By: Jennifer Williams
To say Eric Burdon has had an interesting life and career is an understatement. Of we know him has the frontman for the legendary Animals and War and of course his amazing blues career. Now we're going to get a chance to see inside the life and career of this Rock & Roll legend with the announcement of his forthcoming book "Breathless."
Burdon gives an idea of what we can expect to find in "Breathless”:
"I live my life, Breathless...A life of constant motion and excitement. A life that many will envy and most would avoid!” said Burdon. “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."
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.
It sounds like we're going to be adding this one to our "must read" list.
Get more info on the book at Eric Burdon's official website.