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Alan Price

  • American musician
  • Born April 19, 1942

Alan Price (born 19 April 1942) is an English musician, best known as the original keyboardist for the British band the Animals and for his subsequent solo work.Price was born in Fatfield, Washington, County Durham, and was educated at Jarrow Grammar School, County Durham. He is a self-taught musician 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 "The House of the Rising Sun", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and "Bring It On Home to Me" was a key element in the group's success.After leaving the Animals, Price went on to have success on his own with his own band the Alan Price Set and later with Georgie Fame.


Why don't they go ahead and change the name of the White House to the West House. They want to do away with the heritage of White Settlement and destroy the history of White Settlement.




The only time it dominates is during a solo, or when we play a low blues and I put figures in behind Eric's vocals. There's never any real problem fitting guitar and organ together.




The Animals were a very separate and dissonant group at the time. We came from different backgrounds, different areas - we didn't even come from the same town, basically.




I tend to think of the organ as part of the rhythm section, rather than a frontline voice.




Classical music's ability to translate emotional themes is fantastic.




As I say, the Animals had a particular concept of themselves as a band. There was an anarchic spirit in it, which was being flattened by commercial designs, attitudes, and needs.




There is nothing wrong with the name White Settlement, and the majority here is proud of the name.




I think it's like everything else; one shouldn't dig too deeply. It's silly to say that with a journalist, but sometimes there is not a truth to be found.




When the script was written, it was sent to me with asterisks marking where he felt a song would be appropriate. Before the film was shot, the score was written. I made a demo of it, so they lived with the music as they were making the film.




The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan.




I quite like childlike songs, which sometimes cross over.




I use a lot more chords than most organists and I'm careful to phrase them with the guitar.



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