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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Encounter with blues legend changed Eric Burdon's life

History sometimes is littered with chance meetings of famous people that occurred before one or the other made their mark on the world — a teenage Bill Clinton meeting John F. Kennedy in the '60s, for instance, or budding astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson bumping into Carl Sagan at a bus stop in the '70s.
A similar moment came in Newcastle, England, when a young Eric Burdon was walking home from school and heard some music that literally stopped him in his tracks. It was blues legend Muddy Waters performing a sound check ahead of a show that night. Nothing was the same after that moment.
"It was so strong, so powerful, it made me realize immediately what I wanted to do with my life," Burdon said in a recent interview from his southern California home. "The sound coming through that open door, literally opened the door to my own musical journey."
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