The Animals

The band are best known for their 1964 number one hit, The House Of The Rising Sun.
After all the rock musicians who have passed away the past five or six weeks, making you almost loathe to check Facebook in the morning, it's time to celebrate those who are still kicking and entertaining audiences.
If ever there was a venue which epitomised our approach to music heritage in this country, it is the Ealing Club. Quite simply it's a huge missed opportunity on a number of levels. The council could be attracting visitors from all around the world to explore the music heritage of Ealing.
In "The Story of Bo Diddley" The Animals mockingly refer to the Beatlemania phenomenon, almost to imply that the Liverpool lads might be more successful, but the Newcastle gang pay homage to American bluesmen in a more much respectful manner.