Kinks

7 July 1966, The Kinks were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sunny Afternoon’, the group’s third and last UK No.1. Like its contemporary ‘Taxman’ by the Beatles, the song references the high levels of tax taken by the British Labour government of Harold Wilson. In America, the track peaked at No. 14 […]

Happy 78th birthday to English musician Ray Davies, born 21 June 1944, singer, songwriter with The Kinks, who had the 1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 ‘You Really Got Me’, and the 1967 UK No.2 single ‘Waterloo Sunset’ and the 1983 US No.6 single ‘Come Dancing’. The Kinks have sold over 50 million records worldwide […]

5 May 1967, The Kinks released ‘Waterloo Sunset’ as a single which went on to peak at No.2 on the UK chart. Songwriter and Kinks singer Ray Davies later stated that the song was originally entitled ‘Liverpool Sunset’, after his love for Liverpool and Merseybeat. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/the-kinks/ The Kinks Read the full article at The Day […]

18 Feb 1965, The Kinks were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Tired Of Waiting For You’, the group’s second UK No.1. According to Ray Davies, the music for ‘Tired of Waiting for You’ was written on the train to the recording studio and the words were written at a coffee shop during […]

5 May 1967, The Kinks released ‘Waterloo Sunset’ as a single which went on to peak at No.2 on the UK chart. Songwriter and Kinks singer Ray Davies later stated that the song was originally entitled ‘Liverpool Sunset’, after his love for Liverpool and Merseybeat. https://youtu.be/kqLoYQx8BXo Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks Read the full article […]

18 Feb 1965, The Kinks were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Tired Of Waiting For You’, the group’s second UK No.1. According to Ray Davies, the music for ‘Tired of Waiting for You’ was written on the train to the recording studio and the words were written at a coffee shop during […]

31 Dec 1963, The Kinks made their live debut when they played at the Lotus House Restaurant, London. Now recognised as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the era, brothers Ray Davies and Dave Davies remained members throughout the group’s 32-year run. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/the-kinks/ The Kinks – Dedicated Followers of Fashion | […]

Happy 76th birthday to Ray Davies, born 21 June 1944, singer, songwriter with The Kinks, who had the 1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 'You Really Got Me', and the 1967 UK No.2 single 'Waterloo Sunset' and the 1983 US No.6 single 'Come Dancing'. The Kinks have sold over 50 million records worldwide and among […]


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