The Animals

City: 
Newcastle
Region: 
Tyne and Wear
Country: 
England
Years Active: 
1962-1969, 1977, 1983-1984
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The Animals were an English music group of the 1960s known in the United States as part of the British Invasion. Known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature songs "The House of the Rising Sun", "Sky Pilot" and "We Gotta Get out of This Place", the band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-oriented album material.