Alan Price (born 19 April 1942, Fatfield, Washington, County Durham) is an English musician, best known as the original keyboardist for the English band The Animals, and for his subsequent solo work. Price is a self-taught musician and was educated at Jarrow Grammar School, South Tyneside and was a founding member of the Tyneside group The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, which was later renamed The Animals. His organ-playing on songs by The Animals, such as "House of the Rising Sun", "Don''t Let Me Be Misunderstood" and "Bring It On Home To Me" was a key element in the success of the group. After leaving the Animals, Price went on to have success on his own and with Georgie Fame. He introduced the songs of Randy Newman to a wider audience. Later he appeared on his own television show and made television guest appearances. He also had success with film scores and acting parts, and wrote the score to the stage musical Andy Capp. More recently, Price performed and recorded with The Electric Blues Company, and has made other appearances with other artists such as The Manfreds.
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