September 20, 8:00 PM
A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994, and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon’s music forged new territory while topping the charts for more than five decades. Highly prolific, Burdon has released nearly 50 records in those 50 years, as front man of The Animals and WAR and simply as Eric Burdon. Through the changing sounds and genres, what remains constant is his courage as an artist to explore new sounds, leading into new territory with his unrivaled and unique voice.
Beginning his musical journey as a young man growing up in Newcastle, England, he listened to his idols, Ray Charles and Bo Diddley and immersed himself in American blues and jazz. As front man and driving force of the British Invasion band The Animals, Burdon helped shape rock and roll’s DNA, and Eric’s imposing yet soulful vocals are the driving force of the iconic favourite House of the Rising Sun.
Burdon continued through the years to perform with different iterations of the Animals, while also founding and fronting the funk group WAR, one of the first multiracial bands, and topped the charts again with his groundbreaking hit single Spill the Wine. In the following decades Burdon has become an accomplished painter and author, and he continues to record and tour as a solo artist. The year 2012 saw the release of his album, Til Your River Runs Dry.
Songs: Help Me Girl, Don’t Bring Me Down, House of the Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out of This Place, I’m Crying & Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
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