Portrait of Eric Burdon


A face full of stories, just like you Michael.. Must have seen you at that club. I used to go there in the ‘60s

Good painting Michael. "We got to get out of this place!

Thanks Carole. Truthfully, I never went there 😂

Thanks Jim. I did but was pleased to get back in the end.

I did comment but it's disappeared. Anyway, always love your back story and maybe this one is true???? but whatever, a great portrait with just that hint of smile Eric had, fab.

Great likeness Michael…..love his eyes. Although before my interest in music time, I do like the Animals, I have a couple of their albums somewhere.

Great likeness, I loved his ‘ House of the rising sun’ by ‘eck it takes me back in time Michael.

Thank you for kind and interesting comments all you lovely painters. My fiction is part of my art.

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In the swinging 60s, I found myself immersed in the vibrant music scene of Newcastle, where Club A'gogo was the heart of it all. With my jazz piano skills, I often had the privilege to accompany the legendary rock band, The Animals, during their electrifying performances. The fusion of jazz and rock created an electrifying atmosphere, and the crowd couldn't get enough. Oil on canvas.

About the Artist
Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I am drawn…

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