The House Of The Rising Sun By The Animals

March 9, 2015

“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.


House Of The Rising Sun 45 by Frijid Pink

October 5, 2011

“House Of The Rising Sun” will always be associated with The Animals who took it all the way to number one back in the days of the British Invasion.

Frigid Pink were formed in Detroit, Michigan and consisted of vocalist Kelly Green, guitarist Gary Thompson, bassist Tom Beaudry, and drummer Rich Stevens.

They released their bonecrunching version of “House Of The Rising Sun” February 7, 1970, and it reached number seven on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.

It would be their only single to crack the top 50 but the style was unique and it remains in interesting approach to the song.