Best known as the lead singer of the rock and roll band The Animals, Eric Burdon is a singer/songwriter and musician from England who owns a hard blues rock sound. After forming in 1962, the Animals became a major player in the British Invasion in the US before disbanding for the first time in the late 1960s. Burdon joined forces with the funk rock band War in 1969 while living in San Francisco before starting his solo career with the Eric Burdon Band. Offering a combination of hard rock, heavy metal and funk, the band dropped its debut album Sun Secrets, in 1974. Burdon began recording under his own name in 1977, when he released the studio album Survivor, and continues to do so with records such as 2013's 'Til Your River Runs Dry.