in Hamburg, Germany and the Netherlands.
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  • 1978
    Age 36
    In May 1978, he recorded the album Darkness Darkness at the Roundwood House in County Laois, 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.
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  • 1977
    Age 35
    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 also had a line-up of four guitarists and three keyboard players and is known for its interesting album cover, which depicts Burdon screaming.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 29
    In August 1971, he recorded the album Guilty! which featured the blues shouter Jimmy Witherspoon, and also Ike White of the San Quentin Prison Band.
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    Burdon began a solo career in 1971 with the Eric Burdon Band, continuing with a hard rock–heavy metal–funk style.
  • 1970
    Age 28
    A two-disc set entitled The Black-Man's Burdon, was released later in September 1970.
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    In April 1970, the resulting album created as a result of this association was entitled Eric Burdon Declares "War" which produced the singles "Spill the Wine" and "Tobacco Road".
  • 1969
    Age 27
    In 1969, while living in San Francisco, Burdon joined forces with Californian funk rock band War.
  • 1968
    Age 26
    Keyboardist Zoot Money joined during 1968 until the band split up in 1969.
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  • 1966
    Age 24
    Steel was a member in its heyday and left in 1966, before the band split up 3 years later in 1969.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1958
    Age 16
    The original band was the Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, which formed in 1958; they became the Animals shortly after Burdon joined the band.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Born
    Born on May 11, 1941.
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