Founding member and vocalist of the Animals, a band originally formed in Newcastle in the early
1960s. The Animals were one of the leading bands of the "British Invasion", and the band had
worldwide following. Along with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five, and Gerry and
The Pacemakers, they introduced British music and fashion to an entire generation in an explosion of
outspoken music and attitude, on and off the stage. Burdon sang on such Animal classics as "The
House of the Rising Sun", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Bring It On Home to Me", "See See Rider"
and "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place"