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Animals magic at Huntingdon on Friday

Lorna Morris 15th Jun, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

ANIMALS & Friends will bring their wave of energetic rock and roll to Huntingdon Hall on Friday (June 17).

Featuring John Steel and Mick Gallagher from the original Animals alongside Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz, the band will play the brand of rhythm ‘n’ blues that captured the world from 1964.

The Animals were the second British band to top the American charts after The Beatles with the now multi-million selling and legendary anthem, House of the Rising Sun.

The band subsequently achieved over 20 global top ten hit records, many of which gained the number one slot in various parts of the world and in Britain alone, the band had no less than 12 chart entries.

The year 2012 marked founder member John Steel’s 55th year as a performing musician. Back in 1957 he and The Animals’ co-founder Eric Burdon began plying their trade in and around their native Tyneside with not the slightest inkling that in just a very few years they would find themselves part of a group that would be forever bracketed with the very best of British.

Animals & Friends’ recent Prehistoric album features recordings of the songs that so inspired John and Eric as they grew up on Tyneside. And so, after 50 years, the legend still grows…

Animals & Friends – Live will be at Huntingdon Hall on Friday, June 17 at 8pm. Tickets are £19, available from the Box Office on 01905 611427 or visit

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