Artist Spotlight: The Animals

Introduction

The Animals are an English R&B and Blues band. They were formed in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, in the early 1960’s, but moved to London in 1964 after they became a big-name act. The Animals had 10 top twenty hits on the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard 100. They disbanded in the late 1960’s after undergoing several different member changes and poor management.

Reunions And Comebacks

The Animals’ original members (Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, Hilton Valentine, and John Steel) reunited in 1968 for a benefit concert in Newcastle. They had a brief return to music in both 1975 and then again in 1983. ┬áThe Animals were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Artist Spotlight The Animals

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