Post by DianeE
Hilton Valentine, the guitarist who became a founding member of The
Animals in 1963, has died at age 77.
What a great, fancy middle-class sounding, name.
Hilton Stewart Paterson Valentine (21 May 1943 29 January 2021)
His mother bought him his first guitar in 1956 when he was 13.
"Valentine is credited with the electric guitar arpeggio introduction to the
Animals' 1964 signature song "The House of the Rising Sun" (played on
his Gretsch Tennessean guitar), which inspired countless beginning guitarists."