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War (American band)

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1976 B/W image of original members standing
Original lineup in 1976
Background information
Also known asEric Burdon and War (1969–1970, 1976)
OriginLong Beach, California, U.S.
Years active1969–present
Past member(s)

War (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk/rock/soul band[6] from Long Beach, California, known for several hit songs (including "Spill the Wine", "The World Is a Ghetto", "The Cisco Kid", "Why Can't We Be Friends?", "Low Rider", and "Summer").[7]


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  1. Henderson, Alex. "War - Peace Sign". AllMusic. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  2. Larkin, Colin (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of R & B and Soul. Virgin. p. 348. ISBN 9780753502419.
  3. Palmer, Robert (February 13, 1977). "Jazz Pop—A 'Failed Art Music' Makes Good". The New York Times. p. D20. Retrieved March 18, 2018. ...War, the black rock group.
  4. Hanson, Amy. "War - Deliver the Word". AllMusic. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  5. Donald Clarke (1990). The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Penguin Books. p. 1212. ISBN 978-0-14-051147-5.
  6. Dansby, Andrew (August 24, 2018). "Houston author chronicles War, the funk, rock, soul and Latin music band". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved March 20, 2021.
  7. Burdon, Eric; Craig, Jeff Marshall (October 2, 2002). Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood. Da Capo Press. pp. 105–6. ISBN 978-1-56025-448-5. Retrieved April 25, 2011.