+ THE ANIMALS & FRIENDS
Steve Cropper is a seminal figure in the History of Soul Music.
* Co-founder of Booker T & the MG's + The Mar-Keys.
* Co-songwriter for hits with Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus Thomas such as "Sitting on ther Dock of the Bay", "In the midnight Hour", "Knock on Wood".
* Stax Records in-house guitarist playing on the majority of the hits from the label's golden period.
* Member of the Blues Brothers Band featuring members of the group that appeared in the famous "The Blues Brothers" movie.
* Named one of the top ten guitarists of all time by Gibson.com
The Animals were formed in 1963 with the original line up of Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, Alan Price & John Steel.
Their debut hit in 1964 "House of the Rising Sun" went straight to Number 1 in the USA and the band went onto have numerous other hits such as "We gotta get out of this place", "Don't let me be understood" and more. Original drummer John Steel and post-Alan Price pianist Mickey Gallagher lead the Animals now.
A night not to be missed for any fan of quality music!