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
201 Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround · Part One ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio Reprise Records
202 Second Time Around ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 9 Audio 1980 RCA
203 Muswell Hillbillies ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio Pickwick
204 Shape Of Things To Come ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1983 PRT Records
205 Everybody's In Show-Biz ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 23 Audio 2003 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
206 Low Budget ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 2003 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
207 Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio 1987
208 Everybody Is Gonna Be Happy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1965 Pye Records
209 All Day And All Of The Night / Tired Of Waiting For You ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1979 Eric Records
210 Kinks Part 1 Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 17 Audio 2004 Sanctuary Midline
211 (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1979
212 Good Day ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1984 Arista
213 How Are You ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1986 London Records
214 Sleepwalker ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 9 Audio 1977 Arista
215 (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1979 Arista
216 Schoolboys In Disgrace ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1976
217 The Singles Collection ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 25 Audio 2004 Sanctuary Midline
218 Think Visual ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1986
219 Schoolboys In Disgrace ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1976-01-23 RCA
220 A Well-Respected Man ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1965 Pye Records
221 Face To Face ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio Earmark
222 Something Else By The Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio 1998 Earmark
223 Think Visual ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1986 Metronome
224 All Day And All Of The Night ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1964
225 Lola ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1977 Pye Records
226 Till The End Of The Day ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1965
227 Vol. 5 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1965
228 Candy From Mr. Dandy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1983 PRT Records
229 Mr. Pleasant ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1967 Pye Records
230 Come Dancing ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1982
231 The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio Reprise Records
232 Something Else By The Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio 1990 Reprise Records
233 Muswell Hillbillies ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 1998 Velvel
234 Live At Kelvin Hall ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1980
235 A Well Respected Man ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1965 Reprise Records
236 UK Jive ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1989 MCA Records
237 Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 27 Audio 1998
238 Remastered ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 60 Audio 1995 Castle Communications
239 Kinda Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1987 PRT Records
240 Muswell Hillbillies ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1990 Rhino Entertainment Company
241 Sunny Afternoon ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1966 Pye Records
242 The Kinks Collection ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 24 Audio 1985 Castle Communications
243 Everybody´s In Show-Biz ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 21 Audio 2001 Konk
244 Come Dancing ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1982 Arista
245 All Day And All Of The Night ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1964 PYE Records
246 Kinksize Session ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1964
247 Longtall Sally ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1964 Pye Records
248 Set Me Free / I Need You ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1965 Pye Records
249 David Watts / Autumn Almanac ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1967 Pye Records
250 Wonder Boy / Pretty Polly ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1967 Pye 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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