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Eric Burdon

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Eric Burdon on the Animals (1990)

Interview by Steve Roeser, Rock's Backpages Audio, 15 June 1990

Head zoo-keeper Burdon talks about the Animals, the personalities, the splits, growing up in Newcastle, and about coming up and out of the '60s R&B boom.

File format: mp3; file size: 85.7mb, interview length: 1h 33' 34" sound quality: ***

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Georgie Fame, Geno Washington, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Eric Burdon, Chris Farlowe: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 29 October 1966

A GREAT SHOW and a puzzling audience reaction. That was the net result of the first night of the Georgie Fame package tour at Finsbury ...

Burdon's America

Interview by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, November 1966

IF YOU want to know why so many British artists return from the States and get disgruntled with their home scene, ask Eric Burdon. I ...

New Albums from the Doors, Country Joe & the Fish et al

Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 1967

The Doors: A Fascinating New West Coast Sound ...

Monterey Pop Festival: Eric Burdon — 'It Was A Good Beginning'

Interview by uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 15 July 1967

"I THINK THE Monterey Festival was agood beginning for what may follow in the next few years. But I think there were a lot of ...

Eric Burdon and Zoot Money

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 1 June 1968

ERIC BURDON belongs to a fast vanishing breed. He is the last of the outspoken men of Pop, and the Animals are the last of ...

Eric Burdon & War, Elyse Weinberg: Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 11 December 1969

Eric Burdon Back on Scene With War Band ...

Eric Burdon & War: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 19 September 1970


John Sebastian, Canned Heat, Eric Burdon & War et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 19 September 1970

JOHN SEBASTIAN brought a little sunshine into a gloomy Hyde Park, London, on Saturday. ...

Eric Burdon & War: Felt Forum, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 27 September 1970

Eric Burdon Bows with New Group. Singer's Band, War, Proves It's a Magnificent One ...

The last Hendrix interview

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, 3 October 1970


War: Carrying A Heavy Burdon For Peace

Interview by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, 3 October 1970

EIGHTEEN MONTHS ago in Los Angeles, Eric Burdon, six coloured guys, and a Danish harp player declared war on everything detrimental to mankind, except flesh ...

Eric Burdon Now

Interview by Mark Williams, Strange Days, 9 October 1970

ERIC BURDON is back in town; talking with the old passion, drinking with the same cats and the same thirst as of old and generally ...

Canned Heat: The People Leave Hyde Park Slowly

Report by Robert Greenfield, Rolling Stone, 29 October 1970

LONDON — Rain is sloshing down all the streets and windows, and when Bob Hite of Canned Heat wakes up in his hotel room in ...

Eric Burdon & War: U.S. campaign to "Curb the Clap!"

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, 2 January 1971

THAT WELL known Transatlantic commuter Eric Victor Burdon was in town last week with the news that a little light is entering the heavy world ...

Burdon Led The Wildest War Party In Paris

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 23 January 1971

FOR ONCE, the fashion writers have got it right — women's shorts are catching on, in Paris at least. And while the birds are gettin' ...

Burdon Back With Black Band

Profile by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 24 January 1971

ERIC BURDON and the Animals, along with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, was one of the most impressive of the early British rock groups. ...

Eric Burdon & War: The Black-Man's Burdon (Liberty stereo LDS 84003/4. 69s)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 30 January 1971

Burdon whips up a storm ...

Eric Burdon: War Was Too Soft For Me!

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, 7 August 1971


Back On Stage… The Charlton Heston of Rock

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 2 June 1973

Eric Burdon has been absent from the rock scene — but never gone. He’s made more comebacks than Jesus... and now he’s making another. And ...

Eric Burdon: Welcome Home

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 11 August 1973

THE 'PHONE DOESN'T stop ringing in Eric Burden's room at the Holiday Inn at Swiss Cottage. So many people, explains Katie from Island Records, are ...

Eric Discovers America

Profile and Interview by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, 1 March 1974

Eric Burdon Returns To The Musical Arena ...

Eric Burdon Band: Sun Secrets

Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 18 January 1975

THE ONLY THING wrong with Sun Secrets is that Eric Burdon should have made it six years ago. ...

Eric Burdon As Savage Messiah

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 10 July 1976

ERIC BURDON'S notorious reputation as an abusive boozed-up Geordie ruffian might only have been part of rock's mythology, but at the moment it appears to ...

The Eric Burdon Band: The Mayfair, Newcastle

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 6 November 1976

IF MEL BUSH, who is presenting Santana at Wembley Pool this weekend, had been present for the opening ten minutes of his support act's tour ...

Eric Burdon: Rocco The Rockist

Interview by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 27 November 1982

IN THE final frame of Comeback, rock hero Rocco is shot dead as he leaves a Berlin stage, which is to begin at the end ...

Eric Burdon: The Ritz, New York

Live Review by Abby Weissman, East Coast Rocker, 16 July 1986

ERIC BURDON gave a party and nobody came. His Ritz gig was a testament to the ephemeral nature of the music biz and the rock ...

Eric Burdon: An Ex-Animal Leaves His Cage

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, 7 October 1988

LOOKING MORE LIKE A bantamweight boxer than a veteran rock singer, Eric Burdon stares out the window of his publicist's tenth floor office in the ...

Eric Burdon's Good Intentions (Don't Let Them be Misunderstood!)

Interview by Bill Wasserzieher, Blues Revue, May 2006

THERE'S NO ESCAPING the formative years. Just ask Eric Burdon. As an 11-year-old, he had an audience with Louis Armstrong. Three years later, he helped ...

see also Animals, The

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