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He was a founding member of the Animals, a band originally formed in Newcastle in the early 1960s. By 1966 the other members had left, and the band was reformed as Eric Burdon and the New Animals. This incarnation lasted until 1969 when Burdon formed a new band, War. Burdon quit the group in 1971 for a solo career, although War continued without him.
Burdon rejoined briefly with the other original Animals in 1976 and 1983, but neither union lasted. He has led a number of groups named Eric Burdon Band or some variation thereof, with constantly changing personnel; his popularity has remained stronger in continental Europe than in the UK or US. Today he continues to record and tour on his own or in front of yet another version of "Eric Burdon and the Animals".
- Burdon, Eric. I Used to Be an Animal, but I'm All Right Now. Faber and Faber, 1986. ISBN 0571134920.
- Burdon, Eric (with two co-authors). Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood: A Memoir. Thunder's Mouth Press, 2001. ISBN 1560253304.
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