Alan Price

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Alan Price


Also known as the Alan Price Set in the context of Simon Smith And His Amazing Dancing Bear, subsequently covered once live by Morrissey (Boston, 2007).

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British keyboardist and organist, who started in the first lineup of The Animals. Born: April 19, 1942 // Washington, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom. In 1965 he left the band to found his own band The Alan Price Set, with whom he had some chart success. Since 1968 he went on solo and accompanied with other artists such as Georgie Fame and Rob Hoeke. Not to be confused with the drummer Allan Price from the British rock band Jade Warrior.

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Alan Price (born 19 April 1942) is an English musician who first found prominence as the original keyboardist of the English rock band the Animals. He left the band in 1965 to form the Alan Price Set; his hit singles with and without the group include "Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear", "The House That Jack Built", "Rosetta" (with Georgie Fame) and "Jarrow Song". Price is also known for work in film and television, taking occasional acting roles and composing the soundtrack to Lindsay Anderson's film O Lucky Man! (1973). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 as a member of the Animals.