The Kinks

The Kinks
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The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. The band emerged in 1964 during the height of British rhythm and blues and Merseybeat, and were briefly part of the British Invasion of the US until their touring ban in 1965. Their third single, the Ray Davies penned "You Really Got Me", became an international hit, topping the charts in the United Kingdom and reaching the Top 10 in the United States. Between the mid-1960s and early 1970s, the group released a string of hit singles; studio albums drew good reviews but sold less than compilations of their singles. They gained a reputation for reflecting English culture and lifestyle, fuelled by Ray Davies' observational writing style. Albums such as Face to Face, Something Else, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround and Muswell Hillbillies, along with their accompanying singles, are considered among the most influential recordings of the period. Wikipedia

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Band Members


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1967 Swinging London Singers
1951 The Red Skelton Hour Guest Vocalists
Late Night Drama -
1989 Booker -
1969 Where Was Spring? -
2015 Minions -
2015 The Last Man on Earth -
2015 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup -
2014 True Detective -
2014 Mr. Sloane -
2014 Rugby League: Challenge Cup -


1,152 Songs »
1 You Really Got Me 1967
2 All Day and All of the Night 2003
3 Sunny Afternoon 1998
4 Lola 1970
5 A Well Respected Man 1965
6 A Well Respected Man 2007
7 Waterloo Sunset 1998
8 Tired Of Waiting For You 1965
9 Victoria 1999
10 This Time Tomorrow 1970
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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