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Eric Burdon to Play Santa Monica Pier Thursday; Drops Throwback Cover of ‘For What It’s Worth’

By DONNA BALANCIA

Eric Burdon, whose wide-ranging musical talents have made him one of the best-loved performers of all time, will play the Santa Monica Pier Thursday night for the Twilight Concerts Series.

Check out The Twilight Concerts web page.

Burdon’s unforgettable and unique sound has made his one of the most well known voices in music.

He was the leader of The Animals and became known for the songs “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” and “House of the Rising Sun.”  He led the funk band War, the band everyone knows for songs like “Low Rider” and “Spill The Wine.”

But now he’s making a return to the era from whence he came: Eric has released a cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth,” and it’s powerful.

‘No Racism’

Burdon said it was time to come out with this song because he wants to send a message that the resurgence of racism won’t and can’t take hold in a new age.

The single, released in his 76th year on the planet is a good lesson for those who aren’t familiar with his work. For those who remember Burdon, it’s a great step back in time.

Check out the music and catch Eric Burdon at the Santa Monica Pier.

 

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