Updated: Oct 27, 2020
55 YEARS AGO on May 18th 1964 "The Animals" recorded 'House of the Rising Sun' at De Lane Lea Studios, Kingsway, London.
Eric Burdon - vocals
Hilton Valentine - guitar
Alan Price - keyboards
Chas Chandler - bass
John Steel - drums
"House of the Rising Sun" was a trans-Atlantic hit: after reaching the top of the UK pop singles chart in July 1964, it topped the US pop singles chart two months later, on September 5, 1964, where it stayed for three weeks, and became the first British Invasion number one hit unconnected with The Beatles. It was the group's breakthrough hit in both countries and became their signature song.
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