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From The Animals to Goohead: Alan Price is Right

Mr. Goohead was a character voiced by Fred Patterson from Humble and Fred, and he'd make calls to unsuspecting people that they'd air on CFNY back in the day. I once shared a series of Mr. Goohead bits and considered whether they could air on terrestrial radio today.

The song they'd play on 102.1 to introduce Mr. Goodhead segments was Alan Price's Look Over Your Shoulder from the film O Lucky Man!

Alan Price was a founding member of the Animals. He's the one playing the organ on their massive hit House of the Rising Sun.

Nobody's is certain as to who actually wrote The House of the Rising Sun, but we know it's old, likely from the 1800s. The oldest known recording of the song, under the title "Rising Sun Blues", is by Appalachian artists Clarence "Tom" Ashley and Gwen Foster, who recorded it on September 6, 1933.

Alan Price left the Animals in 1965 to form the Alan Price Set. When the Animals broke up in '69, Eric Burdon formed Eric Burdon & War which gave us this sweet funky gem.

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