The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Dave Davies and Ray Davies in 1963. The Kinks, who rose to fame during the mid-1960s and were part of the British Invasion of the US, are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era.
Argent is an English rock band founded in 1969 by keyboardist Rod Argent, formerly of The Zombies.
"David Watts" is a song written by Ray Davies that originally appeared on the Kinks's 1967 album Something Else by the Kinks. It was also the American and Continental Europe B-side to Autumn Almanac. It has been included on several compilation albums, including The Kink Kronikles (1972).
"Sunny Afternoon" is a song by The Kinks, written by chief songwriter Ray Davies. Like its contemporary "Taxman" by The Beatles, the song references the high levels of progressive tax taken by the British Labour government of Harold Wilson. The track later featured on the Face to Face album as well as being the title track for their 1967 compilation album. Its strong Music Hall flavour and lyrical focus was part of a stylistic departure for the band (begun with 1965's "A Well Respected Man"), who had risen to fame in 1964-65 with a series of hard-driving, power-chord rock hits.
"Lola" is a song written by Ray Davies and performed by The Kinks which details a romantic encounter between a young man and a transvestite he meets in a club in Soho, London.
"You Really Got Me" is a song written by Ray Davies and performed by The Kinks. It was released on 4 August 1964 as the group's third single, and reached No. 1 on the UK singles chart the next month, remaining for two weeks. It was the group's breakthrough hit; it established them as one of the top British Invasion acts in the United States, reaching No. 7 there later in the year. It was later included on the Kinks' debut album, Kinks.
"A Well Respected Man" is a song by the British band The Kinks, written by the group's lead singer and rhythm guitarist Ray Davies, and originally released on the U.K. EP Kwyet Kinks in September 1965 (see 1965 in music). It was released as a single in the U.S. during October of that same year and reached #13. "A Well Respected Man" remains one of the band's most popular and best known songs.
"Dedicated Follower of Fashion" is a 1966 single by British band The Kinks. It lampoons the contemporary British fashion scene and mod culture in general. Originally released as a single, it has been included on many of the band's later albums.
"Days" is a song by The Kinks, written by Ray Davies, released as a single in 1968. It also appeared on an early version of the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (released only in continental Europe and New Zealand), and now appears as a bonus track of the remastered CD. On the original Pye 7N 17573 label, the name of the song is "Day's".
"Don't Forget to Dance" is a 1983 song performed by British rock group The Kinks, released as a single in that year and included on their album State of Confusion.
"Waterloo Sunset" is a song by British rock band The Kinks. It was released as a single in 1967, and featured on their album Something Else by The Kinks. Composed and produced by Kinks frontman Ray Davies, "Waterloo Sunset" is one of the band's best known and most acclaimed songs in most territories. It is also their first single that is available in true stereo.
Face to Face is the fourth studio album by English rock band The Kinks, released on 28 October 1966 through Pye Records. With this album, the band moved away from the hard-driving beat music style of 1964/65, which had catapulted them to international stardom. It was the first Kinks album consisting entirely of Ray Davies compositions.
Kinks is the self-titled debut album by the English rock band The Kinks, released in 1964. It was released with three tracks omitted as You Really Got Me in the United States.
Phobia, released in 1993, was the twenty-third and final studio album by English rock group The Kinks before they disbanded three years later.
"Celluloid Heroes" is a song performed by The Kinks and written by their lead vocalist and principal songwriter, Ray Davies. It debuted on their 1972 album Everybody's in Show-Biz.
"Destroyer" is a song by British rock band The Kinks, written by Ray Davies. It was released as a track on the group's nineteenth album, Give the People What They Want, in August 1981, and was the album's lead single in the US. It was not released as a single in the UK.
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