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The Kinks

The Kinks
Formed: 1963 in London, England
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Mick Avory, John Dalton, Ian Gibbons, John Gosling, Andy Pyle, Peter Quaife, Jim Rodford, Bob Henrit
Biography: Although they weren't as boldly innovative as the Beatles or as popular as the Rolling Stones or the Who, the Kinks were one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion. Like most bands of their era, the Kinks began as an R&B/blues outfit. Within four years, the band had become the most staunchly ...Read full biography
The Village Green Preservation Society
Released: 1968
Label: Pye
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Ray Davies' sentimental, nostalgic streak emerged on Something Else, but it developed into a manifesto on The Village Green Preservation Society, a concept album lamenting the passing of old-fashioned ...Read full review
Something Else by the Kinks
Released: 1967
Label: Universal Distribution
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Face to Face was a remarkable record, but its follow-up, Something Else, expands its accomplishments, offering 13 classic British pop songs. As Ray Davies' songwriting becomes more refined, he becomes ...Read full review