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6/25/13

The NEW LA Free Press POST-MONTEREY SERIES (thru '67) with LA Free Press Era Rock Historian, Bruno Ceriotti, now featuring... ERIC BURDON AND THE ANIMALS

>> Right after their appearance at the Monterey, Eric Burdon and The Animals played a handful of gigs in San Fran and LA, before returning to London, England, in July.
>> Later in September, the band's debut album, ‘Winds of Change’, was released, and one month later, in October, they returned in the United States to promote it with a national tour, from Coast to Coast.
>> Also in October, the band entered the TTG Studios in
LA, to record their 2nd album, which would eventually be released in March, 1968, under the title ‘The Twain Shall Meet’. The first product of the new album sessions was ‘Monterey’, a song Burdon had started working on soon after the Festival, as a tribute to that unforgettable three days of peace, love and music. The song was
released as single in December and went to #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 single chart. Enjoy!

See video





The Animals


This is what rock is all about!  Here you have a group who were termed animals because of their wild stage act and the name just stuck.  More blues purists than their counterparts the Rolling Stones, they were still lumped in with the British Invasion in spite of their grittier rhythm and blues stance.  Were things fair in life, and talent given its due, the Animals should be celebrating their 50th anniversary as a band and not the Stones.  Eric had a million times the voice.

Within a year of their inception the lads had a transatlantic number one hit on their hands with 'House of the Rising Sun' which some people classify as the first folk rock hit.  

As most of their hits had been chosen from Brill Building songwriters by producer Mickie Most the group wanted to expand and cut their own stuff.  They cut Most loose, changed the name to Eric Burdon and the Animals, and cut several new sides.  

Bringing in Andy Summers, later of the Police, on guitar and multi-instrumentalist Zoot Money on everything, the band booked a Japanese tour with the Yakuza who kidnapped the manager, forced them to sign an extortion note, and urged them to leave the country by the next day or be killed.  They fled and broke up.  This was the end, except for the countless reunion tours and records.

RDC

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The NEW LA Free Press POST-MONTEREY SERIES (thru '67) with LA Free Press Era Rock Historian, Bruno Ceriotti, now featuring... ERIC BURDON AND THE ANIMALS

>> Right after their appearance at Monterey, Eric Burdon and The Animals played a handful of gigs in San Francisco and Los Angeles, before returning to London, England, in July. Later, in September, the band's debut album, ‘Winds of Change’, was released.  One month later, in October, they returned to the United States to promote it with a national tour.
>> Also in October, the band entered the TTG Studios in LA, to record their 2nd album, which would eventually be released in March, 1968, under the title ‘The Twain Shall Meet’. The first product of the new album sessions was ‘Monterey’, a song Burdon had started working on soon after the Festival as a tribute to that unforgettable three days of peace, love and music. The song was
released as a single in December and peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 single chart. Enjoy!

See video

Here's another one of our original LA FP Adverts that are now part of our NEW ~ LA Free Press POST-MONTEREY SERIES (thru '67).

This one features Eric Burdon and The Animals, them at the Whisky not quite 3 weeks after Monterey.

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