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Eric Burdon and the Animals were a 1960s British rock group. They broke up in the late 60s and then reformed in the 80s. Their great hits include: House of the Rising Sun; Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood; and We've Got to Get Out of This Place.

"Eventually I would like to reach the stage where I don't have to write about love and kisses and all that stuff. I wish I could write about really ultimate things. That's where I think all of us want to go, really. All the groups seem to be heading towards a kind of pop music that deals with ultimate things."
-- Eric Burdon, vocalist and harmonica player, The Animals

"Well, it seems that one day Dylan was drivin' up to San Francisco from New Orleans or somewhere, when our record [House of the Rising Sun] came over his radio. When it was announced he said to Joan Baez -- who was with him at the time -- 'This'll be the first time I've heard this version', although it was number one in the States. So he listened to it, stopped the car, ran round the car five times, banged his head on the bumper and began leapin' about shouting 'It's great! It's great!' "
-- Eric Burdon, quoted by Clinton Heylin, Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades: A Biography

"I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way. He just decided to exit when he wanted to."
-- Eric Burdon

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