11/18/17 – “The Animals” on Saturday Night Solid Gold
It’s “Saturday Night Solid Gold” on 100.9 The Eagle! Every Saturday evening from 6:00-10:00 pm, 100.9 The Eagle features 4 hours of your favorite Classic Hits from the 1960s and ’70s, plus your requests! We call it “Saturday Night Solid Gold” and we think you’ll really enjoy it! You can call-in your requests (or text them to us) at (806) 350-1009!
In addition to all those great songs from radio’s rock ‘n’ roll heyday, we shine our spotlight on a different featured artist each week. We’ll play their biggest hits and even some not-so-big ones, and share some information about the artist that you might not know. It’s a LOT of fun, and if you long for the golden age of rock radio, this is the show for you! Solid Gold Classic Hits, the way you remember them, on Saturday Night Solid Gold!
The Animals are an English blues-based rock band, formed in the early 1960s. The band moved to London after some early success in 1964. The Animals were known for their gritty, bluesy sound as well as their sullen, deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon. The Animals offered a grim alternative to their pop oriented peers, as exemplified by their signature song and transatlantic No. 1 hit single, “House of the Rising Sun,” as well as other hits like “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” “It’s My Life,” “I’m Crying,” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood“. The band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-orientated album material. They were known in the US as part of the British Invasion.
However, unlike The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and other British Invasion groups, The Animals never compromised their vision of dark, brooding blues-based pop music in order to achieve more chart success. They stuck to their bluesy guns and continued to churn out their unique brand of heavier, darker music.
The Animals underwent several line-up changes in the mid-1960s, and suffered from poor business management. Under the name ‘Eric Burdon and the Animals‘ the much-changed act moved to California and achieved commercial success as a psychedelic and hard rock band with hits like “San Franciscan Nights,” “When I Was Young,” “Monterey” and “Sky Pilot,” before disbanding at the end of the decade. Altogether, the group had ten Top Twenty hits in both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.
The original lineup of Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Chas Chandler, Hilton Valentine and John Steel reunited for a one off benefit concert in their home city of Newcastle in 1968. They later had brief comebacks in 1975 and 1983. There have been several partial re-formations of the original members since then under various names. The Animals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Listen for your favorite Animals song, or one of the great Classic Hits from the 60s and 70s that you’ve been wanting to hear for the past couple of weeks. It’s what we’re all about on Saturday Night Solid Gold!
Hit after hit. They’re all great! Don’t forget to call-in your requests or text them to (806) 350-1009! It all happens this Saturday evening from 6:00 pm until 10:00 on 100.9 The Eagle!