21 Facts About Alan Price


Alan Price was born on 19 April 1942 and is an English musician.

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Alan Price was the original keyboardist for the British band the Animals before he left to form his own band the Alan Price Set.

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Alan Price was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 as a member of the Animals.

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Alan Price's best known songs include "Jarrow Song" and "The House That Jack Built".

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Alan Price is a self-taught musician and was a founding member of the Tyneside group the Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, which was later renamed the Animals.

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Alan Price introduced the songs of Randy Newman to a wider audience.

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Price formed the Animals in 1962 and left the band in 1965 to form the Alan Price Set, with the line-up of Price, Clive Burrows, Steve Gregory, John Walters, Peter Kirtley, Rod "Boots" Slade and "Little" Roy Mills .

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Alan Price went on to host shows such as the musical Alan Price To Play in the late 1960s, which featured him performing and introducing the music of guests such as Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix.

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Alan Price recorded the autobiographical album Between Today and Yesterday from which the single "Jarrow Song" was taken, returning Price to the UK singles chart at number six.

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Alan Price participated in three reunions of The Animals between 1968 and 1984.

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Alan Price recorded two albums with the Electric Blues Company featuring guitarist and vocalist Bobby Tench and keyboardist Zoot Money, the first, Covers, was recorded in 1994.

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Since 1996, Alan Price has continued to perform regularly, arrange, write songs, and create other works.

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Alan Price has been closely involved with the work of film director Lindsay Anderson.

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Alan Price acted as the lead in Alfie Darling, a sequel to the film Alfie, during the course of which he became romantically involved with his co-star, Jill Townsend.

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Alan Price composed and sang the theme tune to the film adaptation of The Plague Dogs, "Time and Tide".

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In 1979, Alan Price composed and sang the theme song to the ATV series Turtle's Progress.

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Alan Price wrote the lyrics, together with the actor Trevor Peacock.

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Alan Price later provided the theme to Thames Television's 1988 sitcom adaptation of Andy Capp in the form of a rewritten "Jarrow Song".

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In 2004, Alan Price appeared in the Christmas edition of Heartbeat as Frankie Rio, the leader of a dubious band of musicians, the Franke Rio Trio, who are booked to appear in the Aidensfield Village Concert.

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Alan Price is believed to have two children and has been married twice.

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Alan Price married Maureen Elizabeth Donneky at Fulham towards the end of 1971.

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