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When did band name change?[edit]

When did the name of the band change from "The Animals" to "Eric Burdon and the Animals"? [10:24, 28 August 2002 Soulpatch]

Price left (May '65), the band kept going until September '66 as The Animals, then announced they'd split. They returned in December '66 as "Eric Burdon and The Animals" [10:39, 28 August 2002 Gareth Owen]

Texas Alexander and Josh White[edit]

No problem for this very good information  :-) Stephan Koenig 23:13, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

"House of the Rising Sun" already has its own article. Only relevant here are the recordings that influenced The Animals' version. Edited accordingly. Wasted Time R 23:28, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Artist Profile[edit]

Not sure how to make one of these, but heres an outline..

Background information:

Origin: Newcastle, England

Genre(s): Blues Rock Rock and Roll Psychedelic Rock

Years active: 1962–1969

Label(s): MGM


Members: Eric Burdon Barry Jenkins John Weider Vic Briggs Danny McCulloch

Former Members: Alan Price (1962-1965) John Steel (1962-1966) Bryan Chandler (1962-1966) Hilton Valentine (1962-1966) Dave Rowberry (1965-1966)

Incomplete, but yeah, etc.. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Musicism (talkcontribs) 00:15, 24 January 2007 (UTC).

Now added. Wasted Time R 23:49, 11 February

2007 (UTC)

There's something odd about Burdon's stated reason for relocating to California. Newcastle is, I believe, the second driest large city in England - the whole of the urban North East is in the lowest national rainfall category. It could hardly be othewise, situated as it is in the rain shadow of the highest land in England. Up there the rain can certainly come sideways, as the local saying has it.

Bandalore (talk) 12:19, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Citations & References[edit]

See Wikipedia:Footnotes for an explanation of how to generate footnotes using the <ref(erences/)> tags Nhl4hamilton (talk) 05:09, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

The current Animals[edit]

This needs clarifying as there is 'Eric Burdon and The Animals' and 'The Animals and Friends' both presently touring. My suggestion would be to call 'The Animals' currently inactive and mention the two acts that presently tour. Tom Green (talk) 22:34, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Totally agree. The last meaningful incarnation of The Animals was the 1983 reunion. Anything after that should just be treated as reuses of the name by various splinter outfits. Wasted Time R (talk) 00:46, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

External link suggestion: New interview with Eric Burdon[edit]

As an editor at Crawdaddy!, and to comply with COI guidelines, I am not posting the link to this new interview with Eric Burdon, in which he discusses the Animals, WAR, and his present-day endeavors. However, I would like to recommend it on its merits, and hope that an editor will find the time to examine the article and—if he or she sees fit—post it to the external links section. I appreciate your time. Crawdaddy! [1]
Mike harkin (talk) 19:00, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Seems like a fine idea to me. Feel free to add it yourself. Sillyfolkboy (talk) 19:19, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Okay, I went ahead and added it myself. Thanks for your consideration. Mike harkin (talk) 00:17, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

the picture[edit]

please, at the top of the article should be a picture of the animals classic line-up, not eric burdon and the animals and surely not eric burdon and the new animals. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:59, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Agreed, the original line-up is to be preferred in the infobox; the later lineup can be presented in the appropriate section in the article. Wasted Time R (talk) 13:15, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Hard Rock, Progressive Rock and Heavy Metal[edit]

It's important that the article features information about their influence on the genres. All I can say is their songs "House of the rising sun", "Inside-Looking Out", "A Girl Named Sandoz", "When I Was Young" and "Sky Pilot".. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:20, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Munsters Gloomy & Scarry[edit]

this is the only band that could ever make an episode of the munsters into a real holloween episode. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:13, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

NME Poll Winners Concerts & Greatest Hits Live (Rip It to Shreds)[edit]

I believe that the NME Poll Winners Concerts of the 1960s were held at the Empire Pool (Wembley Arena), not Wembley Stadium. In addition, I believe that The Animals album Greatest Hits Live (Rip It to Shreds) would have also been recorded at Wembley Arena, and not Wembley Stadium. Can anyone confirm this? Best Regards. DynamoDegsy (talk) 13:26, 10 February 2012 (UTC)