High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Alan Price (born April 19, 1942, Fatfield, Sunderland, County Durham) is a British musician, best known as the original keyboardist for the English band The Animals. He is also known for his solo work. Price is a self-taught musician and was educated at Jarrow Grammar School, South Tyneside and was a founding member of the Tyneside group The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, which was later renamed The Animals. His organ playing on songs by The Animals, such as "House of the Rising Sun", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and "Bring It On Home To Me" was a key element in success of the group. After leaving the Animals, Price went on to have success on his own and with Georgie Fame. He introduced the songs of Randy Newman to a wider audience. Later he appeared on his own television show and made television guest appearances. He also had success with film scores and acting parts. More recently Price performed and recorded with The Electric Blues Company and has made other appearances with other artists such as The Manfreds.