The Kinks

The Kinks

The Kinks were a key part of the 1960s British Invasion, and their early hits — especially "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night" — paved the way for the next decade's hard rock. After their first burst of popularity died down, the Kinks became a cult band, continuing to turn out great albums into the Seventies. Ray Davies was the leader, a deeply articulate craftsmen who could write elegies for the beleaguered British middle class, romantic scenarios for rock theater, and bittersweet tales of show-business survival.

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