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1994 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The Animals

The Animals

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  • Year:
    1994
  • Inducted by:
    Dave Pirner
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

1994

Seymour Stein

From the somber opening chords of the Animals’ first big hit “House of the Rising Sun,” the world could tell that this band was up to something different than their British Invasion peers. 

When the record hit #1 in England and America in the summer and fall of 1964, the Beatles and their Mersey-beat fellow travelers dominated the charts with songs like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Glad All Over.”

Dave Pirner inducting The Animals into the Hall of Fame

their sound was not only fresh but riveting

Dave Pirner

Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

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