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Eric Burdon & the Animals at the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room

A founder of the funk outfit War and a player in the British Invasion of the mid-1960s takes the stage at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Saturday.

Eric Burdon & the Animals perform in the South Shore Room Saturday.

“Eric Burdon has one of the most distinctive and searingly powerful voices in rock and roll,” according to press materials. “As the front man and driving force of the Animals, Burdon was at the forefront of the British Invasion, helping to shape rock and roll’s DNA with his imposing yet soulful vocals. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994 and hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon has continued to forge new musical territory with each new record in the five decades since the iconic ‘House of the Rising Sun.’”

Burdon & the Animals had a string of hits including “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” “San Franciscan Nights,” “Monterey” and “Sky Pilot.”

“With his unrivaled instrument, Eric Burdon has shared the stage with legends such as Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Witherspoon and Otis Redding — and was recently cited by cutting edge musicians like Patti Smith and Iggy Pop in their personal top tens,” according to the press materials. “In 2012, Burdon received hard-earned kudos when Bruce Springsteen made him a cornerstone of his keynote speech at South by Southwest. Burdon joined Springsteen on-stage and was soon back in heavy demand.”

Burdon released an EP with garage rockers the Greenhornes thereafter and followed up with the full-length “‘Til Your River Runs Dry” in 2013.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jun 12, 2014 08:00PM Published Jun 12, 2014 08:00PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.