Eric "The Animal" Burdon and me, 1999.  A living rock legend plays on!

Eric Burdon is best known as founder and lead vocalist of The Animals, a 1960's "British invasion" rock group.

The group projected an in your face "impolite" persona, in sharp contrast to The Beatles, Herman's Hermits, The Dave Clark Five, or other British acts of the day.  Nevertheless, they were able to land appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, a major achievement at the time, to perform hits like The House of The Rising Sun, and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.

Ed Sullivan With The Animals (patting Eric on the head).

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Eric Burdon Sings the Animals Greatest Hits, autographed CD jacket by Eric Burdon at his  January 22, 1999 solo performance in Springfield, Virginia.
Note the peace sign.
Eric and ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, discussing Eric's book "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." Eric Burdon (right) and The Animals in their prime.  
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Eric Burdon autograph from his July 11, 1998 Jaxx appearance.  Note the peace sign. A flyer advertising Eric Burdon And The Animals at the Whiskey A Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, February 28 thru March 3rd, 1968. Ticket stubs for Eric Burdon's July 11, 1998 and January 22, 1999 Jaxx Nightclub gigs.

Eric autographed the ticket stub from 1999.


In this dirty old part of the city
Where the sun refuse to shine
People tell me there ain't no use in trying

Now my girl you're so young and pretty
And one thing I know is true
You'll be dead before your time is due

We gotta get out of this place
If its the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
'Cause girl, there's a better life
For me and you

--Eric Burdon And The Animals

Three and a half decades later Burdon has survived and continues
 to put on a truly unique and colorful performance.

Eric Burdon live, Jaxx, Springfield, Virginia
January 22, 1999
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Autographed to my Cousin Rob, who got into guitars learning House Of The Rising Sun.

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Jay Nedry and local radio personality, Cerph, introducing Eric Burdon (01/22/1999}

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Eric and me after his 1999 show, and autographed at his 2001 show.  Thanks to Liz for taking the photo! (click to enlarge)
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Eric's bass player and keyboardist.

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Eric's lead guitar player, who was still with him in 2001.

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Eric's keyboardist, who no longer was with him in 2001.

Eric Burdon live, Jaxx, Springfield, Virginia
August 24, 2001
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Jaxx Nightclub owner, Jay Nedry, introducing Eric Burdon (08/24/2001)
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Eric banging away on a percussion instrument.
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Oh Lord, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood!
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Eric's lead guitar

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Read a Washington Post review of Eric's August 24, 2001 Jaxx performance.

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