|Eric Burdon and War|
Years: 1969 - 1971
Styles: Funk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Rhythm and Blues
Harold Brown - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Eric Burdon - Lead vocals (in band: 1969 - 1971)
Lonnie Jordan - Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Vocals (in band: 1969 - 1971)
Howard Scott - Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1969 - 1971)
Charles Miller - Alto saxophone, Baritone saxophone, Flute, Saxophone, Tenor saxophone, Vocals (in band: 1969 - 1971)
B.B. Dickerson - Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals (in band: 1969 - 1971)
Papa Dee Allen - Congas, Percussion, Vocals (in band: 1969 - 1971)
Lee Oskar - Harmonica, Percussion, Vocals (in band: 1969 - 1974)
During 1969, while living in San Francisco, Burdon joined forces with Californian funk rock band War. In April 1970, the resulting album created as a result of this association was entitled "Eric Burdon Declares "War"". A two-disc set entitled "The Black-Man's Burdon", was released later in September 1970. The singles from the double album, "Paint It, Black" and "They Can't Take Away Our Music", had moderate success during 1971. During this time Burdon collapsed on the stage during a concert, caused by an asthma attack, and War continued the tour without him.
In 1976, a compilation album, "Love Is All Around", released by ABC Records, included recordings of Eric Burdon with War doing a live version of "Paint it, Black" and a cover of the Beatles' song "A Day in the Life." The band also featured ex-NFL star Deacon Jones who coined the term "quarterback sack" and sang on the band's 1975 song "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
Eric Burdon and War were reunited for the first time in 37 years, to perform an Eric Burdon & War reunion at the concert at the Royal Albert Hall London on 21 April 2008. The concert coincided with a major reissue campaign by Rhino Records (UK), which released all the War albums including "Eric Burdon Declares "War"" and "The Black-Man's Burdon".
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