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(C) Sunny Afternoon

“The tax man’s taken all my dough,
And left me in my stately home,
Lazing on a sunny afternoon”

Sunny Afternoon tells the story of the formation and tumultuous first six years of English rock group The Kinks, through the eyes of leading man Ray Davies. 347 more words

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Meeting Himself, coming back - the Gilbert O'Sullivan interview

According to my battered copy of British Record Charts 1955-1979, Gilbert O’Sullivan sold more UK singles than any other solo male artist in 1972, seeing off the likes of fellow top-10 acts Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Donny Osmond, David Cassidy and Elton John. 3,674 more words


On February 10, 1978.

On February 10, 1978, “Warner Bros” released the self titled Van Halen debut studio album. “Van Halen” was recorded in August and September 1977, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman. 154 more words

Olivier Awards - Get involved with See Tickets

We are very excited to announce that we are the Official Ticketing Partner of the Olivier Awards for its 40th Anniversary this April.

With the nominations just around the corner (29th February) there are various ways you can get involved with the big day… 716 more words


Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre)

The Kinks were arguably the first band to play hard rock, and this show, loosely based on the true story of their rise to fame as told by lead singer Ray Davies, certainly delivers on the sound – at times it is ear-shatteringly loud, especially once the few teasing chords of ‘You Really Got Me’ turn into a full performance of the song. 455 more words


The Daily Cut: The Kinks "Set Me Free"

The Kinks: “Set Me Free”

ALBUM: Kinda Kinks

YEAR:  1965

WRITERS:  Ray Davies

Peaked at number-23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lead guitarist Dave Davies recalls that their 1965 single “Set Me Free” provided the band with an antidote to a very atypical sounding single they’d just released in Britain called “Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy.”  “’Set Me Free’ went back to a Kinks-ish kind of feel with the guitar sound. 39 more words


The Daily Cut: Van Halen "You Really Got Me"

Van Halen: “You Really Got Me”

ALBUM:  Van Halen

YEAR:  1978

WRITER:  Ray Davies

Van Halen cut its teeth playing many sets a night at L.A. 158 more words