The Kinks are one of the founding groups of the British Invasion and have remained an influential and important force in music's history for over 50 years. Ray Davies, Kinks frontman and songwriter, is regarded as one of the greatest writers of the rock era and Dave Davies, lead guitarist, is among the most influential players of the era. The band has inspired writers and performers in every genre for decades and were one of the few Invasion bands to have continued success for decades following their initial breakthrough.
The Kinks were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 1990 and Ray Davies was knighted in 2017.
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The first week of Kinks and Beats Daily is done which means it is time for our first weekly roundup of all the songs discussed in this week's episodes.
It's easy to call Arthur (or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) a Kinks masterpiece but that's easy to say of several of their albums.
1968 was kind of a big deal for rock music and sometimes lost among the crowd is The Kinks' classic Village Green Preservation Society.
Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks is one of those songs that every songwriter wishes they had written but few will ever come close to composing.
Take away the hits that everybody knows and take a listen to these five songs by The Kinks that should be in everyone's collection.