The Animals, from left, Hilton Valentine, Chas Chandler, John Steel, Eric Burdon and Dave Rowberry, board an airliner in London bound for New York on May 27, 1965, to appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. Valentine died Friday at the age of 77.

The Animals, rock band from Newcastle, board an airliner at London Airport, bound for New York, May 27, 1965, where they will appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. From left are Hilton Valentine; Chas Chandler; John Steel; singer Eric Burdon; and new member of the group, organist Dave Rowberry. (AP Photo/Victor Boynton)