News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Friday, 14th August, 2020
8:46 am -  According to this review, there's a cover of "Days" on Kate Rusby's new album Hand Me Down.
8:45 am -  This podcast features an archive interview with Ray (from 1978).
8:43 am -  Tanya Donelly talks about her cover of "Days" in this interview.
8:41 am -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this learn to play powerchords article.
 
 Thursday, 13th August, 2020
10:22 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on Jim Laspesa, who was Dave's drummer for several years when Dave started doing solo shows.
10:20 am -  Here's a video clip from the studio working on the 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman.
10:17 am -  Here's another review of Mark Doyle's book The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached.
9:18 am -  Black Marble's Chris Stewart names The Raincoats' version of "Lola" as one of his favorite cover songs.
9:16 am -  "Death Of A Clown" is included in this article on pop music's circus obsession.
 
 Wednesday, 12th August, 2020
3:37 pm -  "Lola" is included in this article on songs banned by the BBC.
10:42 am -  You can see a snippet of Grace Potter's cover of "Supersonic Rocket Ship from her recent drive-in concert. (The cars are honking along to the beat.)
10:40 am -  According to this tweet, Dave will join Newbury Comics for a Twitter Listening Party for Dave's Record Store Day LP release Rock Bottom: Live at the Bottom Line, Monday, Aug. 24th from noon to 1:30pm EDT. Here's the Facebook event.
 
 Tuesday, 11th August, 2020
2:46 pm -  Here's a blog post about Dave's comments from his interview on Soho Radio a couple weeks ago about the upcoming Lola vs. Powerman super deluxe reissue.
2:44 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about the band All Souls.
 
 Monday, 10th August, 2020
10:40 am -  Bob Henrit was interviewed on the Strange Brew podcast.
10:39 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about the impact of COVID-19 on live acts.
10:37 am -  According to this article, Grace Potter performed a cover of "Supersonic Rocket Ship" at a drive-in concert in Vermont.
10:35 am -  According to this review there's a cover of "Days" on the new album by Tanya Donelly and The Parkington Sisters.
10:19 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this Record Store Day article.
10:18 am -  Van Halen's cover of "YRGM" is mentioned in this article.
10:15 am -  This artwork curation was inspired by "Waterloo Sunset" lyrics.
10:13 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in this playlist to lighten your mood on a sunny summer day.
 
 Friday, 7th August, 2020
3:34 pm -  According to this tweet there's a "Sixty minutes of 60's Dave Davies" radio show at TrevorJoeLennon.com tomorrow at 9am EDT.
3:30 pm -  Here's a Why I Love The Kinks blog post by Stuart Anthony.
 
 Wednesday, 5th August, 2020
8:32 am -  Here's a new video for "The Dog Song" by Kimberley Rew, featuring Ian Gibbons on piano.
8:30 am -  Clara Sanabras covers "Lola" and Days.
8:28 am -  Here's a new cover of "Days" by Hannah Landberg.
8:27 am -  Marillion's Steve Hogarth mentions The Kinks in this interview (under "The most underrated band ever".)
 
 Tuesday, 4th August, 2020
10:30 am -  Al Di Meola mentions the Kinks in this interview
8:34 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The blueprint for producing "See My Friends" on his Facebook page.
8:34 am -  Here's another previously unpublished photo of Ray in Detroit.
 
 Monday, 3rd August, 2020
8:38 am -  Here's a previously unpublished photo of Ray in Detroit in 1976.
8:37 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in a Chrissie Hynde quote in this article on Mose Allison.
8:32 am -  Ray, Dave and The Kinks are mentioned in this interview with David Mitchell.
8:31 am -  The Absolute Beginners soundtrack reissue is reviewed in this article (paywalled).
8:30 am -  "I Gotta Move" is used in this TELUS commercial.
 
 Friday, 31st July, 2020
12:20 pm -  The Tom Robinson radio show with Ray will re-air tomorrow at 21:00 on BBC Radio 6.
12:19 pm -  Here's a new cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by The Buggs.
9:12 am -  Morgan Howell's supersized painting of a "Waterloo Sunset" 7" single is in this upcoming book.
8:38 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article (paywalled) on Australian music.
8:35 am -  "Celluloid Heroes" is quoted in this article on Olivia De Havilland.
8:32 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on the 26 best songs of the 1970s.
8:31 am -  Here's a blog post on "Come Dancing".
8:29 am -  Here's a previously unpublished photo of Ray (click the arrow to photo # 5).
 
 Thursday, 30th July, 2020
11:27 am -  Here's an article on the Strangers documentary on Dave.
8:37 am -  Here's a blog post (in German) on "Lola".
8:35 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this interview with James D'Arcy.
 
 Wednesday, 29th July, 2020
11:56 am -  Here's a cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by Annie Lennox.
11:55 am -  Here's an article on the Lola vs. Powerman... album.
8:40 am -  "Strangers" is mentioned in this article on the Newport Folk Festival.
8:39 am -  Here's another article on Ace Frehley's solo album that features a cover of "Lola".
 
 Tuesday, 28th July, 2020
10:23 am -  According to this article, Ace Frehley covers "Lola" on his upcoming solo album Origins Vol. 2, due Sept. 18th.
8:52 am -  You can listen again to Dave on Soho Radio yesterday.
8:50 am -  According to this article, Joe Bouchard discusses his cover of "ADAAOTN" in this Stories Behind The Songs video.
8:44 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on The Turtles' album reissues.
8:43 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the Music Circus venue in Cohasset, Massachusetts.
8:34 am -  There were five questions on The Kinks in yesterday's episode of the "Pointless" quiz show on BBC1.
8:28 am -  Here's an article on a new cover of "Better Things" by n Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff. Also check out the video for it.
 
 Monday, 27th July, 2020
9:18 am -  Here's an update on Martin Davies' film on Dave Davies, now titled Strangers.
9:15 am -  Here's a new cover of "ADAAOTN" by the Macungie, Pennsylvania band Condor.
8:53 am -  According to this tweet, there was an article on Ray in yesterday's Round Table supplement.
8:50 am -  The summer issue of the Dedicated Follower fanzine features "Kinks Rare Gems".
 
 Friday, 24th July, 2020
1:42 pm -  According to this Facebook post, Dave will be a guest on Jim Sclavunos's radio show on Soho Radio this Monday, 27 July from 2-4pm (14:00-16:00 BST). Listen live here.
9:45 am -  Ross Kemp chooses "Waterloo Sunset" as "The song that reminds me of home" in this "Soundtrack Of My Life" interview.
9:28 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is quoted in this article on the TV show "Schitt's Creek".
9:23 am -  Here's a video of Ritchie Blackmore, Mick Foley and Candice Night performing "Celluloid Heroes".
9:18 am -  Here's an article about The Raincoats' cover of "Lola".
9:12 am -  "Tired Of Waiting For You" is mentioned in this article.
 
 Thursday, 23rd July, 2020
8:45 am -  According to this tweet and this schedule, there's going to be a Kinks special on Bath Radio's "Legends Show" tomorrow, 24 July, from 12pm-1pm. Listen live here.
8:42 am -  Here's Mick Foley's piece on his 25 favorite Kinks songs.
8:42 am -  Mick Avory is mentioned in this article about the Rolling Stones.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020
2:00 pm -  Here's an article about the 1965 NME Poll Winners concert.
9:09 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on movie soundtracks (for the "High Fidelity" soundtrack).
9:08 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the end of Q magazine.
9:07 am -  Here's a blog post on Soap Opera.
 
 Tuesday, 21st July, 2020
8:54 am -  Here are archive images of a 1968 interview and review of a Kinks gig in the student newspaper of the Lanchester College of Technology.
8:51 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks' US ban.
8:48 am -  Here's another article on Joe Bouchard's solo album that has a cover of "ADAAOTN".
 
 Monday, 20th July, 2020
1:39 pm -  Here's a original vs. cover version article on "Stop Your Sobbing".
1:38 pm -  Here's a podcast on The Kinks.
1:13 pm -  Chrissie Hynde mentions Ray in this interview.
8:47 am -  According to this tweet, Mick Foley is working on an article of his 25 favorite Kinks songs, which should be up on his web site realmickfoley.com soon.
8:45 am -  According to this article, Peter Noone will be performing a Kinks cover ("Dandy", I assume) at his show this weekend in Rhode Island.
8:42 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Pete Smith (paywalled).
8:40 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on London walks: a rock tour of Camden and Kentish Town (paywalled--there's a paragraph about the filming of the "Dead End Street" promo video on Little Green Street).
 
 Friday, 17th July, 2020
1:55 pm -  The new book How To Be A Rock Star by David Ambrose will include something about Ray (as having worked with the author).
8:36 am -  Here's a review of the new reissue of the Absolute Beginners soundtrack.
8:36 am -  One For The Road is included in this article on double albums.
 
 Thursday, 16th July, 2020
4:15 pm -  There's a new piece on the Official Kinks Fan Club web site: Glastonbury Memories - from Mark Haley.
2:19 pm -  You can listen again to the Mod Lang "Ray Davies Day" radio show.
 
 Wednesday, 15th July, 2020
11:51 am -  Members of The Jayhawks talk about working with Ray in this interview.
9:34 am -  "Living On A Thin Line" is mentioned in this article on musical references in The Sopranos.
9:31 am -  Ray is mentioned (with a photo) in this "this day in history" article.
9:29 am -  There's a paragraph about a couple Kinks concerts in Massachusetts in this article.
 
 Monday, 13th July, 2020
8:54 am -  Just a reminder that "The Kinks - Echoes Of A World" has been airing on American PBS stations. Check here to see if it's scheduled to air where you are.
8:53 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is mentioned in this article on the hits of '66.
8:51 am -  "ADAAOTN" is mentioned in this article about concerts.
8:48 am -  Here's an article on The Cure's cover of "YRGM".
 
 Friday, 10th July, 2020
8:43 am -  The BBC is repeating the 2016 radio play "A Decent Interval" which uses various Kinks songs. Episode 1 includes "YRGM", Episode 2 includes "Starstruck", and Episode 3 includes Bill Nighy mentioning The Kinks and singing "Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues".
8:40 am -  Here's a review of the Songs of the Semi-Detached book.
8:39 am -  Marc Perlman of The Jayhawks mentions working with Ray in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 9th July, 2020
11:54 am -  According to this review, the latest M'Lumbo album, Fairytale Aliens, has a cover of "YRGM".
11:39 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this review of earbuds.
8:42 am -  According to this review, episode 2 of the BBC show Mrs. America features "Steinem dancing around her apartment to 'This Time Tomorrow' by The Kinks."
 
 Wednesday, 8th July, 2020
4:15 pm -  Gary Louris and John Jackson talk about working with Ray in this Facebook video.
9:20 am -  According to this tweet, the cover of "This Time Tomorrow" featured in the Lexus TV ads was done by Jeremy Wendel Jones. Here's his Spotify page (but the cover is not there).
9:12 am -  Here's an interview with author David Mitchell who is writing a novel featuring a character inspired by Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 7th July, 2020
10:57 am -  According to this review, there's an interview with Ray in the new book Listening: Interviews, 1970-1989 by Jonathan Cott.
10:54 am -  "Lola" is included in this Pride Playlist article.
10:50 am -  "INLEE" is included in this article on The Sopranos: The 10 Best Uses Of End Credit Music.
10:48 am -  An article/essay on Ray is included in this new Spanish book, Fuera, En La Oscuridad by Eduardo Jordá.
 
 Monday, 6th July, 2020
9:10 am -  Be sure to check out this paper by Mark Teehan: "All Day And All Of The Night": A Comprehensive Charting Saga—How The KINKS Developed Their Second Follow-Up Single And Stormed The Local American Radio Station Surveys And National Charts.
9:02 am -  Lexus is using a cover of "This Time Tomorrow" in some TV ads. There are 4 versions on their YouTube channel. Here's an article about the commercial.
9:00 am -  The Kinks covers list is now up to 9750 songs! The cover team has been strengthened by the addition of Doug Hinman and Stefan Lundh.
8:58 am -  There's a 1972 photo of Ray in this article on the Bickershaw Festival.
8:56 am -  Here's an update to the letter to the UK government that Ray signed.
8:51 am -  The DB's cover of "I'm On An Island" is on bandcamp.com.
8:49 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in the zombie series "Z-Nation" in season 1, episode 8, when one of the characters is hiding from zombies and lists members of rock bands to keep his mind distracted.
8:40 am -  There are upcoming virtual and physical London tours of Kinks-related locations.
8:38 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Scottish music promoter Albert Bonici.
8:36 am -  Ray is mentioned in this Jeanie Lambe obituary (paywalled, it says "serving as resident singer on BBC1’s At the Eleventh Hour, an 'end-of-week look at the world' which combined satire, poetry and pop. Lambe’s weekly song was written by Ray Davies.")
8:33 am -  Here's a tweet and a radio show about "Lola".
8:31 am -  Here's an article on the Raindance Film Festival screening of the film "Melody Makers", "featuring never-before-seen photographs" of Ray and others.
8:29 am -  The One For The Road cassette tape is included in this article on the Columbia Record & Tape Club.
 
 Thursday, 2nd July, 2020
4:12 pm -  "INLEE" is "perhaps the series’s best choice of music" in this article on Sopranos episodes.
4:10 pm -  Here's an update to the story of a woman who uncovered 1960s music posters (including The Kinks) in her attic.
10:06 am -  In this rock history article for July 4th, Ray is mentioned as being in the studio 51 years ago, mixing the Turtle Soup album.
9:50 am -  According to this article Ray is one of 1400 artists who have signed an open letter to "call on government to act now to save UK's live music scene". Here's the letter and the signatories.
9:47 am -  Imelda May's cover of "YRGM" is included in this Albums That Should Exist blog post.
9:45 am -  "Set Me Free" is mentioned in this article on the Rolling Stones.
9:42 am -  According to this article, Vanessa Amorosi covers "I Go To Sleep" (with Kate Ceberano) on her new album. (Spotify link)
 
 Wednesday, 1st July, 2020
8:36 am -  Here's an article on the Return To Waterloo soundtrack album, released 35 years ago today.
8:36 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in this article/playlist.
 
 Tuesday, 30th June, 2020
3:18 pm -  "Death Of A Clown" is included in this article on 10 Classic Rock Hit Songs Not Sung By The Lead Vocalist.
8:48 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Chrissie Hynde.
 
 Monday, 29th June, 2020
2:26 pm -  The dB's cover "I'm On An Island" on this Cover Charge various artists compilation.
9:23 am -  Ray is quoted in this article on Nicky Hopkins (from the 1995 obituary for Nicky that Ray wrote for the New York Times).
9:20 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on Glastonbury.
9:18 am -  Ray is #13 in this BBC 16 Glastonbury Legends video (just after 6 minutes in).
9:18 am -  Here's an article on "YRGM".
 
 Friday, 26th June, 2020
3:04 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this blog post on Muswell Hill.
9:03 am -  There's a new interview with John Mendelsshon at the Waterloo Underground radio show.
9:02 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Glastonbury, and Ray is mentioned in this article (paywalled).
8:53 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on the 50th anniversary of "Lola".
 
 Thursday, 25th June, 2020
9:14 am -  Here's the link for a Clara Sanabras and Harvey Brough concert (including songs from their recent collaborations with Ray), which streams tomorrow at 8pm (BST) and will be online for 24 hours.
8:34 am -  "Low Budget" is quoted in this article on economics.
8:32 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article about rock stars in drag.
 
 Wednesday, 24th June, 2020
9:30 am -  "Lola" is quoted in this article (paywalled).
9:28 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in this article on songs in movies.
9:26 am -  Arthur (specifically "=Mr. Churchill says") is mentioned in this article on Neil Young's Homegrown album.
 
 Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020
10:59 am -  The "Albums That Should Exist" blog has two new posts (here and here) of home concerts by Pugwash (Thomas Walsh) of all Kinks songs.
10:56 am -  Author Lesley Pearse includes "Lola" in her ideal soundtrack while reading her new book Liar.
8:39 am -  Here's an article on the 1965 Kinks gig promoted by John Wayne Gacy (55 years ago today).
8:36 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' tour stops in Illinois in 1965. And an extra press clipping here.
8:33 am -  You can listen again to this radio show (in Spanish) for Ray's birthday.
 
 Monday, 22nd June, 2020
8:47 am -  A message from Chris Kocher: "Just in time for Sir Ray's birthday: Here's my interview with Mark Doyle, author of The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detatched, which came out earlier this year from Reaktion Books. He discusses how the Kinks katalog from 1964-1971 fits into the wider British society, from preservation societies to paranoia. I thought I'd be back on WHRW Binghamton this weekend, and this would serve as the annual Ray Davies birthday show, but it was not to be. I will air it for the first show when I get back."
8:45 am -  Here's another Ray Davies birthday article, with loads of YouTube links.
8:41 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray's birthday.
8:40 am -  Here's an excerpt of a cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by ZEM and her harp. (Here's a longer version.)
8:36 am -  According to this article, Clara Sanabras and Harvey Brough will be performing some of Ray's songs in a virtual concert this Friday, 26 June at 8pm.
8:34 am -  Here's Thomas Walsh's VGPS video on Facebook.
8:29 am -  The Kinks and "Lola"/"Yoda" are mentioned in this article on 'Weird Al' Yankovic.
 
 Sunday, 21st June, 2020
6:12 am -  Happy 76th birthday Ray! There’s a recent photo of him on the official Kinks Twitter feed.
 
 Friday, 19th June, 2020
4:47 pm -  There will be a performance from the Sunny Afternoon musical (recorded previously) as part of the Virtual West End Live 2020 event on Facebook this weekend.
4:29 pm -  According to Facebook posts here and here, Thomas Walsh of Pugwash will perform the VGPS album tomorrow at 8pm (Dublin time, I assume).
11:02 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is #9 in this list of Great summer rock songs.
10:29 am -  Here's a Happy Birthday Ray Davies! article.
10:29 am -  According to this tweet, there's an upcoming radio show celebrating the music of The Kinks.
8:34 am -  Here's a blog post on Word Of Mouth.
8:34 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks' cover of "Long Tall Sally".
 
 Thursday, 18th June, 2020
11:46 am -  According to this tweet, there's a radio show for Ray's birthday tonight.
8:37 am -  "Lola" is quoted in this article about Linux.
8:35 am -  Danny Horn talks about playing Ray in Sunny Afternoon in this podcast.
 
 Wednesday, 17th June, 2020
2:24 pm -  Here's a podcast on Arthur.
9:04 am -  The Kinks' first American tour is mentioned in this Today in Entertainment History article.
9:03 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in the description for this radio special about Glastonbury (but it's not known if there will be anything with Ray or The Kinks in the actual show).
9:00 am -  Here's a new cover of "Lola" by MonaLisa Twins.
8:58 am -  "Money Talks" is quoted in this article on Dave Chappelle.
8:51 am -  Billie Joe Armstrong mentions The Kinks in his speech at Green Day's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2015(about 10 minutes into the video).
 
 Tuesday, 16th June, 2020
1:34 pm -  According to this article, Joe Bouchard (of Blue Öyster Cult) covers "ADAAOTN" on his new solo album Strange Legends, due out July 24th.
8:51 am -  Johnny Borrell mentions Ray in this interview.
8:49 am -  Ray is included in this article, under the heading "15 Celebrities Who Saved Lives and Stopped Crimes".
 
 Monday, 15th June, 2020
10:03 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article.
10:02 am -  "David Watts" is included in this article on songs that influenced the band FUR.
9:14 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray about "Lola". You can see the photo of Ray used on the print edition of iNews here (scroll down a little ways).
9:11 am -  Here's a busy Twitter thread with discussion of Ray's lyrics from around 1968 to 1971.
9:07 am -  "Lola" is quoted in this article.
9:05 am -  "YRGM" is used in this radio play (around 25:00).
9:05 am -  "Lola" is #2 in this article on 11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits.
 
 Friday, 12th June, 2020
8:40 am -  Today is "Lola Day". The "Lola" single was released 50 years ago today. The Lolafy your picture page is now live. There are articles about Lola Day here (in Spanish), here (in Italian), here, here (paywalled), here, here, and here.
8:37 am -  The official Kinks Twitter page posted this new cover of "Lola" by The Amazons.
8:35 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks' 20 greatest songs.
8:35 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on Battle of the bands: British Invasion style.
 
 Thursday, 11th June, 2020
11:50 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on the story of "Lola".
11:12 am -  "Australia" is quoted in this article.
 
 Wednesday, 10th June, 2020
8:58 am -  Catherine Grieves (music supervisor for the TV series Killing Eve) talks about Unloved's cover of "This Strange Effect" in this interview.
8:53 am -  "A Well Respected Man" is quoted in this article on John William Sterling.
8:45 am -  "David Watts" is mentioned in this interview with The Choir's Denny Carleton. (The Choir covered "David Watts" in 1969, and again on their new live album from a reunion concert last year.)
 
 Tuesday, 9th June, 2020
11:45 am -  Here's another article on "Lola Day" this Friday. It says you'll be able to listen to the "new Rematerized-2020 version" then. "Rematerized" must be a typo for "Remastered".
8:38 am -  The 2020-2021 tour of the Sunny Afternoon musical has been postponed. "Your ticket provider will be in contact to arrange a credit voucher/refund." See notices here, here, and here. And an article here.
8:35 am -  Van Halen's covers of "YRGM" and "WHATGTG" are mentioned in this article on Rock and Metal cover songs.
 
 Monday, 8th June, 2020
8:57 am -  Ray gives songwriting tips in this Telegraph article (paywalled, but you can see it here).
8:48 am -  You can listen to a 1-hour "In The Studio" radio show on One For The Road (from a couple years ago) for the 40th anniversary of the album.
8:44 am -  "Lola Day" is included in this article on various music news.
8:41 am -  A video of Ray dedicating "Waterloo Sunset" and "Days" to Pete Quaife at Glastonbury 2010 was "Video of the Day" yesterday at this site.
8:36 am -  Here's a Facebook event for a radio show celebration of Ray's birthday.
8:34 am -  "Lola" is curiously included in this article on 50 Best Songs About Grief To Help You Cope.
 
 Friday, 5th June, 2020
10:24 am -  Here's the official Lola Day web page. Coming soon: you can "Lolafy" your picture.
10:23 am -  "Rainy Day In June" is included in this Water-Themed Songs playlist.
10:22 am -  Here's another article on The Turtles' vinyl album reissues that mentions Ray.
10:20 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in this article on 8 iconic tracks that showcase the melodica in all its glory.
 
 Thursday, 4th June, 2020
8:48 am -  Here's a Facebook event for "Lola Day" from the Kinks' official Facebook page, and an article about the celebration.
8:47 am -  From the BMG Kinks mailing list today: "50 years ago, on the 12th June 1970, The Kinks released their seminal single, Lola. We would like to celebrate the 50th anniversary with you all and we’d love you to send in your memories of the track, including your own cover versions, artwork, pictures and anecdotes. Tune in to the band's official social media channels on the 12th June, where we will be celebrating the single with some special unseen videos, new covers and we’ll also be including many of your submissions. Make sure to join in with us! Use the hashtag #LolaDay when posting your's on social media or email it to LolaDayEntries@gmail.com."
8:42 am -  Here's a new cover of "Better Things" by The Poportunists. And an article to go with it.
8:37 am -  Here's an article about Ray flying from NYC to London in the middle of a tour just to overdub the "Coca Cola" line in "Lola" (50 years ago yesterday).
8:36 am -  "Lola" is included in this playlist of Top 5 unapologetically gay tracks that honor the memory of Stonewall Riots.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020
10:16 am -  Shel Talmy was interviewed on the Strange Brew podcast.
10:14 am -  Here are some recent paparazzi-style photos of Ray.
 
 Monday, 1st June, 2020
12:47 pm -  According to this and this, the release date for the Kink Kronikles and Rock Bottom vinyl reissues is 29th August.
12:43 pm -  According to this, the "Echoes Of A World" documentary will air on American public television.
10:34 am -  Here's a new cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by music students at the Pimlico Academy secondary school in Central London.
9:15 am -  "Strangers" is featured in yesterday's comic strip Gil.
9:11 am -  According to this article, a character in David Mitchell's forthcoming novel, Utopia Avenue, "shares the DNA" of Ray.
9:09 am -  This On this day: May 30th blog post includes the broadcast of Ray's "Sitting In The Stands" on Goal TV in 1994.
 
 Friday, 29th May, 2020
10:41 am -  "The Ultimate Collection" compilation is included in this article on The Best of the Best-Ofs.
10:32 am -  Howard Kaylan mentions Ray in this interview.
9:01 am -  Here's a message from Henny and Amir from Bus 59: "We’ve uploaded the full album of 'Bus 59' – PLEASE LET ME IN on YouTube. It starts with the kinky ‘hit-single’ “The Archway Tavern” (Holy ground for Kinkers). https://youtu.be/psmyAM3HROI Enjoy! And stay safe! Henny & Amir"
8:59 am -  "This Strange Effect" is mentioned in this article on Behind the Music That Drives "Killing Eve".
8:56 am -  Here's the listen again link for the rebroadcast of the 2013 interview with Ray.
8:54 am -  The London Transport Museum quotes "Willesden Green" in this Instagram post.
8:52 am -  Here's an article about the US ban.
 
 Thursday, 28th May, 2020
8:33 am -  According to this Facebook post, a video entitled "When Lin took Ray Davies to see Michael Jordan" will air later today on Facebook.
8:27 am -  According to this article author Mark Doyle was interviewed about The Kinks on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 on Tuesday this week, and it will air again this Sunday, May 31, from 6 to 6:30am.
 
 Wednesday, 27th May, 2020
8:42 am -  Jere's a review of the Mark Doyle book The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached.
 
 Tuesday, 26th May, 2020
9:36 am -  According to this tweet, a 2013 interview with Ray will be rebroadcast tomorrow.
9:24 am -  Lola vs. Powerman and the GLKA are mentioned in this article on records that changed my life.
9:19 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this obituary of fan Richard Rennie.
 
 Friday, 22nd May, 2020
5:04 pm -  "Better Things" is included in this AARP Songs of Hope and Happiness playlist. There's an accompanying story about music and happiness in the June/July issue of the AARP magazine.
11:46 am -  A verse of "Sunny Afternoon" is parodied in this article.
8:32 am -  According to this page, John Dagleish will perform a song from the Sunny Afternoon musical in a fundraising show when theatres reopen. It will be on a Sunday night in a West End theatre ("date to be confirmed in due course"). Another article here (scroll down to the photo of John Dagleish and the headline "Kinks star has no room for Zoom!").
8:28 am -  Here's a new cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by Paul Lynch.
 
 Thursday, 21st May, 2020
4:26 pm -  Happy 77th birthday to John Dalton!
 
 Wednesday, 20th May, 2020
9:08 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in this article on 10 of the best summer songs ever.
8:55 am -  "Low Budget" is quoted in this article.
8:54 am -  "Better Things" is mentioned in this article about The Office theme song.
8:52 am -  "The Essential Kinks" compilation is included in this article on The Top 10 albums to turn a dull lockdown into a bright rockdown.
 
 Tuesday, 19th May, 2020
2:21 pm -  From a tweet by Alice Cooper today, "ADAAOTN" is on his Pandemic Playlist.
9:02 am -  Here's another article about the Shel Talmy interview on the Darren Paltrowitz podcast.
 
 Monday, 18th May, 2020
8:58 am -  A new message from Henny Stahli: "Hi Everybody Else! Henny here, once more, to announce the next (and last) episode of 'THE KINKY QUARANTINE PROJECT'- PART '3'. This time filled with new mixes of Kinks-songs I recorded with guitar player Herman Gombert as 'THE KINKY2'. Thanks for the attention and kind remarks on Part '1' and Part '2' of the Project! It was my pleasure! Stay safe and stay Kinky! Henny (BUS 59)"
8:56 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Rod Stewart.
 
 Friday, 15th May, 2020
1:49 pm -  The Kinks and Dave are mentioned in these articles on the death of The Pretty Things' Phil May: here and here.
1:49 pm -  "Nine To Five" is included in this article on The Rock History of the Number Nine.
11:33 am -  Here's an interview with Christophe Conte about his Kinks documentary.
11:31 am -  You can listen to Geoff Murrell's "The Kinks Story", originally broadcast on Breeze 97.7, at this like until May 19.
9:24 am -  Here's a cover of "Days" by King Jartur.
9:22 am -  Here's a cover of "This Strange Effect" by Los Palms.
8:45 am -  Shel Talmy is interviewed on the Darren Paltrowitz podcast.
8:44 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the Union Chapel in Islington, London.
8:39 am -  Robert Lane mentions Ray's songwriting course in this video.
8:38 am -  Here's another article on the Kinks documentary being shown on ARTE TV today.
8:37 am -  "I Need You" is included in this list of songs you'd love to be played at your wedding.
8:36 am -  "Celluloid Heroes" is mentioned in this interview with Josie Cotton.
 
 Thursday, 14th May, 2020
8:48 am -  Jeff Tweedy of Wilco covered "Til Death Us Do Part" on Monday's episode of The Tweedy Show.
 
 Wednesday, 13th May, 2020
8:44 am -  Here's an article (in French) about the Kinks documentary airing on ARTE TV this week.
8:35 am -  This "Album that should exist" of Neil Finn's home concert recordings includes a cover of "Lola" with Jimmy Barnes. (They've done that song together previously.)
8:24 am -  Here's the Little Steven's Underground Garage Quarantine Qoolness show with Ray (interview originally aired 2006).
 
 Tuesday, 12th May, 2020
9:31 am -  You can listen to several Kinks cover songs on Vincent Palmer's "Kinks Relatives" show on MixCloud.com.
8:43 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave about Little Richard.
8:41 am -  This video blog ranks The Kinks' albums.
8:35 am -  The Kinks' first album is included in this blog post on 10 albums that made me.
8:34 am -  Here's a fanzine article on The Kinks.
8:32 am -  Johnny Marr mentions The Kinks in this article.
8:32 am -  "YRGM" is #6 in this British Invasion Top Ten article.
8:31 am -  Yungblod mentions The Kinks in this interview.
8:30 am -  Gary Kemp names "Apeman" as his first record in this radio show.
8:29 am -  The Van Halen cover of "WHATGTG" is mentioned in this article.
 
 Monday, 11th May, 2020
4:29 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this book review. Ray is apparently quoted a couple of times in the book.
2:35 pm -  The latest issue (June 2020) of the German Classic Rock magazine has a feature on The Kinks and a review of The Kink Kronikles.
2:32 pm -  "Days" is in this radio programme about "Gratitude".
2:26 pm -  A couple other mentions of The Kinks in articles about Little Richard here and here (Dave is quoted in the second one).
 
 Saturday, 9th May, 2020
10:49 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the death of Little Richard.
 
 Friday, 8th May, 2020
9:52 am -  A reminder that the documentary "The Kinks, trouble-fêtes du rock anglais" will be shown on ARTE.TV in France and Germany next Friday, May 15th at 10:25pm. People in those countries can watch it online now.
9:45 am -  Ray is mentioned as a "trendy dude" in this article on men's fashion.
9:42 am -  Peter O'Doherty mentions Ray in this interview.
9:42 am -  Here's an article on the NME Poll Winners Awards Show of 1965.
9:41 am -  Another message from Henny Stahli: "Dear All! Henny here again, Henny from Holland ;-) With a NEW episode of 'THE KINKY QUARANTINE PROJECT' – 'PART 2' on YouTube. This time some Kinks-songs I recorded way back with guitar player Jos Meulman. I refreshed the recordings to bring 'em up-to-date for you to enjoy during the quarantine. Please click the link and spend some time in our Kinkdom! Take care! Henny & Jos"
 
 Thursday, 7th May, 2020
12:49 pm -  Tom Robinson mentions Ray in this interview.
11:31 am -  According to this, a cover of "David Watts" will be on The Choir's upcoming release Last Call: Live at The Music Box.
11:26 am -  Here's a new cover of "Strangers" by The Brothers Comatose.
11:25 am -  "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" is included in this Breakfast Playlist.
11:23 am -  Ron Mael mentions The Kinks in this interview.
11:23 am -  "Young And Innocent Days" is included in Phantom Planet's Quarantine Playlist.
11:21 am -  John Easdale mentions Ray in this interview and says "Shangri-La" is his "favorite song of all time".
11:18 am -  Berton Averre mentions The Kinks and Ray in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 6th May, 2020
12:29 pm -  Ben Trow of Seazoo mentions The Kinks in this interview and chooses VGPS as one of his desert island records.
8:46 am -  Ray will be on this upcoming radio show (most likely interview clips from his 2012 Mastertapes shows).
8:45 am -  Here's an article about "Waterloo Sunset".
 
 Tuesday, 5th May, 2020
9:23 am -  Here's an article (in French) on The Kinks.
9:22 am -  Here's a video blog on Why I love The Village Green Preservation Society.
9:18 am -  The Kinks' 1972 Beat Club appearance is included in this article.
9:15 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks: where to start in their back catalogue.
 
 Monday, 4th May, 2020
9:52 am -  "Have A Cuppa Tea" is included in this article about tea songs.
9:31 am -  Here's a new cover of "YRGM" by Jonny and the Dunebugs.
9:29 am -  Delroy Washington mentioned The Kinks in this interview from 2012 (previously unpublished).
9:24 am -  Here's a review of the The Kinks: Songs Of The Semi-Detached book.
9:21 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is quoted in this blog post.
9:19 am -  The Sunny Afternoon musical is mentioned in this article on 5 Favourite Musical Biographies That Played South Wales.
9:16 am -  Here's another parody of "Lola".
9:11 am -  According to this article, a cover of "Two Sisters" was done by The Natvral (aka Kip Berman from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart). You can watch the video on Facebook.
 
 Friday, 1st May, 2020
9:14 pm -  A message from Adam Sopp: "I played Mick Avory in the original West End cast of Sunny Afternoon and to raise money for the Trussell Trust I got the whole cast back together (and Ray!) to make a lockdown cover. The video will be live from 10am tomorrow [Saturday] morning. Enjoy!"
12:09 pm -  Here's another article about Steven Van Zandt's quarantine radio show.
12:07 pm -  Here's a new cover of "Supersonic Rocket Ship" by Steve Forbert.
9:46 am -  Great Guitar Riffs at the BBC is due to be related tonight at 22.30 (BST) on BBC Four.
9:41 am -  Here's a new cover of "Lola". According to this Instagram post, it's used in a SafeAuto commercial.
9:40 am -  "YRGM" is #5 in this list of The 10 best songs from the British Invasion.
 
 Thursday, 30th April, 2020
12:00 pm -  A 1973 Kinks concert video is included in this article of live videos to watch.
11:59 am -  According to this article, the Absolute Beginners soundtrack is set for a vinyl reissue and CD debut on 17 July.
8:43 am -  Here's an article on Sixteen The Kinks songs that soundtracked England perfectly.
8:40 am -  According to this, the NYC band Lightning Bug will be releasing a cover of "Waterloo Sunset" as part of a Bandcamp fundraising campaign to raise money for artists impacted by the pandemic.
 
 Wednesday, 29th April, 2020
11:58 am -  According to this article, Record Store Day is now divided into 3 events, Aug. 29, Sept. 26 and Oct. 24, to prevent crowding in record stores. The Rock Bottom and Kink Kronikles releases are listed in the article, but the release date(s) won't be announced until June 1st.
11:53 am -  A message from Henny Stahli: "Dear All! After having played in 'The Kinky2' and 'The Dutch Riffers' for a long time, I’m since a couple of years in 'BUS 59', together with guitar player Amir Sofic. But because of the quarantine-issues we all encounter world-wide, work with Amir has also come to a, temporarily, stand-still. So, I’ve started a project, a Kinky project, during the Lockdown and the quarantine. I dived into my archive to dig up some recordings of not-to-well-known Kinks-songs I made way back. I brought them up-to-date, re-freshed ‘em, next re-mixed and re-mastered them, for you to, hopefully, enjoy during the Lockdown. I called it: 'The Kinky Quarantine Project'. Here’s the link. I haven’t done it for commercial reasons, the project is only available on Youtube, to ease the mind a bit. Take care! It’s needed! Henny"
10:41 am -  This article on the Steven Van Zandt quarantine radio show gives a date of May 10th for airing an interview with Ray from the archives.
 
 Tuesday, 28th April, 2020
8:32 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in this article on virtual traveling.
 
 Monday, 27th April, 2020
9:16 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Punk and Metal music.
9:14 am -  Here's an article on "Better Things".
9:14 am -  According to this article, a cover of "This Strange Effect" is used in Season 3, Episode 3 of "Killing Eve". Apparently it's a new cover by the band Unloved.
9:09 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the Pretenders song "Message Of Love".
9:05 am -  Here's a podcast on Something Else.
9:01 am -  The Kinks are at #16 in this article on The 100 Best Rock Bands of All Time.
 
 Friday, 24th April, 2020
11:54 am -  The Kinks Covers database is now at 9500 cover songs/tribute songs/Kinks-produced songs.
8:45 am -  Arthur is included in this article on the 10 Greatest Ever Rock Concept Albums.
 
 Thursday, 23rd April, 2020
8:37 am -  A Kinks biopic film that never got made is mentioned in this interview with George MacKay.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020
6:45 pm -  According to this tweet, Dave will be talking live on the LennonBus Instagram tomorrow at noon EST.
10:07 am -  A photo of The Kinks is included in this article on Vintage photos show the iconic beauty salon experience of the 1950s and'60s.
8:39 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in this list of the 50 most iconic songs of all time.
8:37 am -  "Dead End Street" is mentioned in this article as a suggestion for a Pandemic Playlist.
8:35 am -  Face To Face is included in this article on albums to listen to during the lockdown.
8:34 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks: a guide to their best albums, by Kinks book author Nick Hasted.
 
 Tuesday, 21st April, 2020
8:46 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this obituary for Ian Whitcomb.
8:44 am -  Ray and "Waterloo Sunset" are included in this article on Poems of London.
8:43 am -  "Apeman" is quoted in another Earth Day article.
8:42 am -  The Kinks are mentioned (twice) in this article on Earth Day.
8:40 am -  "Something Better Beginning" and "Daylight" are mentioned in this article on songs to see us through the coronavirus.
8:37 am -  The Kinks and "ADAAOTN" are mentioned in this article on songwriters sued for stealing content.
 
 Monday, 20th April, 2020
9:21 am -  Here's another Coronavirus parody of "Lola".
9:17 am -  Brendan Bayliss covered "Black Messiah" in his home concert (starts around 52:17).
9:06 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about Howard Stern's interview with Paul McCartney.
 
 Friday, 17th April, 2020
8:56 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article ranking the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame classes (#10).
8:53 am -  According to this tweet, Dave was interviewed on the LennonBus Instagram live feed yesterday.
8:49 am -  According to this tweet, there was a Kinks special on the Legends Show on Bath Radio yesterday. You can listen again.
8:45 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this obituary for Julie Ann Felix. (Here's the Kinks' appearance on her TV show.)
 
 Thursday, 16th April, 2020
8:50 am -  The VGPS album is included in this article on A toker's musical guide through pop history.
8:46 am -  The Kinks documentary on French TV mentioned yesterday will also be aired on ARTE Germany on May 15th at 21:40, and will be available online from May 8th to November 10th.
8:43 am -  Here's an article on Ray's 6 favourite albums (a re-hash of a 2009 article).
8:41 am -  "Celluloid Heroes" is quoted in this article on the TCM Classic Film Festival 2020.
8:40 am -  According to this article, "This Time Tomorrow" is in episode 2 of the TV show "Mrs. America".
8:37 am -  "Better Things" is included in this article on Songs for our time in a coronavirus pandemic.
 
 Wednesday, 15th April, 2020
9:23 am -  Here's a cover of "Days", as part of a charity fundraiser.
8:38 am -  A documentary on The Kinks will air on ARTE TV in France on 15 May at 22.25, and online from 9 May to 13 July.
8:35 am -  "A Well Respected Man" is mentioned in this article on songwriting in 1965.
 
 Tuesday, 14th April, 2020
9:26 am -  Here's an article on how Classic Rock From The Kinks Provided the Guidance I Needed To Get Through.
 
 Monday, 13th April, 2020
9:19 am -  "I Go To Sleep" is included in a playlist in this article (about halfway down, in "Alexa Chung's Anti-Anxiety Anthems").
9:18 am -  Here's an article about meeting Ray in New Orleans.
8:40 am -  "Lola"/"Yoda" is mentioned in this article on Weird Al Yankovic.
8:39 am -  Here's another review of the Songs of the Semi-Detached book.
 
 Friday, 10th April, 2020
8:55 am -  "Lola" is included in this 1970s Memories playlist.
8:54 am -  "Better Things" is included in this Shelter In Place playlist.
8:53 am -  The Kinks' "Singles Collection" compilation is a recommendation in this article.
 
 Thursday, 9th April, 2020
9:57 am -  The Kinks covers database now has over 9200 songs.
9:56 am -  Here's another mini concert video from Mark Haley featuring a couple Kinks songs.
9:54 am -  Ron Sexsmith mentions Ray in this interview.
9:53 am -  The Kinks are mentioned as an influence in this article on Webb Wilder.
 
 Wednesday, 8th April, 2020
11:19 am -  "She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina" is quoted in this review of the 2020 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition.
8:32 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about studio engineer Eddie Kramer.
8:29 am -  "Death Of A Clown" is included in this article on hit songs not sung by the lead singer.
 
 Monday, 6th April, 2020
9:18 am -  Conan O'Brien paid tribute to Adam Schlesinger on his show, and re-aired the Fountains Of Wayne performance of "Better Things".
8:41 am -  Paul Curtis did an All Request Kinks Special on Facebook. Here's the setlist.
8:37 am -  This radio show has a "virtual music tour of London featuring The Kinks".
8:35 am -  Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has an article about the VGPS album.
8:28 am -  "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" is quoted in this article.
8:26 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this article about the future of music.
8:24 am -  The Kinks are mentioned as inspirations in this article about The Elwins' new single.
8:22 am -  Bob Geldof mentions "Waterloo Sunset" in this interview.
8:22 am -  In this episode of American Pickers, a photo of The Kinks is shown as they discuss the British Invasion.
 
 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.


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