News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Thursday, 23rd September, 2021
9:38 am -  According to this article Yo La Tengo covered "TTEOTD" at their concert last Friday.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021
9:30 am -  Ray and "Celluloid Heroes" are mentioned/discussed in this article.
9:26 am -  Just a reminder that those with access to the BBC I-Player can watch The Kinks at the BBC.
9:23 am -  Dave and "YRGM" are mentioned in this article on the 20 greatest moments in Metal history.
9:20 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article about Around The World In 80 Days.
9:18 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on John Carpenter film scores.
 
 Friday, 17th September, 2021
3:48 pm -  Kinks tribute band The Village Green has a new recording and video of No More Looking Back.
10:33 am -  Back in April, a thread was started on the Steve Hoffman forum, discussing the Kinks' career song-by-song and album-by-album. They have just finished the 1960s, and the archives for that discussion can be found here and here.
10:31 am -  Here's an article asking Were The Kinks the first-ever punk band?.
 
 Thursday, 16th September, 2021
8:52 am -  A 1964 Kinks gig is included in a 'this week in history' article.
8:50 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on rock band feuds.
 
 Wednesday, 15th September, 2021
3:52 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this obituary for Ken Hutchison (who was in The Long Distance Piano Player with Ray).
12:33 pm -  "Waterloo Sunset" is #14 in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. "Lola" is #386, and "YRGM" is #176.
9:05 am -  Dave's Kinked compilation will be a Record Store Day Black Friday special release, as a double LP (one pink and one blue LP).
8:58 am -  Ray is mentioned (and "Tired Of Waiting" is quoted) in this article on pension dashboards.
8:56 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this article on Goldie and the Gingerbreads.
8:55 am -  According to this review Kinks music is played in the theater prior to the "Dial M for Murder" performance at the Liverpool Playhouse.
 
 Tuesday, 14th September, 2021
1:01 pm -  Ray's 2014 radio interview with NPR's Fresh Air show is now on YouTube.
 
 Thursday, 9th September, 2021
9:18 am -  Bob Henrit is an associate producer for the Count Me In documentary on rock drummers on Netflix, and speaks a couple of times throughout the film.
9:17 am -  "Starstruck" is used in the trailer for the "Last Night In Soho" film.
 
 Tuesday, 7th September, 2021
12:04 pm -  Here's an article on the Kinks' "Session Man" song and Nicky Hopkins.
9:22 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "Death Of A Clown" on Facebook.
9:19 am -  According to reviews here and here, the Kinks are on the "Last Night In Soho" soundtrack. And according to this playlist, it's "Sunny Afternoon".
9:18 am -  Ray's songwriting is discussed in this podcast.
9:16 am -  Ray is mentioned and "Waterloo Sunset" is quoted in this radio play mystery. (Around 23:02.)
 
 Friday, 3rd September, 2021
8:50 am -  Pete Quaife's book Veritas: A Rock 'n' Roll Story is available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.com (Volume 1 and Volume 2) and Amazon.co.uk (Volume 1 and Volume 2).
8:37 am -  Here's a video of Haley Reinhart performing "Sunny Afternoon" in concert.
 
 Thursday, 2nd September, 2021
11:43 am -  Shel Talmy has a Facebook post about Pete Quaife and "Milk Cow Blues".
 
 Monday, 30th August, 2021
9:15 am -  Shel Talmy has posted about Who Really Played The Solo On 'You Really Got Me' on Facebook.
9:13 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Flo & Eddie.
9:12 am -  Chrissie Hynde's covers of Ray's songs are mentioned in this article.
9:11 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on DJ Annie Nightingale.
9:09 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article.
 
 Thursday, 26th August, 2021
8:43 am -  More articles that have the Kinks' tributes to Charlie Watts here, here, here, and here.
8:42 am -  Ray's quotes on Charlie Watts are on page 3 of today's Metro newspaper. (View here if you have an account.)
 
 Wednesday, 25th August, 2021
9:58 am -  Ray, Dave and Mick all have statements about Charlie Watts posted on the official Kinks Facebook and Instagram pages.
9:45 am -  Ray is quoted in this article on Charlie Watts.
9:43 am -  Kat Rusby's cover of "VGPS" is mentioned in this article.
9:42 am -  "Stop Your Sobbing" and "I Go To Sleep" are mentioned in this article about songs Chrissie Hynde is performing on tour.
9:39 am -  Dave was on Good Morning Britain this morning, talking about Charlie Watts.
9:37 am -  According to this article, Australian band Rot TV have covered "INLEE". Here's the YouTube link.
 
 Tuesday, 24th August, 2021
5:01 pm -  A couple tweets from Dave, paying tribute to Charlie Watts here and here. And Dave's tweet is quoted in this article.
8:58 am -  According to this article, the band Unloved covers "This Strange Effect" for the theme song of the Hulu series "Nine Perfect Strangers".
8:49 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article, in a question about who should be on a "Mount Rushmore of rock music".
8:46 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in a couple more articles on Don Everly here and here.
 
 Monday, 23rd August, 2021
12:04 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the death of Don Everly, and Dave is quoted in this article. Here's a tweet from Dave.
12:01 pm -  Not sure how old this is, but here's Terry Reid doing a cover of "Waterloo Sunset".
11:54 am -  "What's In Store For Me" was played on today's episode of the BBC1 programme Homes Under the Hammer.
 
 Friday, 20th August, 2021
11:50 am -  The book Jim Rodford Sideman -- The Jim Rodford Story is available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. It contains stories of Jim written by his family, bandmates and more.
 
 Monday, 16th August, 2021
9:18 am -  A message from Bill Orton about the fan club meeting: "THE BOSTON DOME 2021. The Great News is that we are up and running for the fan Club show at the Dome on 28th November, the band will be Dave Clarke, Mick Avory, Mark Haley, Mike Steed (Bass) Debi & Shirlie plus other guests to be added. (Bob Henrit now added.) Tickets are £25 and UK can send in a Cheque, pay to The Official Kinks Fan Club or bank transfer to- Official Kinks Fan Club, 20-85-13, Acc 00458090 obviously you need to email or write in with your address for the tickets. PLEASE NOTE THIS INFO FROM THE VENUE: Regarding Covid, we are asking all guests to prove they have had both vaccines or NHS email or text and ID proving they have had a negative test in the last 24hrs. Inside the venue we have hand sanitiser stations, all staff will also take a test before coming to work, and I will advise all staff to mask up for extra protection."
9:14 am -  Dave posted a new photo of himself and Ray yesterday on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
9:14 am -  Shel Talmy has posted his Blueprint of "Dandy" on Facebook.
9:14 am -  Record Collector has posted some images from their Kinks special issue on Facebook.
9:12 am -  The Kinks and "Celluloid Heroes" are mentioned in this article on Bela Lugosi.
 
 Thursday, 12th August, 2021
2:01 pm -  Here's the Chocolate Watchband's cover of "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" , set to some 1960s footage.
8:50 am -  Here's an article about Damon Albarn's recent quotes about not making an album with David Bowie and Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 10th August, 2021
8:39 am -  You can buy a post of Kinks band members as a Tube Map.
8:33 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on banned bands.
8:31 am -  Here's another video of Colin Hay doing "Waterloo Sunset". Colin mentions the song in this interview.
 
 Monday, 9th August, 2021
9:25 am -  Damon Albarn mentions Ray in this interview.
9:23 am -  The Kinks' cover of "Louie Louie" is mentioned in this article.
9:20 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the Sparks.
9:19 am -  Rob Morrison of The Booklights cites The Kinks as an influence in this interview.
9:18 am -  Conor O'Brien (of The Villagers) mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:16 am -  The Kinks are mentioned (a few times) in this interview with Jon Savage.
9:11 am -  Here's Colin Hay covering Waterloo Sunset on his current tour.
 
 Wednesday, 4th August, 2021
9:54 am -  According to this article the band Local H covers "Strangers" on their latest covers album, Awesome Quarantine Mix-Tape #3.
9:50 am -  Here's an article on "YRGM".
 
 Monday, 2nd August, 2021
10:48 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "David Watts" on his Facebook page.
10:47 am -  Here's an article on Muswell Hillbillies.
 
 Thursday, 29th July, 2021
9:55 am -  From Dave's Facebook page this week: "Dave’s son Martin’s new film about his father is in final stages of editing! An exclusive extended preview - clips and outtakes from the film, will premier in a charity show this fall."
9:54 am -  Colin Hay's cover of "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 22nd July, 2021
2:08 pm -  Here's an article about Bob Dylan "inspiring" "Sunny Afternoon".
 
 Wednesday, 21st July, 2021
9:06 am -  Here's a blog post on Sleepwalker.
 
 Tuesday, 20th July, 2021
9:48 am -  Paul McCartney talks about The Kinks in episode 3 of the Hulu docu-series "McCartney 3, 2, 1".
9:41 am -  Here's a cover of "YRGM" by Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox.
9:40 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Monkees.
9:35 am -  Gary Sherman mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Friday, 16th July, 2021
12:15 pm -  You can pre-order a copy of a special Kinks issue of Record Collector magazine, to be released on 29 July.
12:12 pm -  There are some old Kinks videos and interviews on this YouTube channel.
12:10 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article (paywalled). "In the middle of July 1965, The Scotch of St James officially opened for business. Amongst those at the launch were three Beatles, four Rolling Stones, as well as members of The Who, The Kinks, The Animals and The Hollies."
11:51 am -  The "Echoes Of A World" documentary will be shown on Sky Arts TV tonight at 11pm UK time.
11:12 am -  Here's a 2007 radio interview with Dave.
 
 Monday, 12th July, 2021
9:24 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint "All Night Stand" on his Facebook page.
 
 Friday, 9th July, 2021
9:03 am -  A Kinks documentary is mentioned in this article about the launch of the channel That's TV Gold.
 
 Monday, 5th July, 2021
11:20 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "Mr. Pleasant" on Facebook.
11:19 am -  "YRGM" is included in this article on The Cure's best covers.
11:17 am -  Judd Apatow mentions The Kinks in this interview.
11:15 am -  Here's an article on Preservation Act 1 and Act 2.
11:13 am -  Here's a Cover of "Strangers" by Brian Cooper.
 
 Thursday, 1st July, 2021
1:21 pm -  "Tired Of Waiting" is used in this TV ad for MyPayNow.
 
 Monday, 28th June, 2021
9:44 am -  Here's another article about "Better Things" being considered as the theme song to The Office.
9:38 am -  "Lola" and The Kinks are mentioned in this article on a trans woman coming out.
9:30 am -  A 1/2 hour MTV show about Ray's Return To Waterloo film has been posted on YouTube.
 
 Thursday, 24th June, 2021
9:08 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in this list of David Bowie's 25 greatest covers of all time.
 
 Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021
1:26 pm -  There's a post from Ray along with a photo on the Kinks Facebook page, thanking fans for the birthday wishes.
9:59 am -  You can watch Daniel Davies play 5 tracks from his Spies EP.
8:37 am -  Here's a photo inspired by "Rainy Day In June".
 
 Monday, 21st June, 2021
10:52 am -  Happy 77th birthday to Ray Davies!
10:01 am -  Here's an article on Ray's 10 best lyrics.
 
 Friday, 18th June, 2021
9:09 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about the band Sparks.
9:06 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on songs about dogs (although not as an example of a song about a dog).
9:03 am -  According to this article Colin Hay covers "Waterloo SunseT" on his new covers album I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself.
9:01 am -  "I'm On An Island" is quoted in the Dutch novel De cursus by Elvin Post.
8:57 am -  "Supersonic Rocket Ship" is mentioned in this article on the "Loki" TV show.
8:54 am -  According to this article Rick Springfield says the first record he owned was "YRGM".
8:52 am -  According to this article, "Better Things" was considered for the theme song to the American version of "The Office" TV show.
8:50 am -  Here's a review (in Dutch) of Dick van Veelen's book The Kinks - Een oer-Engeles band.
 
 Wednesday, 16th June, 2021
4:04 pm -  Graham Corbould will be performing a one-man Kinks tribute show this Saturday, 19th June at 7:30pm at Rosslyn Court, Cliftonville, Margate. Tickets are on sale, and the show will be streamed live on YouTube.
9:00 am -  Here's a new interview with Mick.
 
 Monday, 14th June, 2021
9:55 am -  Chris Kocher's Ray Davies birthday tribute radio show will now be 5 hours long, on WHRW..fm starting at noon EDT this Saturday, June 19th. Check out the Facebook event for more info, including on how to send in a request.
9:31 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint of "Dead End Street" on Facebook.
 
 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.


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