"House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals was released in America in August of 1964…
Although the band would put 14 songs in the Top 40, this will be their only US number one. It was reported that the song was recorded in just one take and the band was actually in the studio for less than ten minutes...
With the release of "House of the Rising Sun" in mid-1964, they became the first British group after the Beatles to chart a number one single in America….
Their dark, brooding arrangement of that traditional folk song became an early milestone in the British Invasion. They continued their assault on the American record charts with:
"I'm Crying" (#19)
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (#15)
"Bring It On Home To Me" (#32)
The original membership lasted only until May, 1965, with Alan Price's 1965 departure due to his
(#13 on the charts)
"It's My Life" (#23 on the charts)
"Inside LookingOut" (Charted at #34)
"Don't Bring Me Down"
(Charted just under the Top Ten,
coming in at #12)
After a series of more line-up changes, Eric Burdon continued with new recruits now billed as Eric Burdon and the Animals and enjoyed several more U.S. hits…
"See See Rider"
(Which did break the Top Ten, at the #10 slot)…
"When I Was Young" (Charted at #18)…
"San Franciscan Nights" (#9 on the chart)
"Monterey" (Charted at #15)
(#14 on the US Chart)
By 1970 Eric Burdon
had hooked up with
the group WAR and that’s a whole other story…
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