News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Friday, 21st June, 2024
11:24 am -  Happy 80th birthday Ray Davies!
11:23 am -  The Kinksfan Kollektiv have recorded a cover of "Apeman" (Facebook video) with the lyrics changed in honor of Ray's birthday.
10:42 am -  Some radio shows for Ray's birthday:
10:30 am -  Some articles for Ray's birthday: here, here (in German), here (paywalled), here, and here.
 
 Thursday, 20th June, 2024
3:19 pm -  Here's an article on Ray's thoughts about an Otis Redding song.
1:37 pm -  The August 2024 issue (no. 369) of Mojo magazine has a column titled "Last Night A Record Changed My Life" written by Ron Sexsmith, which is about the Golden Hour Of The Kinks compilation LP.
1:20 pm -  Here's an article about "Waterloo Sunset".
 
 Tuesday, 18th June, 2024
12:50 pm -  According to this article, Ray is one of the artists who have phoned Johnnie Walker in recent days.
12:21 pm -  Here's a live cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by Joe Jackson.
12:02 pm -  According to this article, The Killers covered "Come Dancing" in concert. Here's a video. And here's another article.
11:58 am -  Here's an article on "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman".
11:57 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the "big four" British Invasion bands.
11:56 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on bands who released two albums in a year.
11:46 am -  Here's an article on Elliott Smith's cover of "Waterloo Sunset" from 2000.
 
 Friday, 14th June, 2024
2:55 pm -  Dick van Veelen's book The Kinks - Concerts in the Netherlands is now in its third printing. The book lists all concerts the band performed in The Netherlands from 1965 to 1993. It's in Dutch, but contains over 50 photos and other documents of The Kinks in concert in The Netherlands. (Dick's third book, about Ray and Dave's solo work, will be released in November 2024.)
2:51 pm -  Clem Burke talks about The Kinks and Tall Poppy Syndrome's cover of "This Time Tomorrow" in this interview.
2:40 pm -  Here's an article on The Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 11th June, 2024
1:00 pm -  Here's an article on Pete Quaife.
 
 Monday, 10th June, 2024
9:51 am -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this article about Deep Purple.
9:47 am -  Here's a cover of "ADAAOTN" by Vinyl Hampdin.
9:44 am -  "ADAAOTN" and "YRGM" were played during the Phillies/Mets baseball game in London on Saturday.
 
 Saturday, 8th June, 2024
11:56 am -  Dave has posted on Facebook a recent video of him at a guitar shop.
11:52 am -  In an Arte TV program/concert, Brian D'Addario from the Lemon Twigs choses Percy as one of his favorite albums (and the Kinks album is visible in the background during the interview as well). Here's the video -- the interview starts at 1:13:15, and Brian pulls out Percy at 1:18:48. Be sure to check out the Lemon Twigs concert portion of the video starting at 3:09:30.
 
 Friday, 7th June, 2024
4:36 pm -  In the June 2024 issue of the German version of Rolling Stone magazine, there's a 6 page piece on Ray for his 80th birthday. It's titled "Rückkehr nach Fortis Green" (Return to Fortis Green).
4:31 pm -  Here's a podcast (in Spanish) on The Kinks' version of "Beautiful Delilah".
 
 Thursday, 6th June, 2024
4:04 pm -  Here's a YouTube video that morphs photos of The Kinks throughout the years.
4:03 pm -  One For The Road is included in this article comparing live albums from the 1970s with 1980s.
 
 Monday, 3rd June, 2024
3:21 pm -  The Session Man documentary film about Nicky Hopkins will be screened at the Kingston International Film Festival on Saturday, 22nd June 2024 at 4:45pm.
11:43 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Liverbirds.
11:43 am -  "Rainy Day In June" is included in this article on songs about June.
11:42 am -  Here's an article about the use of "VGPS" in the movie Hot Fuzz.
 
 Saturday, 1st June, 2024
8:24 am -  There will be a screening at Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham that will include an unused insert from The Old Grey Whistle Test featuring The Kinks.
8:17 am -  Arthur is #19 in this article on the biggest classic rock albums of 1969.
8:15 am -  Here’s a rehearsal video with the original West End cast of the Sunny Afternoon musical.
 
 Friday, 31st May, 2024
8:10 am -  Will Rigby talks about seeing Ray at a festival in Spain in this article.
8:07 am -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this article about Punk music.
8:03 am -  The Vox Holloway "Salutes Ray Davies & The Kinks" tickets are now on sale.
 
 Thursday, 30th May, 2024
8:00 am -  Here’s an article on Ray’s songwriting.
7:57 am -  According to this article, Yo La Tengo covered “TTEOTD” at a recent concert. Here’s a video.
 
 Wednesday, 29th May, 2024
2:59 pm -  You can vote for The Kinks at a Facebook page by Norwegian radio station Radio Vinyl.
10:27 am -  Muswell Hillbillies is #22 in this article on the biggest Classic Rock albums of 1971.
10:25 am -  Here's a live acoustic cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by Mike Dobie.
 
 Tuesday, 28th May, 2024
12:40 pm -  The Kinksfan Kollektiv will be performing a Kinks singalong at the Springfield Tavern in Bounds Green on Friday, July 26 at 8pm (Facebook event page), and at the Clissold Arms on Saturday, July 27 at 8pm (Facebook event page).
12:33 pm -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks performance at Witham Public Hall on Friday, June 14.
12:31 pm -  Here's an article on "Waterloo Sunset".
 
 Monday, 27th May, 2024
11:01 am -  Here's a short story about running into Ray.
9:58 am -  Two programmes airing on BBC Radio 2 on June 22nd (the day after Ray's birthday): Ray Davies at the BBC, featuring several interviews with Ray over the years, and Tracks Of My Years - A Ray Davies special, where celebrities choose their favourite Ray tracks.
9:55 am -  In this article, Paul Weller chooses two Kinks albums among his favourite British albums.
9:54 am -  Here's an article on Pixies' Black Francis' favourite Kinks song.
 
 Friday, 24th May, 2024
11:01 am -  Here's a cover of "Days" by the All Together Choir at Haworth Steampunk Weekend 2024.
11:00 am -  Peggy Lee's cover of "I Go To Sleep" is used in the third episode of the Netflix series Baby Reindeer.
10:56 am -  Suggs mentions "Dead End Street" in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 23rd May, 2024
11:21 am -  "Lola" is included in this article/slideshow on songs with names.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd May, 2024
1:32 pm -  Dave autographed three Kinks LPs to be sold for charity, benefiting the High Tide 2024 festival.
1:30 pm -  Here's an article on Larry Page written by his son Ashley.
1:27 pm -  Here's a recent video of Mick singing "DFOF".
1:25 pm -  Here's a cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by Lars Jensen.
1:18 pm -  Here's an article on Ian Anderson's opinion on Ray and The Kinks. And here's the video that the article is based on.
 
 Tuesday, 21st May, 2024
9:55 am -  Happy 81st birthday to John Dalton!
9:54 am -  Jon Anderson talks about Ray and The Kinks in this interview (about 1:48:34).
 
 Monday, 20th May, 2024
10:52 am -  Here's an "Albums I Wish Existed" blog post on an expanded version of the Return To Waterloo soundtrack.
10:45 am -  VGPS is featured in this vlog.
10:43 am -  Here's an article on the lyric Ray wishes he had written.
10:38 am -  Here's a cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by Joseph Stone.
10:36 am -  Here's Ray and Dave doing an acoustic version of "Sunny Afternoon" on Swedish TV in 1992.
 
 Saturday, 18th May, 2024
11:35 am -  Here’s an obituary for Spider John Koerner, who wrote "Good Luck Child" (which Dave recorded as "Good Luck Charm").
 
 Friday, 17th May, 2024
10:55 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article (as part of the Mad Men TV series soundtrack).
10:54 am -  Everybody's In Show-Biz is included in this article on the best classic rock albums of 1972.
10:52 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on bands that broke up "for bizarre reasons".
10:51 am -  Preservation Act 2 is included in this article on Rock's Best 13th Albums.
10:47 am -  Here's an article on 5 tracks from The Kinks' "theatrical era".
 
 Thursday, 16th May, 2024
9:20 am -  Here's a new cover of "YRGM" and "ADAAOTN" (medley) by Jacob K and friends.
 
 Wednesday, 15th May, 2024
9:56 am -  Chris Kocher will do his annual Ray birthday radio show on Saturday, June 22nd. Chris says, "Sir Ray Davies of the Kinks turns 80 on June 21, so we'll bring back the annual birthday celebration the following day. Tune in worldwide at www.whrw.fm. Here is the FB event page. Post your song requests on the FB page in the comments for the event or email realchriskocher@gmail.com. Feel free to send short audio intros for your selections, too." (Last year's tribute can still be found here.)
9:53 am -  Here's another obituary for Larry Page.
9:52 am -  Here's an acoustic cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by Ivan Holden and Paul o Dea.
 
 Monday, 13th May, 2024
10:11 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Got Love If You Want It" on Facebook.
 
 Saturday, 11th May, 2024
2:46 pm -  Here's an obituary for Larry Page. (Also available to read here.)
 
 Wednesday, 8th May, 2024
2:23 pm -  Jonathan Lea talks about recording "This Time Tomorrow" with Tall Poppy Syndrome, as well as working with Dave in this interview.
1:51 pm -  The final episode of the first season of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast looks at the Percy soundtrack. Listen and subscribe at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, or YouTube.
1:19 pm -  "YRGM" and "ADAAOTN" are included in this article on songs that helped invent heavy metal.
1:15 pm -  The cover of "INLEE" by Jimmy and the Boys is mentioned in this article on the death of Ignatius Jones.
1:09 pm -  Here's an article by Glenn A. Baker on Larry Page (requires registration).
1:03 pm -  This Ted Tocks blog post is about "Waterloo Sunset".
12:54 pm -  Here's a Mojo article where Ray, Dave and Mick talk about the making of "Waterloo Sunset".
12:47 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Blur songs.
 
 Friday, 3rd May, 2024
10:55 am -  Here's a blog post on the Come Dancing With The Kinks compilation.
10:53 am -  Noel Gallagher names The Kinks as one of his favourite bands in this article.
 
 Thursday, 2nd May, 2024
9:12 am -  Happy 80th birthday to Bob Henrit!
9:11 am -  Dave and The Kinks are mentioned in a couple articles on the death of Duane Eddy here and here.
9:10 am -  Here's a live cover of "YRGM" by The Pre-Amps.
9:09 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the band Helmet.
9:06 am -  Tom Waits includes "YRGM" in this article on his favourite songs.
9:05 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on banned artists.
 
 Wednesday, 1st May, 2024
9:25 am -  This week's episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast covers the non-LP songs from 1969-1970. Listen and subscribe at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, or YouTube.
9:17 am -  Here's a live cover of "INLEE" by The Blackbetties.
9:15 am -  "Come Dancing" is included in this article on Rock's biggest comeback tunes.
9:13 am -  Here's an article on Ray's thoughts about Van Halen's cover of "YRGM".
 
 Monday, 29th April, 2024
9:43 am -  Here's another cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by James Macdonald.
9:41 am -  Ann Savoy performed a cover of "Waterloo Sunset" at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this weekend. Here's the studio version from her latest album Another Heart.
 
 Friday, 26th April, 2024
1:02 pm -  Bob Henrit and John Dalton will be among the people speaking at the Lowewood Museum event "An audience with The Roulettes and Friends", Saturday May 4, 2-5pm GMT+1 at The Imperial Conservative Club in Hertfordshire EN8 7LA. Tickets available here.
9:21 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned a few times in this article on Blur.
 
 Thursday, 25th April, 2024
2:50 pm -  According to this Facebook post by Shel Talmy, he will be "discussing my career and my views on record production and the music biz" at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California on July 27th. Tickets available here.
9:06 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Ann Wilson.
9:02 am -  The Kinks are mentioned (and Ray is quoted) in this article on Cyril Davies.
 
 Wednesday, 24th April, 2024
10:16 am -  This week's episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast focuses on the Lola vs. Powerman... album. Listen and subscribe at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, and YouTube.
 
 Tuesday, 23rd April, 2024
9:14 am -  Here's a cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by The Sparkplugs.
9:12 am -  Here's an article about The Kinks' name.
 
 Monday, 22nd April, 2024
9:27 am -  Here's an article on the death of former Kinks manager Larry Page.
9:20 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Don't You Fret" on Facebook.
9:18 am -  Ron Sexsmith has covered Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl on his YouTube channel.
9:15 am -  The Kinks and Low Budget are included in this article on '70s rock bands who tried New Wave.
9:12 am -  In series 1, episode 10 ("The Big Picture") of the Apple TV show Mr. Corman, Joseph Gordon Levitt mentions The Kinks and "Waterloo Sunset", about halfway through.
9:06 am -  "YRGM" is #12 in this list of the best rock songs.
 
 Saturday, 20th April, 2024
12:45 pm -  Here’s an article on songs for people who don’t like The Kinks.
7:02 am -  Here’s the casting call for the Sunny Afternoon musical in Chicago (scroll down about 2/3).
 
 Friday, 19th April, 2024
2:18 pm -  Here's a cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by Xerxes.
11:54 am -  Here's an article on Dave.
 
 Thursday, 18th April, 2024
9:32 am -  Arthur and VGPS are included in this article (from 2022) of the best rock albums of the '60s.
 
 Wednesday, 17th April, 2024
11:20 am -  This week's episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast is about the Arthur album. Listen and subscribe at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google or YouTube.
11:15 am -  Here's an article on Iggy Pop's thoughts about "YRGM".
 
 Monday, 15th April, 2024
9:08 am -  Andrew Sandoval mentions The Kinks in this article about finding lost master tapes (or not).
9:07 am -  Here's a live cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by 20/20 Band.
 
 Friday, 12th April, 2024
9:32 am -  Bruce Robinson mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:31 am -  Here's an article about Ozzy Osbourne and "YRGM".
 
 Thursday, 11th April, 2024
9:28 am -  VGPS is included in this article on the best concept albums.
9:17 am -  Here's a new cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by Toadstool.
 
 Wednesday, 10th April, 2024
12:53 pm -  This week's episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast covers GLKA tracks/VGPS bonus tracks. Listen and subscribe at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, or YouTube.
 
 Tuesday, 9th April, 2024
3:54 pm -  The "Sunny Afternoon" musical will be performed at the The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater from March 21 to April 27, 2025. A couple articles about it here and here.
3:50 pm -  According to this Beatland Books Facebook post a "fully revised, greatly expanded and lavishly illustrated" update of Doug Hinman's book ADAAOTN is planned for late 2024.
 
 Monday, 8th April, 2024
8:31 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks.
8:29 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the best family bands.
 
 Friday, 5th April, 2024
9:12 am -  Here's an article on the 5 best slow songs by The Kinks.
9:10 am -  "YRGM" is #38 and "Waterloo Sunset" is #25 in this list of the greatest classic rock songs.
 
 Thursday, 4th April, 2024
11:30 am -  Here's a review of The Midnight River Crew's new EP, N8, which was recorded at Konk Studios. Also an interview about recording at Konk. Band member Mark Johnson attended Ray's songwriting course in 2011. The EP is available at Bandcamp.com.
11:22 am -  Here's an article about Ray, Dave and Mick's positive response to Tall Poppy Syndrome's cover of "This Time Tomorrow".
11:21 am -  "She's Got Everything" was played on this Detroit radio show earlier this week.
11:18 am -  Evan Dando talks about "Waterloo Sunset" in this article.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd April, 2024
12:08 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
12:04 pm -  Episode 9 of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast focuses on the VGPS album. Listen and subscribe at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google or YouTube.
12:01 pm -  Here's a live cover of "See My Friends" by Lilac Devine from 2008.
12:00 pm -  Here's an article about Yes opening up for The Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd April, 2024
2:35 pm -  The Vox Holloway choir will be performing songs from VGPS and Arthur at the Alexandra Palace Theatre on Saturday, July 27th.
10:33 am -  Here's a live cover of "Sittin' On My Sofa" by The Counts.
 
 Friday, 29th March, 2024
2:36 pm -  "Maximum Consumption" is included in this article on food songs.
 
 Thursday, 28th March, 2024
9:27 am -  According to this article, The Kinks will contribute a message to be aired during a broadcast celebrating the 60th anniversary of Radio Caroline.
 
 Wednesday, 27th March, 2024
11:04 am -  The latest episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast focuses on non-LP tracks from 1966-67. Listen and subscribe at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google or YouTube.
11:02 am -  Here's another video of the Joe Satriani & Steve Vai performance of "YRGM".
 
 Monday, 25th March, 2024
9:44 am -  Here is the fifth and final episode of the podcast Popreconstructie's series revolving around Dick van Veelen's book, The Kinks - Een oer-Engelse band. This episode (in Dutch this time) has an interview with Theo van den Hoek, who at the time worked for Dutch impresario Paul Acket. He brought The Kinks to the Netherlands in the 70s and 90s.
9:38 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Naggin' Woman" on Facebook.
9:37 am -  Here's an article on "Dead End Street".
9:35 am -  According to this, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai recently covered "YRGM" in concert.
9:32 am -  According to this, there's a new cover of "Shangri-La" due out next month by The Honey Pot with Crystal Jacqueline.
 
 Friday, 22nd March, 2024
9:05 am -  Here is Part 4 of the Popreconstructie podcast (in English again this time), featuring an interview with Mick.
9:03 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on musicians that Paul Weller hates (but as a group that he likes).
 
 Thursday, 21st March, 2024
9:22 am -  The latest episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast focuses on the Something Else album. Listen and subscribe at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, or YouTube.
9:17 am -  Dave attended the premier of the William Shatner documentary "You Can Call Me Bill" a couple days ago, and posted some photos on Facebook.
9:13 am -  The Tall Poppy Syndrome's cover of "This Time Tomorrow" is available on Bandcamp, and will be on Spotify tomorrow.
 
 Tuesday, 19th March, 2024
9:46 am -  According to this tweet, Tall Poppy Syndrome have covered "This Time Tomorrow" (a supergroup featuring Paul Kopf, Vince Melourney, Jonathan Lea [who toured with Dave Davies], Alec Palao and Clem Burke).
9:40 am -  Here's a recent live cover of "ADAAOTN" by The Record Company.
9:38 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the Libertines.
 
 Monday, 18th March, 2024
8:32 am -  Here's an article on five Kinks songs that "perfectly emulate British life".
8:31 am -  Here's a recent live cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by Colin Hay.
 
 Thursday, 14th March, 2024
9:17 am -  The latest episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast covers the Face To Face album. Listen & subscribe at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, and YouTube.
9:14 am -  In this article on Mark E. Smith and The Fall, their cover of "Victoria" is mentioned.
9:12 am -  Rick Springfield includes "YRGM" in this article on songs he wishes he had written.
9:09 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on David Bowie and Damon Albarn.
9:08 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Eric Carmen, as an influence on his early band The Choir.
 
 Wednesday, 13th March, 2024
9:05 am -  Here is part 3 of the podcast "Popreconstructie over The Kinks", featuring an interview with Dave. This episode is in English.
9:01 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article.
8:57 am -  According to this page, "Celluloid Heroes" was played on BBC Radio 3 "Jazz Record Requests" on Sunday.
 
 Monday, 11th March, 2024
9:20 am -  Here's an article about "Two Sisters".
 
 Friday, 8th March, 2024
10:30 am -  Here's a live cover of "I Need You" from 1983 by The Cheepskates.
10:26 am -  Here's an article on artists who were influenced by The Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 6th March, 2024
9:09 am -  The latest episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast covers The Kink Kontroversy album. Listen & subscribe at Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, and YouTube.
 
 Tuesday, 5th March, 2024
9:47 am -  In this article, Sierra Ferrell cites "Waterloo Sunset" as an inspiration for her song "In Dreams".
9:27 am -  Here is part 2 of the podcast (in Dutch) "Popreconstructie over The Kinks", speaking with Dutch artist and Kinks fan Henk Westbrook.
9:19 am -  Here's an article about "Lola".
 
 Monday, 4th March, 2024
10:06 am -  Save the date: the Official Kinks Fan Club gig will be 24th November this year, same location.
10:00 am -  "WHATGTG" is included in this blog post on songs about getting old.
9:07 am -  VGPS is included in this article on "social realism" songs.
 
 Friday, 1st March, 2024
8:42 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is #2 in this article on songs about London.
 
 Thursday, 29th February, 2024
10:21 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Louie Louie" by The Kinks on Facebook.
 
 Wednesday, 28th February, 2024
12:33 pm -  On the Kast Off Kinks web site, there's a slideshow video of photos from Mick Avory's 80th birthday party earlier this month.
9:36 am -  The latest episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast covers the Kwyet Kinks EP and other single/non-LP tracks from around that time. Listen at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, or YouTube.
9:29 am -  Tony, of the HeroHabit blog and Kinks & Beats podcast, has a post refuting the Jimmy Page/"YRGM" rumor which keeps rearing its ugly head for some reason.
 
 Tuesday, 27th February, 2024
4:28 pm -  The Arthur radio play will be repeated this Saturday.
10:15 am -  Johnny Marr includes "ADAAOTN" among the songs that shaped him.
 
 Monday, 26th February, 2024
12:23 pm -  Here's an article on a recent tweet from Dave about Keith Moon.
9:58 am -  Here's an article on Steven Van Zandt's comments on "YRGM".
9:24 am -  The Kinks are mentioned by Bill Maher and Chris Robinson on Club Random while talking about bands with feuding brothers (about 48 minutes in).
 
 Thursday, 22nd February, 2024
12:35 pm -  According to this article, BMG have been nominated for a Music Week Award for their Kinks catalogue marketing campaign.
 
 Wednesday, 21st February, 2024
9:23 am -  The next episode of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast (focusing on Kinda Kinks) is available today via Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, and YouTube.
9:21 am -  Here's an article about The Doors and The Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 20th February, 2024
9:36 am -  Arthur is mentioned in this review of the new single by The Follies.
9:29 am -  Here's an article about Dave and "ADAAOTN".
 
 Monday, 19th February, 2024
9:51 am -  There was a new interview with Ray in the Sunday Times "Culture" supplement magazine yesterday.
9:46 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Too Much On My Mind" on Facebook.
9:42 am -  Tribute band The Minks will share the bill with The Flamin' Groovies at Thee Stork Club in Oakland, California on Saturday, March 23rd. (Incidentally, Flamin' Groovies' Cyril Jordan has said he witnessed a confrontation between Ray and a promoter backstage at the Cow Palace in 1965.)
9:25 am -  A snippet of "ADAAOTN" was played during the broadcast of the Bruins vs. Kings hockey game on Saturday.
 
 Thursday, 15th February, 2024
9:29 am -  Happy 80th birthday Mick Avory!
9:27 am -  Following Dick van Veelen's book The Kinks-A primal English band, the publisher has commissioned a podcast (in Dutch) about The Kinks. Participants in this include Dave Davies and Mick Avory. The podcast is produced by music journalist Peter Schavemaker. Here is part 1: Interview with author Dick van Veelen on Spotify. The parts with Dave and Mick will follow soon.
9:24 am -  Here's an article about Dave and Jimmy Page.
9:22 am -  "ADAAOTN" was used in series 1, episode 6 of the Sky Max show "Funny Woman". (Available on PBS in America.)
 
 Wednesday, 14th February, 2024
9:47 am -  Episode two of the Thoroughly Kinky podcast is now available, focusing on the first few singles and the Kinksize Session EP. Listen at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, or YouTube.
9:40 am -  The Kinks are #11 in this article on the greatest British rock bands.
9:36 am -  Here's an article about "Johnny Thunder".
 
 Tuesday, 13th February, 2024
9:30 am -  Here's an article about "ADAAOTN".
 
 Monday, 12th February, 2024
10:26 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Living On A Thin Line book from the "Great Western" Youtube channel. Also check out this song analysis of "Do It Again".
10:14 am -  Here's an article about The Kinks' on Damo Suzuki, who recently passed away.
10:07 am -  The Kinks are #9 in this article on bands with siblings.
10:00 am -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this article on power chords.
9:59 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks.
9:58 am -  Here's an article on Ray's thoughts about Punk music.
 
 Friday, 9th February, 2024
10:22 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks' and Beatles' performances at Bournemouth in 1964.
9:46 am -  "La-la-la-la-Lola" was an answer in Wednesday's New York Times crossword puzzle. It caused a bit of controversy in the comments of this blog, about whether it's "la-la-la-la" or "lo-lo-lo-lo". Also see this article.
9:23 am -  The Kinks' first TV appearance (performing "Long Tall Sally" on Ready Steady Go) is mentioned in this article about The Beatles on Ed Sullivan.
9:20 am -  According to this, "Waterloo Sunset" is in episode 11 of the Netflix series "One Day".
 
 Thursday, 8th February, 2024
11:39 am -  Here's a nice video about Dave.
9:08 am -  Here's a live cover of "TTEOTD" by Carl Caballero and The Wreckage.
 
 Wednesday, 7th February, 2024
9:40 am -  There's a new dedicated Kinks podcast launching today, on the 60th anniversary of the release of The Kinks' first single. "Thoroughly Kinky" plans to go through the entire Kinks discography, reviewing every songs in order. The 14 episodes of the first season will cover the Pye era, and the first episode is available today at Spotify, Amazon, Apple, and Google.
 
 Tuesday, 6th February, 2024
10:06 am -  Mark Teehan, who wrote several papers on the charting of Kinks singles (find them here), has taken his music chart research talents to The Byrds with a paper on "Eight Miles High", posted on the Byrds Flyght blog. (Mark references several Kinks singles in this paper.)
9:57 am -  Peter Hooton from The Farm chooses "Lola" as one of his top 10 favourite songs.
9:55 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on bands with siblings.
9:54 am -  The Kinks are included in another article on artists who have never won a Grammy.
9:48 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this review of Wim Wender's film Perfect Days. ("Sunny Afternoon" is used in the film.)
9:44 am -  Ray and Dave talk about Buddy Holly (from old interviews) on this radio show. About 19 minutes in.
9:40 am -  "YRGM" was used in series 1, episode 5 of the Sky Max show "Funny Woman". (Available on PBS in America.)
 
 Monday, 5th February, 2024
11:33 am -  According to this page Dave was a guest on the Cousin Brucie radio show on Saturday. You may be able to listen again here.
8:59 am -  Dave is quoted in this article on Jimi Hendrix.
8:58 am -  "Come Dancing" is included in this article on comeback singles.
8:55 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on five great artists who never won a Grammy award.
8:52 am -  Here's a full video of The Kinks on Granada TV in 1978.
 
 Saturday, 3rd February, 2024
8:45 am -  Happy 77th birthday to Dave Davies!
 
 Friday, 2nd February, 2024
10:11 am -  According to this article, Luna Collins says her song "Man In The Mac" is about Ray.
9:33 am -  Here's a cover of "ADAAOTN" by The Satelliters, from 1996.
 
 Thursday, 1st February, 2024
9:48 am -  Henny Stahli passed away on Sunday. Henny was a big Kinks fan who recorded and performed many Kinks covers as well as his own original songs as "Trihas & The Tapes", "The Kinky2", "BUS 59", and other projects. Here's his YouTube channel.
9:18 am -  There's a new Kinks tribute album, Everybody's Gonna Be Happy from Sparky the Dog Records. Available from Bandcamp, Spotify, YouTube, and Tidal. "Words to the wise: This comp is a bit of an adventure. It strays from the typical 'greatest hits'. And there are two or three avant-garde/weirdo tracks that bear virtually no resemblance to the Kinks songs that allegedly served as the source material."
9:13 am -  Here's a cover of "YRGM" by The Commits (as part of a medley with "Gimme Some Lovin'").
 
 Wednesday, 31st January, 2024
9:33 am -  Here's a review of Word Of Mouth and Return To Waterloo, from the "Everybody's Dummy" blog.
9:32 am -  Ray talks about Chuck Berry in this article (from a 2017 interview). Here's a clip from the film that Ray talks about.
 
 Tuesday, 30th January, 2024
9:08 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Tom Robinson.
9:04 am -  This article features a video of Rico Nasty and Boys Noize covering "ADAAOTN".
8:55 am -  Here's part 2 of a podcast on The Kinks.
 
 Monday, 29th January, 2024
10:06 am -  The Kinks are #19 in this article on the 25 greatest English rock bands.
10:04 am -  Kinks is included in this article on classic albums that turn 60 this year.
 
 Friday, 26th January, 2024
11:06 am -  According to this Facebook post, Bob Henrit and Clem Cattini will be doing an informal chat/Q&A at the Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon, UK on Saturday, 10 February 2024 from 3 to 4:30pm.
 
 Thursday, 25th January, 2024
9:40 am -  Tomorrow, 26 January 2024, there will be a 60 Years of The Kinks celebration at Proeflokaal Hop in Heiloo, The Netherlands. 6 regional bands will perform 5 different Kinks songs each. The show starts at 20.30 and ends at 24.00, and admission is free.
9:04 am -  According to this article, "YRGM" is #6 in a list of the most played songs on radio.
 
 Wednesday, 24th January, 2024
10:18 am -  Brian Ritchie includes "God's Children" in this article on "music that moves me".
 
 Tuesday, 23rd January, 2024
8:46 am -  Here's a cover of "ADAAOTN" by the WayBack Machine Band.
8:40 am -  Here's a cover of "Strangers" by Helions.
 
 Monday, 22nd January, 2024
10:49 am -  Here's an article on "20th Century Man".
9:25 am -  Here's a blog post on the State Of Confusion album.
9:21 am -  Bill Bailey talks about attempting the guitar solo of "YRGM" in this article.
9:17 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Little Miss Queen Of Darkness" on Facebook.
9:16 am -  Here's a new (Nov. 2023) cover of "Victoria" by Nathan Meltz and the House of Tomorrow.
 
 Thursday, 18th January, 2024
9:13 am -  Here's a video with the Peanuts gang singing "YRGM". On a similar note, here's another video with "Wicked Annabella" paired with the 1929 Disney cartoon "Skeleton Dance".
 
 Wednesday, 17th January, 2024
10:31 am -  "Destroyer" is included in this article on artists who re-used their own material.
9:20 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint of "And I Will Love You" on Facebook.
9:17 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Who's "I Can't Explain".
 
 Tuesday, 16th January, 2024
12:43 pm -  Dutch author (and rhythm guitarist for Kick Some Kinks) Dick van Veelen is putting the final touches on his third book on the Kinks, this time about the solo careers of Ray and Dave Davies. You can pre-order Ray en Dave Davies: Going Solo - na the Kinks here (you can also order his other two books: The Kinks: Een oer-Engelse band and The Kinks: Concerten in Nederland.
12:26 pm -  Three videos from tribute band Kick Some Kinks from their performance at Poppodium at Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Holland on 23 December 2023: "GTPWTW", "ADAAOTN", and "Lola".
12:13 pm -  The Kinks are included in this article on the 25 greatest English rock bands.
12:03 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on overrated bands (but not as an overrated band).
11:34 am -  Here's an article about "All Of My Friends Were There".
11:32 am -  The Kink Kronikles is included in this What's In My Bag? video (at 7:15) with Dogstar.
11:29 am -  Marky Ramone mentions The Kinks and Dave in this article (from a 2016 Rolling Stone interview).
11:12 am -  The Kinks are mentioned at 5:46 in this video with Burton Cummings on Art Fein's Poker Party.
 
 Thursday, 11th January, 2024
4:39 pm -  According to this article, The Raincoat's 1979 cover of "Lola" is used in a Volkswagen ad.
12:05 pm -  Four of the six members of tribute band Kick Some Kinks played songs and talked for 2 hours on Radio Apeldoorn on January 5th. You can listen again here until tomorrow -- look for Vrijdag 20:00 tot 21:00 and 21:00 tot 22:00.
9:28 am -  Here's a live cover of "ADAAOTN" by David Christian.
9:27 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on musicians and bands who played at Kelvin Hall.
9:27 am -  Ray is mentioned and quoted in this article on Max Roach.
 
 Wednesday, 10th January, 2024
10:18 am -  The Journey - Part 2 is one of the releases reviewed here.
 
 Tuesday, 9th January, 2024
9:30 am -  Here's an article about "Days".
 
 Monday, 8th January, 2024
12:29 pm -  Here's a cover of "Tired Of Waiting" by the band Class of '68. Also "YRGM".
12:26 pm -  Here's audio of a short song, "O-H-I-O" that Ray made up & performed on the spot at a 1985 concert in Ohio.
9:38 am -  "Days" was played during episode 1 of series 13 of "Call The Midwife".
 
 Friday, 5th January, 2024
10:13 am -  A couple articles here and here on the 20th anniversary of Ray being shot in New Orleans.
9:00 am -  "Superman" is included in this article on songs about superheroes.
 
 Thursday, 4th January, 2024
10:36 am -  Here's an article about The Kinks' 1977 appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd January, 2024
12:31 pm -  "Alcohol" is #1 in this article on sobriety songs.
9:13 am -  Here's part 1 of a podcast on The Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd January, 2024
9:19 am -  Here's an article on "Hatred (A Duet)".
 
 Monday, 1st January, 2024
4:05 pm -  An acetate of Four More Respected Gentlemen is up for bids on eBay.
4:03 pm -  Timmy Mallett includes "YRGM" in this playlist/article.
4:00 pm -  According to this article a Kinks song was included in the London New Year's Eve fireworks display soundtrack.
 
 Sunday, 31st December, 2023
11:25 am -  John Gosling is included in this article on stars we lost in 2023.
11:23 am -  "INLEE" is quoted in this article.
11:21 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis being knighted.
11:20 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the best family bands.
11:20 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on classic bands that haven't reunited.
11:18 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks' ban in America.
11:17 am -  Here's an article on Ray's favourite American songs (from a 2017 interview).
11:15 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Mister Pleasant" by Nicky Hopkins on Facebook.
11:14 am -  Here's an article on Noel Gallagher and VGPS.
11:13 am -  Here's a live cover of "INLEE" by The Loveless at the 100 Club in London.
 
 Tuesday, 26th December, 2023
1:56 pm -  Here's an article about "See My Friends".
1:53 pm -  I've posted a link to this audio before, but here's a newer photo slideshow to go along with the audio of The Kinks performing "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" on Ready Steady Go! in 1965.


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