Alan brings touch of ‘an­i­mal’ magic

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s Tv -

Alan Price Stam­ford Corn Ex­change Rhythm and Blues Combo.

As the band pre­pared to in­fil­trate the London R&B scene in 1963, the name was changed to The An­i­mals.

Their first sin­gle Baby Let Me Take You Home reached num­ber 21 in the UK charts in April 1964 but it was the fol­low up sin­gle House Of The Ris­ing Sun which be­came a world-wide num­ber one hit.

This was quickly fol­lowed by I’m Cry­ing, Don’t Let Me Be Mis­un­der­stood and Bring it on Home to Me be­fore, cit­ing fear of fly­ing, at the height of their suc­cess, Price left the band.

This was seen as tan­ta­mount to pro­fes­sional sui­cide, how­ever, within a very short time, he had as­sem­bled The Alan Price Set.

The re­lease of their stir­ring ver­sion of the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins song I Put A Spell On You was a huge suc­cess and the group con­tin­ued with such ma­jor hits as Simon Smith and His Amaz­ing Danc­ing Bear writ­ten by Randy New­man and the self-penned The House That Jack Built.

He has en­joyed a very fruit­ful ca­reer in mu­sic, the­atre and film and con­tin­ues to write stage mu­si­cals such as Andy Capp and ‘Who’s A Lucky Boy?’, as well as per­form­ing live when­ever time al­lows in his ever busy sched­ule.

Tick­ets for to­mor­row’s show cost £17.50 from 01780 766455. It starts at 7.30pm.

Blast from the past: Pop vet­eran Alan Price plays at Stam­ford to­mor­row.

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