Alan Price

Alan is largely a self-taught keyboardist, but started playing his family’s old piano at age seven. By his teens, ha was an accomplished keyboard player, and had a fascination with early rock pianist Jerry Lee Lewis. He would later branch out to Rhythm and Blues and jazz.

He formed The Animals in 1965. His organ contributions to their hit records were an integral part of their sound

The Animals biggest hit “House Of The Rising Sun” was recorded in one take in May of 1964. and was #1 in England within a few weeks. It was a song they first heard on a Bob Dylan record. There is still considerable bitterness over Price’s name being the only name on the record for arranging credits

After leaving The Animals, Price went on to have extensive recording success with a variety of groups. He was a big advocate of American songwriter Randy Newman who was fairly unknown in mid 60’s