Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Eric Burdon, Announces Book Deal with Alfred Music and ABKCO Music & Records
Eric Burdon is best known as frontman of the legendary British Invasion-era rock band, the Animals and the ground-breaking, multi-ethnic rhythm and blues band, War. Burdon is enjoying one of the biggest years yet in his influential 50-year career. On the heels of a break-out performance at SXSW, the release of two new records, including the critically-acclaimed new album, "'Til Your River Runs Dry," Burdon's book, titled "Breathless," is slated for publication late this year.
"I live my life, breathless...A life of constant motion and excitement. A life that many will envy and most would avoid! I'm extremely fortunate, at age 71, to look back on my life and write down some of the incredible things that have happened to me. In the day-to-day life of a traveling musician, it's easy to miss so many details. The world goes by at high-speed; it will take your breath away. People we've encountered at pivotal moments who profoundly influence our direction are not necessarily the people whose names everybody knows. More often, they are the people who say or do just the right thing, at the right time. I'm writing this book to help myself remember the past, acknowledge the present and help the new generation to discover their own truth...I am writing this book for all of you who helped me discover who I am today," said Burdon.
Burdon's distinctly soulful voice, powerful lyrics and musical choices are often credited for shaping the landscape and history of rock and roll over the course of the last few decades, with timeless hits including "It's My Life," "House of the Rising Sun," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "When I Was Young," and "Spill The Wine," among many others, causing some of rock's most articulate voices, from Bruce Springsteen to Patti Smith and Iggy Pop, to cite his strong influence upon their work.