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Muswell Hill, North London (1963 – 1996)

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 Davis’ songwriting skills and unashamedly English voices, Dave Davis’ 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 “” 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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  • Ginzir

    Команда истинного британского рока,даже слушая их невольно как-то Лондон на ум приходит,настолько команда пропитана Туманным Альбионом. Достойные поэты и дедушки панка,но вот в рашке они как-то мимо прошли видимо. Почему прошли? Вопрос наверное риторический. 10/10 группе.

    27 Jul 7:33am Reply
  • DamPoc

    that's good, but The Beatles are much better I think.

    29 Jun 12:36pm Reply
  • izzy_zee

    The more I hear of this band the harder I fall for them, ahhhhh.

    26 Jun 8:13am Reply
  • bad18

    Happy Birthday, mr. Ray!!!

    22 Jun 4:19pm Reply
  • Danny_Ocean11

    Happy Birthday, The Great Man Ray Davies!

    21 Jun 6:09pm Reply
  • b1es

    Happy Birthday Ray!

    21 Jun 4:41am Reply
  • Amrabart

    super kinky band

    13 Jun 2:01pm Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    You Really Got Me Now ♥

    7 Jun 1:20am Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    All Kinks songs should be higher in the charts

    5 Jun 12:41pm Reply
  • FillTheGaps

    Shangri-La should be higher in the charts. The song really inspires me to never conform to be hostage of a middle class consumerist stupid little life

    26 May 10:08pm Reply
  • Tymbolic

    Muswell Hillbillies

    26 May 9:23am Reply
  • PP667

    good

    12 May 7:26pm Reply
  • TriptheLight

    thats right!

    10 May 1:19am Reply
  • ChaseMeander

    You ask me Beatles or Stones, I say The Kinks! [12]

    30 Apr 3:35am Reply
  • GhostFame

    You ask me Beatles or Stones, I say The Kinks! [11]

    26 Apr 7:22pm Reply
  • menswear2112

    Another astonishing band eclipsed by the power of the Beatles.

    19 Apr 2:04am Reply
  • abilziero

    You ask me Beatles or Stones, I say The Kinks! [10]

    17 Apr 4:38am Reply
  • EllieWolf

    You ask me Beatles or Stones, I say The Kinks! [9]

    16 Apr 1:59am Reply
  • RivalLights

    You ask me Beatles or Stones, I say The Kinks! [8]

    5 Apr 9:42pm Reply
  • ZacMagnum

    SS: Famous Class Records in Brooklyn, NY released this whopping split 7″ at the end of January. CCR HEADCLEANER follow up their 2013 album Lace the World with Arms Wide Open with the split, while the trio in FUZZ continue their tear of psych-fueled stoner metal with the cover of a Kinks classic! Listen now! » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/02/18/fuzz-ccr-headcleaner-famous-class-split-7/

    18 Feb 3:59pm Reply
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