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Hilton Valentine

One of the more prominent, yet enigmatic, guitarists of the British Invasion, Hilton Stewart Paterson Valentine was born in North Shields during World War II. He took up the guitar in his teens amid the rock & roll boom in England and formed his own group, the Wild Cats, in 1962. Before they'd gotten too far, however, he was offered a spot early the following year in an outfit who were then called the Alan Price R&B Combo, consisting of Alan Price, Chas Chandler, John Steel, and Eric Burdon.

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