News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Friday, 3rd April, 2020
8:42 am -  According to this article, a new Steven Van Zandt radio series will feature an interview with Ray from the archives.
8:40 am -  "Big Sky" is included in this article and playlist on Some music to soothe the socially distanced soul.
8:39 am -  The Kinks are included in this list of the Top 20 Best Rock Bands Of All Time.
 
 Thursday, 2nd April, 2020
8:29 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this obituary for Adam Schlesinger, of The Fountains of Wayne.
8:26 am -  Ray and the Sunny Afternoon musical are featured in this article on favourite Olivier Awards memories.
 
 Wednesday, 1st April, 2020
8:20 am -  Ray is mentioned in this obituary of Jennifer Bate. ("Her father was organist and choirmaster of St James Muswell Hill, where he designed a fine organ. One of his choristers was Ray Davies, later frontman of the Kinks.")
 
 Tuesday, 31st March, 2020
9:21 am -  "Better Things" is included on this happy but not sappy song playlist to stay positive through the quarantine.
8:43 am -  "Death Of A Clown" is quoted in this article on Ukrainian politics.
8:41 am -  Three Kinks songs are included in Lux Interior and Poison Ivy's Favourites playlists.
8:36 am -  Van Halen's cover of "YRGM" is mentioned is mentioned (but not included) in this list of 10 metal covers of pop songs.
8:14 am -  The Kinks are mentioned (and illustrated) in this article about an illustrator/artist named Monkee.
8:13 am -  Here's a review of Something Else.
 
 Monday, 30th March, 2020
8:44 am -  Here's a new video of Dave.
8:43 am -  Shel Talmy was interviewed on last week's Waterloo Underground radio show.
8:42 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame members.
8:42 am -  Here's a charity fundraising cover of "Lola". You can donate here.
8:40 am -  Don Black mentioned Ray in his radio show yesterday. (He says Ray told him his fave song was "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes".)
8:38 am -  A retired judge judges Kinks songs in this article.
8:36 am -  Wesley Stace covers See My Friends.
8:34 am -  Johnny Marr names "Waterloog Sunset" and "Lola" in this article on songs he wished he had written.
8:30 am -  Ray and The Kinks are mentioned in this article. (The 8th clip on Instagram.)
8:28 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on The Top 10: Spelling Test Songs.
8:26 am -  The "Everybody's Dummy" blog has reviews of Preservation Act 1 and Act 2.
 
 Friday, 27th March, 2020
11:01 am -  Shel Talmy is interviewed on the latest episode of the Waterloo Underground radio show.
8:50 am -  "Strangers" is on Harry Styles' playlist for Zane Lowe's Beats1 show.
8:47 am -  Here's a new cover of "Clichés Of The World (B Movie)" by Tennessee band NULLOandfloyd.
8:45 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in this article on Classic London Songs That Don't Quite Work In The Time Of Coronavirus.
8:39 am -  Will Sexton mentions Ray in this interview by Tennessee band NULLOandfloyd.
8:39 am -  The latest episode of the Rockin' the Suburbs podcast is called Fan Mail - The Kinks.
8:37 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Kinks locations in London.
 
 Thursday, 26th March, 2020
9:13 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is on this "Happy Hits for Homeworkers" playlist. (Here's the Spotify link.) Update: It said The Kinks in the article, but it turns out it's actually "Lazing On A Sunny Afternoon" by Queen.
9:12 am -  "Better Things" is mentioned in this article about songs consider for "The Office" theme songs.
8:43 am -  Be sure to check out the updated Kinks covers page as mentioned yesterday (see below). Rob Kopp would also like to draw your attention to this cover of "Better Things" from 2015 -- "a nice cover for these troubled times."
8:39 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" and "Sitting On My Sofa" are included in the "Songs for Shut-ins" section of this article.
8:27 am -  Here's another review of The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached book.
 
 Wednesday, 25th March, 2020
9:39 am -  For the past few months, Rob Kopp, along with Georg Kaufmann and Vincent Palmer, have been putting a lot of work into the Kinks Kovers database on this site. It now contains over 9000 cover/tribute/Kinks-produced songs. Be sure to check it out and contact Rob if you have any information to add.
9:35 am -  This 3-CD set, A Slight Disturbance In My Mind ~ The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds Of 1966 includes the Kinks' "Fancy", as well as "A House In The Country" by The Pretty Things and "I Go To Sleep" by The Fingers.
 
 Tuesday, 24th March, 2020
9:22 am -  The VGPS box set is included in this article on The Best Box Sets for the Aspiring Music Collector.
9:21 am -  David Gilmour picks "Waterloo Sunset" as one of the 8 songs he couldn't live without.
8:34 am -  Here's an interview (video) with Julien Temple.
8:29 am -  Here's a cover of "Strangers" by Andrew Bird.
 
 Monday, 23rd March, 2020
2:54 pm -  "Sitting In My Hotel" is in this playlist for resisting the Coronavirus.
2:31 pm -  Rob Pope mentions Ray and The Kinks (and includes "I Go To Sleep" in his isolation Spotify playlist) in this interview.
8:40 am -  Additional Sunny Afternoon tour dates have been announced. (Theatre Royal in Nottingham, 13-17 April 2021.)
8:38 am -  Here's a cover of "Strangers" by Storm Large.
8:37 am -  Here's a photo of Ray with Randy Dodds, doing Sleepwalker promo ca. 1977.
8:36 am -  Here's a "Lola" parody about the Coronavirus.
 
 Sunday, 22nd March, 2020
11:38 am -  Mark Haley plays a couple Kinks songs (among others) in this mini acoustic concert he posted on YouTube.
11:32 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at the Shoreditch Town Hall for the Vox Holloway Arthur and VGPS concert.
11:29 am -  Here is the Irish Times review by Johnny Rogan of Mark Doyle's book The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached. (Paywalled)
11:28 am -  "I'm On An Island" is mentioned in this article as a suggestion for a lockdown playlist.
 
 Friday, 20th March, 2020
8:28 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article. (Requires free registration, but the article says, "Londoners also derived deep pleasure from being within sight of the Thames, doubtless inspired, depending on their generation, by Wordsworth’s lines on Westminster Bridge, or the Kinks and 'Waterloo Sunset.'"
 
 Thursday, 19th March, 2020
4:36 pm -  You can vote for Kinks songs in Radio X's Best of British 2020 poll.
10:03 am -  According to this article, a review by Johnny Rogan of Mark Doyle's book The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached will be published in "Ticket" this Saturday in The Irish Times.
8:33 am -  Tom Robinson mentions The Kinks in this interview.
8:32 am -  Lola vs. Powerman... is included in this list of the 20 albums that invented Glam Rock.
 
 Wednesday, 18th March, 2020
9:38 am -  Here are Mike Barich's photos from a 1970 Kinks gig at The Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
8:23 am -  "Better Things" is quoted at the end of this article.
8:23 am -  Ray and Konk Studios are mentioned in this article.
 
 Tuesday, 17th March, 2020
9:36 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article about this Twitter thread.
9:33 am -  A couple more releases (not "Kinks approved", I assume) containing the same radio broadcast recordings that lots of companies seem to be putting out these days: here (CD set) and here (green vinyl)
9:24 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on distortion.
9:23 am -  Here's an "on this day" article about Ray's knighthood ceremony three years ago yesterday.
 
 Monday, 16th March, 2020
8:43 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on papers from the BEV art collective set to be auctioned. "Among the finds were details of commissions for The Kinks - the collective worked on their album cover Sunny Afternoon". That may be referring to the Buick painted by David Vaughan.
8:40 am -  Mick is one of the interviewees in this upcoming TV documentary on the musical history of Eel Pie Island.
8:38 am -  According to this, the New York Festival of Song yesterday included a performance of "Lola". Here's a video.
 
 Sunday, 15th March, 2020
11:34 am -  According to this, Record Store Day has been postponed to June 20.
11:34 am -  According to the Facebook event page for the music documentary film festival in Bordeaux, it has been cancelled/postponed due to the Prime Minister prohibiting gatherings of more than 100 people until further notice.
11:31 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on a Brian James book launch in Brighton.
 
 Friday, 13th March, 2020
11:18 am -  According to this article, a Kinks film will be screened at a music documentary festival in Bordeaux and later on European TV. Here's a Facebook event for the screening, which will be on 17 April at 18:00. "National premiere, in partnership with ARTE. Free admission subject to availability. Screening in the presence of the director, Christophe Conte."
11:15 am -  In this article on Glastonbury 2020, the Kinks are mentioned as a "slim chance" of performing. (The article also states that the Kinks headlined Glastonbury 1970, which is incorrect.)
11:13 am -  A Sunny Afternoon tour update (from the bottom of this page): "at this time we have no plans to cancel or postpone any productions or performances of Sunny Afternoon".
 
 Thursday, 12th March, 2020
12:16 pm -  An old interview with Ray (ca. 2010/2011) has been uploaded to audioboom.com.
 
 Wednesday, 11th March, 2020
1:54 pm -  You can see Dave briefly in this trailer for the BBC4 programme "The Story of Ready Steady Go!, The Green Room (at about 52 seconds in).
10:43 am -  Here's a review of Sleepwalker.
9:48 am -  According to this article, the Absolute Beginners film will be screened as part of the New Line Theatre Film Series, Wednesday, March 18th, 7pm, at the Marcelle Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri.
9:41 am -  Tom Scholz of Boston mentions The Kinks and Dave in this interview from 2017.
 
 Monday, 9th March, 2020
8:49 am -  According to this Instagram post, there's a crowdfunding project for a Music Portraits book, which includes Ray.
8:47 am -  The Return To Waterloo film is included in this podcast on "movies they wish more people were familiar with." This tweet about the podcast has a screen capture from a RTW scene.
 
 Friday, 6th March, 2020
1:06 pm -  Tickets are now on sale for the Official Kinks Fan Club meeting at The Dome at the Boston Arms, London, on Sunday, 29th November 2020. "Featuring a core band of Dave Clarke, Mick Avory, Mark Haley and Mike Steed (bass). Plus former Kinks members and guests to be announced."
12:59 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned, and Mick pictured, in this article on the "Swinging Sixties" bus tour in London.
12:57 pm -  Here's a review of Dave's son Daniel's second solo album, Signals.
12:55 pm -  A few more "download only" releases on Amazon.co.uk here, here and here. They say "American Radio Broadcast", but they're not.
 
 Thursday, 5th March, 2020
4:30 pm -  For Record Store Day UK, there's a new vinyl reissue of Dave's Rock Bottom: Live at the Bottom Line (Remastered 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, Red & Silver 2LP, quantity 1000). "LP package includes never before seen photos from the live show." Here's the Record Store Day US page for it.
4:23 pm -  The Record Store Day site has been updated with a page for The Kink Kronikles reissue (2 LP red vinyl gatefold, quantity 2500). Record Store Day is Saturday, April 18th.
8:52 am -  Here's a review of the Kinda Kinks album (released 55 years ago today).
8:50 am -  There's a Kinks walking tour in London on Saturday, 28 March.
 
 Wednesday, 4th March, 2020
3:11 pm -  Lawrence Gowan mentions The Kinks in this interview.
8:54 am -  You can listen again to Tracks Of My Years where Jim Lea picks "YRGM".
8:53 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is #41 and "YRGM" is #27 in this list of the 100 greatest songs of the 1960s by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.
8:52 am -  An "Inspired By The Kinks" playlist aired on Consequences of Sound radio yesterday. See this page for re-broadcast times this week.
8:47 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this excerpt from the book Failure To Appear: Resistance, Identity and Loss. A Memoir by Emily L Quint Freeman.
8:46 am -  Here's a bunch of photos from the Vox Holloway Arthur and VGPS concert.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020
9:57 am -  The latest issue (#273) of Classic Rock magazine has a Kinks buyer's guide: "Which albums to go for if you’re looking to dip a toe into the catalogue of a band who wrote some of the most enduring songs of the 60s." Order the issue online here.
8:43 am -  The Sunny Afternoon musical is included in this article on Five huge musicals you won't want to miss.
 
 Monday, 2nd March, 2020
11:50 am -  From a post on the Steve Hoffman forums, here's a page from the Record Store Day guide, which shows some info on the reissue of "The Kink Kronikles" compilation (2 LP, red vinyl).
9:20 am -  John Sebastian quotes Dave in this interview.
 
 Friday, 28th February, 2020
1:24 pm -  This photo from the Village Green pub in Muswell Hill shows some "VGPS" lyrics as part of the decor.
8:54 am -  Here's a blog post on the Return To Waterloo film.
 
 Thursday, 27th February, 2020
10:39 am -  According to this article, the Kinks song to be featured on the soundtrack of the Netflix series "I Am Not Okay With This" is "I'm Not Like Everybody Else".
10:36 am -  Weird Al Yankovic mentions Ray in this interview.
10:34 am -  You can listen to an interview with Stephen Tow, author of London Reign Over Me: How England's Capital Built Classic Rock.
 
 Wednesday, 26th February, 2020
1:05 pm -  Dave is mentioned in this article about the Wild Honey benefit shows.
11:40 am -  A message from Henny Stahli: "The new CD by 'BUS 59', called Please Let Me In, is out! And also available on Spotify, I-Tunes, Deezer etc. The first track is called 'The Archway Tavern', dealing with my experience, when I did my first gig abroad with 'The Kinky2' in, yes, 'The Archway Tavern'! And the BUS 59-crew were so kind to give this song, which I wrote on the way back to Holland in Nov. 2001 (yeah, I know, it took a while…..) a full 'kinky' treatment! I’ve uploaded a video of the song on YouTube. In case you’re interested to see more of the 'kinky' 2001-gig in 'The Archway Tavern', here is a 15-minute video-registration (maybe well-known to you, but anyway…….). We hope you’ll enjoy what we’ve done! For more info on the CD “Please Let Me In” by “BUS 59” don’t hesitate to mail me."
11:33 am -  According to this article, a Kinks song (or songs) will be included in a production of As You Like It, at the Basil Burwell Community Theater in Belfast, Maine.
 
 Tuesday, 25th February, 2020
9:39 am -  Chris Masterson mentions Ray in this article.
9:14 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Wes Anderson movie scenes.
9:13 am -  There will be Kinks song(s) played on BBC Radio 6 on Wednesday, 4 March at 21:00.
 
 Monday, 24th February, 2020
3:34 pm -  Here's a new video and pics of Dave signing a guitar to be auctioned.
3:11 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the British Invasion of the 1960s.
9:23 am -  Ray is mentioned in this review of a Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes) concert.
9:21 am -  According to this article the title of the FX TV series "Better Things" was inspired by the Kinks song.
9:19 am -  "Supersonic Rocket Ship" is included in this article on the 10 Most Iconic Marvel Movie Soundtrack Songs, Ranked.
9:15 am -  According to this article, The Kinks are on the soundtrack to the upcoming Netflix series "I Am Not Okay With This".
9:14 am -  The John Baird pub in Muswell Hill will re-open this week under the new name The Village Green. Here's their website (with Kinks lyrics) and Facebook page.
9:11 am -  A couple recent photos of Dave here and here.
 
 Sunday, 23rd February, 2020
8:53 am -  Dave was interviewed on The World This Weekend programme on BBC Radio 4 today. Here the listen again link (starts around 25:22).
 
 Friday, 21st February, 2020
4:42 pm -  The Official Kinks Fan Club web site has a discount code for the upcoming book The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached by Mark Doyle.
2:15 pm -  Muswell Hillbillies is mentioned in this article about the Archway Tavern.
9:04 am -  Here's a recent photo of Ray and Dave (posted about a month ago).
 
 Thursday, 20th February, 2020
3:32 pm -  Here's a blog post on the Lola vs. Powerman... album.
3:02 pm -  It may or may not be a Record Store Day release, but this Ready Steady Go! box set of 10 7-inch vinyl singles includes one for the Kinks ("YRGM"/"Tired Of Waiting For You").
2:44 pm -  According to this list, a a 2LP reissue of The Kink Kronikles is due for release on Record Store Day, April 18th.
9:28 am -  Here's a tweet from Andrew Sandoval about VGPS.
 
 Wednesday, 19th February, 2020
8:50 am -  You can Hear The Kinks Perform "A Well Respected Man" On This Day in 1977.
 
 Tuesday, 18th February, 2020
3:52 pm -  According to this tweet Ray will be interviewed tonight on radio station CJIM Montreal. This is likely a re-airing of their 2017 interview with Ray.
12:07 pm -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article.
12:05 pm -  The Kinks are included in this article on the pioneers of heavy metal.
 
 Monday, 17th February, 2020
9:26 am -  According to this tweet the episode of the Ken Bruce radio show where Jim Lea chooses the Tracks of My Years with music from The Kinks, is rescheduled for Wednesday, 4 March at 9:30am.
9:23 am -  "20th Century Man" is quoted in this article on "weird and wonderful" lyrics.
9:05 am -  Here's a trailer for the Sunny Afternoon tour.
9:04 am -  Some photos from the Vox Holloway gig on Saturday here.
 
 Saturday, 15th February, 2020
7:12 am -  Happy 76th birthday to Mick Avory!
 
 Friday, 14th February, 2020
1:00 pm -  "YRGM" is included in this article on 10 popular guitar riffs invented accidentally.
8:50 am -  Dave Clark (of the Dave Clark Five, not Dave Clarke of the Kast Off Kinks) mentions The Kinks and Ray in this interview.
8:46 am -  Some Kinks BBC recordings and other radio broadcasts are for sale on Amazon.co.uk as digital downloads here,here, here, here, here, here, and here.
 
 Thursday, 13th February, 2020
9:18 am -  "YRGM" is included in this interview of Jean-Jacques Burnel of The Stranglers on the songs that changed his life.
 
 Tuesday, 11th February, 2020
11:36 am -  "When I Turn Off The Living Room Light" is in this article about a Google Assistant bug.
9:16 am -  "Tired Of Waiting For You" was played during series 9, episode 6 of Call The Midwife.
9:13 am -  Dave is included in this article on how the abuse and misuse of guitar gear drove rock music's evolution.
9:04 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this short story.
9:01 am -  VGPS is included in a list of the 12 best historical releases of 2019 at the bottom of this article.
8:58 am -  Rishi Dhir cites Arthur as one of his "conceptual inspirations" in this interview.
 
 Monday, 10th February, 2020
12:23 pm -  Shaun Ryder mentions The Kinks in this interview.
12:21 pm -  According to this tweet a new book on The Kinks is due out net month in the UK, and April in the US. Here's the publisher's page for the book.
11:54 am -  "Celluloid Heroes" is quoted in this article about Hollywood.
 
 Friday, 7th February, 2020
2:21 pm -  Here's the listen again link for The Kinks at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in 1973.
1:30 pm -  Andrew Sandoval is interviewed about his Kinks work on the latest episode of the Waterloo Underground podcast.
8:56 am -  According to this Facebook post, there will be a CD available of the Vox Holloway VGPS and Arthur songs.
8:54 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" and "Lola" were played in last night's episode of Couples Come Dine With Me.
 
 Thursday, 6th February, 2020
8:49 am -  On this day in 1990, Neil Ottenstein posted the results of a "favorite Kinks album" poll he did on the Usenet newsgroup rec.music. At the bottom he wrote, "By the way, I was thinking of trying to start a Kinks mailing list." Neil still runs that mailing list today. Thank you for your dedication Neil!
8:47 am -  Happy 72nd birthday to John Gosling!
8:46 am -  "A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" is quoted in this article on Greta Van Fleet.
 
 Wednesday, 5th February, 2020
1:30 pm -  "Celluloid Heroes" is quoted in this article on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
12:05 pm -  "Sunny Afternoon" is quoted in this article on currency and gold prices.
11:49 am -  Here's a review of South African tribute act "For Kinks and Country".
9:08 am -  Here's an article called The Avengers' Emma Peel Meets The Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 4th February, 2020
3:43 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article about Robert Tannen.
12:40 pm -  Joe Elliott mentions The Kinks in this interview.
12:39 pm -  "No More Looking Back" is quoted in this article about Midge Ure.
8:47 am -  "Lola" is at #83 in this article on the 200 greatest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songs of the 1970s.
8:46 am -  Dave's 2015 concert in London is mentioned in this article on 23 Of The Best Gig Venues In London.
8:44 am -  A couple more articles on Dave's birthday here and here.
 
 Monday, 3rd February, 2020
9:17 am -  Happy 73rd birthday to Dave Davies! A couple articles on his birthday here and here.
9:16 am -  Ray is discussed in this radio interview with Daniel Rachel.
9:16 am -  Alexa Chung mentions "I Go To Sleep" as a track on her most-listened-to music playlist in this interview.
9:15 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article about Roger Deakins.
9:14 am -  Ray is mentioned in this review of the book London, Reign Over Me: How England's Capital Built Classic Rock, which features an interview with Dave.
 
 Friday, 31st January, 2020
9:41 am -  "Days" is covered by Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters on their upcoming album.
 
 Thursday, 30th January, 2020
4:27 pm -  Tribute band The Village Green will be performing at Michael's On Main Street in Soquel, California on Saturday, February 29th 2020 from 8:30pm to midnight. Here's the Facebook event page. Tickets can be purchased from brownpapertickets.com.
11:41 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in this article on the best summer songs of all time.
8:56 am -  Here's a review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
8:55 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on how the UK celebrated joining Europe.
 
 Wednesday, 29th January, 2020
10:26 am -  Billy Joe Armstrong mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:46 am -  "Destroyer" is quoted in this article on astrology.
9:32 am -  Jim Lea chooses music from The Kinks in this episode of "Tracks of My Years", airing on BBC Radio 2 on Monday, 3 Feb at 09:30. (Maybe--the description on the web site has changed since it was first posted.) Update: After this tweet from Jim Lea, it seems likely that Jim's episode will be broadcast after Ken Bruce returns to the show.
 
 Tuesday, 28th January, 2020
2:16 pm -  There was a "Brexit Special" episode of the Dutch TV show "De Wereld Draait Door" yesterday, and Dutch members of various bands performed Victoria.
1:28 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned as influences on new releases by bands Glam Hand and Grandmother Corn.
1:17 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this interview with Robert Wyatt and Alfie Benge.
1:16 pm -  "ADAAOTN" is in this playlist of Songs With Great Drums.
8:48 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Bobby Charlton and Günter Netzer.
 
 Monday, 27th January, 2020
1:57 pm -  Here's an Instagram post by Richard Evans, who designed the Think Visual album cover. Scroll up in the comments to see his write-up about the cover design.
9:27 am -  Some info for the Vox Holloway VGPS and Arthur concert on Saturday, 15 February: doors open at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7pm and finishes at 9pm.
9:24 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on Popular Sibling Duos Of Music.
9:23 am -  "YRGM" was played at the end of the last episode of The Trial of Christine Keeler.
9:22 am -  According to this article, Jessica Carter Altman covers "Sunny Afternoon" on her new EP No Rules. Here it is on Soundcloud.
9:20 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this review of a David Bowie graphic novel.
9:18 am -  "Lola" is included in this Weekend Quiz from The Guardian.
 
 Friday, 24th January, 2020
2:56 pm -  Ray and The Kinks are mentioned in this interview with Harry Howard.
2:54 pm -  Ray is included in this article on Who has played the Glastonbury legends slot over the years?.
9:18 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on 30 Legendary Artists Who Never Won a Grammy.
9:16 am -  "Somebody Stole My Car" is included in this AAA article about the 50 Greatest Songs About Cars and Driving.
 
 Thursday, 23rd January, 2020
10:42 am -  "I Gotta Move" is used in this TV ad for an HP laptop.
10:37 am -  Robert Plant mentions The Kinks in this interview.
10:37 am -  The Kinks at Shepherd's Bush Empire in 1973 will be broadcast on BBC Radio 6 on Friday, 7 February at 02:30.
10:35 am -  There's a CD due for release on 21st February of the Kinks' 1969 Fillmore West show. The description says "greatly enhanced sound quality", but as it's not a release coordinated by the Kinks, it may not live up to expectations.
10:30 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article on an art installation that is a jukebox that plays London-themed songs.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020
12:06 pm -  Jody Stephens mentions The Kinks in this interview.
11:30 am -  Here's another article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
9:33 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on December 2019 Facebook conversations.
9:31 am -  Victor Krummenacher mentions Ray in this interview.
9:16 am -  Yola mentions The Kinks in interviews here and here.
9:15 am -  Robert Englund mentions Ray and The Kink in this interview.
9:14 am -  This article says that Ray was serenaded at the engagement party of John Mills and Marjorie Wallace.
 
 Monday, 20th January, 2020
10:20 am -  Here is a series of cartoons illustrating the "VGPS" song, by artist Matt Nelson.
 
 Saturday, 18th January, 2020
7:20 am -  Here's a new video clip of Dave.
7:19 am -  Alice Cooper mentions The Kinks in this interview (paywalled).
7:19 am -  "Shangri-La" is mentioned in this headphones review.
7:17 am -  "You Really Got Me" is #37 in this article on the 50 sexiest songs of all time.
 
 Thursday, 16th January, 2020
9:17 am -  The Kinks are #35 in this article on every Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee ranked.
9:15 am -  Here's another article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
 
 Wednesday, 15th January, 2020
9:37 am -  Here's the listen again link for the Soul Music episode on "Days".
9:35 am -  From the "Albums" category on last night's Jeopardy championship episode: "From 1968, the "Village Green Preservation Society" album is often considered this British band's masterpiece." (The contestant got it right.)
 
 Tuesday, 14th January, 2020
8:53 am -  Here's a short article (in Dutch) on Arthur.
8:51 am -  "Strangers" is included in this article on 30 Best Valentine's Day Songs of All Time.
 
 Monday, 13th January, 2020
4:45 pm -  Here's a review of the VGPS album.
4:24 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave about the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
9:37 am -  The "Albums That Should Exist" blog has volume 2 of the imagined album "Ron Sexsmith Sings Ray Davies".
9:35 am -  Here's the flyer for the Vox Holloway VGPS and Arthur choral concert, on Saturday 15th February.
9:32 am -  Here's an article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
 
 Thursday, 9th January, 2020
2:45 pm -  Here's a caricature of Ray.
10:55 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave about "Strangers".
 
 Wednesday, 8th January, 2020
2:04 pm -  A 3-CD set, Transmission Impossible: Legendary Radio Broadcasts From the 1960s-19802, is due out on 14 Feb. (I don't believe it's something that The Kinks were involved in putting together.)
 
 Tuesday, 7th January, 2020
3:25 pm -  The web page for the BBC Radio 4 "Soul Music" episode on "Days" (airing 15 January) has been updated with a photo of The Kinks.
3:23 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray was mentioned at Barrie Keeffe's funeral today.
12:11 pm -  Here's an article on the time Damon Albarn joined Ray to perform "Waterloo Sunset" and "Parklife".
 
 Monday, 6th January, 2020
10:25 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on the Flying V, introduced by Gibson today in 1958.
9:59 am -  Dave is mentioned in a couple of the pop-up notes in this Pawn Stars segment on a Flying V guitar.
9:44 am -  Recent episodes of the Kinks and Beats podcast have discussed "Repetition", "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy", "Scrapheap City", "Father Christmas", "Mr. Churchill Says", "Juke Box Music", "Waterloo Sunset" and "The Contenders". You can also search by album for songs discussed on the podcast.
9:15 am -  Here's a video of Billy Idol performing "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" live at the SiriusXM Studios.
9:12 am -  Tribute band The Kinx will perform at the Spa Pavillion in Felixstowe, Suffolk on 16th May 2020. (The Kast Off Kinks were originally scheduled to appear that night.)
9:06 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on John Gilroy.
 
 Friday, 3rd January, 2020
10:09 am -  The singer Yola mentions The Kinks in this interview.
10:07 am -  Here's a review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
10:07 am -  Here's a blog post on one of Ray's previous songwriting courses.
 
 Thursday, 2nd January, 2020
9:26 am -  "Better Things" is used in this Fidelity Investments TV ad.
9:21 am -  Pete Quaife, Jim Rodford and Ian Gibbons are included in this In Memoriam 2010-2019: Rockers We Lost This Decade.
 
 Wednesday, 1st January, 2020
8:50 am -  Ian Gibbons is included in a couple articles on celebrity deaths of 2019 here and here.
8:48 am -  The Arthur 50th anniversary release is included in this article.
 
 Tuesday, 31st December, 2019
12:35 pm -  A Kinks gig on 31st December 1963 is mentioned in this article.
12:34 pm -  John Robertson sang "Sunny Afternoon" during this interview.
12:29 pm -  Ian Gibbons is included in this 2019 "in memoriam" article (in Dutch).
 
 Monday, 30th December, 2019
9:54 am -  "Give The People What They Want" is mentioned in this article (paywalled) about Canada's national hockey team.
9:51 am -  "Come Dancing" is the song of the day in this article.
9:49 am -  According to this review, "A Well Respected Man" is in the soundtrack of The Trial Of Christine Keeler.
9:37 am -  Ian Gibbons is included in this "Gone but not forgotten" article (although the photo is of The Kinks with Gordon Edwards, not Ian).
9:36 am -  "Father Christmas" is also in this article.
9:32 am -  "Father Christmas" is mentioned in this article.
 
 Tuesday, 24th December, 2019
8:37 am -  "Did Ya" is mentioned in this article about touring London's 1960s sites (in a paragraph about the Chelsea Drugstore).
8:33 am -  Here are some photos from the Kinks' 1966 tour in Sweden, taken from the newspaper Arbetet.
8:31 am -  "Postcard From London" is included in this blog post on the Top 5 Christmas songs.
8:30 am -  Arthur is included in this article on The Best Music Boxed Sets of 2019.
8:29 am -  Ian Gibbons is included in this Celebration Of Those We Lost in 2019 article.
8:27 am -  Here's a review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
8:26 am -  Here's a blog post on "Father Christmas".
8:26 am -  Americana is in this Top 100 of the 10s blog post.
 
 Monday, 23rd December, 2019
11:34 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in Ozzy Osbourne's holiday playlist.
10:39 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article (paywalled).
10:39 am -  Here's an article (in French) on VGPS.
10:27 am -  A post on the Albums That Should Exist blog imagines an album of Ron Sexsmith's covers of Ray songs.
9:49 am -  The Arthur 50th anniversary release is included in this article on gift-worthy box sets.
9:47 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kinks' Nov. 13, 1970 concert at the Fillmore West.
9:41 am -  Here's a recent photo of Ray, at a rehearsal of the Crouch End Festival Chorus.
9:15 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:10 am -  A new CD by BUS 59 called Please Let Me In is due out February/March 2020, and features a song called "The Archway Tavern" about Henny's first gig abroad with The Kinky2 in 2001, as the support act for The Kast Off Kinks. This video preview of the album has a snippet of the song.
 
 Sunday, 22nd December, 2019
3:13 pm -  The Kinks tribute band Preservation are playing their third reunion gig today, from 5pm to 7pm, at the Tavern At The End Of The World in Somerville, Massachusetts.
 
 Friday, 20th December, 2019
12:56 pm -  The Arthur is included in this article on the best albums of 2019.
12:09 pm -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on rockin' holiday songs.
9:31 am -  An episode of the BBC Radio 4 programme Soul Music will feature "Days". It airs on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at 09:00.
9:29 am -  The Arthur box set is included in Billboard's article on The Best Reissues of 2019.
9:28 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on songs about London.
 
 Thursday, 19th December, 2019
11:22 am -  The Kinks and Beats Daily podcast has discussed "Death Of A Clown", "Hot Potatoes", "Same Old Blues", "Rosy Won't You Please Come Home", "Stormy Sky", "Muswell Hillbilly", "Harry Rag", and others in recent episodes.
11:05 am -  Today's episode of Subterranean Homesick Blues radio drama mentions a Kinks/Taj Mahal poster.
11:04 am -  Here's another article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
11:03 am -  Here's a live video cover of "A Well Respected Man" by Adam Cleall.
11:00 am -  The Arthur box set is mentioned in a couple more articles here and here.
10:57 am -  Chris Jericho talks about his cover of "Father Christmas" in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 18th December, 2019
9:07 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this documentary on the Liverbirds.
9:05 am -  The Arthur box set is included in a couple articles here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 17th December, 2019
1:22 pm -  Kinks fans Huub Goudzwaard and Dick van Veelen were interviewed on Dutch regional TV at the record fair in Ulft, Holland last Sunday. You can watch on YouTube.
9:34 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Billie Eilish and Van Halen.
9:32 am -  A couple more articles on the Sunny Afternoon tour here and here.
9:22 am -  Storm Large mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:20 am -  Steven Tyler mentions The Kinks in this interview.
 
 Monday, 16th December, 2019
1:07 pm -  Here's a 1965 interview (video) with Mick Avory about the "Cardiff incident".
1:06 pm -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on funny Christmas songs.
1:05 pm -  Here's the link to the Top 2000: The Untold Stories programme on "Celluloid Heroes", which aired on Dutch TV. (Only watchable in certain areas.)
1:03 pm -  Here's an article on Iggy Pop's cover of "YRGM".
1:02 pm -  The Arthur 50th anniversary release is included in this article on box set gift suggestions.
1:01 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Jimmy Page and The Who's "I Can't Explain" single.
 
 Friday, 13th December, 2019
2:27 pm -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article/playlist.
2:25 pm -  There's a bit about the Sunny Afternoon tour in this production news round-up.
2:20 pm -  "Have A Cuppa Tea" was played in this caffeine-themed radio show.
9:03 am -  Here's another article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
9:02 am -  Beabadoobee mentions The Kinks and "Waterloo Sunset" in this interview.
9:02 am -  The Arthur 50th anniversary release is included in this article on box sets.
 
 Thursday, 12th December, 2019
2:50 pm -  According to this, the story behind the Kinks song "Celluloid Heroes" will be on Dutch TV (NPO 3) on Saturday, 14 December at 22.00.
12:17 pm -  Here's another Barrie Keeffe obituary (paywalled) that mentions Ray and Chorus Girls.
8:59 am -  Minneapolis/St. Paul Kinks tribute band Kinda Kinky's annual Holiday Concert & Foodraiser will be Saturday, Dec. 21. Here's the Facebook event for it.
8:57 am -  The Kinks' cover of "Too Much Monkey Business" is mentioned in this article.
8:56 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on ten more Christmas songs actually worth listening to (paywalled).
8:48 am -  According to this article, the band The Unlikely Candidates have released a cover of "Father Christmas". Here's the video (it's actually 6 years old).
 
 Wednesday, 11th December, 2019
1:07 pm -  "Father Christmas" is #2 in this list of Top 11 Christmas Songs That Rock.
1:01 pm -  There are more mentions of Ray and the Chorus Girls musical in this Barrie Keeffe obituary.
9:24 am -  Alice Cooper mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:24 am -  Here's another article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
9:23 am -  The "Arthur"/"Brainwashed" single is at #12 in Billboard's chart of Top Record Store Day Exclusive Singles at Independent Record Stores.
9:21 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the history of the power chord.
9:19 am -  "Days" is quoted in this article on the restoration of Wim Wenders' film Until The End Of The World.
 
 Tuesday, 10th December, 2019
1:31 pm -  More articles on the Sunny Afternoon UK tour here, here, and here.
1:30 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the death of Barrie Keefe, who co-wrote the musical Chorus Girls with Ray.
 
 Monday, 9th December, 2019
9:47 am -  Some articles on the Sunny Afternoon tour here and here.
9:46 am -  Here's the official announcement on Facebook that the Sunny Afternoon musical is going back on tour in the UK in 2020. See the list of dates/venues here. Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday.
9:40 am -  According to this page, tickets for the Vox Holloway VGPS and Arthur performance are on sale now.
9:34 am -  You can listen to "Nobody's Fool" by Glenda Collins from the Cult Themes Forever album from Future Legend Records.
9:23 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on December 1965. (And "A Well Respected Man" is in the December 19, 1965 radio station KEWB recording.)
9:19 am -  The "Sunny Afternoon" musical is included in this article on the best shows of the decade.
9:18 am -  "Father Christmas" is in this article on holiday songs.
9:16 am -  Here's a blog post on "Father Christmas".
 
 Friday, 6th December, 2019
9:06 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Who as inspiring their first single "I Can't Explain".
9:04 am -  "Postcard From London" is on this "The British Have all the Good Christmas Music" playlist. Here's the playlist on Spotify.
9:02 am -  Here's a blog post on "I'm Not Like Everybody Else".
 
 Thursday, 5th December, 2019
8:52 am -  According to this article, the Kinks' promo video for "Dead End Street" inspired the video for "1999" by the band Soft Rubbish.
8:50 am -  The radio show/podcast "Great Moments in Vinyl" features The Kinks in this episode.
 
 Wednesday, 4th December, 2019
9:16 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this list of favorite Christmas songs.
9:15 am -  Everybody's In Show-Biz is included in this article on readers' favorite musical masterpieces.
9:13 am -  "Celluloid Heroes" is included in this article on 25 classic songs about L.A..
9:12 am -  According to this play review, "Father Christmas" is performed in the play.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019
12:10 pm -  Ron Sexsmith's latest Kinks cover is "Harry Rag".
12:09 pm -  According to this Facebook post, there's a piece on The Kinks in issue #500 of Record Collector.
 
 Monday, 2nd December, 2019
4:01 pm -  This car review quotes a line from "She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina".
10:08 am -  A couple Instagram posts here and here about The Cherry Tops at the Official Kinks Fan Club meeting.
9:59 am -  According to this tweet, there's a chapter on "Waterloo Sunset" in the new book The Song Remains The Same.
9:35 am -  A few articles on the passing of Irving Burgie, who wrote "Day-O", here, here and here (the Kinks are mentioned in that last one).
9:28 am -  "Father Christmas" is mentioned in this unboxing video of a Gibson Les Paul Artisan guitar.
9:13 am -  "Father Christmas" is on this Alternative Christmas Playlist.
9:12 am -  "This Time Tomorrow" is on The Gunga Gin Soundtrack Spotify playlist by The Libertines.
 
 Friday, 29th November, 2019
8:39 am -  The official Kinks merchandise store has some black Friday specials.
8:38 am -  According to this, The Kinks were a tricky clue for the New York Times crossword puzzle yesterday.
8:37 am -  "Thanksgiving Day" was song of the day yesterday.
8:36 am -  Here's a video of Andy Taylor covering "Lola" at his concert in London on Wednesday.
8:34 am -  Here's an article on How the Kinks reclaimed America with "Lola".
 
 Wednesday, 27th November, 2019
9:41 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on sibling rivalries in music.
 
 Tuesday, 26th November, 2019
8:53 am -  Kay Hanley of Letters To Cleo talks about their cover of "Father Christmas" in this interview.
8:53 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at the fan club meeting on Sunday.
8:51 am -  The Kinks and Beats Daily podcast featured "Do You Remember Walter", "Rock and Roll Fantasy", "Definite Maybe", "Apeman", and "Sitting In My Hotel" in recent episodes.
 
 Monday, 25th November, 2019
12:04 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in French, paywalled).
12:03 pm -  John Frusciante mentions The Kinks in this interview.
11:34 am -  A message from Olga: "Marla, at The Clissold Arms, would be very grateful for any memorabilia that fans wish to donate, to decorate walls of the Kinks Room. (Marla used to be a customer at the pub when George was around and knows what the original room looked like, so she’s very sympathetic to the cause)." You can probably contact Marla via the Clissold Arms Facebook page.
9:58 am -  Some photos and video of Ray and the Kast Off Kinks from yesterday's Official Kinks Fan Club meeting here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, and here.
 
 Sunday, 24th November, 2019
7:52 am -  Here are some photos and video of Dave at the Clissold Arms last night, during the singalong with the Kinksfan Kollektive.
 
 Saturday, 23rd November, 2019
8:10 am -  VGPS is #3 in this list of The best concept albums of all times.
 
 Friday, 22nd November, 2019
8:55 am -  Peter Noone mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 21st November, 2019
2:06 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has an image of a poster included in the Arthur box set.
12:49 pm -  "Thanksgiving Day" is included in the 'Song List for Thanksgiving' at #15 on this list of 28 amazing things to do on Thanksgiving.
12:45 pm -  There's a piece on The Kinks in this new Shindig! Compendium.
10:52 am -  You can listen again to an interview with Andrew Sandoval about the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
10:50 am -  Iggy Pop will play a couple "deep cuts by The Kinks" on his radio show on 6 December.
10:48 am -  This Vox Holloway post on Facebook lists the Arthur/VGPS choral concert, happening on 15 February 2020. More info here (along with an image of the poster for the concert).
 
 Wednesday, 20th November, 2019
8:51 am -  In season 2, episode 5 of the Netflix show The End of the F***ing World, "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" is played at the end and through the credits.
 
 Tuesday, 19th November, 2019
8:57 am -  Arthur is included in this article on 2019 in Review: Best Boxed Sets, Collections & Reissues.
 
 Monday, 18th November, 2019
9:58 am -  Future Legend Records has a new "cult themes" CD: Cult Themes Forever (page requires Adobe Flash), which features a cover of "Nobody's Fool" by Glenda Collins.
9:50 am -  "Stop Your Sobbing" is on the soundtrack of the Ford v Ferrari film.
9:49 am -  According to this article, "Got Love If You Want It" is on the soundtrack to season 3 of The Crown. "Lord Snowden is apparently a Kinks fan, as this is the song which is playing while he’s driving his open-top car to Buckingham Palace."
9:47 am -  According to articles here and here, wrestler/actor/musician Chris Jericho has covered "Father Christmas". Here it is on YouTube.
 
 Friday, 15th November, 2019
2:08 pm -  The "Everybody's Dummy" blog, which had the GLKA post earlier this week, has updated their Arthur post to include information on the 50th anniversary release.
1:39 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a scan of the original ad for Arthur from a 1969 issue of Billboard magazine.
1:37 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has photos of Dave signing copies of the Arthur box set.
10:38 am -  According to this tweet and this Instagram post, you can buy a shirt like Ray's from Hoggs of Fife.
9:04 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has some scans of The Times' review of the Arthur radio drama.
9:02 am -  Ben Quilty mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 14th November, 2019
4:40 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
12:38 pm -  This Far Out magazine article rehashes this 2009 Express article on Ray's "six best albums".
8:42 am -  There's a Soap Opera Live CD being released on 6 December. It doesn't seem to be anything The Kinks were involved in putting together.
 
 Wednesday, 13th November, 2019
10:38 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with music agent Paul Charles.
10:33 am -  Here's a blog post about the Great Lost Kinks Album.
9:52 am -  Here's another review of Arthur.
9:25 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in German, paywalled). (The headline quote is "The song about Boris Johnson is already written.")
9:24 am -  Ron Sexsmith's latest Kinks cover on YouTube is Labour Of Love.
 
 Tuesday, 12th November, 2019
1:51 pm -  On the 9 Nov. 2019 edition of Billboard's charts, Arthur was at #68 in Top Album Sales, #20 in Vinyl Albums, #15 in Tastemakers, and #10 in Catalog Album Sales.
9:57 am -  Here's another review of Arthur.
9:56 am -  Last week's Kinks and Beats Daily podcast included "Situation Vacant", "Holiday Romance" and "Better Things".
9:55 am -  According to these posts on Instagram and Facebook, there will be an exhibition of Hans Sidén's photos, including The Kinks. There will be books and prints for sale.
9:51 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a photo of the Arthur script.
9:50 am -  The rock documentary Cum On Feel The Noize (available on DVD and Blu Ray) has an interview with Dave.
 
 Friday, 8th November, 2019
9:04 am -  Arthur is included on this list of gift ideas for music lovers.
9:02 am -  Here's a review of the Arthur radio play.
9:01 am -  Some images of Bob Lawrie's original artwork for Arthur on the official Kinks Facebook page.
8:57 am -  Here's another review of Arthur.
 
 Thursday, 7th November, 2019
11:56 am -  Here’s another review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
8:59 am -  "Come Dancing" is #20 in this list of Top 75 Happy Songs.
 
 Wednesday, 6th November, 2019
9:44 pm -  From the official Kinks Facebook page: "I've signed 50 Soundwaves prints to support the incredible work of The Roundhouse Foundation. You can find them here - Ray Davies."
3:23 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article about The Orchids.
1:53 pm -  Here are new interviews with Ray and Dave.
9:14 am -  You can enter to win an Arthur 2-LP set.
9:13 am -  "YRGM" is #10 in this article on 100 Essential Guitar Tracks by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.
 
 Tuesday, 5th November, 2019
3:39 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the Archway Tavern.
8:36 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Dutch).
 
 Monday, 4th November, 2019
10:13 am -  "Wicked Annabella" and "Tired Of Waiting" were featured on last week's episode of the Kinks and Beats Daily podcast.
9:56 am -  The Music Walk Of Fame (in North London) is asking fans who they would like to see be engraved into music history.
9:54 am -  According to this tweet, the Archway Tavern has re-opened.
8:42 am -  The 2-8 November 2019 issue of Total TV Guide has a 2-page spread on the Arthur radio drama.
8:40 am -  Arthur has entered the UK Record Store Chart at #14.
8:38 am -  The band Cats On Holiday will be performing Kinks songs at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, November 29th from 7:30-9:30pm. Here's a Facebook event for the show.
8:36 am -  Here's another review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
8:35 am -  "ADAAOTN" is on this Kassner Music playlist.
 
 Friday, 1st November, 2019
1:53 pm -  A reminder that the Arthur radio drama airs tomorrow on BBC Radio 4 at 14:45. If you miss it, you can listen again here.
12:47 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page is having a competition to win a wetproof of the Arthur box set and other item.
12:41 pm -  Here's another review (paywalled) of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
8:39 am -  A recent episode of the "Rockin' the Suburbs" podcast is about the Kinks' Arista years.
8:36 am -  According to this article, the duo Popular Music cover "The Way Love Used To Be" on their new album Popular Music Plays In Darkness. Here's the song & video on YouTube.
 
 Thursday, 31st October, 2019
10:20 am -  Here's another review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
 
 Wednesday, 30th October, 2019
12:40 pm -  Here's a trailer for the Arthur radio drama.
9:23 am -  According to this page there's an interview with Ray in the Nov. 2019 issue of the Spanish magazine Ruta 66.
9:20 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in French). Here's the English translation.
9:19 am -  Here's an article (in Swedish) on the 50 best Kinks songs.
 
 Tuesday, 29th October, 2019
9:41 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page is asking fans to post photos of themselves wearing the enamel pin badge that comes with the Arthur box set.
9:36 am -  The Facebook page for Rock 'n' Roll Magazine shows the cover of their Kinks issue.
9:32 am -  The 2-8 Nov. 2019 issue of Radio Times has an interview with Ray. You can order a print or digital copy here.
9:28 am -  Here's some video footage of when the Kinks went to Australia in 1965.
 
 Monday, 28th October, 2019
12:48 pm -  Here's another article (in Dutch) on the Arthur 50th anniversary release (5-star rating).
9:46 am -  Here's an article (in Dutch) about Arthur from newspaper De Gelderlander.
9:40 am -  There's an article about Arthur, including new interviews with Ray and Dave, in the new issue of the Swedish Rock 'n' Roll Magazine.
8:58 am -  Here's an article on the 1974 2-LP compilation Lola, Percy & The Apeman Come Face To Face With The Village Green Preservation Society... Something Else!
8:54 am -  The Arthur radio drama is one of the Radio Picks of the Week.
8:53 am -  A couple more reviews/articles about Arthur here and here.
 
 Friday, 25th October, 2019
2:48 pm -  You can listen to a new interview with Dave.
2:45 pm -  Here's another review of the Arthur anniversary release.
8:57 am -  Today is the release day for the Arthur 50th anniversary box set and other editions.
8:56 am -  Billboard has an article on the Arthur release.
8:50 am -  According to this Facebook event, the Bill Mullins Band will be performing Kinks songs as part of Salvation Farms Aid at Arts Riot in Burlington, Vermont on Friday, November 1st from 7pm to 11pm.
 
 Thursday, 24th October, 2019
2:44 pm -  Geoff Edgars has an article on The Kinks and Arthur, with new quotes from Ray, Dave, Mick and John Dalton.
9:37 am -  Arthur is included in the "reissues of the week" section of this article.
9:33 am -  Here's another review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
 
 Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019
9:58 am -  BBC Radio 4 is producing a programme on the Kinks song "Days": "Do you have a special memory connected to The Kinks 'Days'? Does it remind you of a significant time in your life or a special person? Has it touched your life in some way? If so Radio 4 would love to hear from you. We are looking for personal stories that celebrate this song or speak of times that it has bought comfort or inspiration. If you have something you’d like to share please contact nicola.humphries@bbc.co.uk. I’m looking to make contact with people over the next few weeks with a view to recording any interviews that might work for the programme before December. Thank you."
9:26 am -  The weekend of the fan club konvention in London, fans are invited to sing along with The KinksFan Kollektiv on Friday Nov. 22, 8:30pm at The Springfield, and Saturday Nov. 23, 8:30pm at The Clissold Arms.
9:11 am -  The latest issue of the French magazine Rock & Folk has a review of Arthur (as "the best reissue of the month") and a new interview with Ray.
9:07 am -  A new podcast, Kinks and Beats Daily, launched this week: "It's a daily dive into the music of The Kinks and The Beatles (alternating daily) and is going song by song, discussing the music theory, social impact, or personal feelings about each song."
 
 Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019
11:00 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
11:00 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
10:39 am -  You can listen to an interview with Andrew Sandoval about the Arthur box set.
10:38 am -  Here's yet another review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
10:27 am -  Here's an article (in German) on Ray and the Arthur release.
10:20 am -  Ray was interviewed on Radio Österreich 1 in Austria yesterday. You can listen again.
10:17 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on The 25 best "Weird Al" Yankovic parody songs.
10:16 am -  According to this Facebook post the exclusive 7-inch yellow vinyl single of the Australian "Australia" single is almost sold out. It's only available by pre-ordering the Arthur box set through the official Kinks store.
10:02 am -  Here's a blog post on The Pickwicks' cover of "I Took My Baby Home".
10:01 am -  The Killer Bees will be performing Kinks song covers at Stars In Their Eyes 2019 on Saturday, 2 Nov. at Rough Trade in Nottingham.
9:10 am -  Here is video of the interview with Peter Handke after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, were he quotes "Too Much On My Mind".
9:06 am -  Here's another review of the Arthur box set.
9:05 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a scan of one page of an interview with Ray from the book that accompanies the Arthur box set.
9:04 am -  Here's the direct link to the Arthur radio drama airing on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday, 2 November at 14:45.
9:02 am -  Here's a review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
9:02 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on The Liverbirds.
 
 Friday, 18th October, 2019
12:11 pm -  Peter Handke, recent winner of the Nobel prize for Literature, quotes "Too Much On My Mind" in this interview (in Spanish).
10:04 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
10:03 am -  According to this article, the DVD Melody Makers: Should've Been There has "never-before-seen photographs" of Ray.
10:01 am -  Tribute band Kinks Preservation Society will be performing at the Halloween Cover Show at Night Shift Brewing in Everett, Massachusetts on Thursday, Oct. 31st from 7-10pm.
9:59 am -  Gilbert O'Sullivan mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 17th October, 2019
11:48 am -  Here's an article about yesterday's video trailer for the Arthur anniversary release.
9:09 am -  Today is the 50th anniversary of the Kinks' Fillmore East show in New York City, their first U.S. show after the ban. Here's an article.
 
 Wednesday, 16th October, 2019
12:03 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a trailer for the Arthur anniversary release (4 minutes, 26 seconds in length). It's also on YouTube.
9:02 am -  This article on the Arthur box set focuses on the disc of Dave's songs.
 
 Tuesday, 15th October, 2019
12:18 pm -  Here's an article on Dave's support of preserving the Grand Arcade in North Finchley.
8:57 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article about banned Beatles songs.
 
 Monday, 14th October, 2019
3:22 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the death of Peter Morris.
9:30 am -  Here's a blog post about a 2000 Ray concert with Yo La Tengo at the Jane Street Theatre.
9:28 am -  Jeff McDonald of Redd Kross mentions Ray in this interview.
9:28 am -  Some more quotes from Ray's Record Collector interview in this tweet.
9:27 am -  Quotes from "Celluloid Heroes" and "Lola" are used in this article about best lyric lines.
9:22 am -  Vox Holloway will be presenting songs from Arthur and VGPS at a charity fundraiser concert at Shoreditch Town Hall on Saturday, 15th February (or possibly Sunday, 16th February). "As part of the re-release of the Kinks' 1969 album Arthur (or the decline and fall of the British Empire), Ray Davies has commissioned new arrangements of 6-8 songs. The concert will include a repeat performance of Harvey Brough's arrangement of the classic 1968 Kinks' album Village Green Preservation Society with specially recorded voiceovers by Sir Ray."
 
 Sunday, 13th October, 2019
7:45 am -  The Kinks tribute band Preservation is playing the Tavern at the End of the World (in the Boston area) today from 5-7pm.
 
 Saturday, 12th October, 2019
10:24 am -  Here’s a blog post on "unreleased" Ray solo songs.
8:57 am -  This tweet has some quotes from Ray from his Record Collector interview.
8:55 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about a former concert venue in Cleethorpes.
 
 Friday, 11th October, 2019
9:00 am -  Here’s another new interview with Ray.
 
 Thursday, 10th October, 2019
8:58 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Spanish).
8:58 am -  You can listen to an interview with Andrew Sandoval about the Arthur release (starts around 1:15:45).
8:47 am -  Some recent photos of Mick as a special guest tour guide for London Music Tours here and here.
8:43 am -  Some more details on the Record Collector issue with the Kinks on the cover here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 9th October, 2019
2:59 pm -  You can vote for Dave in this radio station's poll of the Top 50 Guitarists of All-Time.
9:59 am -  You can listen to/buy the 2019 mix of "Australia".
9:58 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 8th October, 2019
3:07 pm -  According to the Record Store Day web site, there will be a 7-inch vinyl single of "Arthur"/"Brainwashed" released on 29 Nov. On colored vinyl with Union Jack labels, limited to 2500 copies.
9:12 am -  The Arthur box set is included in this article on 10 Early Holiday Season Gift Ideas For A Music And/or Movie Fan.
8:56 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Glastonbury 2020 speculation.
8:55 am -  "ADAAOTN" is included in this article on songs that have been copied.
 
 Monday, 7th October, 2019
1:55 pm -  A couple tweets from Dave are included in this article on artists paying tributes to the late Ginger Baker.
9:05 am -  According to this Facebook post, issue #498 of Record Collector (with The Kinks on the cover, and a section on Arthur) will be on sale 10th October.
9:03 am -  The Pretenders' "Stop Your Sobbing" is included in this article on 25 Definitive Cover Versions You Need To Hear.
9:02 am -  You can enter to win a signed print of Dave's "Rosie & Arthur" artwork, plus Arthur test pressings.
8:59 am -  Here's another article about the Arthur radio drama.
8:58 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on the death of Minneapolis musician Ed Ackerson. (Ed recorded and mixed the track "Remember The Future" from Dave's album I Will Be Me.)
8:50 am -  Andrew Sandoval has a Facebook post with info about Disc Three of the Arthur box set.
8:49 am -  Here's an article about Lake Park, Florida mayor Michael O'Rourke, who is the lead singer & guitarist of the Kinks tribute band The Kronikles. Their next gig is a "battle of the bands" benefit for United Way at The Kelsey Theatre in Lake Park on Saturday, Oct. 19th.


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