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An angry declaration of independence

La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7
An angry declaration of independence

In 1965 a wave of songs from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and the Animals changed our lives  forever by making rock and roll a force for social change. The Animals “It’s My Life” was an angry shout from the band and it’s audience that I will do what I want and think what I want because it’s my life. The song climbed to #20 on Cashbox in the USA, and was a hit around the world as well. The world was changing, and so was the music we listened to on the radio. The song has been covered by a number of artists over the years and was a staple of Bruce Springsteen tours in the 70’s.  The song deserves better, a forgotten oldie that changed many lives.


Photo of Animals EP from Columbia Records.

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