The Animals and friends

Waterfront, Norwich.

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The Animals and Friends
Saturday 16th September 2017
The Waterfront Norwich
Doors 6.30pm, curfew 10pm finish
Concert 14s+



In 1964 a wave of new energetic rock and roll swept over the youth of the world. On the crest of this wave was the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and of course the Animals. From the banks of the River Tyne came the North East's offering; a brand of rhythm and blues that the whole world seemed to grasp greedily. With timeless classics such as "house of the rising sun", "we gotta get out of this place". "it's my life", "inside looking out", "don't let me be misunderstood", "baby let me take you home", "bring it on home to me", "don't bring me down", "boom boom" the Animals can boast some of the greatest songs in popular music history

John Steels musical influences initially came from traditional jazz, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbeck etc. but he later drew influence from modern jazz. When he switched to drums, he was inspired by jazz drummers such as Elvin Jones, James Cobb, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey.

“When I played drums rather than trumpet I never felt really confident enough, because the people I was influenced by and admired were jazz drummers, There was no way I was going to be that good so I never considered myself good enough to aspire to that kind of thing. But somehow I just accidentally fell into Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rock & Blues.”

Mickey Gallagher, Born 29 October 1945 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England and best known as a member of Ian Dury and the Blockheads http://www.theblockheads.com/ and for his contributions to albums by the Clash. He has also written music for films such as Extremes (1971) and After Midnight (1990), also the Broadway play Serious Money (1988).

Mick started his musical career with The Unknowns. He played with the Animals during 1965, replacing founding member Alan Price. He moved on to form The Chosen Few, where he played alongside Alan Hull, who later formed Lindisfarne. Other associations include Skip Bifferty, Peter Frampton’s Camel and Cochise.

His Hammond sound was a major contribution to Ian Dury and The Blockheads. He played on two of the most influential Clash albums, London Calling (1979) and Sandinista! (1980),[3] and made live appearances with the band, also playing on their last album Cut the Crap (1985), for which he never received a credit.

Mickey worked with Clash drummer Topper Headon again when they recorded Headon’s Waking Up (1986), appearing with Bobby Tench and Jimmy Helms. He has also performed and recorded with Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox.1960's legends the Animals playing their greatest hits including house of the rising sun, dont let me be misunderstood, its my life and many more