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In August 1977.

In August 1977, “Barn Records” label released “Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted”, the eleventh Animals album. It was a reunion album from The Animals, billed The Original Animals.It was recorded in 1977, at “Rolling Stones Mobile Studio” in Goulds Farm, and was produced by Chas Chandler.


  • Eric Burdon– vocals
  • Alan Price– keyboards
  • Hilton Valentine– guitar
  • Chas Chandler– bass
  • Alan O’Duffy – engineer
  • Paul Hardiman – mix engineer
  • Jo Mirowski – design
  • Terry O’Neill- photography

Track listing:

  1. Brother Bill (The Last Clean Shirt) – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Clyde Otis
  2. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Bob Dylan
  3. Fire on the Sun – Shaky Jake aka James D. Harris
  4. As the Crow Flies – Jimmy Reed
  5. Please Send Me Someone to Love – Percy Mayfield
  6. Many Rivers to Cross – Jimmy Cliff
  7. Just a Little Bit – John Thornton, Ralph Bass, Earl Washington, Piney Brown
  8. Riverside County – Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Hilton Valentine, Chas Chandler, John Steel
  9. Lonely Avenue – Doc Pomus
  10. The Fool – Lee Hazlewood

On July 17, 1996.

On July 17, 1996, Bryan James Chandler aka Chas Chandler died aged 57. He was musician, record producer and manager, best known as bassist of The Animals and manager of Nick Drake, Slade and Jimi Hendrix.

In May 1965.

In May 1965, “Columbia” label released “Animal Tracks”, the second Animals studio album. It was recorded 1964-1965, and was produced by Mickie Most.


  • Eric Burdon– vocals
  • Alan Price– keyboards
  • Hilton Valentine– guitar
  • Chas Chandler– bass
  • John Steel– drums
  • Mickie Most– liner notes
  • Val Valentin– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Mess Around – Ahmet Ertegün
  2. How You’ve Changed – Chuck Berry
  3. Hallelujah I Love Her So – Ray Charles
  4. I Believe to My Soul – Ray Charles, Allan Learner
  5. Worried Life Blues – Big Maceo Merriweather
  6. Roberta – Al Smith, John Vincent
  7. I Ain’t Got You – Calvin Carter
  8. Bright Lights, Big City – Jimmy Reed
  9. Let the Good Times Roll – Shirley Goodman, Leonard Lee
  10. For Miss Caulker – Eric Burdon
  11. Roadrunner – Ellas McDaniel

On November 21, 1966.


On November 21, 1966, “MGM” label released “Animalism”, the fourth Animals album. It was recorded July 1966, at “Lansdowne Recording Studio” in London, and “T.T.G” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tom Wilson.


  • Eric Burdon– vocals
  • Chas Chandler– bass guitar, linear notes
  • Dave Rowberry– keyboards, arranger
  • Hilton Valentine– guitar
  • Barry Jenkins– drums
  • John Steel- drums
  • Frank Zappa– arrangements, guitar, bass
  • William Roberts— guitar, harmonica
  • Larry Knechtel— organ
  • Don Randi- piano
  • Carol Kaye— guitar, bass
  • John Guerin— drums
  • Mack Emerman, David Greene, Ami Hadani, Adrian Kerridge, Val Valentin – engineers

Track listing:

  1. All Night Long – Frank Zappa
  2. Shake – Sam Cooke
  3. The Other Side of This Life – Fred Neil
  4. Rock Me Baby – B. King, Joe Josea
  5. Lucille – Al Collins, Richard Penniman
  6. Smokestack Lightning – Chester Burnett
  7. Hey Gyp – Donovan Leitch
  8. Hit the Road, Jack – Percy Mayfield
  9. Outcast – Ernie Johnson, Edgar Campbell
  10. Louisiana Blues – McKinley Morganfield
  11. That’s All I Am to You – Blackwell, Scott
  12. Going Down Slow – Jimmy Oden

On June 2, 2008.

Bo Diddley

On June 2, 2008, Ellas Otha Bates aka Bo Diddley, died aged 79. He was R&B and Chicago blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and music producer and he played important role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll. His original syncopated beat – three strokes /rest/ two strokes, became the core rhythm of rock ’n’ roll. His style influenced big number of music acts including The Animals, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Parliament Funkadelic, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, and The Beatles.

On May 30, 2003.


On May 30, 2003, Michael Peter Hayes aka Mickie Most died aged 64. During the late 50’s he was member of The Most Brothers and Mickie Most and the Playboys, but he is best known as music producer of big number of hits for The Animals, Hermans Hermits, The Nashville Teens, Donovan, Lulu, Arrows, Racey, Jeff Beck and Kim Wilde. In the 70’s Most formed his own record label “RAK” having hits with Hot Chocolate, Suzi Quatro and Mud.