The Kinks

The Kinks

Biography

The Kinks (1963–1996) were an English pop-rock group that came out of the British R&B scene of the early 1960s. Formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray Davies and Dave Davies in 1964 and categorised in the United States as a "British Invasion" band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. In 1990, their first year of eligibility, the original four members were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Later, in November 2005, they were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Among numerous other honours, they received the Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Service to British Music" in 2006.

Formed in 1963 in Muswell Hill, North London, they first gained prominence on the heels of the well-received and highly influential single "You Really Got Me" (1964). The group originally consisted of lead singer/guitarist Ray Davies, his brother lead guitarist Dave Davies, drummer Mick Avory, and bassist Peter Quaife. Quaife left (twice) in the late 1960s, and Avory finally left in 1984 as the result of a long-running dispute with Dave Davies, leaving only the Davies brothers as the core of the original group.

With Ray Davies' songwriting skills and unashamedly English voices, Dave Davies' impressive guitar work, and Avory's tight and steady drumming, the band became one of the best and most influential groups of British pop and the "British Invasion" of the U.S.A., lasting longer than any of their competitors, apart from the Rolling Stones, as they broke up in 1996. Their catalogue of songs has been covered by Van Halen, The Pretenders, The Black Keys, The Stranglers, Queens of the Stone Age , and many more.
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Discography

Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) 4
Everybody's in Show-Biz 1
Face to Face 3
Give the People What They Want 2
Kinda Kinks 8
Kinks 3
Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One 1
Something Else by The Kinks 3
State of Confusion 1
The Kink Kontroversy 3
The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society 2

Scores

Add It Up
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All Day and All of the Night
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Autumn Almanac
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A Well Respected Man
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Celluloid Heroes
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Come Dancing
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Come On Now
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David Watts
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Days
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Dead End Street
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Dedicated Follower of Fashion
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Destroyer
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Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy
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Lola
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People Take Pictures of Each Other
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Plastic Man
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Rainy Day in June
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Set Me Free
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Shangri-La
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Something Better Beginning
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Sunny Afternoon
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Till the End of the Day
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Tired of Waiting for You
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Victoria
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Waterloo Sunset
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Where Have All the Good Times Gone
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Who'll Be the Next in Line
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Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
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Yes Sir, No Sir
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You Really Got Me
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You Still Want Me
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