News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Friday, 11th June, 2021
2:59 pm -  "Sunny Afternoon" Is included in this list of the top 10 conservative pop songs.
 
 Thursday, 10th June, 2021
1:30 pm -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in this article on the 10 best songs inspired by London.
1:28 pm -  Dave is mentioned as a fan of Velvet Starlings in this article.
1:27 pm -  Ray and The Kinks are mentioned in this article on songs sung at football matches.
 
 Wednesday, 9th June, 2021
8:59 am -  A couple articles on Record Store Day mention Dave's Village Of The Damned soundtrack album, here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 8th June, 2021
8:56 am -  According to this article, there's a racehorse named Waterloo Sunset.
 
 Monday, 7th June, 2021
10:49 am -  Roger Taylor mentions The Kinks in this interview on his musical influences.
8:54 am -  Here's an article on "Lola".
 
 Friday, 4th June, 2021
3:47 pm -  After a year off due to COVID restrictions, Chris Kocher is back with his annual Ray Davies birthday tribute radio show on WHRW.fm from 12-2 p.m. EDT, Saturday, June 19, 2021. Here's a Facebook event.
3:43 pm -  Here's a new cover of "Victoria" by The Concord.
 
 Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021
8:12 am -  Here's an article on the Jimmy Page rumor.
8:10 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Joe Meek's "Tea Chest Tapes".
8:08 am -  Here’s a story about meeting Ray after gigs.
 
 Monday, 31st May, 2021
12:33 pm -  Shel Talmy has posted his blueprint for "Set Me Free" on Facebook.
12:28 pm -  Xander van Veelen, the substitute drummer with The Kinksfan Collective and son of Kinks book author Dick van Veelen, is also part of a duo called Xander & Kiki, and they have a new album out called More From The Heart. You can listen to it on YouTube and Spotify. You can find the duo on Instagram and Facebook.
 
 Friday, 28th May, 2021
4:57 pm -  Here's a podcast on Something Else.
4:53 pm -  Here's a cover of "ADAAOTN" by Picture This Again.
4:51 pm -  Here's an article on the review of the Beatles' Revolver album that Ray wrote.
4:49 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article on aging rock stars.
 
 Wednesday, 26th May, 2021
11:15 pm -  Kristian Hoffman mentions The Kinks and VGPS in this interview.
 
 Tuesday, 25th May, 2021
10:01 am -  Here's a blog post on The Kinks.
9:59 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on Keith Richards' guitars.
 
 Monday, 24th May, 2021
8:48 am -  A new musical called Lola, featuring over 20 Kinks songs, will be performed in Carmel, New York on May 27, 28, 29 and 30.
8:46 am -  Here's a 1965 photo of Dave.
8:45 am -  Here's an oil painting of Ray.
8:41 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is in this article on the best happy songs.
 
 Friday, 21st May, 2021
8:23 am -  Happy 78th birthday John Dalton!
8:14 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on fuzz pedals.
8:13 am -  Here's a cover of "WHATGTG" by Little Bob Blues Bastards.
 
 Wednesday, 19th May, 2021
2:02 pm -  Here's an article about the Citroën Méhari auction.
9:17 am -  Bidding has started on the Citroën Méhari once owned by Dave. The auction ends in 5 days.
9:12 am -  The Kinks are in this article on the Glastonbury Festival.
 
 Tuesday, 18th May, 2021
9:37 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on movies from the 2000s (under the section on Juno).
9:36 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is quoted in this article.
9:35 am -  The Kink Kronikles compilation and John Mendelssohn are mentioned in this article on liner notes.
9:32 am -  Here's a new cover of "Lola" by the band Cock Douglas.
 
 Monday, 17th May, 2021
9:09 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this article on comedy duo Flanders & Swann.
9:06 am -  Muswell Hillbillies is mention in this article on 1971 rock.
9:06 am -  Muswell Hillbillies is #18 in this list of Rock's 40 best 10th albums.
9:04 am -  Ray and the Kinks are mentioned in this review of a new album by The Catenary Wires.
 
 Friday, 14th May, 2021
3:57 pm -  Diana Gentile mentions The Kinks as an influence in this interview.
9:13 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the Kray twins.
9:11 am -  According to this tweet, you can listen again to an interview with David Ambrose in which he mentions Ray (starts at 40:05).
 
 Thursday, 13th May, 2021
3:25 pm -  According to this review, Peter Stampfel covers "Waterloo Sunset" on his 5-CD release Peter Stampfel's 20th Century in 100 Songs.
8:27 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article on London Underground logos.
8:25 am -  The Dictators' Andy Shernoff mentions Ray in this interview.
8:23 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on David Bowie.
 
 Wednesday, 12th May, 2021
10:28 am -  John Dalton has announced his retirement from performing. Kast Off Kinks' webmaster Geoff Lewis posted on Facebook on John's behalf: "On retirement, John and the Daltons would to thank all the musicians, Kast Off Kinks, Bill and The Official Kinks Fan Club, Geoff and The Kast Off Kinks fans, The Dutch Fan Club, The Norwegian Fan Club, and all the Fans/Friends that have supported us over 26 years, and help us raise money for Leukaemia Research Fund. We have had a wonderful time doing the gigs and meeting wonderful people along the way. We have lovely memories of all the places we played. We are hoping that Bill does do another Konvention as it would be lovely just to come along and get a chance to see and chat to everyone. We look forward to seeing you all soon. Best wishes, John & Eileen & all the Daltons xx"

Geoff also writes: As well as retiring from the Kast Off Kinks, John Dalton is having to give up playing with his rock and roll band 🙁. He is selling his Mark bass 500w combo. "I don’t want a lot for it, it just would be nice for someone that’s looking for an amp". If interested, please let me know.
9:10 am -  The Kinks and VGPS are mentioned in this article on the band Nat Turner Rebellion.
9:06 am -  The Kinks are included in this playlist.
 
 Tuesday, 11th May, 2021
9:42 am -  Ray and Chrissie Hynde are included in this list of Rockiest Rock 'n' Roll Marriages of All Time.
 
 Monday, 10th May, 2021
12:19 pm -  Grady Strange mentions The Kinks in this interview.
11:01 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint for "ADAAOTN" on Facebook.
 
 Friday, 7th May, 2021
12:23 pm -  According to this article, Noel Gallagher will mention The Kinks in an upcoming radio show (BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds on May 29 from 1pm - 3pm).
12:18 pm -  Here's an article on the BRIT Trust White Label Auction. The Lola vs. Powerman... test pressing sold for £440.
9:56 am -  Here's a new radio interview with Dave.
 
 Wednesday, 5th May, 2021
9:37 am -  Here's an article on The 5 best covers of "Waterloo Sunset".
9:36 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Madness.
 
 Tuesday, 4th May, 2021
9:00 am -  Here's a cover of "Tired Of Waiting For You" by David William.
8:59 am -  Here's an interview with Ray (video) from 1984.
 
 Monday, 3rd May, 2021
2:48 pm -  "Living On A Thin Line" is mentioned in this article.
2:26 pm -  Robin Zander of Cheap Trick mentions Ray in this interview.
11:47 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in Shel Talmy's latest Facebook post, on Jimmy Page.
9:21 am -  Kinda Kinks is included in this article on the best albums released in 1965.
9:14 am -  Here's a cover of "Days" by Christop Manuel Jansen.
9:12 am -  Here's a live cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by Norwegian band The Pricks.
9:09 am -  A snippet of "YRGM" was played during the NFL draft on Saturday.
9:07 am -  Here's an article on "Sitting In My Hotel", as a sequel to "Waterloo Sunset".
9:06 am -  "This Time Tomorrow" is included in this article on Wes Anderson film soundtracks.
9:05 am -  "YRGM" I s#68 in this list of best '60s songs.
 
 Friday, 30th April, 2021
8:50 am -  "Dead End Street" was played on a transistor radio in a scene from Call The Midwife, episode 2, series 10.
 
 Thursday, 29th April, 2021
1:20 pm -  Nick Power mentions Ray in this interview.
1:18 pm -  Here's a review (in Dutch) of John Carpenter's album Lost Themes III with help from Daniel Davies. And according to this Facebook post, Daniel has a new EP out on May 28 called Spies.
9:13 am -  Nigel Havers mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:13 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on a dog named Lowla.
9:11 am -  A white label test pressing of the 2020 Lola vs. Powerman... LP signed by Ray, Dave and Mick is up for bids in an auction to benefit The BRIT Trust.
9:05 am -  Annie Scherer mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:04 am -  Here's a transcript of Bruce Springsteen's SiriusXM radio show (he played The Kinks' "See My Friends").
 
 Wednesday, 28th April, 2021
11:20 am -  Here's a review (in Dutch) of Dic van Veelen's second book The Kinks Concerten in Nederland.
9:14 am -  A 1977 Citroen 2CV once owned by Dave is for sale.
9:13 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article about music inventions (paywalled, but the bit about Dave is in the free section).
 
 Tuesday, 27th April, 2021
12:17 pm -  Ray is in this article/playlist (in Spanish).
9:03 am -  Here's an interview with Dave about the Percy soundtrack.
9:00 am -  According to this article, Bruce Springsteen will play a Kinks song (or songs) while a DJ on SiriusXM.
 
 Monday, 26th April, 2021
9:22 am -  Dick Taylor mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:14 am -  Something Else is included in this article on The 6 best albums of 1967.
9:10 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this review of an album by The Coral.
9:05 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this video on Muswell Hill.
9:02 am -  Here's a new cover of "WHATGTG" by The Seasongs.
9:01 am -  Here's a 1997 TV interview with Ray (and performance).
8:59 am -  There's a letter in the Financial Times (paywalled): "The Kinks made London edgy, cool and accessible".
 
 Friday, 23rd April, 2021
4:02 pm -  Here's a post on the Jayhawks Facebook page that talks about working with Ray.
11:15 am -  A programme airing on BBC Four tonight at 22:00, St. George's Day at the BBC, will feature music of The Kinks and others.
9:41 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Marianne Faithfull.
9:38 am -  The Kinks are mentioned as an influence in this review of a new album by Flyte.
8:45 am -  Here's a blog post on going to see the tribute band Village Green Preservation Society.
 
 Thursday, 22nd April, 2021
11:50 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in Shel Talmy's latest Facebook post on Bobby Graham.
 
 Wednesday, 21st April, 2021
12:34 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on underrated bands.
8:34 am -  "Shangri-La" is used in this trailer for the film "LIMBO".
8:32 am -  Biff Byford of Saxon mentions The Kinks in this interview.
 
 Tuesday, 20th April, 2021
3:13 pm -  Here's a review (in Dutch) of Dick van Veelen's book, from the latest issue of the leading Dutch music magazine Lust for Life.
3:09 pm -  Here's a clip of a cover of "Strangers" by The Joy Formidable.
 
 Monday, 19th April, 2021
10:53 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this Facebook post by Shel Talmy on Nicky Hopkins.
9:09 am -  Here's a live stream on YouTube of a Kinks tribute show: "A Night of Kinks with The Muswell Villebillies".
9:03 am -  Alannah Hopkin mentions Ray in this interview.
9:01 am -  Here's a cover of "Picture Book" by The How.
9:00 am -  Here's a blog post on "Days".
 
 Friday, 16th April, 2021
8:52 am -  James Skelly of The Coral mentions The Kinks in this article.
 
 Thursday, 15th April, 2021
1:14 pm -  You can vote (once per day) for Muswell Hillbillies or Percy for SiriusXM's Classic Vinyl's 50 albums turning 50.
9:12 am -  According to this article a new Philadelphia restaurant called Lola's Garden was named after the Kinks' song.
 
 Wednesday, 14th April, 2021
10:29 am -  Just a reminder that Dave will be a guest DJ on SiriusXM today (and will be re-aired several times over the next few days).
10:20 am -  Here's a 2007 cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by Lily Allen.
10:14 am -  Ron Sexsmith talks about Ray in this interview (starts around 1:03:08).
10:13 am -  John Dredge mentions The Kinks and Ray in this podcast (starts around 08:50).
 
 Tuesday, 13th April, 2021
6:06 pm -  "Lola" is included in this article on songs banned by the BBC.
6:04 pm -  Low Budget is included in this article on vinyl albums.
6:00 pm -  According to this post, Dave will be a guest DJ on the SiriusXM Guitar Greats channel, airing at various times tomorrow through April 18th.
5:57 pm -  Here's a streaming concert on YouTube: The Kennedys' Special: The Kinks vs. The Hollies!.
5:54 pm -  Here's an article (in Spanish, paywalled) on Ray.
5:53 pm -  Ray and Dave are mentioned in this article on National Siblings Day.
5:50 pm -  Here's a blog post on "Nobody's Fool".
5:48 pm -  Here's a podcast on "YRGM".
 
 Thursday, 8th April, 2021
11:08 am -  Here's an article on Record Store Day releases. In addition to Percy on vinyl picture disc, Dave's Bug will also be issued on vinyl, along with the Village Of The Damned soundtrack.
11:07 am -  Here's a blog post on Muswell Hillbillies.
11:06 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this interview with Richard Thompson.
11:04 am -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this interview with Blue Öyster Cult's Eric Bloom.
 
 Wednesday, 7th April, 2021
2:37 pm -  Percy will be reissued on vinyl for Record Store Day on 12 June 2021.
2:33 pm -  On the Steve Hoffman forum, there's a discussion thread going over every Kinks song and album, starting from the beginning.
 
 Tuesday, 6th April, 2021
2:15 pm -  "Waterloo Sunset" is #5 in this list of Which songs do Boomers love the most?.
1:35 pm -  The Kinks were included in a show about siblings in pop music yesterday on the German radio station Deutschlandfunk. You can listen again (click on "Sendung vom 05.04.2021 / Corso Spezial: We Are Family – Geschwister im Pop [AUDIO]"). The Kinks segment starts around 45:15, and lasts 90 seconds.
 
 Monday, 5th April, 2021
4:19 pm -  Kinks tribute band The Village Green will be performing a dinner show on Saturday, April 17th at Michael's On Main in Soquel, California. Call 831-479-9777 (ext. 2) for tickets. More details on Facebook.
1:25 pm -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "Who'll Be The Next In Line" on Facebook.
9:39 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Wes Anderson films opening scenes.
 
 Friday, 2nd April, 2021
8:48 am -  Amelia Coburn has a cover of "Waterloo Sunset" on her new EP Perfect Storm. (Also on YouTube.)
8:45 am -  Here's an April Fool's blog post on The Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 31st March, 2021
10:21 am -  Some pics from a 1976 charity football match program (including Ray) here and here.
10:11 am -  Here's a cover of "Sunny Afternoon" in an piano instrumental "stride" arrangement.
10:06 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Slim Harpo.
10:05 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on punk rock.
10:04 am -  "Too Much On My Mind" is mentioned (and quoted) in this article.
10:01 am -  Here's a new "Lola" parody called "Schnozzola".
 
 Monday, 29th March, 2021
9:34 am -  "Top Of The Pops" is quoted in this article.
9:32 am -  Here's an articled on Six definitive songs: The ultimate beginner's guide to The Kinks.
 
 Friday, 26th March, 2021
9:39 am -  "Lola" is included in a new Apple 'saylist' to help with speech issues. (More info on saylists here.)
 
 Thursday, 25th March, 2021
9:29 am -  The Kinks are mentioned twice in this interview with Marty Willson-Piper.
9:22 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this review of an album by Montreal band The Kommenden.
9:21 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about John Lennon writing "Come Together".
 
 Wednesday, 24th March, 2021
10:22 am -  Doug Hinman has two copies of the reprinted (spiral bound, soft cover) version of his book You Really Got Me, An Illustrated World Discography of the Kinks, 1964-1993 available for $80 each plus postage. 558 pages, originally published in 1994 and log out of print. Anyone interested can contact Doug at deh07@comcast.net. First come first served.
 
 Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021
11:25 am -  Here's an article about a Rube Goldbert machine video promoting the March Madness tournament, that uses a "custom arrangement" of "ADAAOTN" for the soundtrack.
11:19 am -  Here's an article with Dave's recent quotes about new Kinks material.
11:15 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in Eddie Izzard's list of 10 cultural essentials.
11:10 am -  Ray and The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Top Underrated Bands/Musicians.
11:08 am -  The Pretenders' cover of "Stop Your Sobbing" is mentioned in this article on women who rock.
11:07 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with the band Bludgers.
 
 Monday, 22nd March, 2021
12:08 pm -  Dick van Veelen's book The Kinks - Concerten in Nederland is now in its second edition.
9:07 am -  In this interview with Alan McGee, he mentions Robert Plant and Jimmy Page dancing together to "Lola".
 
 Friday, 19th March, 2021
4:01 pm -  Here's a blog post on the The Kinks' Greatest - Celluloid Heroes compilation album.
9:15 am -  Here's an article on when Ray and David Bowie performed a duet of "Waterloo Sunset".
9:13 am -  Here's the official audio for Saxon's cover of "See My Friends".
 
 Thursday, 18th March, 2021
9:04 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
 
 Wednesday, 17th March, 2021
10:11 am -  Here's a cover of "Strangers".
9:26 am -  An alternative version of GTPWTW is featured on the Albums I Wish Existed blog.
8:55 am -  There's a brief piece on The Kinks (with a photo) in the May 2021 (issue #330) of Mojo.
8:51 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on The Deathray Davies.
8:50 am -  The Kinks are at #57 in this article on the most popular bands.
 
 Tuesday, 16th March, 2021
10:12 am -  Ray and Dave are mentioned in this article on John and Tom Fogerty.
10:11 am -  This article on Saxon's new album mentions their cover of "See My Friends".
 
 Monday, 15th March, 2021
9:29 am -  Ray is included in this article on 35 Rock Stars Now 75 or Older.
 
 Thursday, 11th March, 2021
10:46 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on musical "surprises".
10:14 am -  Henny (ex-The Kinky2) has uploaded 3 tracks from the new 2021 BUS 59 album In Dreams: In Dreams, Time, and Goodbye Cruel World.
 
 Wednesday, 10th March, 2021
9:00 am -  In this article on the Black Pumas, their cover of "Strangers" is mentioned.
 
 Tuesday, 9th March, 2021
10:12 am -  Paul Weller says the first record he ever bought was "Wonderboy".
8:59 am -  You can vote for "YRGM" at this greatest guitar riffs page.
 
 Monday, 8th March, 2021
9:40 am -  Here's a podcast on VGPS.
9:40 am -  Here's an article with quotes from Ray and Dave about John Lennon.
 
 Friday, 5th March, 2021
4:07 pm -  According to this article, there's a cover of "See My Friends" on the new Saxon album.
9:25 am -  According to this tweet, you can purchase coasters reproducing a concert ticket for a Kinks gig this day in 1976.
9:19 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on VH-1 "Storytellers".
9:18 am -  Here's an article (in Croatian) on the Kinda Kinks album.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021
12:42 pm -  Here's a cover of "Sunny Afternoon".
9:09 am -  This article has quotes from a recent interview with Dave.
9:07 am -  Here's an article on "Lola".
 
 Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021
2:19 pm -  Brante & Immink discuss the Kinks single "A Well Respected Man" in this podcast (in Dutch).
 
 Monday, 1st March, 2021
9:33 am -  Shel Talmy has a new Facebook post on producing The Kinks debut album.
9:11 am -  Here's a draft chapter of a memoir of Crawdaddy journalist Greg Mitchell, where he writes about interviewing Ray.
9:06 am -  A couple of recent live-streamed Kinks covers concerts here and here.
 
 Friday, 26th February, 2021
2:45 pm -  According to this article, Mo Kenney covers "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" on her new album.
1:58 pm -  Here's another new interview with Dave.
 
 Thursday, 25th February, 2021
11:11 am -  The latest Kinks Covers list now has 10279 covers!
 
 Wednesday, 24th February, 2021
11:20 am -  According to this article, a Kinks exhibition is being planned for Hornsey Town Hall.
 
 Monday, 22nd February, 2021
9:50 am -  Here's another new interview with Dave.
9:49 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on Weird Al Yankovic parodies.
9:48 am -  Here's an article on the VH1 Storytellers show.
9:43 am -  Face To Face, Something Else, Arthur, and VGPS are included in this list of the 100 best albums from the '60s.
 
 Friday, 19th February, 2021
1:27 pm -  Craig Finn mentions The Kinks in this interview.
12:03 pm -  The Kinks' cover of "Beautiful Delilah" is mentioned in this article.
12:02 pm -  Suggs covers "Waterloo Sunset" in this radio show (starts just after 24 minutes).
 
 Thursday, 18th February, 2021
10:00 am -  Here's another new interview with Dave.
9:27 am -  Alice Cooper mentions The Kinks in interviews here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 17th February, 2021
9:37 am -  You can listen to another new interview with Dave.
9:35 am -  There's an article on "Victoria" (in Dutch) in today's issue of de Volkskrant.
8:49 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave. And here's the audio of the interview.
8:47 am -  Here's an article on "ADAAOTN".
 
 Tuesday, 16th February, 2021
8:52 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The blueprint of "Waterloo Sunset" on his Facebook page.
8:52 am -  "Strangers" is included in this article on songs in Wes Anderson films.
 
 Monday, 15th February, 2021
10:59 am -  Happy 77th birthday to Mick Avory!
10:58 am -  Konk Studios is mentioned in this obituary for audio engineer Rupert Neve.
10:55 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on brothers in bands.
10:53 am -  "YRGM" is included in this article about scenes from "Mad Men".
10:51 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on Valentine's Day love quotes.
10:49 am -  Muswell Hillbillies is included in this article on 1971 albums.
 
 Friday, 12th February, 2021
5:13 pm -  Here's an obituary for Kinks biographer Johnny Rogan.
5:11 pm -  Here's a blog post on The Kinks.
 
 Thursday, 11th February, 2021
9:33 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
 
 Wednesday, 10th February, 2021
10:32 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks vs. The Beatles.
9:30 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article about the River Thames.
9:25 am -  "Lola" is quoted in this political article.
 
 Tuesday, 9th February, 2021
9:06 am -  "Strangers" is mentioned in this article on Super Bowl ad music.
9:05 am -  This radio show has excerpts from the Lola vs. Powerman... box set.
 
 Monday, 8th February, 2021
9:42 am -  Here's an interview with the current owner of Dave's Flying V guitar (with some new photos of it).
9:37 am -  Here's an interview with Dave's son Daniel Davies about his work with John Carpenter.
9:31 am -  The segment of the Moneygoround play were actor Ben Norris performs "Strangers" has been posted on the official Kinks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
9:28 am -  "VGPS" is quoted in this article.
9:26 am -  Here's a new cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by the tribute band The Kinks' Cosmos.
9:24 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the Norwich band Sons of Mark.
9:20 am -  Here's a video interview with Shel Talmy.
 
 Saturday, 6th February, 2021
12:57 pm -  Happy 73rd birthday to John Gosling!
 
 Friday, 5th February, 2021
8:50 am -  A new cover of "Strangers" by Black Pumas (feat. Lucius) is featured in a Ridley Scott directed documentary called Life in a Day, which will be shown before the Super Bowl on Sunday. There's a couple articles about it here and here, and a video about the making of "Strangers".
8:37 am -  "Lola" was played on last night's episode of "Pooch Perfect" on BBC1.
 
 Thursday, 4th February, 2021
9:47 am -  Here's an article on Dave's birthday and the Kinks' concert at the Fillmore West in 1970.
9:47 am -  Here's an article on "Apeman".
9:44 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021
9:03 am -  Happy 74th birthday to Dave Davies!
8:59 am -  Here's a review (in Dutch) of Dick van Veelen's book The Kinks - Een our-Engelse band. (Here's an English translation of the review.)
8:53 am -  Here's a blog post on "Living On A Thin Line".
8:53 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Pugwash.
8:52 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021
10:24 am -  Shel Talmy's latest post on Facebook is The Blueprint of "Till The End Of The Day".
10:24 am -  Here's another review of the Moneygoround play.
 
 Monday, 1st February, 2021
8:59 am -  Some reviews of the Moneygoround play here, here (paywalled, could be the same as the previous one), and here (in French).
8:58 am -  Here's a blog post mentioning Ray.
8:57 am -  Here's an article on The 10 Best Uses Of Kinks Songs In Movies.
8:56 am -  Here's a Q&A with Dave (an edited transcript of his recent interview with Geoff Edgers).
 
 Friday, 29th January, 2021
12:50 pm -  The fifth and final teaser trailer for the Moneygoround play is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
9:25 am -  The fourth teaser for the Moneygoround play is on the official Kinks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. The play premieres on YouTube later today.
9:24 am -  According to the magazine cover, Dave will be featured in the Feb. 2021 issue (#515) of Record Collector.
9:19 am -  Here's an article on "Sunny Afternoon".
9:18 am -  Astronaut Tim Peake includes "Waterloo Sunset" on his list of desert island discs.
 
 Thursday, 28th January, 2021
8:49 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the band Cheap Meat.
8:47 am -  Here's a blog post about "Denmark Street".
8:45 am -  "This Time Tomorrow" is included in this article on songs in Wes Anderson films.
 
 Wednesday, 27th January, 2021
11:01 am -  A third teaser for the Moneygoround play has been posted on the official Kinks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. It premieres this Friday at 12pm PST, 3pm EST, 8pm GMT, 7am AEDT at YouTube.com/TheKinksMusic.
10:53 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on the Moneygoround play.
 
 Tuesday, 26th January, 2021
11:41 am -  The Kinks' 1967 performance in Castleford is #4 in this list.
11:39 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on a band with a pair of brothers.
 
 Monday, 25th January, 2021
10:18 am -  There's a second teaser for the Moneygoround play on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
10:11 am -  Steve Diggle talks about Ray and "Till The End Of The Day" in this interview.
9:49 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray's 1965 demo for "Never Say Yes".
 
 Friday, 22nd January, 2021
9:34 am -  A couple more articles about the Moneygoround play here and here.
9:32 am -  "Better Things" is included in this article on 10 feel-good songs about going your own way.
9:31 am -  Muswell Hillbillies is #35 in this list of the greatest albums of 1971.
9:30 am -  Here's an article on the Cardiff incident.
 
 Thursday, 21st January, 2021
10:14 am -  Several articles about the Moneygoround play here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
9:01 am -  Here's the BMG press release on the Moneygoround play.
9:00 am -  There's more info on the "Moneygoround" play/video on the official Kinks Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages. The play was co-written with Ray by Paul Sirett, who worked with Ray on the Come Dancing musical.
8:56 am -  A cover of "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article on Peter Stampfel.
8:53 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Sheffield's King Mojo club.
 
 Wednesday, 20th January, 2021
11:00 am -  Coming soon to a screen near you - "The Moneygoround, an original story by Ray Davies", according to the official Kinks Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts.
9:09 am -  According to this tweet, there will be "an in-depth look at the new Lola box set" on BBC Radio Ulster tonight.
 
 Tuesday, 19th January, 2021
9:16 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave (in Spanish).
8:21 am -  Here's the listen again link for The Kinks in concert (Shepherd's Bush Empire, 1973).
8:19 am -  The Kinks were mentioned in yesterday's "Frazz" comic strip.
 
 Monday, 18th January, 2021
12:31 pm -  Shel Talmy talks about "Bald Headed Woman" (including recording it with The Kinks) in this Facebook Post.
10:43 am -  You can watch Geoff Edgars' interview with Dave from Friday on Instagram.
10:31 am -  Here's an article on "Apeman".
10:26 am -  Here's a podcast on the VGPS album.
10:25 am -  Pete Quaife is quoted in this article about a new John Mayall box set.
10:23 am -  Ray is quoted in this article on the Ready Steady Go! book.
10:22 am -  Iota sang "I Go To Sleep" at The Festival of Sydney performance of "Rapture" this weekend (about 40 minutes into the concert).
10:14 am -  Ron Sexsmith talks about working with Ray in this interview (starts around 32 minutes in).
 
 Friday, 15th January, 2021
2:28 pm -  "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" was played last night's BBC1 dog grooming competition programme Pooch Perfect (episode 2 of 8).
11:21 am -  Dick van Veelen has released a supplement to his book (The Kinks - een oer-Engelse band, published in November). The supplement is titled The Kinks - Concerten in Nederland. It's a limited edition paperback book with an overview of all concerts The Kinks gave in the Netherlands, including reviews, documents, unique photos and eyewitness accounts of concertgoers. (I believe that like the hardback book, people outside of the Netherlands wanting to purchase this paperback supplement can do so by emailing the publisher.)
9:42 am -  In the new documentary series The True Story of Punk on the German TV station ZDFinfo, Iggy Pop talks about how he was influenced by "YRGM" (starts around 02:05).
9:24 am -  The Kinks are on the cover of the Jan/Feb 2021 (# 96) issue of the German magazine Classic Rock.
9:23 am -  Bob Henrit is mentioned in this article on one-hit-wonders, under #11: Unit 4 + 2 "Concrete and Clay".
 
 Thursday, 14th January, 2021
9:11 am -  Here's a new song titled "Ray Davies", by Greg Brown from the Kinks tribute band The Village Green.
9:08 am -  Geoff Edgars will be interviewing Dave on the Washington Post Instagram account tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 15th) at 1pm EST. "Dave will have his guitar at hand."
 
 Monday, 11th January, 2021
8:49 am -  Here's a review of the 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman....
 
 Thursday, 7th January, 2021
8:43 am -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this article on Warner Bros. Records.
 
 Wednesday, 6th January, 2021
9:11 am -  "Celluloid Heroes" is quoted in this radio station press release.
 
 Monday, 4th January, 2021
9:52 am -  Here's another interview with Dave on the 50th anniversary of Lola vs. Powerman....
9:47 am -  Here's a review of Mark Doyle's book The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached.
9:46 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the new single by Cap'n Marble called "Song For Ella".
 
 Friday, 1st January, 2021
11:02 am -  The deluxe edition of the Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary release got 3.5/5 stars in the German Rolling Stone review.
 
 Tuesday, 29th December, 2020
10:14 am -  This article has a nice recent photo of Ray and Dave.
10:11 am -  Los Shakers perform a cover of "ADAAOTN" in this 1967 movie.
 
 Thursday, 24th December, 2020
10:08 am -  Here's an article about Dave's Christmas video. It also says his 1992 song "21st Century" will now be released in June.
10:05 am -  "Father Christmas" is #9 in this list of holiday songs.
 
 Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020
10:54 am -  Here's a new cover of "Father Christmas" by the band Darling Buds.
10:52 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave, about the Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary release.
8:54 am -  The Kinks are mentioned as influences in this review of a new album by The Moons.
 
 Monday, 21st December, 2020
2:10 pm -  According to this article, in February Dave will release a 1992 song called "21st Century" that he co-wrote with Gerry Goffin.
9:09 am -  Here's a video Christmas card 2020 from Dave.
9:08 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this Not your typical 2020 Christmas holiday playlist.
9:05 am -  Here's someone drumming along to "Father Christmas".
 
 Friday, 18th December, 2020
10:14 am -  Here's a Kinks "picture book".
9:46 am -  "Father Christmas" is mentioned in this article on Christmas music.
9:44 am -  Here's another article about Lola vs. Powerman....
9:43 am -  Here's a cover of "Father Christmas" (studio version) by the band Lit.
 
 Thursday, 17th December, 2020
3:54 pm -  Here's another article on the 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman....
3:43 pm -  Here's another new interview with Dave.
 
 Wednesday, 16th December, 2020
9:21 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:19 am -  Conan O'Brien and The Basic Cable Band have covered "Father Christmas" to raise money for the Get Together Foundation.
9:12 am -  Here's another article about Lola vs. Powerman....
 
 Tuesday, 15th December, 2020
8:48 am -  "Father Christmas" is mentioned in this article about a venue in Philadelphia.
8:47 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Hollywood Stars.
8:46 am -  A couple more articles on Lola vs. Powerman... here and here.
 
 Monday, 14th December, 2020
9:53 am -  A few more articles on the 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman... here, here, and here.
9:52 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this blog post on the band The Divine Comedy.


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