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
101 Sweet Lady Genevieve / Sitting In My Hotel 2 Audio 1973-11-00
102 Sitting In The Midday Sun / One Of The Survivors 2 Audio 1973-08-00
103 Autumn Almanac 2 Audio 1967-11-00
104 Waterloo Sunset 2 Audio 1967-06-00 Pye Records
105 Victoria 2 Audio 1969-12-00 Pye Records
106 Sunny Afternoon 4 Audio 1966
107 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion 2 Audio 1966-04-00
108 A Strange Effect 4 Audio 2004 Zonophone (2)
109 Something Else By The Kinks 13 Audio 1967-09-15
110 Something Else By The Kinks 13 Audio 1967-09-15
111 Something Else By The Kinks 13 Audio 1967-09-15 Pye Records
112 Something Else By The Kinks 13 Audio 1987 PRT Records
113 Kinda Kinks 12 Audio PRT Records
114 Kinda Kinks 12 Audio 1969 Marble Arch Records
115 20th Anniversary Box Set 48 Audio 1984 PRT Records
116 How Are You 3 Audio 1986 London Records
117 Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 12 Audio 1969-10-10 Reprise Records
118 Almanaque De Otoño (Autumn Almanac) / David Watts 2 Audio 1967 Hispavox
119 Greatest Hits 14 Audio 1967-06-00 Negram
120 The Story Of The Kinks 24 Audio 1995 Paradiso
121 UK Jive 10 Audio 1989-10-02 London Records
122 Waterloo Sunset '94 EP 4 Audio 1994-10-17 Konk
123 The Third (And Last) Great Lost Kinks Album 30 Audio 2004 Not On Label
124 Presenting John Gosling 12 Audio 1990 Do It-Records
125 Phobia 17 Audio 1993-03-18
126 Sleepwalker 9 Audio 1980 Ariola Eurodisc S.A.
127 The EP Collection 24 Audio 1990 See For Miles Records Ltd.
128 You Really Got Me / All Day And All Of The Night 2 Audio 1984 Old Gold (2)
129 Chicago Really Got Me 11 Audio 1992 American Concert Series
130 Celluloid Heroes 23 Audio 1992 Great Live Records
131 Best Of The Kinks 1966-67 16 Audio 1991-08-00 Pickwick Records
132 4 Live Hits From One For The Road 4 Audio 1980 Arista
133 Percy 13 Audio 2000 Essential
134 Anthology - Unfinished Business 44 Audio 1998-09-11 Essential
135 The EP Collection 40 Audio 1998 Essential
136 Kinks 14 Audio 1966 Pye Golden Guinea Records
137 Kinks 14 Audio 1980 Pye Records
138 Lola / Apeman 2 Audio 1972-02-00 Reprise Records
139 The Ultimate Collection 25 Audio 1989 Castle Communications
140 Kwyet Kinks 4 Audio 1965-09-17 Pye Records
141 One For The Road 21 Audio 1980 Arista
142 Live At Kelvin Hall 13 Audio Pye Records
143 You Really Got Me 4 Audio 1971 Pye Records
144 You Really Got Me / A Well Respected Man 2 Audio 1979 Eric Records
145 The Kinks Greatest Hits! 10 Audio 1966-08-10 Reprise Records
146 Give The People What They Want 11 Audio 1981 Arista
147 All Day And All Of The Night 2 Audio 1964-12-09 Reprise Records
148 Word Of Mouth 11 Audio 1984-11-19 Arista
149 The Kinks 16 Audio 1992 EMI (Australia) Limited
150 Till The End Of The Day / Sunny Afternoon 2 Audio Collectables


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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