Eric Burdon headlines at Maryport

Posted on: Sunday, Jul 19, 2009

The legendary Eric Burdon will headline Sunday July 26th at the Maryport Blues Festival, performing with  The Animals. Eric replaces Taj Mahal, who was forced to cancel his European tour, including the Maryport date, for personal reasons.

Eric Burdon’s scorchingly powerful blues-rock voice was the hallmark of Sixties group The Animals. Best known for their gritty, bluesy sound and string of hits like “House of the Rising Sun”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and “We’ve Gotta Get Out of this Place”, it was Burdon’s brooding intensity that burned the indelible mark on the consciousness of a whole generation of rock ‘n’ roll listeners.

The Animals line-up comprises  Billy Watts-guitar, Red Young-keyboards, Terry Wilson-Bass, Brannen Temple-drums.


Pete Evans

July 19th, 2009 at 11:40
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Interesting … where does this leave the “other” Animals.
Not exactly a replacement of the same calibre as Taj Mahal I would say.



July 29th, 2009 at 00:09
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Pete, I waited until after the event to post my reply ::::

I was gutted when I found out Taj wasn’t going to be at Maryport, but Eric Burden was actually very good, his voice is still quite strong, he has a fantastic stage presence for such a small guy, and as for “his” animals, they are streets ahead of the UK version in terms of musicianship, Brannen Temple was quite awesome on the skins, Red Young is a superb keybords man, and they sounded more like the animals than the animals do if you know what I mean lol ..