Eric Burdon
Eric Burdon
Celebrated Name Eric Burdon
Real/Full Name Eric Victor Burdon
Gender Male
Age 79 years old
Birth Date 11 May 1941
Birth Place Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Nationality English
Height 1.8 m
Weight 84 kg
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouse Marianna Proestu (m. 1999), Rose Marks (from 1972 to 1978), Angie King (from 1967 to 1969)
Children (Son and Daughter) Yes (Alex)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name) None
Is Eric Burdon Gay? No
Profession Singer, Songwriter, and Actor
Salary N/A
Net Worth in  2020: $10 million
Last Updated  2020

Eric Burdon is an English singer-songwriter who was the founding member of the band Animals, known for their wild performances as well as being one of the leading bands of British Invasion, a cultural aspect of the 1960s when various genres of music especially rock, pop, and blues from British started becoming extremely popular in America. Eric was particularly known for his deep and powerful voice.

Maybe you know about Eric Burdon very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2020? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Eric Burdon’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life and Biography:

He was born to a lower-class working yet loving family in Newcastle, England. He describes his earlier school days as a nightmare. Later, he got into the Newcastle art college due to his love of music, and there he met John Steel, who later went on to become the drummer of their band Animals.

At the start of the 60s, he, along with some other friends, used to hang out at a local club called Downbeat, owned by Mike Jeffery, who later on became the manager of Animals. By 67, Eric had become a heavy drinker and was also into the drug culture of Los Angeles. He was also arrested once in Germany, where his drug abuse habits became more severe.

Eric has always been asthmatic from his earlier days, and so he currently resides in Ojai, California, a place with a dry climate to better control his condition.

Personal Life:

Eric got married to English-Indian Model Angie King in September of 1967, but the couple divorced in 1969 when she moved on to Eric’s close friend Jimi Hendrix, another Rockstar. Despite that, Eric and Jimi remained on close terms until Jimi’s death in 1970.

He met Rose Marks in Los Angeles, and they got married in September of 1972. Touring North America and Europe, he left his wife at home who fell into substance abuse, and their marriage started falling apart until they got divorced in 1978. Eric’s only child, his daughter Alex comes from Rose. Alex is married now, with Eric being a granddad to Alex’s two daughters, Keaira and Justice and son, Eric.

Eric married his attorney Marianna Proestu at the end of the 90s, and she has also been managing his career since their marriage. They currently reside in Ojai, California. Eric has also published three autobiographies, with the most recent one in 2013 named Breathless.

Age, height, and weight:

Being born on 11 May 1941, Eric Burdon is 79 years old as of today’s date 10th July 2020. His height is 1.8 m tall, and his weight is 84 kg.


Eric (vocals), with Alan Price (keyboards), Chas Chandler (Bass), Hilton Valentine(guitar), and John Steel (drums), became the resident band of the club A’Gogo Jazz Lounge, also owned by Mike Jeffery. Later, they named themselves Animals. They were a rhythm and blues and rock band and were eccentric performers, bringing energy and fervor to the stage with them.

However, Burden has claimed that this wasn’t the reason for the name Animals, rather it came from a man he knew who was nicknamed Animal. Their first breakthrough came in 1964 when they recorded The House of the Rising Sun, which went on to become number one throughout the world. Songs like I’m Crying (1964), Don’t let me be misunderstood (1965), We gotta get out of this place (1965) and Don’t bring me down (1966) further fueled their popularity. Their self-titled album was released in 1964, followed by albums in the next two years as well.

By 1967, all the members of Animals had moved to different projects, and so in 1967, Eric formed the all-new group Eric Burdon and the Animals. It was a more psychedelic band that included various hits like San Franciscan Night and Summer of love and Monterey. After five albums, the band broke up, and Eric went on to form Eric Burdon and War with the funk Rock band, War. This era included hits like Spill the wine and Tobacco Road.

He started his solo career in 1971 with Eric Burdon Band. He couldn’t reach the same heights as a solo artist despite releasing various albums. The original members of Animals were also reunited two times, once in 1975 and once in 1983, but they couldn’t reignite the charts again. Eric has also tried on other lineups for animals, with his most recent one being in 2016. He has no plans for retirement as of yet and still enjoys being in the music industry.

Awards and Achievements:

  • Eric is currently ranked 57thon Rolling Stone’s list of 100 greatest singers of all time.
  • He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 1994 as a member of Animals.
  • The House of the Rising Sun went on to win British Disc of the year in NME awards.
  • Animals were one of the leading bands of British Invasion, along with notable names like The Beatles and Rolling Stones.
  • He has also recorded multiple chart-topping hit songs.
  • He was also referred to as the Eggman in the song “I am the walrus” by his close friend John Lennon of the Beatles.

Net Worth and Salary of Eric Burdon in 2020

Eric Burdon Net Worth
Eric Burdon Net Worth

As of July 2020, his net worth to be around $10 million, with his income coming from all the songs he has produced and sold throughout his life.

As an embodiment of anger of the society from a young age and as someone who was raised during the 2nd world war, Eric Burdon has always held on to his ideals and raised his music against human trafficking, refugees’ problems, and climate change. This has, in some way, contributed positively to the movements of compassion and understanding throughout the world, and we are proud of him for that. He is, no doubt, one of the biggest living legends of the music industry.


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