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
51 See My Friend ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1965-08-00
52 Special Edition EP ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 2002-11-02 Classic Pictures Entertainment
53 You Really Got Me ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1991 Castle Music
54 Face To Face ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1966-11-00
55 Schoolboys In Disgrace ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1975-11-17 RCA Victor
56 Golden Hour Of The Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 20 Audio 1971 Golden Hour
57 Muswell Hillbillies ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1971 RCA Victor
58 The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 31 Audio 1998-05-00
59 Kinda Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1969 Marble Arch Records
60 You Really Got Me ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1964-08-04 Pye Records
61 The Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1982 AMIGA
62 To The Bone ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio 1994-10-03 Konk
63 The Kink Kontroversy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1965-11-26
64 The Best Of The Kinks 1966-1967 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1989 Pickwick Records
65 (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1979 Arista
66 Supersonic Rocket Ship / You Don't Know My Name ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1972-05-05 RCA Victor
67 Kinks Greatest Hits ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1975 Marble Arch Records
68 The Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 20 Audio 1996 Disky
69 Entertainment ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1989 MCA Records
70 The Best Of ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 18 Audio 1981 Trent Records
71 Live At Kelvin Hall ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 9 Audio 1987 PRT Records
72 Lola ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1971
73 House Of The Rising Sun - 16 Original Superhits Of The 60's ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1988 Duchesse Compact Disc
74 Think Visual ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1986 London Records
75 Apeman ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1970 Pye Records
76 You Really Got Me / All Day And All Of The Night ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1980-02-22 RK Records
77 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion / Nothing In The World Can Stop Me Worrin' 'Bout That Girl ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1966 Pye Records
78 Till The End Of The Day ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1965-11-19 Pye Records
79 Greatest Hits ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1985 BR Music
80 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1966 Pye Records
81 Dead End Street ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1966
82 Waterloo Sunset / Sunny Afternoon ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1991 SPH Records
83 It's The Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 17 Audio 2001 Disky
84 14 Classic Hits ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1989 Avanti Records
85 All Day And All Of The Night ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1964-10-23 Pye Records
86 Tired Of Waiting For You ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1965-01-15 Pye Records
87 Did Ya ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 5 Audio 1991 Sony Records
88 The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 67 Audio 2004-06-28 Sanctuary Midline
89 Waterloo Sunset ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1967-05-05 Pye Records
90 Lola ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1970 Astor
91 Tired Of Waiting For You ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1965-02-00 Reprise Records
92 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1986-07-09 PRT Records
93 The Great Lost Kinks Album ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1973-01-25 Reprise Records
94 Everybody's In Show-Biz - Everybody's A Star ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 21 Audio 1972-09-02 RCA Victor
95 Preservation Act 2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 21 Audio 1974-07-26 RCA Victor
96 Soap Opera ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1975 RCA Victor
97 Think Visual ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1986-11-17 London Records
98 Do It Again ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1985 Arista
99 Starstruck ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1968-11-00 Pye Records
100 Supersonic Rocket Ship / You Don't Know My Name ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1972-06-00 RCA Victor


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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