Alan brings touch of ‘animal’ magic
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.