Burdon, Eric

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Burdon, Eric Gender: M
Eric Victor Burdon
born on 11 May 1941 at 00:00 (= 12:00 midnight )
Place Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 54n59, 1w35
Timezone BDST h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 19°50' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 15°30 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 12°24'

Eric Burdon (in Hamburg 197)
photo: Heinrich Klaffs, license cc-by-sa-2.0


British rock musician, singer and songwriter, lead vocalist with The Animals. They signed a recording contract in January 1964 and topped the charts in Britain within six months, followed by the U.S. in September. With increasing drug use and decreasing harmony, the group split in September 1966 when it regrouped as Eric Burdon & the Animals. Their biggest success was "House of the Rising Sun," insuring Burdon's reputation as one of the finest white blues singers of his era.

In January 1970 Burdon joined the black jazz and rock band Nite Shift before he segued into Eric Burdon and War, which released "Spill the Wine." He tried unsuccessfully to break into acting and took a hiatus from burn-out. When Hendrix died on 9/18/1970, he claimed to have a suicide note from Jimi.

He emerged onto the pop scene again in the late '70s, producing a new album in March 1977. He published his autobiography in 1986, "I Used to be an Animal but I'm Allright Now," and a solo album with the same name in 1988.

In 2008, the music journal Rolling Stone ranked Eric Burdon No. 57 on the list of the 100 Greatest Singers of all Time.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Price, Alan (born 19 April 1942). Notes: Band mates in The Animals


  • Work : Contracts, agreements January 1964 (Recording contract)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Gain social status September 1964 (Hitting the charts in the U.S.)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Social : Joined group January 1970 (Joined "Nite Shift")
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released March 1977 (Released new album)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1986 (Autobiography released)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (Solo album released)

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes Jenni Harte from Burdon, "midnight of May 10/11."


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Tours)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Musical group)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Eric Burdon & The Animals)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Lead singer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer