Hilton Valentine Dies: Guitarist For The Animals Was 77, Had Memorable Riff On ‘House Of The Rising Sun’

Published January 31, 2021 by Sherry Carroll

Guitarist Hilton Valentine, whose memorable opening riff on The Animals classic House of the Rising Sun propelled the song to No. 1 in the US, died Friday at age 77. No cause of death was given, according to a statement from his former record company, Abkco. Valentine was a founding member of the British group […]

Hilton Valentine Dies: Guitarist For The Animals Was 77, Had Memorable Riff On ‘House Of The Rising Sun’ — Deadline

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