News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Tuesday, 5th March, 2024
9:47 am -  In this article, Sierra Ferrell cites "Waterloo Sunset" as an inspiration for her song "In Dreams".
9:27 am -  Here is part 2 of the podcast (in Dutch) "Popreconstructie over The Kinks", speaking with Dutch artist and Kinks fan Henk Westbrook.
9:19 am -  Here's an article about "Lola".
 
 Monday, 4th March, 2024
10:06 am -  Save the date: the Official Kinks Fan Club gig will be 24th November this year, same location.
10:00 am -  "WHATGTG" is included in this blog post on songs about getting old.
9:07 am -  VGPS is included in this article on "social realism" songs.
 
 Friday, 1st March, 2024
8:42 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is #2 in this article on songs about London.
 
 Thursday, 29th February, 2024
10:21 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Louie Louie" by The Kinks on Facebook.
 
 Wednesday, 28th February, 2024
12:33 pm -  On the Kast Off Kinks web site, there's a slideshow video of photos from Mick Avory's 80th birthday party earlier this month.
9:36 am -  The latest episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast covers the Kwyet Kinks EP and other single/non-LP tracks from around that time. Listen at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, or YouTube.
9:29 am -  Tony, of the HeroHabit blog and Kinks & Beats podcast, has a post refuting the Jimmy Page/"YRGM" rumor which keeps rearing its ugly head for some reason.
 
 Tuesday, 27th February, 2024
4:28 pm -  The Arthur radio play will be repeated this Saturday.
10:15 am -  Johnny Marr includes "ADAAOTN" among the songs that shaped him.
 
 Monday, 26th February, 2024
12:23 pm -  Here's an article on a recent tweet from Dave about Keith Moon.
9:58 am -  Here's an article on Steven Van Zandt's comments on "YRGM".
9:24 am -  The Kinks are mentioned by Bill Maher and Chris Robinson on Club Random while talking about bands with feuding brothers (about 48 minutes in).
 
 Thursday, 22nd February, 2024
12:35 pm -  According to this article, BMG have been nominated for a Music Week Award for their Kinks catalogue marketing campaign.
 
 Wednesday, 21st February, 2024
9:23 am -  The next episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast (focusing on Kinda Kinks) is available today via Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, and YouTube.
9:21 am -  Here's an article about The Doors and The Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 20th February, 2024
9:36 am -  Arthur is mentioned in this review of the new single by The Follies.
9:29 am -  Here's an article about Dave and "ADAAOTN".
 
 Monday, 19th February, 2024
9:51 am -  There was a new interview with Ray in the Sunday Times "Culture" supplement magazine yesterday.
9:46 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Too Much On My Mind" on Facebook.
9:42 am -  Tribute band The Minks will share the bill with The Flamin' Groovies at Thee Stork Club in Oakland, California on Saturday, March 23rd. (Incidentally, Flamin' Groovies' Cyril Jordan has said he witnessed a confrontation between Ray and a promoter backstage at the Cow Palace in 1965.)
9:25 am -  A snippet of "ADAAOTN" was played during the broadcast of the Bruins vs. Kings hockey game on Saturday.
 
 Thursday, 15th February, 2024
9:29 am -  Happy 80th birthday Mick Avory!
9:27 am -  Following Dick van Veelen's book The Kinks-A primal English band, the publisher has commissioned a podcast (in Dutch) about The Kinks. Participants in this include Dave Davies and Mick Avory. The podcast is produced by music journalist Peter Schavemaker. Here is part 1: Interview with author Dick van Veelen on Spotify. The parts with Dave and Mick will follow soon.
9:24 am -  Here's an article about Dave and Jimmy Page.
9:22 am -  "ADAAOTN" was used in series 1, episode 6 of the Sky Max show "Funny Woman". (Available on PBS in America.)
 
 Wednesday, 14th February, 2024
9:47 am -  Episode two of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast is now available, focusing on the first few singles and the Kinksize Session EP. Listen at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, or YouTube.
9:40 am -  The Kinks are #11 in this article on the greatest British rock bands.
9:36 am -  Here's an article about "Johnny Thunder".
 
 Tuesday, 13th February, 2024
9:30 am -  Here's an article about "ADAAOTN".
 
 Monday, 12th February, 2024
10:26 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Living On A Thin Line book from the "Great Western" Youtube channel. Also check out this song analysis of "Do It Again".
10:14 am -  Here's an article about The Kinks' on Damo Suzuki, who recently passed away.
10:07 am -  The Kinks are #9 in this article on bands with siblings.
10:00 am -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this article on power chords.
9:59 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks.
9:58 am -  Here's an article on Ray's thoughts about Punk music.
 
 Friday, 9th February, 2024
10:22 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks' and Beatles' performances at Bournemouth in 1964.
9:46 am -  "La-la-la-la-Lola" was an answer in Wednesday's New York Times crossword puzzle. It caused a bit of controversy in the comments of this blog, about whether it's "la-la-la-la" or "lo-lo-lo-lo". Also see this article.
9:23 am -  The Kinks' first TV appearance (performing "Long Tall Sally" on Ready Steady Go) is mentioned in this article about The Beatles on Ed Sullivan.
9:20 am -  According to this, "Waterloo Sunset" is in episode 11 of the Netflix series "One Day".
 
 Thursday, 8th February, 2024
11:39 am -  Here's a nice video about Dave.
9:08 am -  Here's a live cover of "TTEOTD" by Carl Caballero and The Wreckage.
 
 Wednesday, 7th February, 2024
9:40 am -  There's a new dedicated Kinks podcast launching today, on the 60th anniversary of the release of The Kinks' first single. "Thoroughly Kinky" plans to go through the entire Kinks discography, reviewing every songs in order. The 14 episodes of the first season will cover the Pye era, and the first episode is available today at Spotify, Amazon, Apple, and Google.
 
 Tuesday, 6th February, 2024
10:06 am -  Mark Teehan, who wrote several papers on the charting of Kinks singles (find them here), has taken his music chart research talents to The Byrds with a paper on "Eight Miles High", posted on the Byrds Flyght blog. (Mark references several Kinks singles in this paper.)
9:57 am -  Peter Hooton from The Farm chooses "Lola" as one of his top 10 favourite songs.
9:55 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on bands with siblings.
9:54 am -  The Kinks are included in another article on artists who have never won a Grammy.
9:48 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this review of Wim Wender's film Perfect Days. ("Sunny Afternoon" is used in the film.)
9:44 am -  Ray and Dave talk about Buddy Holly (from old interviews) on this radio show. About 19 minutes in.
9:40 am -  "YRGM" was used in series 1, episode 5 of the Sky Max show "Funny Woman". (Available on PBS in America.)
 
 Monday, 5th February, 2024
11:33 am -  According to this page Dave was a guest on the Cousin Brucie radio show on Saturday. You may be able to listen again here.
8:59 am -  Dave is quoted in this article on Jimi Hendrix.
8:58 am -  "Come Dancing" is included in this article on comeback singles.
8:55 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on five great artists who never won a Grammy award.
8:52 am -  Here's a full video of The Kinks on Granada TV in 1978.
 
 Saturday, 3rd February, 2024
8:45 am -  Happy 77th birthday to Dave Davies!
 
 Friday, 2nd February, 2024
10:11 am -  According to this article, Luna Collins says her song "Man In The Mac" is about Ray.
9:33 am -  Here's a cover of "ADAAOTN" by The Satelliters, from 1996.
 
 Thursday, 1st February, 2024
9:48 am -  Henny Stahli passed away on Sunday. Henny was a big Kinks fan who recorded and performed many Kinks covers as well as his own original songs as "Trihas & The Tapes", "The Kinky2", "BUS 59", and other projects. Here's his YouTube channel.
9:18 am -  There's a new Kinks tribute album, Everybody's Gonna Be Happy from Sparky the Dog Records. Available from Bandcamp, Spotify, YouTube, and Tidal. "Words to the wise: This comp is a bit of an adventure. It strays from the typical 'greatest hits'. And there are two or three avant-garde/weirdo tracks that bear virtually no resemblance to the Kinks songs that allegedly served as the source material."
9:13 am -  Here's a cover of "YRGM" by The Commits (as part of a medley with "Gimme Some Lovin'").
 
 Wednesday, 31st January, 2024
9:33 am -  Here's a review of Word Of Mouth and Return To Waterloo, from the "Everybody's Dummy" blog.
9:32 am -  Ray talks about Chuck Berry in this article (from a 2017 interview). Here's a clip from the film that Ray talks about.
 
 Tuesday, 30th January, 2024
9:08 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Tom Robinson.
9:04 am -  This article features a video of Rico Nasty and Boys Noize covering "ADAAOTN".
8:55 am -  Here's part 2 of a podcast on The Kinks.
 
 Monday, 29th January, 2024
10:06 am -  The Kinks are #19 in this article on the 25 greatest English rock bands.
10:04 am -  Kinks is included in this article on classic albums that turn 60 this year.
 
 Friday, 26th January, 2024
11:06 am -  According to this Facebook post, Bob Henrit and Clem Cattini will be doing an informal chat/Q&A at the Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon, UK on Saturday, 10 February 2024 from 3 to 4:30pm.
 
 Thursday, 25th January, 2024
9:40 am -  Tomorrow, 26 January 2024, there will be a 60 Years of The Kinks celebration at Proeflokaal Hop in Heiloo, The Netherlands. 6 regional bands will perform 5 different Kinks songs each. The show starts at 20.30 and ends at 24.00, and admission is free.
9:04 am -  According to this article, "YRGM" is #6 in a list of the most played songs on radio.
 
 Wednesday, 24th January, 2024
10:18 am -  Brian Ritchie includes "God's Children" in this article on "music that moves me".
 
 Tuesday, 23rd January, 2024
8:46 am -  Here's a cover of "ADAAOTN" by the WayBack Machine Band.
8:40 am -  Here's a cover of "Strangers" by Helions.
 
 Monday, 22nd January, 2024
10:49 am -  Here's an article on "20th Century Man".
9:25 am -  Here's a blog post on the State Of Confusion album.
9:21 am -  Bill Bailey talks about attempting the guitar solo of "YRGM" in this article.
9:17 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Little Miss Queen Of Darkness" on Facebook.
9:16 am -  Here's a new (Nov. 2023) cover of "Victoria" by Nathan Meltz and the House of Tomorrow.
 
 Thursday, 18th January, 2024
9:13 am -  Here's a video with the Peanuts gang singing "YRGM". On a similar note, here's another video with "Wicked Annabella" paired with the 1929 Disney cartoon "Skeleton Dance".
 
 Wednesday, 17th January, 2024
10:31 am -  "Destroyer" is included in this article on artists who re-used their own material.
9:20 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint of "And I Will Love You" on Facebook.
9:17 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Who's "I Can't Explain".
 
 Tuesday, 16th January, 2024
12:43 pm -  Dutch author (and rhythm guitarist for Kick Some Kinks) Dick van Veelen is putting the final touches on his third book on the Kinks, this time about the solo careers of Ray and Dave Davies. You can pre-order Ray en Dave Davies: Going Solo - na the Kinks here (you can also order his other two books: The Kinks: Een oer-Engelse band and The Kinks: Concerten in Nederland.
12:26 pm -  Three videos from tribute band Kick Some Kinks from their performance at Poppodium at Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Holland on 23 December 2023: "GTPWTW", "ADAAOTN", and "Lola".
12:13 pm -  The Kinks are included in this article on the 25 greatest English rock bands.
12:03 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on overrated bands (but not as an overrated band).
11:34 am -  Here's an article about "All Of My Friends Were There".
11:32 am -  The Kink Kronikles is included in this What's In My Bag? video (at 7:15) with Dogstar.
11:29 am -  Marky Ramone mentions The Kinks and Dave in this article (from a 2016 Rolling Stone interview).
11:12 am -  The Kinks are mentioned at 5:46 in this video with Burton Cummings on Art Fein's Poker Party.
 
 Thursday, 11th January, 2024
4:39 pm -  According to this article, The Raincoat's 1979 cover of "Lola" is used in a Volkswagen ad.
12:05 pm -  Four of the six members of tribute band Kick Some Kinks played songs and talked for 2 hours on Radio Apeldoorn on January 5th. You can listen again here until tomorrow -- look for Vrijdag 20:00 tot 21:00 and 21:00 tot 22:00.
9:28 am -  Here's a live cover of "ADAAOTN" by David Christian.
9:27 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on musicians and bands who played at Kelvin Hall.
9:27 am -  Ray is mentioned and quoted in this article on Max Roach.
 
 Wednesday, 10th January, 2024
10:18 am -  The Journey - Part 2 is one of the releases reviewed here.
 
 Tuesday, 9th January, 2024
9:30 am -  Here's an article about "Days".
 
 Monday, 8th January, 2024
12:29 pm -  Here's a cover of "Tired Of Waiting" by the band Class of '68. Also "YRGM".
12:26 pm -  Here's audio of a short song, "O-H-I-O" that Ray made up & performed on the spot at a 1985 concert in Ohio.
9:38 am -  "Days" was played during episode 1 of series 13 of "Call The Midwife".
 
 Friday, 5th January, 2024
10:13 am -  A couple articles here and here on the 20th anniversary of Ray being shot in New Orleans.
9:00 am -  "Superman" is included in this article on songs about superheroes.
 
 Thursday, 4th January, 2024
10:36 am -  Here's an article about The Kinks' 1977 appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd January, 2024
12:31 pm -  "Alcohol" is #1 in this article on sobriety songs.
9:13 am -  Here's part 1 of a podcast on The Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd January, 2024
9:19 am -  Here's an article on "Hatred (A Duet)".
 
 Monday, 1st January, 2024
4:05 pm -  An acetate of Four More Respected Gentlemen is up for bids on eBay.
4:03 pm -  Timmy Mallett includes "YRGM" in this playlist/article.
4:00 pm -  According to this article a Kinks song was included in the London New Year's Eve fireworks display soundtrack.
 
 Sunday, 31st December, 2023
11:25 am -  John Gosling is included in this article on stars we lost in 2023.
11:23 am -  "INLEE" is quoted in this article.
11:21 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis being knighted.
11:20 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the best family bands.
11:20 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on classic bands that haven't reunited.
11:18 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks' ban in America.
11:17 am -  Here's an article on Ray's favourite American songs (from a 2017 interview).
11:15 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Mister Pleasant" by Nicky Hopkins on Facebook.
11:14 am -  Here's an article on Noel Gallagher and VGPS.
11:13 am -  Here's a live cover of "INLEE" by The Loveless at the 100 Club in London.
 
 Tuesday, 26th December, 2023
1:56 pm -  Here's an article about "See My Friends".
1:53 pm -  I've posted a link to this audio before, but here's a newer photo slideshow to go along with the audio of The Kinks performing "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" on Ready Steady Go! in 1965.
 
 Friday, 22nd December, 2023
12:33 pm -  Here's an interview with Ray and Dave's nephew Phil Palmer.
11:51 am -  According to this tweet the De Soundz Podcast (in Dutch) has a new interview with Ray (starts around 37:30, and the interview is in English).
 
 Thursday, 21st December, 2023
9:14 am -  Wicked Opossum Records has a mousepad for sale of the Starstruck album cover artwork.
 
 Wednesday, 20th December, 2023
9:18 am -  Here are new interviews with Mick and Dave (in Dutch). Title translation: "All those cover bands earn more than damn we do."
 
 Tuesday, 19th December, 2023
11:43 am -  Here's an updated article on reunion talk over the years.
10:31 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on keyboardist Ben Waters.
8:59 am -  "Days" is mentioned in this article on Kirsty MacColl
 
 Monday, 18th December, 2023
3:56 pm -  "Father Christmas" is #3 in this video on the Top 10 Power Pop Christmas Songs.
2:25 pm -  "ADAAOTN" was played during the intro for the Saturday afternoon session of the World Darts Championship
2:23 pm -  "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter" is included in this article on songs Jimmy Page played on.
2:20 pm -  Here's a reaction video to "There's A Change In The Weather".
 
 Friday, 15th December, 2023
9:13 am -  The Cardiff incident is included in this article on onstage bandmate blowups.
9:09 am -  Here's a colorized version of The Kinks miming to "See My Friends" on the 1965 ITV show "Discotech". (Here's a non-colorized version.)
 
 Thursday, 14th December, 2023
10:56 am -  Suggs mentions The Kinks and "Dead End Street" in this interview (paywalled).
10:27 am -  Here's a review (paywalled) of The Journey compilations.
9:33 am -  "Victoria" (the original backing track with re-recorded lead vocals) is included in this audio recording of Top Of The Pops, 4th December 1969.
 
 Wednesday, 13th December, 2023
10:19 am -  Here's a live cover of "I Need You" by 4GP.
10:17 am -  Here's an article on Working Man's Café.
 
 Tuesday, 12th December, 2023
9:25 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:23 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on Christmas songs "for Humbugs and Scrooges".
9:14 am -  Here's an article on Matteo Mancuso's cover of "YRGM".
9:13 am -  "Father Christmas" is used in this clip from the 2017 film Daddy's Home 2.
 
 Monday, 11th December, 2023
9:35 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Dutch, paywalled).
9:35 am -  According to this article, "Father Christmas" is used in the animated film from Amazon, Merry Little Batman.
9:30 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on artists who influenced The Clash.
 
 Friday, 8th December, 2023
1:43 pm -  Here's a podcast (in German) on The Journey compilations.
1:35 pm -  "Scattered" is included in this article on last releases by bands/artists.
 
 Wednesday, 6th December, 2023
9:20 am -  Dave is quoted in this article on the death of Denny Laine.
9:18 am -  The "Albums That Should Exist" blog has a new post on Dave's 1997 Bottom Line gigs.
9:15 am -  Dave, Ray and Mick have autographed a VGPS promo CD for an eBay auction for charity (Folly Wildlife Rescue). The auction ends in 4 days.
 
 Monday, 4th December, 2023
9:39 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:32 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Something Better Beginning" on Facebook.
9:29 am -  "YRGM" is included in this article on '60s songs that defined a generation.
9:28 am -  Here's a live cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by Coen Bardelmeijer.
 
 Friday, 1st December, 2023
3:43 pm -  A few seconds of "WHATGTG" was used in today's episode of the Dutch TV program De Geknipte Gast (series 8, episode 12).
 
 Thursday, 30th November, 2023
4:30 pm -  Dave was in episode 1 of the Sky Arts series Greatest Guitar Riffs, which aired last week. It will be re-aired this Saturday, 2 Dec. at 4pm on Sky Arts.
 
 Wednesday, 29th November, 2023
11:48 am -  "YRGM" is #6 in this article on the greatest guitar riffs.
9:14 am -  Here's an article on "A Well Respected Man".
9:08 am -  Here's the "YRGM" scene from the 2022 film Lola.
9:04 am -  Here's a review of The Journey - Part 2.
 
 Tuesday, 28th November, 2023
10:06 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on holiday hitmakers.
9:35 am -  Here's an article about Dave's tweet of a recent photo of him and Ray. And here's another article about Stevie Van Zandt's reaction to the photo.
 
 Monday, 27th November, 2023
9:59 am -  Here's a new photo of Dave and Ray.
9:58 am -  The Journey - Part 2 is at #10 in the UK Record Store Chart.
9:57 am -  Neil Hannon mentions The Kinks in interview.
9:55 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in this article on songs listened to by tradesmen.
 
 Friday, 24th November, 2023
11:05 am -  Here's an article on the Official Kinks Fan Club event this Sunday at the Dome at Boston Arms, Tufnell Park, London.
11:02 am -  "YRGM" is #2 and "ADAAOTN" is #9 in this article on the best songs of 1964.
11:01 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on music duo spats.
11:01 am -  The Journey - Part 2 is included in this Music Gift Guide 2023.
10:58 am -  "Thanksgiving Day" is #1 and "Autumn Almanac" is #53 in this article on Thanksgiving songs.
10:58 am -  The Kinks are included in this article about band feuds.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd November, 2023
12:26 pm -  The Journey - Part 2 is included in this article on November vinyl releases.
9:42 am -  Here's another new interview with Ray (in French, also paywalled).
9:41 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (paywalled).
9:40 am -  "GTPWTW" is included in this article on songs about JFK (on the 60th anniversary of his assassination).
9:22 am -  "Thanksgiving Day" is included in this article on Thanksgiving songs.
9:14 am -  Here's the full cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by the Amande & Miel Quartet.
 
 Tuesday, 21st November, 2023
11:13 am -  Here's a cover of "Sunny Afternoon" (unfortunately not the whole song) by Amande & Miel.
9:26 am -  There's a review of The Journey - Part 2 in the January 2024 issue (#362) of MOJO magazine.
9:18 am -  In the December 2023 issue (#321) of Classic Rock magazine, KK Downing includes "YRGM" in "The Soundtrack Of My Life" article.
9:16 am -  Here's an article with quotes from recent interviews with Dave and Ray.
 
 Monday, 20th November, 2023
12:28 pm -  According to this article, The Journey - Part 2 is set to become The Kinks' 16th UK Top 40 album.
9:28 am -  Here's a review of The Journey - Parts 1 and 2 from Da Tech Guy blog.
 
 Friday, 17th November, 2023
9:14 am -  The Journey - Part 2 is out today. Just posted on the official Kinks YouTube channel is a lyric visualiser video for the live version of "A Face In The Crowd"
9:11 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:11 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on bands that fight.
 
 Thursday, 16th November, 2023
9:19 am -  Here's The Kinks on The Old Grey Whistle Test -- the 1977 Christmas concert.
9:12 am -  Here's a live cover of "Dead End Street" by The Great Tune Robbery.
 
 Tuesday, 14th November, 2023
9:04 am -  NME has a new interview with Ray, Dave and Mick. And here's a summary article.
 
 Monday, 13th November, 2023
10:40 am -  The 2013 song "Ray Davies And The Kinks" by Australian band Dog Trumpet has a new music video. Here's an article about the song.
9:54 am -  Another batch of "official audio" videos have been added to the official Kinks YouTube channel.
9:52 am -  Here's a video about a 1968 article where Keith Moon reviews "Days" (among other songs).
9:23 am -  "Strangers" is included in this article on the best songs from Wes Anderson films.
9:20 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on bands that refused to play Glastonbury.
9:18 am -  Here are live covers of "Powerman", "Picture Book", and "Hold My Hand" by the Sypian Family Band.
9:12 am -  "Thanksgiving Day" is the first song in this article on 60 Thanksgiving songs.
 
 Friday, 10th November, 2023
9:15 am -  Here's a sneak peek of upcoming issue of Uncut that has a new interview with Ray.
 
 Thursday, 9th November, 2023
9:07 am -  Here's a blog post (in Italian) on Something Else.
 
 Wednesday, 8th November, 2023
9:16 am -  The Kinks' YouTube channel has many new "official audio" videos, including some 2023 remasters.
9:10 am -  The latest issue (#11 2023) of the Swedish Nostalgia Magazine has an article on Ray's time in Gothenburg, 2004-2011, including recent (short) interviews with Karin Foreman and Gunnar Frick. Also, this Friday Dave will be interviewed by the magazine, and hopefully that will be in the December issue.
8:52 am -  Van Halen's cover of "YRGM" is #12 in this slideshow of the 25 best cover songs.
 
 Tuesday, 7th November, 2023
10:27 am -  Here's an article on Dave's tweets on the new Beatles song.
9:02 am -  According to this tweet and this, there will be an interview with Ray in the new "Review Of The Year 2023" issue of Uncut magazine. "The Kinks turned 60 this year – so what better opportunity for their chief architect to reflect on the enduring legacy of his wonderful songs? He also reveals what’s next: 'A folk-rock musical about musical families!'"
8:56 am -  Here's an article on Pete Townshend's admiration of The Kinks.
 
 Monday, 6th November, 2023
8:49 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Rosie Won't You Please Come Home" on Facebook.
8:47 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article on licensed busking in London.
 
 Friday, 3rd November, 2023
12:36 pm -  Here's a podcast with Bob Henrit, talking about a new rock 'n' roll exhibition at the Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon. According to this tweet, John Dalton has loaned a bass for a the exhibition.
 
 Thursday, 2nd November, 2023
11:27 am -  According to this tweet there's a review of The Journey - Part 2 and an interview with Dave in the latest issue of Record Collector.
11:16 am -  Here's a new cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by Free Range.
 
 Wednesday, 1st November, 2023
8:54 am -  "Oklahoma USA" is included in this article on songs about Oklahoma.
8:50 am -  Kinks is included in this article on the best albums of 1964.
 
 Tuesday, 31st October, 2023
9:16 am -  Ray's review of Revolver is mentioned in this article on Blur's Graham Coxon.
 
 Monday, 30th October, 2023
10:34 am -  Here's a trailer video for the upcoming performances/singalongs by the Kinksfan Kollektiv. Thursday, 23rd November (19:00) at Muswell Hillbilly Brewers, 14 Avenue Mews N10 3NP; Friday, 24th November (20:00) at The Springfield Tavern, Bounds Green N11 2PP; Saturday, 25th November (20:00) at The Clissold Arms, Fortis Green N2 9HR.
 
 Friday, 27th October, 2023
11:01 am -  Ray and The Kinks are mentioned in Geezer Butler's autobiography Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath - And Beyond.
10:58 am -  "Lavender Hill" is mentioned in this article about a Battersea mansion.
 
 Thursday, 26th October, 2023
1:49 pm -  Chris Kocher shares an update on the Kinks fan book he is working on: scroll to the bottom of the Fan Book page. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Nov. 15th, and he gives examples of the kind of fan stories he's looking for. Get your story in to Chris soon!
9:35 am -  Here's a recap video of the unveiling of the Kinks plaque at the Music Walk of Fame.
 
 Wednesday, 25th October, 2023
10:36 am -  The official Kinks YouTube channel has posted a new lyric video for "Money Talks", featuring the new mix of the song from The Journey - Part 2. Articles about it here and here.
9:25 am -  "Groovy Movies" is played at the end of this NPR radio story (click the Listen button at the top).
9:16 am -  Here's a video of The Kinks live in 1984, from the German "Rock Und Ballads" TV show.
 
 Tuesday, 24th October, 2023
9:20 am -  Joe Perry mentions The Kinks in the December 2023 issue of Guitar World magazine. (Specifically, the "Milk Cow Blues"/"Tired Of Waiting"/"Batman Theme" medley from Live At Kelvin Hall.)
 
 Monday, 23rd October, 2023
3:56 pm -  The Kinks' 1965 US tour is the featured article on Wikipedia main page today.
10:00 am -  Here's an article on VGPS.
9:57 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the possibility of bands reuniting.
9:50 am -  Face To Face is included in this article on the best albums from 1966.
9:50 am -  According to this, "Sunny Afternoon" is used in Wim Wenders' film Perfect Days.
9:49 am -  According to this, "Apeman" is used in the Netflix film Old Dads.
9:21 am -  A 1940s dance band plays "YRGM" in the 2022 film Lola.
 
 Friday, 20th October, 2023
11:02 am -  A Kinks fan is looking to re-home his collection of Kinks items (posters, programs, tapes, press material and magazines) -- see the photos. He'll send all the items to a fan for just the cost of shipping. Send an email to Domenic.
                       
9:20 am -  A message from the Official Kinks Fan Club: Pleased to announce that Paul Endacott, with the 60's heritage bus tours will offer a 20% discount to Official Kinks Fan Club members and all attending the Fan Club show on 26th November and Kollective dates on 24/25th November plus all bookings up to the end of 2023, this is for the 7 seater Kinks bus tour, 4 available Friday/Sat and 2 on the Sunday 9am/7pm, so get in quick to secure your preferred time. Also tickets are available for the Official Kinks Fan Club/Kast Off Kinks plus guest at the Dome Tufnell Park. Don't miss out. billorton@officialkinksfanclub.co.uk

The organisers of the 'official' Kinks 60 sightseeing tours of Muswell Hill have offered our fan group a 20% discount for tours taken before the end of 2023. To book your private tour for up to 7 people, visit https://www.60sbus.london/service.../the-kinks-private-tours - Select your preferred tour date and time then add KINKS20 at checkout.
 
 Thursday, 19th October, 2023
9:05 am -  "WHATGTG" and "Waterloo Sunset" are mentioned in this article on David Bowie's Pin-Ups album.
8:57 am -  According to this review The Kinks are included in the book Volume 1: 45 Years of Classic Rock Chats and Rants by Jim Sullivan.
 
 Wednesday, 18th October, 2023
10:34 am -  According to this review, "Father Christmas" is included in the book This is Christmas Song by Song: The Stories Behind 100 Holiday Hits" by Annie Zaleski.
 
 Tuesday, 17th October, 2023
10:19 am -  The Kinks are featured throughout this article on rock opera albums.
 
 Monday, 16th October, 2023
1:59 pm -  The Kinks are #11 in this article on the greatest British rock bands.
12:30 pm -  "Autumn Almanac" is included in this fall playlist article (paywalled).
11:49 am -  Here's a podcast on "YRGM".
11:48 am -  Here's an article about Dave's 50th birthday.
11:47 am -  Here's a short video of Barry Gibb singing "YRGM".
11:46 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about a 1979 interview with Pete Townshend.
11:44 am -  "David Watts" is mentioned in this article on The Jam.
11:43 am -  Andy Bell mentions The Kinks in this interview.
 
 Friday, 13th October, 2023
2:10 pm -  Dave is # 164 in Rolling Stone's list of 250 best guitarists. There are also quotes from Dave in the blurbs for some of the other guitarists.
 
 Thursday, 12th October, 2023
8:55 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint of "One Fine Day" by Shel Naylor on Facebook.
 
 Wednesday, 11th October, 2023
1:22 pm -  Here's a 30-second video promoting The Journey - Part 2.
9:16 am -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this article (paywalled) on "Riffs versus solos: which rock harder?"
9:14 am -  Among the shorts posted on the official Kinks YouTube channel is this "early video" of The Kinks performing "TTEOTD".
 
 Tuesday, 10th October, 2023
9:05 am -  "Wicked Annabella" is included in this article on the best Halloween songs.
9:01 am -  Dave (and Daniel Davies) is mentioned in this review of John Carpenter's new movie themes compilation album.
8:55 am -  Mick is included in this article on underrated drummers.
 
 Monday, 9th October, 2023
9:12 am -  Here's an article on The Journey - Part 2 compilation.
8:59 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on Classic Rock bands who never had a #1 hit (in the Billboard chart).
 
 Friday, 6th October, 2023
1:23 pm -  Here's a short video about "YRGM" on the official Kinks YouTube channel.
9:16 am -  "Powerman" is included in this article on classic rock deep cuts.
9:13 am -  "Supersonic Rocket Ship" is used in this Instagram video of the Detroit airport terminal.
 
 Thursday, 5th October, 2023
10:54 am -  There's some new merchandise at the official Kinks store.
8:59 am -  "Strangers" is included in this article on hits not written by the primary songwriter.
 
 Wednesday, 4th October, 2023
9:14 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in this article on the best songs of 1967.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd October, 2023
2:12 pm -  Dave is included in a new book, British Guitarists 1952-1972 by Peter Tuffrey. There are 8 pages with photos that cover Dave and his gear throughout his career. You can pre-order a copy with a bookplate signed by the author.
1:44 pm -  Some audience video from Saturday's Kast Off Kinks' Isle of Wight show: Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, Apeman, and YRGM.
1:22 pm -  Here's an article on the 20 greatest Kinks songs.
1:21 pm -  Here's an article on Jackson Browne's thoughts on "Waterloo Sunset".
1:18 pm -  Here's an article on The Kinks and The Who.
 
 Saturday, 30th September, 2023
7:51 am -  VGPS is included in this article on classic albums that were released on the same day (with the Beatles’ White album, in this case).
7:45 am -  VGPS is included in this article on albums from 1968.
 
 Friday, 29th September, 2023
9:21 am -  Here’s some information on the super deluxe version of The Journey - Part 2.
9:19 am -  From Henny Stahli (formerly of The Kinky2): "A new upload on YouTube: 'MR. TRIHAS' in 'CLUB THE MIRROR' - Pleintheater Amsterdam 1991. My alter ego Mr. Trihas and his virtual band 'The Tapes'. In the encore together with 'The Dancing Girls'! Enjoy, or not, of course!"
 
 Thursday, 28th September, 2023
8:03 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of The Thoughts and "All Night Stand" on Facebook.
7:54 am -  Here's an article on The Journey - Part 2.
 
 Wednesday, 27th September, 2023
9:42 am -  The official Kinks YouTube channel a new animated lyric video for a live version of "Everybody's a Star (Starmaker)".
9:11 am -  The Journey - Part 2 compilation will be released on 17 Nov. 2023, featuring new mixes of some Preservation tracks and three live tracks. It's available to pre-order now.
9:03 am -  Here's an article on Dave's comment about Green Day's "Warning".
 
 Tuesday, 26th September, 2023
9:30 am -  "Autumn Almanac" is included in this article on Fall songs.
9:29 am -  Bassist and author Sal Maida talks about Something Else in this interview.
 
 Monday, 25th September, 2023
10:12 am -  The fifth Spanish Kinks Fan Konvention will take place in Madrid on Saturday, 7th October. "There will be a lot of activities during the day, culminating with a koncert with For Sale, Pablo Solo and several other guests." Tickets are available here, and questions can be addressed to konvencionkinks@gmail.com.
10:10 am -  A reminder that the Official Kinks Fan Club event will be at the at The Dome (Boston Arms) on Sunday, 26 Nov., with The Kast Off Kinks plus special guests. Tickets £25, UK Cheque or bacs payments to "THE OFFICIAL KINKS FAN CLUB (1996)" SORT Code 20-85-13 Acc Number 00458090.
9:26 am -  Here's a blog post on an autograph from Ray.
 
 Thursday, 21st September, 2023
12:11 pm -  Posted on the official Kinks YouTube channel: "Picture Book" (Official Visualiser) -- a "scrapbook video" featuring photos from fans.
 
 Wednesday, 20th September, 2023
2:17 pm -  The documentary film The Session Man about Nicky Hopkins will premiere at the Doc'n Roll Festival 2023 on Thursday, 26th October at The Barbican in London.
10:50 am -  There are obituaries for John Gosling in the latest issues of Mojo (page 115) and Uncut (page 118) magazines.
 
 Monday, 18th September, 2023
9:39 am -  Here's an article about "Dandy".
9:37 am -  Here's a parody cover of "VGPS", as "Theme Park Preservation Society".
9:30 am -  More Walk of Fame coverage in the 14 Sept. issue of Ham & High. Available online here (paywalled, but you can see the photo of Mick on the front page).
 
 Friday, 15th September, 2023
9:59 am -  Some more Walk of Fame articles here, on pages 6, 7 and 15.
9:57 am -  The Grogans cover "YRGM" for "Like A Version" on Australia's Triple J radio. Here it is on YouTube.
9:50 am -  Here's a photo of Ray from the 1960s.
9:48 am -  "YRGM" is #2 in this article on riffs that changed rock music.
 
 Thursday, 14th September, 2023
12:07 pm -  VGPS is included in this article on masterpieces that failed to chart.
10:21 am -  Everybody's In Show-Biz is included in this article on albums from 1972.
10:19 am -  Here's a podcast on The Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 13th September, 2023
9:22 am -  Here's a cover of "Strangers" by Landon Elliott. Also available at various music streaming sites.
9:18 am -  Here's an article about "Days".
 
 Tuesday, 12th September, 2023
11:08 am -  Chris Kocher is compiling a book of stories from Kinks fans. Chris says, "Thanks to all those who have submitted stories to the Kinks fan book so far! We have about 9,500 words of great entries, but still plenty of space for more. Guidelines and info here.. I'm sorting everything by decade, and so far the shortest period is (oddly) the 1960s. So any memories from those years are particularly welcome!
10:59 am -  Trevor Datson shares a story of attending Ray's songwriting course ca. 2009, with a song he wrote during the course.
9:43 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on "family bands".
 
 Monday, 11th September, 2023
9:32 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "Long Tall Shorty" and "Don't You Fret" on Facebook.
9:31 am -  Here's a video clip of Mick at the Camden Music Walk of Fame ceremony.
9:29 am -  Here's some photos from the Walk of Fame induction ceremony.
9:28 am -  Here's an article on the Camden Music Walk of Fame induction ceremony, with some video.
9:25 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the Walk of Fame inductees.
9:23 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on bootleg recordings.
9:20 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on banned songs.
9:19 am -  This video is 2 years old but I don't think I've posted the link to it before now. Here's Colin Hay doing an acoustic cover of "Waterloo Sunset".
9:15 am -  Muswell Hillbillies is #4 in this article on underrated albums.
 
 Friday, 8th September, 2023
3:20 pm -  Here's a video of John Daglish reading the note from Ray today at the Camden Walk of Fame ceremony.
12:12 pm -  There will be a Kinks tribute show at 8pm this Sunday, Sept. 10, at Tavern at the End of the World in Boston, Massachusetts.
11:48 am -  The "augmented reality" portion for The Kinks (and other new inductees) on the Camden Music Walk of Fame will debut in October. This page demonstrates what it will look like (with artists already on the Walk of Fame).
11:41 am -  Here's a photo from today of Mick with Steve Diggle of The Buzzcocks.
10:15 am -  Dave posted a video message about the Music Walk of Fame: Instagram and Twitter.
10:10 am -  At the Camden Music Walk of Fame unveiling ceremony today there were Kinks songs played through the PA and many video clips from throughout the years were shown. John Daglish and George Maguire from the Sunny Afternoon cast performed acoustic versions of "Sunny Afternoon" and a medley of "YRGM"/"ADAAOTN". They each read notes from Ray and Dave, and Mick spoke. Some photos: the plaque, Mick and the plaque, Mick speaking.
9:39 am -  "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" is included in this article on songs about fashion.
 
 Thursday, 7th September, 2023
1:44 pm -  You can enter to win a spot at the Kinks plaque unveiling on the Camden Music Walk of Fame tomorrow, via Instagram or Facebook.
8:59 am -  Here's an article about how Damon Albarn wanted to collaborate on an album with David Bowie and Ray.
 
 Wednesday, 6th September, 2023
9:13 am -  Mojo magazine has made a 2012 interview with Ray available online.


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