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The Kinks

The Kinks

The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, The Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the era. Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk and country. Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals) remained members throughout the group's 32-year run. Original members Pete Quaife (bass guitar, vocals) and Mick Avory (drums and percussion) were replaced by John Dalton in 1969 and Bob Henrit in 1984, respectively. Dalton was in turn replaced by Jim Rodford in 1978. Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins accompanied the band during studio sessions in the mid-1960s. Later, various keyboardists, including John Gosling and Ian Gibbons, were full-time members.. The Kinks had five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart. Nine of their albums charted in the Top 40. In the UK, the group had seventeen Top 20 singles along with five Top 10 albums. The RIAA has certified four of The Kinks' albums as gold records. Greatest Hits!, released in 1965, was certified gold for sales of $1,000,000 on 28 November 1968—six days after the release of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, which failed to chart worldwide. The group would not receive another gold record award until 1979's Low Budget; the 1980 live album One For The Road followed soon after, and was certified gold on 8 December 1980. Give The People What They Want, released in 1981, received its certification on 25 January 1982, for sales of 500,000 copies. ASCAP, the performing-rights group, presented The Kinks with an award for "One of the Most Played Songs Of 1983" for the hit single "Come Dancing".. The group received the Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Service to British Music", and in 1990 the original four members of The Kinks were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Kinks were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in November 2005....
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The Kinks - The KinksThe Kinks, Album (1964)The Kinks - All Day and All of the NightAll Day and All of the Night, Single (1964)The Kinks - Dead End StreetDead End Street, EP (1964)The Kinks - The KinksThe Kinks, Compilation album (1965)The Kinks - Dedicated KinksDedicated Kinks, EP (1966)The Kinks - Face to FaceFace to Face, Album (1966)The Kinks - Waterloo SunsetWaterloo Sunset, EP (1966)The Kinks - Something Else by the KinksSomething Else by the Kinks, Album (1967)The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation SocietyThe Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, Album (1968)The Kinks - A Golden Hour of the KinksA Golden Hour of the Kinks, Compilation album (1968)The Kinks - ArthurArthur, Album (1969)The Kinks - KinkdomKinkdom, AlbumPercy & The Album that Never Was, AlbumThe Kinks - 25 Years - The Ultimate Collection25 Years - The Ultimate Collection, Compilation albumBacktrackin', Volume 1, Compilation albumThe Kinks - Kinks-Size / KinkdomKinks-Size / Kinkdom, AlbumThe Kinks - Kinksize SessionKinksize Session, EPThe Kinks - Limited Edition Compilation 3Limited Edition Compilation 3, Compilation albumThe Kinks - Lost and Found (1986-89)Lost and Found (1986-89), Compilation albumThe Kinks - The Early YearsThe Early Years, AlbumThe Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (Expanded) (disc 2), Compilation albumThe Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (Expanded) (Disc 3), Compilation albumFour More Respected GentlemenBacktrackin', Volume 2, Compilation albumThe Kinks - Lola versus Powerman and the Money-Go-Round (part one)Lola versus Powerman and the Money-Go-Round (part one), Album (1970)The Kinks - Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part OneLola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, LP (1970)The Kinks - PercyPercy, Soundtrack (1971)The Kinks - The Kink KroniklesThe Kink Kronikles, Compilation album (1971)The Kinks - Everybody's in Show-BizEverybody's in Show-Biz, SACD (1972)The Kinks - The Great Lost Kinks AlbumThe Great Lost Kinks Album, LP (1973)Preservation: Acts 1 & 2 (1973)The Kinks - The Kinks' Greatest HitsThe Kinks' Greatest Hits, Compilation album (1974)The Kinks - Greatest Hits!Greatest Hits!, LP (1974)The Kinks - SleepwalkerSleepwalker, Album (1976)The Kinks - Gold: Greatest HitsGold: Greatest Hits, Compilation album (1977)The Kinks - Greatest Hits 1964 - 1970Greatest Hits 1964 - 1970, Compilation album (1977)The Kinks - MisfitsMisfits, Album (1978)The Kinks - Low BudgetLow Budget, Album (1978)The Kinks - Live at Kelvin HallLive at Kelvin Hall, Live Album (1979)The Kinks - One for the RoadOne for the Road, Live Album (1979)The Kinks - The Kinks Live - The RoadThe Kinks Live - The Road, Live Album (1979)The Kinks - You Really Got MeYou Really Got Me, Compilation album (1980)The Kinks - Come DancingCome Dancing, Single (1981)The Kinks - The Kinks, Volume 1The Kinks, Volume 1, Compilation album (1981)The Kinks - All the Hits... and MoreAll the Hits... and More, Compilation album (1982)The Kinks - Day'sDay's, Single (1983)The Kinks - Word of MouthWord of Mouth, Album (1984)The Kinks - Death of a ClownDeath of a Clown, Compilation album (1984)The Kinks - Think VisualThink Visual, Album (1985)The Kinks - Come Dancing With the Kinks: The Best of the Kinks 1977-1986Come Dancing With the Kinks: The Best of the Kinks 1977-1986, Compilation album (1985)The Kinks - Come Dancing: The Best of the Kinks 1977-1986Come Dancing: The Best of the Kinks 1977-1986, Compilation album (1985)The Kinks - Come Dancing with the KinksCome Dancing with the Kinks, Compilation album (1985)The Kinks - You Really Got MeYou Really Got Me, Album (1988)The Kinks - UK JiveUK Jive, Album (1989)The Kinks - Muswell HillbilliesMuswell Hillbillies, Album (1989)The Kinks - Did YaDid Ya, EP (1990)The Kinks - The Complete CollectionThe Complete Collection, Compilation album (1990)The Kinks - Celluloid HeroesCelluloid Heroes, Compilation album (1991)The Kinks - PhobiaPhobia, Album (1993)The Kinks - You Really Got Me: The Very Best of the KinksYou Really Got Me: The Very Best of the Kinks, Compilation album (1994)The Kinks - To the BoneTo the Bone, Live Album (1994)The Kinks - The Kinks RemasteredThe Kinks Remastered, Compilation album (1994)The Kinks - The Story of the KinksThe Story of the Kinks, Compilation album (1994)The Kinks - Preservation Act 2Preservation Act 2, Album (1995)The Kinks - The Singles Collection: Waterloo SunsetThe Singles Collection: Waterloo Sunset, Compilation album (1996)The Kinks - The Kink KontroversyThe Kink Kontroversy, Album (1997)The Kinks - To the BoneTo the Bone, Album (1997)The Kinks - Everybody's in ShowbizEverybody's in Showbiz, Album (1997)The Kinks - Dave Davies HitsDave Davies Hits, EP (1997)The Kinks - The Kinks EPThe Kinks EP, EP (1997)The Kinks in Sweden, EP (1997)Kinksize Hits, EP (1997)The Kinks - Kinda KinksKinda Kinks, Album (1998)The Kinks - Mister PleasantMister Pleasant, EP (1998)The Kinks - Schoolboys in DisgraceSchoolboys in Disgrace, Album (1998)The Kinks - 20 Classic Tracks20 Classic Tracks, Compilation album (1998)The Kinks - Soap OperaSoap Opera, Album (1998)The Kinks - Give the People What They WantGive the People What They Want, Album (1998)The Kinks - State of ConfusionState of Confusion, Album (1999)The Kinks - You Really Got Me: The Best OfYou Really Got Me: The Best Of, Compilation album (1999)The Kinks - Kinks-SizeKinks-Size, Album (2000)The Kinks - It's The KinksIt's The Kinks, Compilation album (2000)The Kinks - The Songs We Sang for Auntie: BBC Sessions 1964-1977The Songs We Sang for Auntie: BBC Sessions 1964-1977, Compilation album (2001)The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation SocietyThe Village Green Preservation Society, EP (2005)The Kinks - Preservation Act 1Preservation Act 1, Album (2007)
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