Price is a musical autodidact, mainly a pianist, and sits in his youth at school in South Tyneside and is founder of The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo in Tyneside, that later, when Eric Burdon involved, is renamed The Animals.
With an adaptation of the traditional folk song House of the Rising Sun getting The Animals their international status. This version will be the most recognizable of all the versions of this song have been released.
Price leaves the band in 1965 under the guise of fear of flying, but in reality are tensions within the band at the base of his departure. One of the reasons is a conflict over the royalties of the hit House of the rising sun. This traditional was public domain, but the band had made an arrangement in the absence of Price and also receivearrangers usually royalties. By an error by the record company when registering the package receives royalties for an arrangement to which he only calculated Price hardly a contribution (only the very recognizable-improvised solo organ).
Price then formed the successful Alan Price Set, in which he sings and plays keyboard , Clive Burrows on baritone saxophone, Steve Gregory on tenor saxophone, John Walters on trumpet, Peter Kirtley on guitar, Rod "Boots" Slade on bass guitar and "Little" Roy Mills on drums. He scores hits with I Put a Spell on You, the song by Randy Newman Simon Smith and his amazing dancing bear, and his own compositions: The house that Jack built, followed by the jazzy "Don't Stop The Carnival.
His collaboration with Georgie Fame leads to a hit with the song Rosetta. He has a show on the BBC where he notes gives in and plays music of famous guests such as Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix. His secondalbum A Price On His Head in 1967 contains seven songs by Randy Newman the then still unknown.
The Alan Price Set falls apart in 1968.
He acted in Alfie Darling, a kind of sequel to the film Alfie, during the shooting he falls for the co-star, Jill Townsend. He has written music for the theatre and films, including The Whales of August.
In 1994 The Animals get a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. All five original members are present at the ceremony. In May 2001 The Animals leave their handprints on Hollywood's Rock Walk of Fame. There isDave Rowberry, Price ' successor at The Animals, present in place of Alan Price.
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in the Radio 2 Top 2000
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|I put a spell on you||-||-||-||-||715||662||36 °||997||751||833||1461||1069||1481||-||-|
|Rosetta (with Georgie Fame)||1735||-||1924||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|The house that Jack built||1963||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|