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
1551 A Well Respected Man / Don't You Fret 2 Audio Pye Records
1552 Autumn Almanac 2 Audio 1967 Pye Records
1553 The Ultimate Collection 25 Audio 1989 Castle Communications
1554 Low Budget 15 Audio 1999
1555 Mirror Of Love 2 Audio 1974 RCA
1556 Give The People What They Want 11 Audio 1981 Arista
1557 Face To Face 14 Audio
1558 Sleepwalker 9 Audio 1982 Arista
1559 Greatest Hits 18 Audio 1984 PRT Records
1560 State Of Confusion 10 Audio 1983 Arista
1561 Beautiful Delilah 4 Audio 1964 Pye Records
1562 Cadillac/I'm A Lover Not A Fighter 4 Audio 1965 Pye Records
1563 See My Friend 2 Audio 1965 Pye Records
1564 Give The People What They Want 11 Audio 1981 Arista
1565 Low Budget 11 Audio 1979 Arista
1566 Wonderboy 2 Audio 1968 Pye Records
1567 Milk Cow Blues 4 Audio 1966 Pye Records
1568 One For The Road 22 Audio 1999
1569 Golden Hour Of The Kinks 20 Audio 1971 Golden Hour
1570 Down All The Days (Till 1992) 3 Audio 1989


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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