Eric Victor Burdon (* 11. Mai 1941 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England) ist ein britischer Rock-Musiker. Er war Sänger der Rockbands The Animals und War.
Eric Burdon war 1962 in Newcastle Gründungsmitglied der Animals. Ab 1966 nannte sich die Band Eric Burdon and the Animals oder auch The New Animals. 1970 schloss sich Burdon der Latino/Funksoul-Combo War aus der San Francisco Bay-Area an, verließ die Band jedoch bereits 1971 und begann eine Solo-Karriere.
1976 und 1983 gab es kurzzeitige Wiedervereinigungen der Animals.
Über die Jahre spielte Burdon einige kleinere Filmrollen, unter anderem auch in deutschen Filmen.
Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne) is the former lead singer of The Animals and War before becoming a solo artist.
Burdon was a founding member and vocalist of The Animals, a rock band formed in Newcastle, England in 1962 and 1963. The Animals, combining electrified blues with rock, were one of the leading bands of the "British Invasion." Along with, among others, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five, and The Kinks, the group introduced Americans and the world to British music and fashion, its outspokenness and attitude. Burdon's powerful, deep voice is featured on such Animal singles as "The House of the Rising Sun", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Bring It On Home to Me", "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place", "Don't Bring Me Down" and "See See Rider".
By late 1966 the other original members of The Animals, including members keyboardist Alan Price, had quit, and Burdon and drummer Barry Jenkins reformed the group as Eric Burdon and the Animals. This more psychedelic incarnation of the group featured future Family member John Weider, and had hits such as "When I Was Young", "San Franciscan Nights", "Sky Pilot", and "Monterey". This ensemble lasted until 1969, going through several line-up changes sometimes called itself Eric Burdon and the New Animals.