Colin Ernest "Barry" Jenkins is an English musician, who is best known for being a drummer for The Animals during both of that 1960s group's incarnations.
Jenkins replaced Roger Groome as the drummer for the British R&B based group The Nashville Teens in 1963. In 1964 the group had its first big hit record with "Tobacco Road". Jenkins also was present on their other top ten hit "Google Eye", as well as their lesser hits "The Little Bird", "The Hard Way", and "Find My Way Back Home".
In March 1966, the original drummer John Steel left the band The Animals after the release of their hit single "Inside-Looking Out". Jenkins joined the band for the albums "Animalism" and "Animalization", and for the hit single "Don't Bring Me Down".
The first incarnation of The Animals was dissolved in September 1966. Animals lead singer Eric Burdon then formed "Eric Burdon & The (New) Animals", with Jenkins as the only other holdover from the previous line-up. Along with studio musicians, the two recorded the album, "Eric Is Here" featuring "Help Me Girl" (also released as a single and a minor hit in both the UK and the US). In mid October 1966, a real new group formed under this title, again with Jenkins as drummer, which became a practitioner of psychedelic rock. It released a series of albums and hit singles, the latter including "When I Was Young", "San Franciscan Nights", "Monterey", "Ring Of Fire", "Good Times", and "Sky Pilot". This second incarnation of The Animals disbanded by 1968.
Jenkins now manages a very small guitar shop in Ramsgate, England.
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