News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019
11:00 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
11:00 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
10:39 am -  You can listen to an interview with Andrew Sandoval about the Arthur box set.
10:38 am -  Here's yet another review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
10:27 am -  Here's an article (in German) on Ray and the Arthur release.
10:20 am -  Ray was interviewed on Radio Österreich 1 in Austria yesterday. You can listen again.
10:17 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on The 25 best "Weird Al" Yankovic parody songs.
10:16 am -  According to this Facebook post the exclusive 7-inch yellow vinyl single of the Australian "Australia" single is almost sold out. It's only available by pre-ordering the Arthur box set through the official Kinks store.
10:02 am -  Here's a blog post on The Pickwicks' cover of "I Took My Baby Home".
10:01 am -  The Killer Bees will be performing Kinks song covers at Stars In Their Eyes 2019 on Saturday, 2 Nov. at Rough Trade in Nottingham.
9:10 am -  Here is video of the interview with Peter Handke after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, were he quotes "Too Much On My Mind".
9:06 am -  Here's another review of the Arthur box set.
9:05 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a scan of one page of an interview with Ray from the book that accompanies the Arthur box set.
9:04 am -  Here's the direct link to the Arthur radio drama airing on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday, 2 November at 14:45.
9:02 am -  Here's a review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
9:02 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on The Liverbirds.
 
 Friday, 18th October, 2019
12:11 pm -  Peter Handke, recent winner of the Nobel prize for Literature, quotes "Too Much On My Mind" in this interview (in Spanish).
10:04 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
10:03 am -  According to this article, the DVD Melody Makers: Should've Been There has "never-before-seen photographs" of Ray.
10:01 am -  Tribute band Kinks Preservation Society will be performing at the Halloween Cover Show at Night Shift Brewing in Everett, Massachusetts on Thursday, Oct. 31st from 7-10pm.
9:59 am -  Gilbert O'Sullivan mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 17th October, 2019
11:48 am -  Here's an article about yesterday's video trailer for the Arthur anniversary release.
9:09 am -  Today is the 50th anniversary of the Kinks' Fillmore East show in New York City, their first U.S. show after the ban. Here's an article.
 
 Wednesday, 16th October, 2019
12:03 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a trailer for the Arthur anniversary release (4 minutes, 26 seconds in length). It's also on YouTube.
9:02 am -  This article on the Arthur box set focuses on the disc of Dave's songs.
 
 Tuesday, 15th October, 2019
12:18 pm -  Here's an article on Dave's support of preserving the Grand Arcade in North Finchley.
8:57 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article about banned Beatles songs.
 
 Monday, 14th October, 2019
3:22 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the death of Peter Morris.
9:30 am -  Here's a blog post about a 2000 Ray concert with Yo La Tengo at the Jane Street Theatre.
9:28 am -  Jeff McDonald of Redd Kross mentions Ray in this interview.
9:28 am -  Some more quotes from Ray's Record Collector interview in this tweet.
9:27 am -  Quotes from "Celluloid Heroes" and "Lola" are used in this article about best lyric lines.
9:22 am -  Vox Holloway will be presenting songs from Arthur and VGPS at a charity fundraiser concert at Shoreditch Town Hall on Saturday, 15th February (or possibly Sunday, 16th February). "As part of the re-release of the Kinks' 1969 album Arthur (or the decline and fall of the British Empire), Ray Davies has commissioned new arrangements of 6-8 songs. The concert will include a repeat performance of Harvey Brough's arrangement of the classic 1968 Kinks' album Village Green Preservation Society with specially recorded voiceovers by Sir Ray."
 
 Sunday, 13th October, 2019
7:45 am -  The Kinks tribute band Preservation is playing the Tavern at the End of the World (in the Boston area) today from 5-7pm.
 
 Saturday, 12th October, 2019
10:24 am -  Here’s a blog post on "unreleased" Ray solo songs.
8:57 am -  This tweet has some quotes from Ray from his Record Collector interview.
8:55 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about a former concert venue in Cleethorpes.
 
 Friday, 11th October, 2019
9:00 am -  Here’s another new interview with Ray.
 
 Thursday, 10th October, 2019
8:58 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Spanish).
8:58 am -  You can listen to an interview with Andrew Sandoval about the Arthur release (starts around 1:15:45).
8:47 am -  Some recent photos of Mick as a special guest tour guide for London Music Tours here and here.
8:43 am -  Some more details on the Record Collector issue with the Kinks on the cover here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 9th October, 2019
2:59 pm -  You can vote for Dave in this radio station's poll of the Top 50 Guitarists of All-Time.
9:59 am -  You can listen to/buy the 2019 mix of "Australia".
9:58 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 8th October, 2019
3:07 pm -  According to the Record Store Day web site, there will be a 7-inch vinyl single of "Arthur"/"Brainwashed" released on 29 Nov. On colored vinyl with Union Jack labels, limited to 2500 copies.
9:12 am -  The Arthur box set is included in this article on 10 Early Holiday Season Gift Ideas For A Music And/or Movie Fan.
8:56 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Glastonbury 2020 speculation.
8:55 am -  "ADAAOTN" is included in this article on songs that have been copied.
 
 Monday, 7th October, 2019
1:55 pm -  A couple tweets from Dave are included in this article on artists paying tributes to the late Ginger Baker.
9:05 am -  According to this Facebook post, issue #498 of Record Collector (with The Kinks on the cover, and a section on Arthur) will be on sale 10th October.
9:03 am -  The Pretenders' "Stop Your Sobbing" is included in this article on 25 Definitive Cover Versions You Need To Hear.
9:02 am -  You can enter to win a signed print of Dave's "Rosie & Arthur" artwork, plus Arthur test pressings.
8:59 am -  Here's another article about the Arthur radio drama.
8:58 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on the death of Minneapolis musician Ed Ackerson. (Ed recorded and mixed the track "Remember The Future" from Dave's album I Will Be Me.)
8:50 am -  Andrew Sandoval has a Facebook post with info about Disc Three of the Arthur box set.
8:49 am -  Here's an article about Lake Park, Florida mayor Michael O'Rourke, who is the lead singer & guitarist of the Kinks tribute band The Kronikles. Their next gig is a "battle of the bands" benefit for United Way at The Kelsey Theatre in Lake Park on Saturday, Oct. 19th.
 
 Friday, 4th October, 2019
12:00 pm -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this obituary of Columbia/Sony publicity exec Mary Ellen Cataneo.
8:42 am -  The Arthur box set is current 51% off at Amazon.ca.
8:39 am -  Here's an article about Ray and Dave working together.
 
 Thursday, 3rd October, 2019
1:19 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
1:09 pm -  There are a few Kinks mentions in this Smithereens interview.
1:08 pm -  Here's another article about the Arthur radio drama.
10:19 am -  According to this article, Arthur will be performed as a radio drama, to be aired on BBC Radio 4, Saturday, 2 November from 2:30-3:45pm.
10:16 am -  Here's a blog post on "Stop Your Sobbing".
 
 Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019
3:58 pm -  The German version of Rolling Stone magazine (print edition) has a full-page review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
12:59 pm -  Here's an article on the Kinks' first album.
8:56 am -  The Official Kinks Fan Club meeting in London on 24th November is now sold out.
8:55 am -  A couple photos of Ray and Dave from last night's Arthur re-release party here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 1st October, 2019
2:05 pm -  A note from the fan club about the meeting on 24th November: "We are near sell out, so last few tickets available now". Buy tickets online here (scroll down until you see the Pay Now button).
2:02 pm -  Here are some more photos and a video of the Ray-inspired Rolls Royce.
 
 Monday, 30th September, 2019
9:04 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' 1965 concert in Paris.
9:03 am -  Nashville band Ornament is compared to the Kinks in this article.
 
 Friday, 27th September, 2019
9:46 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" was in the headline on the cover of today's City A.M. newspaper.
9:43 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on fashion designer Tony Sales.
 
 Wednesday, 25th September, 2019
9:06 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray's See My Friends album.
9:05 am -  According to this article, the band Letters to Cleo have covered "Father Christmas" for their upcoming holiday EP Ok Christmas.
 
 Tuesday, 24th September, 2019
9:04 am -  Here's a lyric video clip for the 2019 remix of "Shangri-La".
9:03 am -  In last night's episode of BBC Midlands Inside Out, there was a feature on a new Mod Culture exhibition, and "YRGM" and "ADAAOTN" were used, as well as a photo of the Kinks and a mention of an appearance at a Nottingham club.
 
 Monday, 23rd September, 2019
10:39 am -  According to the official Kinks Facebook page, you can enter to win a chance to attend the launch event for the 50th anniversary release of Arthur, to be held October 1st at a "secret London location".
10:31 am -  This page compiles a collection of comics where The Kinks are featured/mentioned: The Kinks Komik Kronikles.
10:28 am -  This episode of Don Letts' Culture Clash Radio show (on BBC Radio 6 Music) is titled "Crucial Kinks" and features a couple Kinks songs.
10:25 am -  In yesterday's Washington Post Sunday Crossword puzzle, the clue for 91 Across is "Kinks song about being completely stumped by a sheep." (The answer is "ewe really got me".)
10:21 am -  According to this concert review, the band Built to Spill covered "Waterloo Sunset" at their recent concert in Toronto. A couple audience videos here and here (second video is from earlier in their tour).
 
 Friday, 20th September, 2019
12:42 pm -  Puddles Pity Party covers Strangers (featuring Jake La Botz).
 
 Thursday, 19th September, 2019
4:41 pm -  This interview with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais mentions a Kinks movie as a "project on the go".
9:01 am -  Here's another article about Mumford & Sons as the opening act for themselves (in disguise), and here's a video of them covering "YRGM".
 
 Wednesday, 18th September, 2019
10:31 am -  Tribute band The Kinx will be playing at the Swivel Club in Rushden, Northants this Saturday, 21 Sept. (The Kast Off Kinks were originally scheduled to perform that night.)
10:15 am -  According to this review Ray is on the recently released Time Life Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert 11-DVD set. (Unsure if it contains anything new/different that what has already been released.)
 
 Tuesday, 17th September, 2019
4:34 pm -  This trailer for "The Rebel Chef" TV show features "YRGM".
10:25 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Chrissie Hynde.
10:23 am -  According to this article, Mumford & Sons covered "YRGM" at their recent show in Phoenix.
9:03 am -  The Jayhawks' Gary Louris talks about working with Ray in this interview.
9:01 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article by the Vibrators' Eddie Edwards on his favourite albums.
8:59 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article remembering Ric Ocasek.
 
 Monday, 16th September, 2019
9:11 am -  A music video for Michael Caruso's cover of "Sunny Afternoon" will be screened at the ARPA International Film Festival on Sunday, November 10 at the Hollywood Post 43 American Legion Theater in Los Angeles.
9:05 am -  According to this article, Joe Russo's Almost Dead covered "Waterloo Sunset" at their show in Austin, Texas on Saturday.
9:03 am -  According to this tweet the Ealing Civic Society will unveil a plaque to commemorate Nicky Hopkins, at his childhood home in Perivale, Ealing on Saturday 19th October.
 
 Saturday, 14th September, 2019
8:38 am -  Yesterday's Andy Capp comic has Kinks references.
 
 Friday, 13th September, 2019
11:50 am -  Ron Sexsmith's latest Kinks cover on YouTube is "Property".
11:49 am -  Ray and Dave's sister Rene and the "Come Dancing" story are mentioned in this article about writing a will.
11:46 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on a British car show in Vermont this weekend.
11:43 am -  "The First Time With... Ray Davies" was re-aired on BBC Radio 6 earlier today (originally aired in 2011). You can listen again.
 
 Thursday, 12th September, 2019
10:16 am -  The Arthur box set is available to pre-order from Amazon US and Amazon UK. (Amazon calls it "Vinyl", but the box contains 4 CDs in addition to 4 vinyl 7-inch singles.)
9:15 am -  Echoes of a World will be repeated on Sky Arts on 15 Sept. at 10:30pm, 19 Sept. at 10:00pm, and 23 Sept. at 2:45am, according to RadioTimes.
9:13 am -  Here's a "Waterloo Sunset" screen print for sale.
 
 Wednesday, 11th September, 2019
9:16 am -  In this clip from Swedish TV, Per Gessle from Roxette talks about when he first heard The Kinks' "Till The End Of The Day".
9:13 am -  According to Torchiana's Bandcap page, the title of her new album, As long as I gaze on..., is a tribute to "Waterloo Sunset".
 
 Tuesday, 10th September, 2019
12:32 pm -  Graham Corbould is doing his "Kinks played AKoustiK" show at The Prince Albert, 2 Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 7LE, this Thursday, 12 Sept. Doors at 7:30pm. Free entry. The gig is in the private upstairs room, not the bar. Here's the Facebook event.
8:55 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on Patrik Berger.
8:53 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this article.
 
 Monday, 9th September, 2019
12:59 pm -  Here's an article about the Cure's cover of "YRGM".
12:40 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a post about Ray at the AIM Awards last week.
12:28 pm -  "Apeman" is mentioned in this article about Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi".
 
 Friday, 6th September, 2019
7:20 pm -  I'm sad to say that longtime Kinks fan Frank Reda passed away today in NYC.
9:32 am -  Here's another article on the AIM awards with a quote from Ray. And here's another photo.
9:31 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about the rock band Fanny (who opened for the Kinks).
 
 Thursday, 5th September, 2019
4:56 pm -  Here's a brief video from the AIM Awards.
4:12 pm -  Here's an article on the "Shangri-La" 2019 remix.
11:30 am -  Here's another site taking pre-orders for the Arthur box set.
9:11 am -  This article says "New Kinks album is almost complete".
 
 Wednesday, 4th September, 2019
10:53 am -  Here's a set of photos purportedly from a 1972 Kinks concert. The photos are also available on Getty Images, which says they're from the Schaefer music festival on 23 August 1972 (Getty has the year wrong for that show), but the photos look later than that. Possibly from a show during the Soap Opera tour.
10:52 am -  Here's the "Shangri-La 2019 mix" on YouTube. You can find other links to it here.
10:48 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the band Ravi/Lola.
10:46 am -  Here's an article about the AIM awards yesterday, and more photos here.
10:45 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article about Debbie Harry's new memoir Face It.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019
4:09 pm -  From the official Kinks Facebook page: "A brand new mix of Shangri-La... coming tomorrow!"
1:56 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray presented Blondie with an AIM award today. More photos here, here, here, here, here, and here.
9:27 am -  Tribute band The Village Green will have a release party for their album No Budget on Friday, Oct. 4, 8:30pm - 11pm PDT at Michael's On Main in Soquel, California. Tickets available here. Here's the Facebook event.
9:21 am -  The 50th anniversary editions of Arthur are available for pre-order at Amazon: vinyl (UK), box set (UK), vinyl (US), box set (Germany).
9:18 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on The Final Songs Performed Live By 50 Of Rock's Biggest Artists.
9:17 am -  "Summer's Gone" is included in this Say Goodbye To Summer article.
 
 Sunday, 1st September, 2019
8:02 am -  "Revolutions In Music - The Story of The Kinks" will air at 9pm tonight on Virgin Radio. Here’s the listen-again link.
 
 Friday, 30th August, 2019
8:43 am -  A statement posted on the web site for Shanklin Theatre, where the Kast Off Kinks had a November gig scheduled: "Kast Off Kinks - We are very sad to report the sudden passing of Keyboard Player Ian Gibbons, The band's decided they're unable to continue without Ian and cancelled all future dates - Ticket holders will be contacted regarding refunds." (The KOK band members will be putting something together for the fan club meeting in November.)
8:35 am -  More articles on Chrissie Hynde's cover of "No Return" from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Spin, and UltimateClassicRock.com.
 
 Thursday, 29th August, 2019
10:55 am -  Olga has set up pages on JustGiving.com to make donations in memory of Ian Gibbons to the two charities Ian chose: Nordoff Robbins (UK) (a music therapy charity) and Crisis (a national charity for homeless people).
 
 Wednesday, 28th August, 2019
1:57 pm -  Here's an article (and official audio) of Chrissie Hynde's cover of "No Return".
1:55 pm -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in this article on 11 Great Rock and Pop Summer Songs.
 
 Tuesday, 27th August, 2019
11:27 am -  Here's an article on Dave supporting the Grand Arcade in North Finchley, London.
 
 Wednesday, 21st August, 2019
9:52 am -  Here's a blog post about Kinks tribute band The Village Green's new album No Budget, due in October.
9:05 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this satirical article on Pete Best from The Onion.
 
 Tuesday, 20th August, 2019
8:43 am -  A note from the Official Kinks Fan Club about the meeting at the Boston Arms in November: "PLEASE NOTE - Due to the sad loss of Ian Gibbons, it will not be the usual full performance by Kast off Kinks, Pete Watkins had already been asked to be involved performing tracks from 'Arthur', and other members of the band will be looking at how they can put something together for the Fan Club, we will update you as and when we have further details. We are not intending to cancel the show."
 
 Friday, 16th August, 2019
11:02 am -  Minneapolis/St. Paul Kinks tribute band Kinda Kinky will be playing tonight at Reunion in Northfield, Minnesota at 8pm.
 
 Tuesday, 13th August, 2019
2:22 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a video ad for the Arthur 50th anniversary deluxe box set.
2:12 pm -  Soap Opera is included in this article on Rock's 20 Most Far-Out Concept Albums.
2:11 pm -  Here's a blog post on Everybody's In Show-Biz.
2:11 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article on The Best Spots to Catch a Sunset in London.
 
 Monday, 12th August, 2019
2:24 pm -  The Norwegian language cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by the Veldig Respektable Menn is mentioned on this PowerPop blog.
 
 Sunday, 11th August, 2019
7:51 am -  Ian Hunter has a tribute to Ian Gibbons on his site.
 
 Saturday, 10th August, 2019
12:21 pm -  Bob Henrit has written a very nice tribute to Ian Gibbons on the Kast Off Kinks web site.
 
 Wednesday, 7th August, 2019
8:56 am -  Kinks keyboardist Mark Haley has written a tribute to Ian Gibbons on the Official Kinks Fan Club web site.
 
 Monday, 5th August, 2019
10:24 am -  There are tributes to Ian on Ray's web site and the Official Kinks Fan Club site.
10:05 am -  Here's a collection of some of the sites that have articles about Ian Gibbons (some of these have incorrect photos): UltimateClassicRock.com, NME, The Sun, Exclaim.ca, Far Out Magazine, Sudinfo.be, LouderSound.com, ScoopSquare24.com, The Mirror, Irish Examiner, Daily Mail, Daily Star, RT, Evening Standard, The Australian, and TheMusic.com.au.
9:55 am -  Britt Daniel from Spoon talks about working with Ray in this interview.
 
 Friday, 2nd August, 2019
3:43 pm -  The official Kinks web site has a tribute page for Ian Gibbons, with quotes from Ray, Dave and Mick.
2:21 pm -  According to londonlive.co.uk, "The Kinks In Their Own Words" will air tonight at 21:00-22:00.
10:42 am -  Here's an article on Ian Gibbons, with tributes from Ray, Dave and Mick.
 
 Thursday, 1st August, 2019
9:59 am -  There are reports that Ian Gibbons has passed away, after a short illness. Olga posted on the Kast Off Kinks Facebook page: "I am so very sad to let you know that Ian Gibbons passed over this morning. He had been suffering from bladder cancer. Nadia was with him throughout his short hospital stay." There is a condolence page on Facebook for those who would like to leave a message.
 
 Tuesday, 30th July, 2019
1:50 pm -  The video for "The Future" is also on the official Kinks Facebook page.
10:30 am -  You can listen again to an interview with Ray on BBC Radio 6 today (Ray starts at 01:47:42).
8:44 am -  Here's the official video for "The Future", a track on the upcoming 50th anniversary release of Arthur. The full title of the track is "The Future (with Ray Davies) [Doo-Wop Version]", and the artist is listed as "Arthur & The Emigrants". Here's the Spotify link for "The Future" and its B-side "Victoria - Mono Mix".
8:42 am -  The 50th anniversary edition of Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) will be released on October 25th. Here's the link to pre-order. Some articles on the release from Uncut, loudersound.com, and list.co.uk.
8:36 am -  According to this article, Portugal The Man covered "Strangers" at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday. (Here's a video of them doing it in 2010.)
 
 Friday, 26th July, 2019
9:29 am -  According to this page, Ray is in the new issue of Shindig magazine (issue #94).
 
 Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019
9:19 am -  "YRGM" is used in this new video for Chelsea FC.
 
 Monday, 22nd July, 2019
11:13 am -  The Kinks are included in this list of 8 punk rock heroes who shaped the genre before most of us were born.
10:31 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article (scroll down to the Kinda Kinks album cover.
10:25 am -  Dave's AFL1-3603 and Chosen People albums are reviewed in this article (scroll to the bottom).
10:12 am -  Several sites have articles rehashing last week's Rolling Stone article about Ray and Dave working on some tracks and the anniversary release of Arthur here, here, here, here, here, and here. And a blog post here.
 
 Sunday, 21st July, 2019
10:38 am -  Dave's Flying V guitar sold for $162,500.00 at auction on Friday. There were two bidders.
 
 Friday, 19th July, 2019
9:38 am -  The auction of Dave's Flying V guitar ends today.
 
 Wednesday, 17th July, 2019
11:45 am -  Here's a Rolling Stone article on the progress of future Kinks releases.
9:16 am -  According to this article, Cherie Currie and Brie Darling cover "Do It Again" on their new album The Motivator.
9:14 am -  Here's an article (in Dutch) on Op het tweede gehoor: The Kinks en Brexit.
 
 Monday, 15th July, 2019
9:49 am -  Jakko Jakszyk talks about playing with the Kinks in this interview.
9:41 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Creating Harsh Sounds to Amp Up Your Rock Songs.
 
 Friday, 12th July, 2019
10:48 am -  Shemekia Copeland talks about "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" in this interview (she covers the song on her album American Child).
 
 Wednesday, 10th July, 2019
11:39 am -  Ray is mentioned in this Rolling Stones concert review.
 
 Tuesday, 9th July, 2019
9:13 am -  Here's an article on Peggy Lee's version of "I Go To Sleep".
 
 Monday, 8th July, 2019
8:30 am -  There's an anecdote about Dave in this article on Fairport Convention.
8:27 am -  There’s a discussion on the Steve Hoffman forums about using "Waterloo Sunset" to adjust your stereo system.
 
 Sunday, 7th July, 2019
1:57 pm -  Here’s an article on Jim Jim Rodford on his birthday today.
 
 Friday, 5th July, 2019
8:30 am -  1980s Kinks tribute band Preservation will be reforming after 30 years for a reunion performance this Sunday, July 7th from 5pm-7pm, at the Tavern at the End of the World in Charlestown, Massachusetts (near Boston).
8:26 am -  Some of the Kast Off Kinks' September gigs (such as Bury St Edmunds) are being postponed due to Ian Gibbon undergoing an operation then. Best wishes to Ian for a speedy recovery.
 
 Thursday, 4th July, 2019
6:59 am -  "Oklahoma U.S.A." is included in this list of 50 Very Diverse Rock Songs About the U.S.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019
9:44 am -  According to this article, Cate Le Bon and Jeff Tweedy covered "Strangers" at the 2019 Solid Sound Festival. Here is some audience video.
9:40 am -  The Kinks' 1977 appearance is included in this list of Rock's 60 Biggest 'Saturday Night Live' Moments.
 
 Monday, 1st July, 2019
4:32 pm -  The Yesterday TV Channel has been using "Sunny Afternoon" when advertising their afternoon programmes.
9:22 am -  "ADAAOTN" is mentioned in this article on the Doors' "Hello I Love You".
 
 Friday, 28th June, 2019
3:00 pm -  "The Road" is quoted in this article on big tech companies.
 
 Wednesday, 26th June, 2019
3:13 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath.
8:41 am -  Here's an article about Dave's Flying V guitar going up for auction July 19th.
8:39 am -  According to this article you can enter to win tickets to see the Kast Off Kinks at the Exmouth Pavilion on 13 July.
 
 Tuesday, 25th June, 2019
8:59 am -  "Come Dancing" is included in this list of Ten Songs That Tell Good Stories.
 
 Monday, 24th June, 2019
11:24 am -  In another Glastonbury article (paywalled) from the Telegraph, Ray's 2010 concert there is mentioned.
9:05 am -  The Kinks are included in this article (paywalled) on artists who turned down gigs at Glastonbury.
9:05 am -  Here's an article about the Kinks concert promoted by John Wayne Gacy.
 
 Friday, 21st June, 2019
10:11 am -  Chris Kocher's radio show celebration of Ray's birthday is now archived online to listen to again.
9:05 am -  Happy 75th birthday to Ray!
 
 Thursday, 20th June, 2019
11:21 am -  Here's a Kinks Album Guide from Rolling Stone magazine.
9:07 am -  Here's a new article (in Spanish): Cinco canciones de The Kinks para celebrar la mùsica (y los 75 de Ray Davies).
 
 Monday, 17th June, 2019
9:26 am -  The family of Kinks fan Christine Malley, who passed away a few days ago, have announced the funeral arrangements: "A service will be held at Daldowie Crematorium on Tuesday 18th June 2019 at 1pm. Address Broom House, 17 Hamilton Rd, Uddingston, Glasgow G71 7RU. Following this refreshments will be provided at The New Charter, 498/502 Tollcross Rd, Glasgow G31 4XX. Please join us as we celebrate and give thanks for Christine’s life."
9:21 am -  Chris Kocher will be celebrating Ray's 75th birthday on his radio show this Wednesday: "We'll have song requests from around the world (The Kinks or Ray's solo work) from 7 to 10 p.m. EDT June 19. Call the studio during the show (607-777-2137), email me or post your request on the Facebook event page. I'll be joined in studio once again by Kirk Madsen, who served as Sir Ray's guitar tech and production manager on the road from 1990 to 1998. You can tune in around the world at www.whrwfm.org, plus it should be archived for later listening."
 
 Friday, 14th June, 2019
3:56 pm -  According to this post on the official Kinks Facebook page, you can buy a super deluxe VGPS box set signed by Dave here.
 
 Wednesday, 12th June, 2019
9:09 am -  Bartender Alberto Miranda names "You Really Got Me" as the "all-time best dive bar jukebox song" in this interview.
 
 Tuesday, 11th June, 2019
10:27 am -  "Supersonic Rocket Ship" is mentioned in this article about a fan of the Avengers: Endgame film.
 
 Monday, 10th June, 2019
9:07 am -  The French magazine Rock & Folk has a special issue dedicated to The Kinks, with 148 pages of interviews and album reviews (from 1964 to 2010), plus lots of photos.
 
 Friday, 7th June, 2019
1:51 pm -  "All Day And All Of The Night" is used in a new TV advert for British Telecom.
1:48 pm -  The Kinks and "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" are mentioned in this article on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
 
 Thursday, 6th June, 2019
9:30 am -  "See My Friends" is included in this article/playlist of Art Rock songs.
9:23 am -  According to this article, the band Muswell Hillbillies, which started off doing Kinks tribute shows, has their first-ever record (a 45 rpm vinyl single) of original songs.
 
 Wednesday, 5th June, 2019
11:14 am -  The Ben Crosland Quintet will be performing jazz versions of Kinks songs at the Tower Theatre in Shomcliffe, Folkestone, Kent tomorrow at 8pm.
 
 Monday, 3rd June, 2019
9:38 am -  Last weekend during the HSBC Word Rugby Series 7's competition, England had "YRGM" as the song played every time they crossed the try line, and the French team had "ADAAOTN".
9:23 am -  Alan of the Alan's Album Archives blog has put together all of his Kinks reviews ("23 studio albums in-depth, every Ray and Dave Davies solo set, every live album, most compilations, plus an essay, key influences, cover versions, landmark concerts, outside Kink productions and songs given away, books, DVDs, surviving TV clips and a few other bots and pieces") into a 840 page e-book, which you can get at any of the Amazon sites, including Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.
9:18 am -  Henny (ex-The Kinky2) has uploaded a new clip, taken from the new "BUS 59"-album "WHY?": Summer's On Its Way.
 
 Friday, 31st May, 2019
1:26 pm -  Pete's Veritas books will be discussed tonight on the Waterloo Underground show on luxuriamusic.com. 6pm Eastern, 11pm London time.
9:13 am -  This article on Jimmy Page's session work mentions his work with the Kinks (rhythm guitar on album tracks).
 
 Thursday, 30th May, 2019
9:02 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the late songwriter Ralph Murphy.
 
 Wednesday, 29th May, 2019
11:53 am -  The Jayhawks' Gary Louris talks about working with Ray in this interview.
 
 Tuesday, 28th May, 2019
12:21 pm -  This episode of the "Love That Album" podcast focuses on the Lola vs. Powerman album.
12:08 pm -  There will be a Ray Davies 75th birthday tribute show at the Resident in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 20th at 8pm.
11:43 am -  "Supersonic Rocket Ship" is mentioned in this article.
 
 Monday, 20th May, 2019
10:57 am -  Here's an article on "Lola".
10:53 am -  "Phenomenal Cat" is used in this article on the death of Grumpy Cat.
 
 Friday, 17th May, 2019
1:24 pm -  This article on Howard Stern mentions Green Day's cover of "Tired Of Waiting For You" on the soundtrack for Howard's 1997 film Private Parts.
11:12 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' July 1, 1968 BBC session.
11:10 am -  YRGM is included in this list of Top 10 Greatest Guitar Solos Of The '60s.
 
 Thursday, 16th May, 2019
9:30 am -  According to this review of the film A Brother's Love (La femme de mon frère), Petula Clark's cover of "A Well Respected Man" ("Un jeune homme bien") is in the soundtrack.
 
 Monday, 13th May, 2019
11:25 am -  Graham Corbould will be playing "The KinKs aKoustiK, songs and stories of the Kinks" at The Clissold Arms in the Kinks Room on Friday, 24th May from 19:45. Free admission.
 
 Friday, 10th May, 2019
10:34 am -  Dave has some new hand printed silkscreens for sale on his DaveDaviesArt.com web site.
10:33 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article about the "Play It Loud" exhibit at the Met (in a paragraph about those who are notably missing from the exhibit).
10:30 am -  In this interview, actress Cobie Smulders says, "I listen to The Kinks a lot."
 
 Tuesday, 7th May, 2019
2:19 pm -  "Lola" was mentioned in this article about a wedding (the ring bearer was a dog named Lola, who walked down the aisle while the song played).
2:03 pm -  Here's a blog post on "Waterloo Sunset" (on the 52nd anniversary of its release).
 
 Monday, 6th May, 2019
9:04 am -  The Daily Mail has a couple recent photos of Ray.
9:03 am -  This review of a recent Haley Reinhart concert in San Francisco says she performed a cover of "Sunny Afternoon".
 
 Friday, 3rd May, 2019
10:51 am -  Dave's Flying V guitar is being exhibited at the Dallas International Guitar Festival this weekend.
9:05 am -  Here is some more info on the choral and orchestra performance of VGPS tonight at the Turner Sims Concert Hall at the University of Southampton.
9:04 am -  A photo of The Kinks is included in this obituary for photographer Doreen Spooner.
 
 Thursday, 2nd May, 2019
2:21 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Small Faces.
11:08 am -  Ray and Americana are mentioned in this article on The Jayhawks.
9:24 am -  There's a paragraph on "Supersonic Rocket Ship" in this article on the Avengers: Endgame soundtrack.
 
 Wednesday, 1st May, 2019
9:32 am -  Some of you might be familiar with the band Wild Silk, who were thought to have recorded two Ray Davies songs called "Toymaker" and "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday", because they were incorrectly attributed to Ray on the record labels. (The songs were actually written by Wild Silk band member Allan Davies.) If you like the songs anyway, you can find the stereo mixes on the 2017 CD Visions In A Plaster Sky: The Complete Recordings 1968-1969. The songs are correctly attributed to Allan Davies in the CD booklet liner notes, and there's a paragraph about the previous errors. There are also two different studio recordings of "Tired Of Waiting" (the Ray Davies song) -- previously unreleased, like most of the tracks on the CD.
 
 Tuesday, 30th April, 2019
9:04 am -  The "Everybody's Dummy" blog has a review of The Kink Kronikles compilation, and an updated VGPS review to include a few paragraphs about the 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition.
 
 Monday, 29th April, 2019
9:18 am -  Here's a review of the new album by the Ben Crosland Quintent, The Ray Davies Songbook Volume II. And here's a review of the album launch gig in London last week.
9:12 am -  A choral and orchestra arrangement of VGPS will be performed at the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton this Friday, 3 May, at 8pm.
 
 Friday, 26th April, 2019
1:37 pm -  "Revenge" is mentioned in this article on the Jimmy Page single "She Just Satisfies".
 
 Thursday, 25th April, 2019
1:04 pm -  Ray and the Americana albums are mentioned in this interview with Gary Louris of the Jayhawks.
10:38 am -  VGPS is included in this list of the 25 best concept albums.
8:59 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Chicago City Winery show this past Sunday.
8:58 am -  According to this article, "Supersonic Rocket Ship" is used in the Avengers: Endgame film.
 
 Wednesday, 24th April, 2019
2:01 pm -  This Sunday's episode of the radio show "Only A Cover Song" will be "Kinks vs Beatles". It airs Sunday at 8am PDT/11am EDT on Beatlesarama.com. Afterwards, you can listen again at www.onlyacoversong.com or tunein.com.


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