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McCulloch was born in Shepherd's Bush, West London, England . He started out with local band The Avro Boys, who became Tony Craven & The Casuals in the late 1950s. In 1960, The Casuals linked up with new singer Frankie Reid and McCulloch remained with the group until October 1962. During his time with Frankie Reid & The Casuals, one of the band's drummers was Mitch Mitchell.
McCulloch and drummer Derek Sirmon next joined Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages and stayed until May 1963. In 1964, McCullough and Sirmon joined Woking band, The Plebs, who recorded a lone single. During mid-1966, McCulloch worked briefly with The Carl Douglas Set.
In late 1966, after the breakup of the original incarnation of The Animals, McCulloch joined the "New Animals". They released a series of albums and hit singles, including "San Franciscan Nights", "Monterey" and "Sky Pilot". Band members Vic Briggs and McCulloch were fired from the band.
McCulloch and Briggs started a duo career. In 1969 they released the album Wings of a Man. In 1971 McCulloch was the bassist on Reg King's solo LP. In the 1980s Danny worked as a psychiatric nurse in the south Lincolnshire psychiatric hospital Rauceby in Sleaford Lincolnshire.
In 1993 he put together a new Animals group, which rerecorded the old hits and a few others. In 1995 he recorded a second solo album, Beowulf. In the 2000s he was touring with a new Animals formation, called Animals and Friends.
He died from heart failure on 29 January 2015, aged 69.
- Eder, Bruce. "Biography: Danny McCulloch". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
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