Freak out or fake out?

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On January, 18, 1970, the club The New World of the Freak Out (currently the site of the Utopia night club) claimed to have booked a show featuring one of the bigger bands of the 1960s in The Animals.

Only problem is the band broke up in 1969. Eric Burdon was well into his tenure with War at that point and the rest of the band was onto other things. So who knows if this was imposters or maybe some fringe members carrying on the name.

It would be absolutely absurd to think that the band that played arenas in the mid-60s played a Youngstown night club for $1.50 a ticket in 1970.

Edit: A commenter pointed out that the show was a scam and that the actual Animals did not play there.

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3 thoughts on “Freak out or fake out?

  1. Steve Acker says:

    It was a totally fake band. I personally confronted them at the Freak Out that night and told them they should be ashamed of themselves. Another fake band that played the Freak Out: Steam (Na Na Na Na Hey Hey). They and a few others were booked by one booking agency that was scamming club owners and fans.

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