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The Animals – House of the Rising Sun (1964) HQ/Widescreen ♫ 59 YEARS AGO

MAY 18, 1964 – 59 YEARS AGO, The Animals recorded House of the Rising Sun at De Lane Lea Studios, Kingsway, London. Happy Anniversary always! and thanks to The Animals for their great version of this song and musical gifts to the world. ❤ 🎶⭐

JULY, 1964 – 59 YEARS AGO, The Animals ground-breaking and legendary worldwide hit single ‘House of the Rising Sun’ reaches #1 position in the UK pop singles chart. In the USA it topped the pop singles chart in SEPTEMBER, 1964. Please give them a big thumbs up!

The Animals – House of the Rising Sun (1964). So precious, thanks guys!

Eric Burdon – vocals
Hilton Valentine – guitar
Alan Price – keyboards
Chas Chandler – bass
John Steel – drums

♫☺ Please read this great blog by The Daily Guru about The Animals and their rousing version of House of the Rising Sun: http://tinyurl.com/bssedyg
Pretty much summs up perfectly how I feel about The Animals too and just how important this great band was.

History of ‘House of the Rising Sun’ on Polyphonic:

History of ‘House of the Rising Sun’ on americanbluesscene.com

A clip from a BBC documentary about The Animals version of House of the Rising Sun: https://tinyurl.com/ugjsfs6

*NEW* – OUT NOW – The Animals RETROSPECTIVE is now available on VINYL for the first time! This beautifully remastered 2LP set includes the definitive 22-track collection spanning the years 1964-1970, including “House of the Rising Sun,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” and more. Available to purchase from many outlets including here: https://theanimals.lnk.to/retroTP
Detailed info here: https://www.abkco.com/news-feed/the-animals-retrospective-out-on-vinyl-for-first-time-ever/

*NEW* – OUT NOW – The Animals Mickie Most Years And More, limited edition VINYL BUNDLE includes the band’s first four U.S. release albums, (also available individually), plus a reproduction of the ultra-rare 12” EP I Just Wanna Make Love To You. CD versions of the albums also available, with bonus tracks. Remastered from first generation master tapes. Order now! https://shop.abkco.com/collections/the-animals/products/the-animals-mickie-most-years-and-more-bundle
Detailed info here: https://www.abkco.com/news-feed/first-four-u-s-albums-by-the-animals-to-be-reissued-on-180-gram-vinyl-cd-with-bonus-tracks-due-may-20/

In memory of guitarist HILTON VALENTINE (1943 – 2021) and bass player CHAS CHANDLER (1938 – 1996).


January 29, 2021 – Very sad news that legendary guitarist with The Animals HILTON VALENTINE has died. What can you say about this man who gave us so much in the world of rock n roll… it’s hard to summarise but he was a beautiful, great, influential guitarist who blessed us with his talent and flair with so many unforgettable and legendary performances. Chuck Berry (!) once described Hilton Valentine as “a wildly exciting instrumentalist”, absolutely yes! there was so much more to Hilton than House of the Rising Sun, please check out Hilton’s stormin’ performances on album tracks and live performances and you would soon hear why Chuck Berry would acknowledge Hilton in this way. Let it Rock! Hilton, we loved and admired you and forevermore thank you for all your innovative contributions to rock n roll and for your presence. Rest in Peace and Love Forever! (From your loving fan, Magusmagic).

ERIC BURDON has paid tribute to his fellow band member – ‘The opening opus of Rising Sun will never sound the same!… You didn’t just play it, you lived it! Heartbroken by the sudden news of Hilton’s passing. We had great times together, Geordie lad. From the North Shields to the entire world…Rock In Peace’.

Obituary and tribute to Hilton Valentine on theguardian.com:

Remembering Hilton by ABKCO Music & Records:

BRIAN MAY of Queen pays tribute to Hilton (and The Animals) in these clips:

Tribute piece to Hilton on ITV News Tyne Tees:

November 16, 2021 – A BLUE PLAQUE in tribute to guitar legend, HILTON VALENTINE has been placed on the wall at his childhood home in North Shields:


Rest in peace Hilton Valentine, forever in our hearts.

RIVER TYNE by Hilton Valentine

HILTON VALENTINE, May 21, 1943 – January 29, 2021