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Founding guitarist for the Animals. Next door neighbor and I played in a couple of high school garage bands, and he bought a Vox Hurricane 'coz he thunk that's what Valentine played. Dunno if that was the actual fact. 

I liked the Animals because they were grittier than other British Invasion bands, prolly 'coz they were from Newcastle. Not much of an environment to inspire cutesy pop songs. Saw 'em once in a caravan show, '67 IIRC. Set cut short due to Valentine breaking guitar strings.

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Yup, the Animals and Pretty Things had NASTY tone back in the mid 60s. 

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                                                   A fine Guitarist to be sure. I loved THE ANIMALS..................Valentine had that early punk garage sound. RIP!

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6 hours ago, Willie G. Moseley said:

Saw 'em once in a caravan show, '67 IIRC. Set cut short due to Valentine breaking guitar strings.

Now, that's just sad. No one in the other bands would loan him a guitar to finish the set? So much for, "peace'n'love."

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