The Animals guitarist and founding member Hilton Valentine dies aged 77

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Hilton Valentine, founding member of The Animals and guitarist on one of the most iconic intros in music history, has died aged 77. His death was confirmed by the band’s label ABKCO in a statement posted to Twitter on Saturday night: “Our deepest sympathies go out to Hilton Valentine’s family […]

Hilton Valentine, founding member of The Animals and guitarist on one of the most iconic intros in music history, has died aged 77.

His death was confirmed by the band’s label ABKCO in a statement posted to Twitter on Saturday night: “Our deepest sympathies go out to Hilton Valentine’s family and friends on his passing this morning, at the age of 77.”

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