Playlist by Algernon

Following on from recent lists delving into Beat music, I thought I’d look at one band The Animals or Eric Burdon and the Animals. Burdon was from Newcastle upon Tyne, where the band started. They moved to London in 1964. The Animals performed mostly R&B, rock and blues in later year’s psychedelia. The band was also a part of the British invasion of the mid sixties.

In the early days they’d cover versions of other bands mostly American blues. Like many of the bands of the sixties they broke up in 1968. They reformed in 1975-76 and again in 1983 when Burdon left the band for good.

The Animals reformed yet again in 1992 and a still performing. This list looks a songs written by Burdon and the bands have written in the 1960’s, except for the last which was the single release from their album Love Is after the band broke up for the first time.

The Story of Bo Diddley – The Animals

For Miss Caulker – The Animals

You’re on my mind – The Animals

I’m crying – The Animals

She’ll Return it  – The Animals

Good times – Eric Burdon and the Animals

When I was young – Eric Burdon and the Animals

Monterey – Eric Burdon and the Animals

San Franciscan Nights – Eric Burdon and the Animals

Sky Pilot – Eric Burdon and the Animals 

White houses – Eric Burdon and the Animals

Ring of Fire – Eric Burdon and the Animals