1965 – Performing at the New Musical Express poll winners concert, at London’s Wembley Empire Pool, England, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Animals, The Kinks, Herman’s Hermits, Moody Blues, Them, Cilla Black, The Seekers and Donovan.
1945 – Born on this day, Vic Briggs, guitar, The Animals, (1964 UK & US No.1 single ‘House Of The Rising Sun’). Victor Harvey Briggs III, born This Day In Rock in Twickenham, Middlesex, England, is a former blues and rock musician, best known as the lead guitarist with Eric Burdon and The Animals during […]
1942 – Born on this day, Alan Price, keyboards, The Animals, (1964 UK & US No.1 single ‘House Of The Rising Sun’). And solo, (1967 UK No.4 single ‘Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear’). Lyrics: There is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it’s been the ruin of many […]
1941 – Born on this day, John Steel, drums, The Animals, (1964 UK & US No.1 single ‘House Of The Rising Sun’). History Initial Association With Eric Burdon Steel went to the Gateshead Grammar School. He met the future lead singer of The Animals, Eric Burdon, while they were studying together at the Newcastle College […]