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. He was the original keyboardist for the British band the Animals before he left to form his own band the Alan Price Set. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 as a member of the Animals. He is also known for his solo work and his occasional acting roles and best known for his solo songs, which include "Jarrow Song" and "The House That Jack Built". After leaving the Animals, Price went on to have success with his own band the Alan Price Set and later with Georgie Fame. He introduced the songs of Randy Newman to a wider audience. Later, he appeared on his own television show and achieved success with film scores, including winning critical acclaim for his musical contribution to the film O Lucky Man! (1973), as well as writing the score to the stage musical Andy Capp. Price has also acted in films and television productions.