“The House Of The Rising Sun” is a traditional folk song made famous by Josh White. It’s most famous incarnation was by the Animals who took it to number one on September 5, 1964, where it remained for three weeks.
The Animals were the bluesy side of the 1960s British Invasion. They evolved from the Alan Price Combo, which in 1960 included keyboardist Price, lead guitarist Hilton Valentine, bassist Chas Chandler, and drummer John Steel. When Burdon joined the band in 1962, the original Animals line-up was complete.
“House Of The Rising Sun” was their second single and the only number one in a career that eventually led to The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.