Wild Facts About Eric Burdon & The Animals

Who is Eric Burdon

Eric Burdon is without a doubt one of the best singers Great Britain has ever had.

Eric Burdon is an English singer-songwriter. He was the vocalist of rhythm and blues and rock band the Animals and funk band War. He is regarded as one of the British Invasion‘s most distinctive singers with his deep, powerful blues-rock voice.

Published: March 8, 2022

1. Burdon took part in an orgy with John Lennon

While it’s common knowledge among many of the Beatles faithful that Lennon was referring to Burdon when he sang the lyric “I am the eggman,” there’s been a bit of confusion regarding the story behind the nickname. According to the most commonly told version of the story, Burdon achieved “Eggman” status through his habit of “breaking raw eggs on girls during sex” — but as Burdon himself explained in his 2002 memoir Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, it was actually the other way around. Burdon has said Lennon came up with the surreal lyrics to “I Am The Walrusafter the two took part in an orgy in London.