The House of the Rising Sun

Song by The Animals

"The House of the Rising Sun" is a folk song from the United States. Also called "House of the Rising Sun" or occasionally "Rising Sun Blues", it tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans. The most successful version was recorded by the English rock group The Animals in 1964, which was a number one hit in the United Kingdom, United States, Sweden and Canada.

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  • Just as her sister kept her at arm’s length from the Bailey-Vogue set, so she met few of the musicians with whom Mick consorted, on the road or at their chosen club, the Ad Lib. One exception was “the Duchess,” the glamorous young black woman in a skintight gold lamé catsuit who played guitar in Bo Diddley’s band. Another was Mickie Most, the young singer-turned-producer responsible for the Animals’ “The House of the Rising Sun” that Mick had so ungraciously slagged off. “Mickie’s wife was also named Chrissie, so we were two Mickie-and-Chrissies.”

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