Hilton Valentine Net Worth
Hilton Valentine made money by Rock Stars niche. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, Hilton Valentine earned $1 Million. Exact sum is $1030000.
Short biography, height, weight, dates:
Birth date: May 21, 1943
Birth place: North Shields, United Kingdom
Profession: Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Actor
Wikipedia Source: Hilton Valentine
Hilton Stewart Paterson Valentine is an English musician, who was the original guitarist in the Animals. Valentine was born in North Shields, Northumberland, and was influenced by the 1950s skiffle craze. His mother bought him his first guitar in 1956 when he was 13, he taught himself some chords from a book called Teach Yourself A Thousand Chords, and formed his own skiffle group called the Heppers. They played local gigs and a newspaper described them at the time as, A young but promising skiffle group. The Heppers eventually evolved into a rock and roll band, the Wildcats in c. 1959. During this period Valentine played a Futurama III solid guitar, this was the UK brandname of importer Selmer, his next guitar was a Burns Vibra-Artiste which he bought in 1960Р 61. The Wildcats was a popular band in the Tyneside area getting a lot of bookings for dance halls, working mens clubs, church halls etc., and it was during this period that they decided to record a 10 acetate LP titled Sounds of the Wild Cats. In 1963 the Animals were starting to form and Chas Chandler heard about Hilton Valentines wild guitar playing and asked him to join what was then the Alan Price Combo. Eric Burdon was already a member and John Steel joined immediately following Valentines arrival. Within a few months, this group changed their name to the Animals.