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Eric Burdon's Good Intentions (Don't Let Them be Misunderstood!)

Bill Wasserzieher, Blues Revue, May 2006

THERE'S NO ESCAPING the formative years. Just ask Eric Burdon. As an 11-year-old, he had an audience with Louis Armstrong. Three years later, he helped Big Bill Broonzy get past locked doors to perform. Then, barely out of his teens, Burdon hooked up with Sonny Boy Williamson II for a pioneering Anglo-British blues album and, shortly thereafter, became famous in his own right as the leader of the Animals.

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