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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

Artist Profiles

Full House Reading Challenge - Americana by Ray Davies

Genre: Autobiography / Memoir

Narrative Style: First person, non-chronological

Rating: 4/5

Format: Hardback

Published: 2013

Synopsis: Ray Davies discusses his relationship with America at various points in The Kinks career. 358 more words

Book Reviews

444. this time tomorrow

“I still get into this argument. The Kinks are great, no question, but they’re not Beatles- Stones-Who-Led-Zeppelin great, mainly, I guess, because they never truly cut it as an… 94 more words

All Vinyl Apocalypse

Mr. Pleasant - Kinks

Chart Position: NR

  • Lead vocals: Ray Davies
  • Written and produced by Ray Davies
  • Guitar: Ray and Dave Davies
  • Recorded in London U.K.

Juke Box Jury - 07/05/18

Happy Bank Holiday folks! It’s been a scorcher here, and I’ve spent most of the day hiding from Mr Sunshine. Now, I’ve got the snooker on, and it’s time for your weekly run through some of the week’s new single releases. 453 more words

The Original vs The Cover - "You Really Got Me"

For this month’s edition of ‘The Original vs The Cover’, we are going to cover the song “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks vs the cover by Van Halen.  765 more words