Vic Briggs

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Vic Briggs
Birth name Victor Harvey Briggs III
Also known as Antion
Vikram Singh Khalsa
Born (1945-02-14) 14 February 1945 (age 69)
Origin Twickenham, Middlesex, England
Genres rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock
Instruments guitar, piano, vocals, vibraphone, bass
Years active 1965–present
Associated acts The Echoes, Steampacket, Brian Auger's Trinity, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Dusty Springfield
Website antionmusic.com

Victor Harvey Briggs III (born 14 February 1945 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England) is a former blues and rock musician, best known as the lead guitarist with Eric Burdon and The Animals during the 1966-1968 period. Briggs currently plays classical Indian and Hawaiian music.

History[edit]

Vic Briggs played guitar and piano with various groups in the 1960s, including The Rokes, The Echoes (Dusty Springfield's backing group), Steampacket, Brian Auger's Trinity, Johnny Hallyday and Eric Burdon and The Animals.[1]

In the 1970s Briggs became a Sikh and took the name Vikram Singh Khalsa. He moved to San Diego, where he had a plumbing business in the 80s. He has made several albums of Indian music and was the first non-Indian to perform kirtan at Harimandir Sahib (also called the Golden Temple of Amritsar).[2]

Briggs currently goes by the name Antion and plays Hawaiian chant music.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego Union Tribune at the Wayback Machine (archived May 30, 2003)
  2. ^ Sikh Global News
  3. ^ Antion in Hawaii; www.antionmusic.com

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