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
301 Dandy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1966 Pye Records
302 Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio Ariola
303 One For The Road ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 21 Audio 1980-06-04 Arista
304 Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1980 Pye Records
305 Low Budget ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1979-09-00 Arista
306 Face To Face ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1980
307 Misfits ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1983 Arista
308 Lola ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1985 Platinum (2)
309 Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1989
310 Hit Singles ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 20 Audio 1987 PRT Records
311 Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio 1989
312 You Really Got Me ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 20 Audio 1980
313 Long Tall Sally / Come On Now ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio Pye Records
314 One For The Road ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 21 Audio 1980 Arista
315 Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1986 PRT Records
316 Backtrackin' (The Definitive Double Album Collection) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 28 Audio 1985-12-06 Starblend Records Ltd.
317 Come Dancing With The Kinks / The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 19 Audio 1986 Arista
318 Destroyer ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1981 Arista
319 The Kink Kontroversy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio
320 Kollectables ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1984 PRT Records
321 Star-Discothek ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1980
322 Kinda Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1987
323 The Road ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1987-12-09 Metronome
324 (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1979 Arista
325 Kinda Kinks ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1965 Reprise Records
326 Preservation Act 1 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1973 RCA Victor
327 Picture Book ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 138 Audio 2008-12-08 Universal Music Catalogue
328 How Are You ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1986 London Records
329 Everybody's In Show-Biz ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 24 Audio 1998
330 Sleepwalker ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 9 Audio 1977 Arista
331 You Really Got Me ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1964-11-00 Reprise Records
332 Come Dancing With The Kinks / The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 18 Audio 2000
333 Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1987 PRT Records
334 Think Visual ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1986 MCA Records
335 Phobia ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1993-03-29 Columbia
336 Muswell Hillbillies ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 2004 Velvel
337 Everybody's In Show-Biz - Everybody's A Star ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 24 Audio 2006 Velvel
338 Preservation Act 1 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio 2004
339 Preservation Act 2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 24 Audio 2004
340 Soap Opera ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 17 Audio 2004
341 Schoolboys In Disgrace ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 2004 Velvel
342 Sleepwalker ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 2004 Velvel
343 Misfits ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 2004 Velvel
344 Low Budget ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 2006
345 Give The People What They Want ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 2004 Velvel
346 State Of Confusion ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 2004 Velvel
347 Word Of Mouth ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 2004 Velvel
348 Transmissions ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 21 Audio 2007-11-26 Storming Music Company
349 The Archway Tavern Collection (Fan Club - Limited Edition) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 5 Audio 2001-11-25 Sanctuary Records
350 Sunny Afternoon ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1966 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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