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Group Members Ray Davies
Dave Davies
Mick Avory
Past Group Members Ray Davies
Dave Davies
Mick Avory
Pete Quaife
John Dalton
John Gosling
Andy Pyle
Gordon John Edwards
Jim Rodford
Ian Gibbons
Bob Henrit
Mark Haley
Gordon Edwards
Music Genre(s) Rock
pop
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Origin Muswell Hill, London, England
Muswell Hill, London/Chipping Barnet, London, England
Year(s) Active 1964–1996
1964–1996, 2018–present
1963–1996
Record Label PYE
Cameo
Reprise
RCA
Arista
London
MCA
Columbia
Koch
Guardian
Universal
Official Websites thekinks.info
thekinks.info
Associated Acts Nicky Hopkins
the Mike Cotton Sound
Argent
the Creation
the Kast Off Kinks
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The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, north London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s. The band emerged during the height of British rhythm and blues and Merseybeat, and were briefly part of the British Invasion of the United States until their touring ban in 1965 (as a result of constant fighting between the brothers). 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. Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including American R&B and rock and roll initially, and later adopting British music hall, folk, and country. They gained a reputation for reflecting English culture and lifestyle, fuelled by Ray Davies' wittily observational writing style.

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