Hilton Valentine

Died aged 77

Hilton Stewart Paterson Valentine (21 May 1943 – 29 January 2021) was an English skiffle and rock and roll musician who was the original guitarist in The Animals. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and into Hollywood’s Rock Walk of Fame in 2001 with the other members of The Animals. Following The Animals' breakup in 1966, Valentine produced several solo albums including All in Your Head (1969) and It’s Folk ‘N’ Skiffle, Mate! (2004). He also toured New England and participated in several The Animals reunions.

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band member of The Animals

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Hilton Valentine Guitarist founder member of The Animals 21 May 1943 - 29 January 2021 Born in North Shields. Recognised for composing one of the most famous rock intros of all time for the #1 hit House of the Rising Sun. Inductee Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 1994 & Hollywood's Rock Walk of Fame 2001. Paid homage to his roots in his song River Tyne & his album Skiffledog On Coburg St lived here 1944-1960

42 Coburg Street, North Shields, United Kingdom where they lived (1944-1960)