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The New Animals

The New Animals

Who: Eric Burdon and The New Animals
Where: Western Suburbs Leagues Club
When: Sunday April 27, 2003

THE name Eric Burdon should be a familiar one to anyone who grew up in swinging 60s.Burdon was the voice of a generation and fronted The Animals, the band responsible for recording a classic version of the House of the Rising Sun.As the music continues to live on, Burdon continues to perform all over the world and reunite fans with the musical memories of The

Animals.Although the original line up has since split, Burdon has formed a new band and will perform at Wests Leagues Club next month during his Australian tour.Burdon began his musical career in Newcastle, England in the 60s and grew up on a musical diet of Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Josh White and John Lee Hooker.

Each had an immense influence on Burdon and their sounds were reflected through the music of The Animals.The band's popular rhythm'n'blues sound won fans all over the world and it achieved a large following in the UK, Australia and the US.

A string of hits blossomed including We Gotta Get Outta This Place, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, It's My Life, I'm Crying, Inside Looking Out, Bring It On Home to Me, and See See

Rider.Following the band's split, Burdon teamed up with harp-great Lee Oskar to form a percussion-based outfit known as Eric Burdon and War.The group had hits with

Tobacco Road and Spill the Wine.After a number of stints with other artists, Burdon went on to enjoy two reunions with The Animals before pursuing a solo career.

Eric Burdon and The New Animals with play Wests Leagues Club on April 27.Tickets are on sale from the club now.

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