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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)

Is this The Animals page or Animals and Friends page?[edit]

I question why so much content on The Animals page is being dedicated to the band ‘Animals & Friends’ when it is a completely separate tribute band later formed by drummer John Steel after the disbandment of The Animals in 2001. The page also lists his band members as being the present day members of ‘The Animals’ and they are even included in The Animals timeline when the band is certainly not a continuation of The Animals, but is only the solo continuation of John Steel. Surely this information should be on the John Steel Wikipedia page and not on The Animals page. If such detailed and lengthy content is to be allowed on this page to promote a later splinter band then why not also promote the current activities and members of ‘Eric Burdon and The Animals’ which is currently touring, as well as Hilton Valentine and Alan Price’s present day activities? The page also seems to have very little content about The Animals band that toured the World and recorded as ‘The Animals’ from 1993-1995,1995-1999 featuring Hilton Valentine and John Steel, which is only briefly listed on this page under the name of Animals II which was a pseudo name they used only occasionally in certain territories, or any mention of Animals III from 2007 onwards. I do have a strong suspicion that this page has been manipulated to give publicity to the Animals & Friends tribute band and also give the impression that the band is a continuation of The Animals, possibly to have an influence in the earlier Steel v Burdon trademark dispute? Perhaps moderators could take their own view on the current page’s content and direction. Musical gent (talk) 17:09, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

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Pete Barton dates?[edit]

It's a very, very minor point, but the article has Pete Barton leaving "The Animals and Friends" in 2012 (article body text) and 2011 (members list at the bottom), yet he was playing with the group when I saw them on the "Ultimate Rhythm and Blues Tour" in late 2014. If anyone knows the actual date he stopped touring with the band, it would probably be worth correcting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:38, 12 September 2020 (UTC)