The Kinks

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The 70 greatest No 2 singles – ranked!
From Presley to Prince, with just one song per artist, we celebrate 70 years of the the UK singles chart with a look at the best songs that didn’t quite make it to No 1

Alexis Petridis

17, Nov, 2022 @5:12 PM

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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Living on a Thin Line by Dave Davies review – a Kink in his armour
This powerful tell-all from the Kinks guitarist puts the spotlight on his own bad behaviour, dalliances with the occult and his recovery from a stroke

Kitty Empire

27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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'He was the Steve Jobs of audio': how Rupert Neve changed the sound of music | William Stokes
The late audio engineer revolutionised recording with an innovative EQ design, his innovations used by everyone from the Queen to Dave Grohl

William Stokes

15, Feb, 2021 @2:46 PM

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The Kinks: where to start in their back catalogue
In Listener’s digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: the band of feuding brothers who expanded pop’s horizons

Philip Clark

04, May, 2020 @2:45 PM

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Kinks 1969 epic chimes with Britain’s mood today, says singer Ray Davies
As ‘pop documentary’ Arthur is reissued and turned into a radio drama, the singer explains why it is more relevant than ever

Vanessa Thorpe

19, Oct, 2019 @12:35 PM

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The Kinks' album Arthur to be turned into BBC radio drama
‘Seminal’ record deals with a man’s struggles and the end of the colonial era in Britain

Lanre Bakare

06, Oct, 2019 @11:58 AM

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Three out of four Kinks members’ names wrong? You really got me now
Brief letters: Prorogation | Caravaggio | Democracy | The Kinks | Greatest innings | Van slogans


30, Aug, 2019 @3:51 PM

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Kinks guitarist backs calls to save art deco shopping arcade
Dave Davies supports attempt to stop arcade home to quirky shops being demolished

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

27, Aug, 2019 @11:10 AM

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First a flop, now a classic: gallery marks 50 years of Kinks’ Village Green LP
Rare photos and memorabilia to go on show at Proud gallery in London

Vanessa Thorpe

30, Sep, 2018 @4:59 AM

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Here we go again: which jukebox musical should be next?
The box office success of Mamma Mia 2 and Broadway buzz over shows centred around music from The Go-Go’s, Alanis Morrisette and Cher opens the doors for more big star musicals

Jim Farber

31, Jul, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about family
The Cranberries, Kate Bush and Talking Heads offer up songs about their nearest and dearest in this week’s selection

Gary Willis

17, May, 2018 @11:00 AM

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