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Influences on The Animals

Connecting the dots of artistic inspiration: a musical family tree
Eric Burdon has cited Ray Charles, Muddy Water, John Lee Hooker, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Billy Holiday, Joe Turner, and Jimmy Whiterspoon as his dominant influences.

Keyboard player Alan Price, responsible for most of the musical arrangements for The Animals, turned from skiffle to rock and roll after hearing Jerry Lee Lewis.

Influenced by The Animals

Tom Petty, Jim Morrison, Robert Plant, and Joe Cocker have all acknowledged the influence of The Animals on their work.
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