Animals rock veteran Eric Burdon writing memoir

Musician Burdon performs during the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New YorkLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Eric Burdon, the singer of the 1960s blues-rock band The Animals, is writing a memoir detailing his five decades in the music industry, publisher Alfred Music said on Tuesday. The book, entitled "Breathless," will be released late this year, the publisher said. Burdon, 71, best known for merging U.S. blues music with 1960s British rock and roll, said the book will be a way for him to recall and recount the many details of his musical life. …