The Kinks

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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

Letters

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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Ken Dodd's other life – as a mega-selling singer of romantic ballads
The late comedian’s biggest hits weren’t novelty songs, but earnest romantic ballads that challenged psychedelic pop in a mid-60s generation-gap war

Alexis Petridis

12, Mar, 2018 @12:43 PM

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You say you want a sexual revolution: why 1967 is the year pop came out
Fifty years ago, homosexuality was decriminalised – and pop was never the same again. From Dusty and Motown to Mick Jagger and the Kinks, here are the songs, clubs and clothes that liberated Britain

Jon Savage

08, Jun, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Celebrating the Kinks' Dave Davies: the unpredictable underdog of 60s pop
Ray’s kid brother, 70 today, didn’t just help spawn heavy metal – he also embarked on a solo career than went by in a whirlwind of gold-braided jackets, extra-strong hash and reckless record deals

Bob Stanley

03, Feb, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Family life: Grandma Nell with a gun, the Kinks’ Lola and a secret recipe
Readers’ favourite photographs, songs and recipes

28, Jan, 2017 @6:44 AM

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