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June 21 - A "Kink'y Birthday

Happy 74th birthday to one of Britain’s best and “Kink-iest” singers and songwriters- Ray Davies. Ray and his younger brother Dave founded The Kinks back in 1964, after he’d been to art school and briefly been a guitarist for the Dave Hunt Band. 142 more words

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Video: Actor Tom Courtenay was first to sing "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter"


Herman’s Hermits’ pop hit “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” was originally sung by acclaimed actor Tom Courtenay in The Lads, a British TV play of 1963, and released as a single in the UK. 99 more words

June 10 - No Confusion - The Kinks Were On A Roll

Never quite as successful or legendary as their contemporaries fronted by Paul McCartney or Mick Jagger, The Kinks were still one of the most-respected and long-lasting bands from the first “British Invasion.” Formed back in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies, they had a string of hits in the ’60s like… 143 more words

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Song Of The Day

Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles has been widely known for his contribution as the founder of Singapore. But for five years, he was the Lieutenant Governor of British Java and Governor General of Bencoolen (British Bencoolen, a British possession in Sumatra, the area now called Kota Bengkulu. 241 more words

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