Kinks, The

Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Mick Avory, Pete Quaife

Also known as Kings, Kings, The, Kinks, Kinks!, The, Los Kinks
Members of Kinks, The: Alan Holmes (2), Andy Pyle, Bob Henrit, Dave Davies, Ian Gibbons, Jim Rodford, John Beecham, John Dalton, John Gosling (2), Laurie Brown, Mick Avory, Pete Quaife, Ray Davies
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Discography of Kinks, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Lola 2 Audio 1970 Pye Records
2 Scattered 3 Audio 1993 Columbia
3 Give The People What They Want 11 Audio 1999
4 UK Jive 12 Audio 1989 London Records
5 Something Else By The Kinks 22 Audio 2004 Sanctuary Midline
6 Sunny Afternoon 2 Audio 1966-06-24 Pye Records
7 Dandy 2 Audio 1966-10-00 Pye Records
8 Lola (Live) 2 Audio 1980 Arista
9 Starstruck / Picture Book 2 Audio 1968-11-00 Pye Records
10 You Really Got Me - The Very Best Of The Kinks 36 Audio 1994 Edel
11 Come Dancing 2 Audio 1982 Arista
12 Plastic Man 2 Audio 1969-04-00 Pye Records
13 A Well Respected Man 2 Audio 1965-11-00
14 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion 2 Audio 1966-03-00
15 The Kink Kontroversy 17 Audio 1998
16 Face To Face 22 Audio 1998-03-00
17 Kinda Kinks 24 Audio 1998-03-00
18 Schoolboys In Disgrace 10 Audio 1998-03-00 Velvel
19 Sleepwalker 14 Audio 1998-07-00 Velvel
20 State Of Confusion 15 Audio 1999-04-00 Velvel
21 Something Else By The Kinks 22 Audio 1998-03-00
22 Soap Opera 12 Audio 1975
23 Word Of Mouth 13 Audio 1999 Velvel
24 Live At Kelvin Hall 20 Audio 1998-05-00
25 Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 23 Audio 1998-05-00
26 How Are You 2 Audio 1986 London Records
27 Don't Forget To Dance 2 Audio 1983-07-15
28 Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround - Part One 14 Audio 1970-11-00
29 Dead End Street / Big Black Smoke 2 Audio 1966-12-02 Pye Records
30 Autumn Almanac 2 Audio 1967
31 Low Budget 11 Audio 1979-07-00 Arista
32 Low Budget 11 Audio 1979-09-00 Arista
33 Percy 13 Audio 1989 Castle Classics
34 Tired Of Waiting For You 10 Audio 1995 Rhino Entertainment Company
35 The Best Of The Kinks - You Really Got Me 20 Audio 1999 Castle Select
36 Sleepwalker 9 Audio 1977 Arista
37 Day's 2 Audio 1968-07-00
38 Better Things 2 Audio 1981-07-00 Arista
39 Celluloid Heroes / Hot Potatoes 2 Audio 1972-12-00
40 God's Children 2 Audio 1971-06-00 Pye Records
41 Lola / Berkeley Mews 2 Audio 1970-09-00 Pye Records
42 Apeman / Rats 2 Audio 1970-12-00 Pye Records
43 Mirror Of Love 2 Audio 1974-05-00
44 Shangrila 2 Audio 1969-09-00 Pye Records
45 Only A Dream 2 Audio 1993 Columbia
46 Face To Face 22 Audio 2004 Sanctuary Midline
47 Misfits 10 Audio 1978 Arista
48 State Of Confusion 10 Audio 1983 Arista
49 Give The People What They Want 11 Audio 1981 Arista
50 The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 15 Audio 1968-11-00 Reprise Records


The Kinks were one of the most important bands from the "British Revolution" in the sixties. The band, based in Muswell Hill in London, consisted of the brothers Davies, (Ray and Dave), Mick Avory and Pete Quaife. During their existence they have played different styles of rock('n'roll) music. Interesting were their lyrics, usually about the lower class of society. Singer Ray Davies has always had a fascination for the ordinary people.

After two flops they had their first big hit in 1964: You Really Got Me. This song had a rough guitar riff, that's why some people even call it the first heavy metal song ever.

They kept scoring hits after that, timeless songs like Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset, Lola and All Day And All Of The Night. Albums such as The Village Green Preservation Society (1968) and Arthur (1969) are seen as classics nowadays.

In the beginning of the seventies it was over with the hit singles. They started a series of rockopera's, which were not very succesful. In 1977, with the release of Sleepwalker, they went back to more normal rock. Their popularity started to rise again, especially in America. They have produced records until 1996, some with more success than others. The band never officially split up, the fans are still hoping for a reunion someday. Ray and Dave are both doing solo tours and releasing solo albums.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 (Performer).

Pete Quaife, who had been receiving kidney dialysis for more than ten years, died on 23 June 2010, aged 66.


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