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
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.thekinks.info/, http://www.kindakinks.net/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kinks

Discography of Kinks, The:

# Release title Dwnld Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
151 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion / Set Me Free ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio Collectables
152 The Kinks In Germany ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1965 Vogue Schallplatten
153 Word Of Mouth ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1984-11-19 Arista
154 Another Great Lost Kinks Album (A Collection Of Missing BBC-Sessions And Live TV-Recordings) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 25 Audio 2002
155 Sunny Afternoon ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1966
156 Kinda Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1989 Castle Classics
157 20 Golden Greats ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 20 Audio 1978 Ronco
158 The Singles Collection / Waterloo Sunset ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 42 Audio 1997
159 Well Respected Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1966 Marble Arch Records
160 Sunny Afternoon ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1967 Marble Arch Records
161 Come Dancing ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1982 Arista
162 Lola ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1970-07-00 Pye Records
163 One For The Road ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 21 Audio 1980 Arista
164 The Complete Collection ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 25 Audio 1991 Castle Communications
165 Come Dancing ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1982 Arista
166 The Kink Kronikles ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 28 Audio 1989 Reprise Records
167 The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 1980 Pye Records
168 Lola / Death Of A Clown ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1980
169 Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio
170 Mr. Pleasant ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1967 Pye Records
171 Come Dancing With The Kinks / The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 19 Audio 1986 Arista
172 Face To Face ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1966-11-00 Reprise Records
173 Summer's Gone ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1984 Arista
174 Kinda Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1987 PRT Records
175 Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 23 Audio 2004 Sanctuary Midline
176 Waterloo Sunset ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio PRT Records
177 State Of Confusion ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1983 Arista
178 Their 20 Greatest Hits ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 20 Audio 1979 Arcade Deutschland GmbH
179 Down All The Days (Till 1992) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1989 London Records
180 Come Dancing / Noise ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1983 Arista
181 Muswell Hillbillies ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1971 RCA Victor
182 The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 2005 Earmark
183 Preservation Act 1 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1973 RCA Victor
184 Everybody's In Show-Biz - Everybody's A Star ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 21 Audio 1972
185 Afternoon Tea With The Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 26 Audio 1995-07-21 Victor
186 Don't Forget To Dance ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1983 Arista
187 Soap Opera ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio RCA
188 Greatest Hits ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 29 Audio 1991 SPH Records
189 Kinks-Size ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1965 Reprise Records
190 You Really Got Me ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1964-11-00 Reprise Records
191 The Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 18 Audio 1988 LaserLight Digital
192 The Very Best Of ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1991
193 Autumn Almanac / Mr. Pleasant ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1967 Pye Records
194 Victoria ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1969 Pye Records
195 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1966 Pye Records
196 Sunny Afternoon ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1966-06-24 Pye Records
197 Dead End Street ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1966-12-02 Pye Records
198 Days ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1968 Pye Records
199 Kink-Size Kollektion - The Very Best Of The Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 36 Audio 1992 Edelton
200 Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 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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