The Animals

The Animals

Formed in Newcastle-on-Tyne, The Animals were part of the English blues scene of the early Sixties. Inspired from American blues and R&B sources, their music is adapted to a British working-class sensibility.
  • The band were named "The Animals" in the spirit of a member of a gang that they were a part of.
  • Bassist Chas Chandler discovered and managed Jimi Hendrix.
  • With the release of "House of the Rising Sun" they became the first British group after the Beatles to chart a Number One single in America.
  • "House of the Rising Sun" reportedly took just 15 minutes to record.
  • In 1994, Eric Burdon and The Animals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.