News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Wednesday, 16th January, 2019
9:36 am -  Here's a Song Facts page on "Johnny Thunder". (They also have pages for other songs by The Kinks.)
 
 Tuesday, 15th January, 2019
11:43 am -  Here's an article on the Cars' Elliot Easton performing at the Wild Honey Orchestra VGPS concert next month.
9:35 am -  Here's another "Sopranos" list. This one includes both "Living On A Thin Line" and "I'm Not Like Everybody Else": The 20 Best 'Sopranos' Musical Moments.
 
 Sunday, 13th January, 2019
4:39 pm -  The Kinks are the subject of today’s Jumble.
 
 Friday, 11th January, 2019
10:40 am -  Here’s an article on Ray.
10:36 am -  Dave is included in this list of musicians who have alliterative names.
10:33 am -  Henny Stahli (formerly of The Kinky?) and his band BUS 59 have a new CD called "WHY?" Check out this video for a special New Year’s song and snippets of 4 four songs from the new album. The cd "WHY?" is available on Spotify, I-Tunes, Deezer etc.
 
 Thursday, 10th January, 2019
1:25 pm -  "Days", "Picture Book" and Ray are mentioned in this article on Deerhunter.
1:22 pm -  "Living On A Thin Line" is mentioned in this article on the 10 greatest episodes of The Sopranos.
 
 Wednesday, 9th January, 2019
4:54 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Ronnie Wood and painting.
 
 Tuesday, 8th January, 2019
12:27 pm -  Here's an old audio interview with Ray. "In The Studio for Sleepwalker, Misfits and Low Budget."
 
 Monday, 7th January, 2019
3:37 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the passing of Hollies bassist Eric Haydock.
9:19 am -  The VGPS documentary "Echoes Of A World" will be shown on Belgium TV this Thursday, Jan. 10th on the Canvas channel at 23:35.
 
 Friday, 4th January, 2019
4:32 pm -  Ray is included in this today in rock history article for 2004.
11:03 am -  "Hello, I Love You"/"ADAAOTN" are mentioned in this article on 27 hit songs that were allegedly stolen from other songs.
9:13 am -  Kinks reunion talk is the subject of this 2018 in Review article.
 
 Thursday, 3rd January, 2019
9:28 am -  "Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl" is mentioned in this article on the Rushmore soundtrack.
 
 Tuesday, 1st January, 2019
7:18 am -  Jim Rodford is included in this article on bass players we lost in 2018.
7:14 am -  Jim Rodford is included in this article on musicians we lost in 2018.
7:11 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the music of 1968.
 
 Monday, 31st December, 2018
1:23 pm -  Our Country is included in this article on the best albums of 2018.
1:20 pm -  Artists pick their favorite Kinks songs in this article.
 
 Saturday, 29th December, 2018
7:36 am -  The VGPS anniversary release is included in this article on the best box sets of 2018.
7:23 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on Coachella 2019: 5 bands we want the festival to reunite for its 20th year.
 
 Wednesday, 26th December, 2018
11:52 am -  Dave's Decade album is included in this list of top ten albums of the year.
 
 Tuesday, 25th December, 2018
7:27 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on musicians banned from playing in certain countries.
7:24 am -  Dave talks about "Father Christmas" in this article.
7:20 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this list of Christmas songs that "sound appropriate until you listen to the lyrics".
 
 Thursday, 20th December, 2018
9:53 am -  "Days" is mentioned in this article on the loss of a pet.
 
 Tuesday, 18th December, 2018
1:46 pm -  You can win an autographed lyrics sheet at the official Kinks Facebook page.
 
 Monday, 17th December, 2018
9:30 am -  Dave wrote an obituary for Dolores O'Riordan. There are some articles about it, including this one.
 
 Friday, 14th December, 2018
4:56 pm -  You can watch the Basil Brush footage that was show on the BBC this morning here.
9:51 am -  An interview with Dave about "YRGM" will be broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire on 27 December.
9:30 am -  Next Tuesday, a 1965 Kinks session will be broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music.
9:28 am -  Here's an 8-minute "Behind The Song" podcast on "Father Christmas".
9:23 am -  About 30 seconds of the Kinks doing "Days" on the Basil Brush Show from 1968 was aired on BBC1 "Breakfast" this morning, in a segment on the "Missing Believed Wiped" event at the BFI tomorrow. There's a photo here.
9:20 am -  The Kinda Kinky holiday concert is mentioned in this article on Twin Cities concerts of the week. (It's at 7pm tonight at the Minneapolis Eagles Club.)
9:15 am -  The VGPS 50th anniversary release is in this 'mix picks' article.
9:15 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on offbeat Christmas tunes.
 
 Thursday, 13th December, 2018
10:45 am -  Here's an article about the Wild Honey Orchestra VGPS tribute concert in LA on Feb. 23rd.
 
 Wednesday, 12th December, 2018
3:15 pm -  "Do It Again" was played during a clip of previous Manchester United games in the Champions League, during coverage of tonight's match vs. Valencia.
11:00 am -  Ray and the Kinks are mentioned in this interview with The Struts.
 
 Tuesday, 11th December, 2018
9:02 am -  Here's a blog post on Our Country.
 
 Monday, 10th December, 2018
9:44 am -  "YRGM" is included in this playlist for Pete Shelley.
9:43 am -  Angela Merkel's party did a video tribute on her, set to the song "Days".
9:41 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this playlist of alternative holiday songs.
9:37 am -  Pat Travers mentions Dave in this Rick Derringer video (at around 05:00).
9:32 am -  "Superman" is mentioned in this article on when rock stars go disco.
9:28 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this list of quirky Christmas songs.
9:26 am -  Here's more of Ray's VGPS commentary.
 
 Friday, 7th December, 2018
11:42 am -  Here is today's commentary on VGPS from Ray.
11:41 am -  Here's a review of Arthur.
11:37 am -  Ronnie Spector's cover of "Tired Of Waiting" is mentioned in this interview with her.
9:30 am -  Steven Van Zandt mentions the Kinks (three times!) in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 6th December, 2018
12:57 pm -  Here's the Facebook event for the Wild Honey performance. There's a possibility of special guest performers. Here's a tweet from Howard Kaylan that hints to that.
12:42 pm -  The Wild Honey Orchestra will be performing the VGPS album at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, California on Saturday, Feb. 23rd 2019. Ticket pre-sale starts tomorrow at noon PST, and on sale to the general public Monday, Dec. 10, at noon PST. Proceeds benefit the Autism Think Tank.
12:32 pm -  Here is today's VGPS commentary from Ray.
9:08 am -  Here's a David Bowie graphic biography page, where he meets Ray.
9:02 am -  "Father Christmas" is mentioned in this Gigs as Gift Guide.
9:00 am -  In this article about the Fillmore West, there's an image of an ad for the Kinks' 1970 show there.
8:57 am -  Here's an article on "YRGM".
 
 Wednesday, 5th December, 2018
11:39 am -  "Big Sky" is included in this article on Yo La Tengo's best covers.
11:38 am -  The Kinda Kinky holiday concert is included in this list of "16 ways for Minnesotans to make this the best holiday ever."
11:36 am -  Here's today's VGPS commentary by Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 4th December, 2018
9:08 am -  Here's a recent photo of Dave in London.
9:07 am -  More commentary from Ray on VGPS.
 
 Monday, 3rd December, 2018
10:35 am -  Here's a review of the VGPS anniversary release.
10:27 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on guitarist Phil Keaggy, who opened for them with his band Glass Harp in the early '70s.
10:22 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about the TV show "The Durrells in Corfu".
10:19 am -  More of Ray's VGPS commentary from Magnet magazine here, here, and here.
10:18 am -  Here's some more video from the Clissold Arms a week ago. And here's another video from the Dome.
10:16 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this review of the film "Love, Simon".
 
 Friday, 30th November, 2018
12:48 pm -  Ray and the Kast Off Kinks' performance of "Louie Louie" is the "Louie of the week " at LouieLouie.net.
12:46 pm -  Here's a review (in Dutch) of Dave's Decade album.
12:45 pm -  More of Ray's VGPS commentary from Magnet magazine.
9:56 am -  Australian '60s cover band The Substitutes will perform a Kinks tribute show on March 15th, 2019 at the Kastoria Music Club in North Coburg (Melbourne).
9:38 am -  Here's another article about Dave's "Web Of Time" video.
9:09 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about The Who.
 
 Thursday, 29th November, 2018
2:01 pm -  More VGPS commentary from Ray here.
9:20 am -  There's a review of the VGPS anniversary release in the print edition (Dec. 2018 issue) of the German Rolling Stone magazine. They gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
9:18 am -  Here's another article on Dave's "Web Of Time" video. And another one here.
9:17 am -  Here's an article on the "Father Christmas"/"Prince Of The Punks" single.
9:15 am -  VGPS is included in this article on 2018 box sets.
9:15 am -  Some more photos of Ray at the Dome here and here. And a couple videos here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 28th November, 2018
3:03 pm -  Dave has a new video for his song "Web Of Time" from the Decade album. Here's an article about the video, and here's the video on YouTube.
12:44 pm -  Here's a review of the VGPS anniversary release.
10:52 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article.
9:52 am -  Some commentary on VGPS that Ray did for Magnet magazine nine years ago. And another one here.
9:48 am -  Here's another video of Ray at the Clissold Arms this past weekend, and a photo of him at the Boston Arms Dome.
 
 Tuesday, 27th November, 2018
10:52 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at the OKFC konvention on Sunday. And here's a video.
 
 Monday, 26th November, 2018
11:57 am -  Some photos of Ray at the Official Kinks Fan Club meeting at the Dome yesterday here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. And here's a video.
11:54 am -  Ray showed up to the fan sing-along at the Clissold Arms on Saturday. There are some photos here, here, and here. And here's a video.
11:47 am -  Here's another article on the VGPS 50th anniversary.
11:22 am -  Here's an article on Ray and Dave's sister Rose, her husband Arthur, and their son Terry. The article has quotes from Dave and Terry, and photos of the family.
10:58 am -  The VGPS documentary "Echo Of A World" (recently shown on Sky Arts) will be shown on Dutch TV on Thursday, January 31st, 2019.
10:56 am -  According to this tweet, a radio show celebrating the work of Ray will air at 4pm UK time today on the Suzy Wilde show on Radio Caroline.
10:54 am -  This article on Candy Darling mentions The Kinks and "Lola".
10:50 am -  Our Country is included in this article on the best classic rock albums of 2018.
10:49 am -  Here's an article on the Ray MacVay Sound's single "Kinda Kinky"/"Kinkdom Kome".
10:46 am -  "Living On A Thin Line" is mentioned in this article on "The Sopranos".
10:45 am -  Save 25% on all items at the official Kinks merchandise store, using the code "BLACKFRIDAY25".
10:38 am -  Here's an article about The Kinks' three concerts at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, Sweden in the 1960s.
10:35 am -  This article ranks the songs on VGPS.
10:29 am -  Here's a review of the VGPS box set.
10:28 am -  According to this review, "Waterloo Sunset" was included in "The Choir of Man" show at the Kennedy Center.
 
 Wednesday, 21st November, 2018
1:08 pm -  "Thanksgiving Day" is in this Thanksgiving article and playlist.
9:15 am -  Here's another article on VGPS going gold.
 
 Tuesday, 20th November, 2018
3:19 pm -  The Kinks are in the latest issue (January 2019) of Q magazine (scroll down on that page to see a photo of Dave, Ray and Mick).
12:36 pm -  Here's a review of the VGPS anniversary release.
9:27 am -  "Echoes Of A World" was in this Monday's Best TV article.
9:27 am -  "Mr. Pleasant" is video of the week at the Sony Legacy site.
9:26 am -  Here's an article about Our Country and VGPS.
 
 Monday, 19th November, 2018
9:28 am -  The band Cats on Holiday will perform their God Save the Kinks tribute show at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland this Friday, 23rd November at 7pm.
9:24 am -  Here are some photos from the recent VGPS tribute choral gig.
9:03 am -  Here's an interview with Dave and Mick about VGPS.
9:02 am -  "Echos of a World" was in this Saturday's best TV article.
 
 Friday, 16th November, 2018
9:57 am -  A couple articles on VGPS going gold here and here.
9:56 am -  You can enter to win a copy of VGPS on vinyl with accompanying book.
 
 Thursday, 15th November, 2018
1:29 pm -  Pete Quaife's book Veritas has been published as a Kindle edition on Amazon.com: Volume I and Volume II. (It's also on Amazon.co.uk: Volume I and Volume II.) Proceeds go to the Pete Quaife Foundation, which provides entertainment to children on dialysis.
9:20 am -  Reminders from Proud Galleries and The Kinks Facebook pages that the VGPS exhibition ends this Sunday. (Although part of it will be open from 3-5pm on Friday, 23rd Nov., for folks traveling to London for the fan club konvention.)
9:16 am -  There's a preview clip from "Echoes of a World" on the Sky Arts Facebook page.
9:12 am -  "Thanksgiving Day" is included in this article on Thanksgiving music.
9:12 am -  Gary Louris talks about Ray and Americana in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 14th November, 2018
11:19 am -  Ray was at Proud Galleries yesterday to receive a gold album award for 100,000 copies of VGPS sold. Here's an article, with photos here, here, and here, and a video.
11:10 am -  The live Facebook stream of the VGPS tribute concert in Houston on Sunday failed due to a storm interrupting internet service, but here's a video of the full concert.
11:04 am -  Here's an article on the use of "Waterloo Sunset" in the film "Love, Simon".
11:01 am -  The Kinks and "Waterloo Sunset" are featured in this London music map art print.
10:59 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in this article on Seven London spots that have inspired great music.
10:57 am -  "The Kinks - Echoes Of A World" is a critics' choice in this article (paywalled).
10:51 am -  You can listen again to Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais talk about "Lola" on the Johnnie Walker show on Sunday (starts around 01:25:20).
10:42 am -  The band The Unlikely Candidates have released a cover of "Father Christmas". Here's a video.
10:39 am -  "The Shirt" is included in this article on Anti-Thanksgiving Songs.
 
 Sunday, 11th November, 2018
11:08 am -  The VGPS concert by Thee Experience in Houston today will be streamed live on Facebook from 5-7pm Central time.
 
 Friday, 9th November, 2018
10:07 am -  Here’s a review of Dave's Decade album.
10:04 am -  Here’s an article about Ray.
10:03 am -  Here’s an article about the Jim Rodford tribute concert.
10:01 am -  You can listen to an interview with Dave.
9:58 am -  "ADAAOTN” is mentioned in this article about The Doors’ "Hello I Love You".
9:55 am -  Here’s a blog post on "When I Turn Off The Living Room Light”.
 
 Thursday, 8th November, 2018
12:06 pm -  Here’s a review of VGPS.
9:28 am -  Here’s a new interview with Dave about the VGPS anniversary release.
9:25 am -  This article on village greens references the Kinks.
9:22 am -  Here’s an article about "Lola" and transgender rights.
 
 Wednesday, 7th November, 2018
1:36 pm -  The Zombies have announced a Concert in Honour of Jim Rodford in St. Albans, UK on Sunday, January 20, 2019.
11:23 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Decade album.
11:22 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about the band Greta Van Fleet.
8:43 am -  VGPS is at #9 on Billboard's Tastemaker Albums chart, #13 on the Vinyl Albums chart, and #74 on the Top Album Sales chart.
 
 Tuesday, 6th November, 2018
9:05 am -  In this article, Jane Wiedlin says that "Celluloid Heroes" was an inspiration for the Go-Go's song "This Town".
9:02 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on Which Bands Haven't Reunited.
 
 Monday, 5th November, 2018
11:56 am -  VGPS was up to #26 in last week's midweek chart of the official UK albums chart.
11:55 am -  You can listen to the Kinks perform at the Kennedy Center on this day in 1972.
9:22 am -  You can listen again to an interview with Dave on the Johnnie Walker show yesterday. (Starts around 1:24:30).
9:14 am -  According to this Instagram post by Danny Horn, he plays Ray again in the Sky Arts VGPS programme.
9:13 am -  According to this tweet, "Echoes of a World - The Story of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society" will air on Sky Arts on 17 November at 9pm. Here's an IMDB page for it.
9:10 am -  According to this article, Beto O'Rourke (Texas candidate for senate) listens to "20th Century Man" while driving. You can hear the song in this video (about 12 minutes in).
8:54 am -  In addition to being at #47 in the official UK albums chart, VGPS is at #5 in the official UK vinyl albums chart. The album's appearance in the charts breaks the record for the longest time for an album to chart since it's release (50 years).
 
 Saturday, 3rd November, 2018
7:28 am -  VGPS is at #47 in the Official UK Albums Chart.
7:27 am -  Here's another review of the VGPS anniversary release.
7:27 am -  Here's an article about Dave's show at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in New Jersey in April.
7:26 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
7:25 am -  "Lola" is included in this article about banned songs.
 
 Friday, 2nd November, 2018
11:38 am -  More info on the Proud Galleries silent auction: "As well as offering individual pieces for sale, we are running a silent auction for a rare valuable item from the exhibition. Bidding starts at £500 for a framed and hand-signed Original LP of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. The auction closes 18th November."
9:50 am -  Ray and Chrissie Hynde are included in this article on Unexpected Music Star Couples.
9:49 am -  A couple more articles/reviews of the VGPS 50th anniversary release here (in Dutch) and here.
 
 Thursday, 1st November, 2018
4:13 pm -  The 1968 episode of Basil Brush featuring The Kinks will be screened at BFI's Missing Believed Wiped event in London, Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 17:45. Tickets go on sale 13th Nov.
9:36 am -  "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" is mentioned in the Oct. 11-24, 2018 print issue of The New York Review of Books, in a review of the book Pretty Gentlemen; Macaroni Men and the Eighteenth Century Fashion World.
9:31 am -  A couple reviews of the VGPS anniversary box set here and here.
9:30 am -  According to this article, Rayland Baxter has covered "Strangers" (Spotify link in the article).
 
 Wednesday, 31st October, 2018
9:23 am -  "Wicked Annabella" is included in this Halloween playlist.
 
 Tuesday, 30th October, 2018
3:55 pm -  The Proud Galleries will be extending the Kinks exhibition for Friday, 23rd November from 3-5pm on the lower floor. It will not feature everything that has been on display, but at least it will give fans traveling to London from out of town going to the fan club konvention that weekend a chance to see a bit of it.
1:40 pm -  According to this tweet, there's an interview with Ray in the new print edition of Hey Music magazine.
1:36 pm -  Here's a review of Dave's Decade album.
9:19 am -  Some more photos from the VGPS choral gig here, here, and here.
9:18 am -  Dave's son Christian has posted some video of Dave's Rough Trade talk yesterday.
 
 Monday, 29th October, 2018
11:13 am -  Ray attended the VGPS choral gig last night. Some photos here and here. And here's a video.
11:08 am -  The limited edition silver gelatin prints of a photo of Ray by Barrie Wentzell is now available to order.
11:06 am -  Australia residents can enter to win a Super Deluxe Edition of the VGPS anniversary release.
11:04 am -  There's a new interview with Ray in the latest issue of the Swedish monthly Rock 'n' Roll Magazine.
11:04 am -  According to this tweet, Ray, Dave and Mick were interviewed on Absolute Radio 60s yesterday.
11:02 am -  Here are Facebook events for this year's KinksFan Kollektiv singalongs: Friday, 23 November at the Springfield Bar & Grill, and Saturday, 24 November at the Clissold Arms.
10:57 am -  Some more articles & reviews on the 50th anniversary of VGPS here, here, and here. Also a review in the Nov. 2018 issue of the German Rolling Stone magazine.
 
 Friday, 26th October, 2018
11:01 am -  Today is the release date of the various 50th Anniversary releases of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. There's a single CD version, a two-CD set, a single-disc vinyl LP, and the super deluxe box set featuring 2 vinyl LPs, 5 CDs, 3 7" vinyl singles (plus a bonus single for the first 1000 people who pre-ordered), a 52-page hardback photo book, and some memorabilia (poster, glossy photos, concert ticket, PYE promo card, and sheet music for "Days").
10:45 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a snippet of "Big Sky" (alternate mix) from the VGPS anniversary release.
10:44 am -  You can listen again to a Radio New Zealand programme on the VGPS anniversary release.
10:41 am -  Some more articles/reviews on VGPS and the anniversary release: here, here (in French), here, and here.
 
 Thursday, 25th October, 2018
9:13 am -  Proud Galleries has opened the silent auction of an autographed VGPS album to online bidders.
9:10 am -  Here's another photo of Ray from the Proud Galleries exhibition opening.
9:09 am -  According to tweets here and here, Alfie Benge ("Georgie" in X-Ray) claimed to have come up with the line "People take pictures of each other just to prove that they really existed."
9:07 am -  Here's a VGPS track-by-track analysis.
9:05 am -  Some articles on VGPS here, here, and here (in French, paywalled).
 
 Wednesday, 24th October, 2018
1:54 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a snippet of the "Home demos medley" from the VGPS anniversary release.
9:19 am -  Here's an article on VGPS.
 
 Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018
1:46 pm -  Here's a review of the VGPS anniversary release.
11:22 am -  Dave will be at Rough Trade East (London) on Monday, 29th October, in-converstation with Will Hodgkinson and signing albums. Tickets are on sale now.
9:14 am -  Here's an interview with Dave.
9:13 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a video from the Proud Galleries exhibition launch.
9:13 am -  The German magazine Musikexpress gave the VGPS anniversary release "6 red stars" (it's highest rating) in the Nov. 2018 issue.
9:11 am -  You can listen again to Ray on the Jools Holland radio show.
 
 Monday, 22nd October, 2018
9:27 am -  Rami Malek gives more detail about his meeting with Ray in this interview.
9:26 am -  Here's an article (in German) on the 50th anniversary of VGPS.
9:26 am -  According to this Instagram post there's a limited edition silver gelatin print of Ray from Barry Wentzell.
9:24 am -  "(WICFL) Superman" is included in this article on songs about Superman.
9:23 am -  According to this tweet the VGPS tribute choral gig will be previewed on BBC Radio 3's In Tune this Wednesday at 6:25pm.
9:21 am -  Here's an early bird ticket offer for the Kast Off Kinks in Redruth on 12 July 2019.
 
 Friday, 19th October, 2018
9:35 am -  There are some quotes from Mick in this article about the Q Awards.
9:34 am -  A couple reviews of the VGPS box set here and here.
9:06 am -  Here's another video and photo from the Q Awards.
 
 Thursday, 18th October, 2018
10:45 am -  According to this tweet, Ray, Dave and Mick look back on VGPS in issue #301 of Mojo magazine.
10:42 am -  The Proud Galleries Facebook page has official photos of the launch night.
9:27 am -  Here's a photo of a couple VGPS promo badges.
9:26 am -  According to this tweet, Andrew Sandoval will be talking with Michael Shelley on WFMU this Saturday at 11am EDT, about his 30 year journey with the VGPS album.
9:23 am -  You can listen again to the third day of this week's French radio shows about Ray.
9:18 am -  More video and photos from the Q Awards yesterday: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here..
 
 Wednesday, 17th October, 2018
4:34 pm -  Here's an article about Ray, Dave and Mick at the Q Awards today.
2:09 pm -  According to this tweet (with photos), Ray, Dave and Mick were at the Q Awards today. Here's a video. The Kinks were given a "Classic Album" award for VGPS, presented by Paul Weller. More photos from GettyImages. And more photos here, here, and here.
9:59 am -  Here's an article about the first US Kinks show after the ban (49 years ago today).
9:41 am -  Here's an article (in Italian) on the 50th anniversary of VGPS.
9:40 am -  You can listen again to the second day of this week's French radio shows about Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 16th October, 2018
11:29 am -  Here's a review of one of the Ben Crosland Quintet's "The Ray Davies Songbook" gigs.
9:16 am -  Here's an article on Dave's Decade album.
9:14 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame.
9:12 am -  Here's a review of the Kast Off Kinks' recent gig in Redditch.
9:11 am -  Here's the listen again link for the interview with Ray on Radio France yesterday. And here's a link to the full interview.
 
 Monday, 15th October, 2018
2:02 pm -  "Dead End Street" was played on last night's episode of The Simpsons.
11:22 am -  The VGPS performance by Thee Experience in Houston on Nov. 11th will feature the 15-track version of the album plus "Mr. Songbird" and "Days" from the 12-track version, and other Kinks songs recorded around that time ("Wonderboy", "Polly", "Did You See His Name", "Berkeley Mews", "Pictures In The Sand", and "Misty Water"). They are planning to stream the performance on Facebook Live or YouTube Live.
11:01 am -  This interview with Rami Malek mentions Ray discussing his memories of Freddie Mercury during a recent dinner with Malek and Brian May.
10:49 am -  Rolling Stone has a new interview with Dave about his new Decade album.
10:46 am -  The VGPS tribute choral concert in London is now sold out.
10:44 am -  Here's a photo of John Peel's original vinyl copy of VGPS. Watch the Classic Album Sundays video stream with Dave from Saturday.
 
 Friday, 12th October, 2018
1:21 pm -  Here's a photo of the Kinks on the cover of the new issue of Record Collector.
10:44 am -  The Stowmarket event live stream on Facebook will start at 5pm tomorrow.
10:43 am -  Here's a blog post on VGPS.
9:20 am -  Dave's Decade album is released today. (Although on Amazon.co.uk you can buy it as a download or buy the vinyl, but it says the CD will be released on 26 October.) Here's an article about the album.
9:17 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:16 am -  Here's an article about meeting the Kinks.
9:12 am -  Dave is included in this list of 14 Greatest Gay Icons in Rock.
9:10 am -  According to this article, Rayland Baxter covers "Strangers" for "Spotify Singles".
 
 Thursday, 11th October, 2018
1:39 pm -  Here's another new interview with Dave.
1:32 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray will be interviewed on Radio France next week, Monday through Thursday at 2100 (French time).
9:17 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:16 am -  Nick Hemming mentions working with Ray in this interview.
9:16 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' top 10 albums.
9:15 am -  Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid shares a Spotify playlist that includes "WHATGTG".
9:13 am -  Here's a poster for the live performance of the VGPS album at the Continental Club in Houston, Texas on Sunday, 11 November.
9:03 am -  A couple more photos of Ray from the Proud exhibition launch night.
 
 Wednesday, 10th October, 2018
4:08 pm -  Cheaper standing tickets have been released for Dave's Stowmarket event.
4:03 pm -  Rail travel information for those attending the Stowmarket event this Saturday: "Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 2018. Due to track renewal work, lines will be closed between Ipswich and Stowmarket this weekend. A replacement bus service will operate. Please check timetables and allow extra time for your journeys."
4:02 pm -  Here's a blog post on the song "Picture Book".
11:18 am -  Tickets are on sale for the "Classic Albums Sunday" radio programme recording this Saturday with Dave.
11:12 am -  You can enter to win a U-Turn Orbit Turntable from Dave Davies, plus a vinyl copy of Decade.
9:17 am -  Just a reminder that there's a Kinks tribute album, This Is My Street, released earlier this year, available to purchase as a vinyl LP or digital download. (Here's the Discogs link.)
8:50 am -  From an email sent out by the John Peel Centre concerning the recording this Saturday of the Classic Album Sunday radio programme: "We have some bad news but some good news. Ray Davies has had a severe chest infection for the past few weeks and as of yesterday, his doctor said he had to get some rest and has to cancel all engagements. So that is the bad news. The good news is Dave Davies will now be our special guest for this event. We are very pleased that he has agreed to do this on such short notice! In fact we are more than pleased - we are relieved! It has been a tense few hours!" Here's a Facebook event for it.
8:42 am -  Dave is mentioned in this review of a "British Psychedelic Sounds of 1969" compilation. (Dave plays on one of the tracks, Ewan Stephens' cover of "Mindless Child of Motherhood". Also Dave's "Creeping Jean" is included.)
 
 Tuesday, 9th October, 2018
2:53 pm -  Gary Louris mentions working with Ray in this interview. (Also mentions the possibility of future shows with Ray.)
12:54 pm -  The official Kinks web site has been updated.
12:54 pm -  A 1973 orchestral arrangement of "Village Green Overture (Preservation Version) from the VGPS anniversary release is now available to listen to on the Kinks Facebook page and YouTube. Also available to purchase at the various digital music services.
9:22 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this open letter to SNL.
9:19 am -  Here's another photo of Ray from the Proud Galleries exhibition opening night.
 
 Monday, 8th October, 2018
2:10 pm -  Here's an interview with Ray (in Italian).
9:09 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' gig in Redditch on 13th October.
9:08 am -  Some contact sheet images of The Kinks performing Days on Top of the Pops in 1968, taken during rehearsal and the performance: here, here, and here.
9:04 am -  There was a VGPS theme at yesterday's From Independent Market. Here's the Facebook event and an Instagram post.
9:02 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on Finding the perfect name for a chicken.
9:00 am -  Ray will be interviewed on the Jools Holland show on BBC Radio 2, Monday, 22 October at 21:00.
8:59 am -  According to this tweet, the earliest surviving episode of Basil Brush has been discovered, with special guests The Kinks. (June 1968--The Kinks performed "Days", according to Doug Hinman's book.) The episode discovery was also mentioned in this Telegraph article from five years ago.
 
 Friday, 5th October, 2018
11:54 am -  Dave was interviewed on BBC Radio London today. Starts around 00:09:45.
11:06 am -  According to this tweet, Dave will be interviewed tomorrow on the Liz Kershaw show on BBC Radio 6 at 13:00.
11:04 am -  Dave will be interviewed on The Afternoon Show on BBC Radio Scotland next Wednesday at 14:00.
9:04 am -  Here's another photo from the Proud Galleries opening, and an article.
 
 Thursday, 4th October, 2018
4:48 pm -  Here's an article about yesterday's exhibition opening at Proud Galleries.
3:20 pm -  This Facebook album has several photos of the items exhibited at Proud Galleries.
12:23 pm -  The Village Green Experience will be performing a 50th anniversary concert of the VGPS album at Sala Intruso in Madrid, Spain on Saturday, 27 October.
9:23 am -  Several photos of Ray, Dave and Mick at last night's Proud Galleries Kinks exhibit opening: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
9:20 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:19 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the Top 5 British Invasion Acts.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018
3:15 pm -  Here's an article on the song "This Precious Time (Long Lonely Road)" from Dave's album Decade, including a video with the song and footage from Dave's recent tours.
9:34 am -  The Proud Galleries Facebook page has a sneak peek of the Kinks exhibition.
9:33 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the Top 25 British Invasion Acts.
9:32 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on classic songs with a girl's name in the title.
9:32 am -  According to this, there's an article on Ray in the print edition (September issue) of Relix magazine.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018
1:08 pm -  "YRGM" is one of Gene Simmons' 10 Songs I Can't Live Without.
1:07 pm -  The Proud Galleries Facebook page now says "Proud Central is now closed and reopens at 10am on Thursday 4th October". (The grand opening of the Kinks exhibition is Wednesday, and not open to the public.)
1:05 pm -  Several quotes from "Alcohol" in this opinion piece on the Kavanaugh hearings.
10:19 am -  The Kinks Facebook page has an extract from the VGPS anniversary release booklet.
9:12 am -  Here's an article about Dave meeting up with Ray soon.
9:01 am -  There was a round of Kinks questions on University Challenge yesterday.
 
 Monday, 1st October, 2018
10:40 am -  The Official Kinks Facebook page has a reminder video about the Proud Galleries exhibition, which launches this Wednesday. Here's the press release from Proud Galleries.
10:34 am -  According to this article, the November issue of Record Collector News will have a cover story on the Kinks and the 50th anniversary of the VGPS album, including new interviews with Ray and Dave.
10:32 am -  Here's a Facebook event page for Dave's gig in Collingswood, New Jersey next April.
10:25 am -  Leonard Bernstein's performance of YRGM (from his TV program "Young People's Concerts") was featured on the French radio show Pop & Co. on the 100th anniversary of Bernstein's birth.
10:18 am -  "YRGM" was a required song performed by all five finalists at a band competition run by Philadelphia radio station WMGK-102.9FM.
10:10 am -  Various VGPS anniversary events upcoming: The Brighton Beach Boys Become The VGPS, Saturday, 24 Nov. at Brunswick Pub, 1-3 Holland Rd., BN3 1JF Hove; VGPS listening party, Sunday. 14 Oct. at Vinyl Renaissance & Audio Overland Park, Kansas; Live performance of VGPS, Nov. 11 at 9:30pm and Nov. 12 at 11:30pm CST at The Continental Club, Houston, Texas.
10:04 am -  There will be a VGPS choral gig on Sunday, 28 October at St. Luke's, Hillmarton Road, N7 9RE (London). Here's an article.
9:58 am -  Bill Shanley talks about working with Ray in this video.
9:57 am -  Here's an article about the Proud Galleries VGPS exhibition.
9:55 am -  Here's a photo of Dave in Camden Market a few days ago.
9:54 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Italian, and paywalled).
9:53 am -  Our Country is up to #14 in the reader charts of the print edition of the German Rolling Stone (October issue).
 
 Friday, 28th September, 2018
12:44 pm -  Here's a blog post on Lola vs. Powerman....
10:34 am -  Here's an article on "YRGM".
9:56 am -  Today's Metro newspaper has info & a photo of the Proud Galleries exhibition.
 
 Thursday, 27th September, 2018
8:48 am -  Here's an article on the Proud Galleries exhibition on VGPS.
8:47 am -  According to this article, Bill Shanley's new album Midnight Mission (due 20th October) will feature a guest appearance by Ray.
 
 Wednesday, 26th September, 2018
4:01 pm -  Here's the interview with Ray from the latest issue of Mojo.
1:31 pm -  "YRGM" is included in this article on A Brief History of Guitar Distortion.
10:58 am -  Here's a blog post about "Dead End Street".
10:04 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" and "Alcohol" are included in this blog post about poetry and songs mentioning drinking.
 
 Tuesday, 25th September, 2018
2:34 pm -  Here's a blog post (with photos) on the unveiling of the Nicky Hopkins memorial park bench in Ealing.
11:07 am -  According to this tweet, there will be a benefit gig in Lexington, Kentucky on Oct. 26th featuring local musicians performing songs from Pink Floyd and The Kinks. Proceeds go to Habitat For Humanity. Here's the Facebook event page.
10:14 am -  An acoustic version of "Days" (from the upcoming VGPS box set) has been released as a digital download, available from iTunes, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Spotify, and others.
 
 Monday, 24th September, 2018
3:35 pm -  Those who pre-ordered the "Super Deluxe" VGPS box set through Music Glue should have received an email by now so that they can enter to win tickets to the opening night Proud Gallery exhibit launch. The link in the email is only good for 24 hours. Winners will be announced from 26th Sept. all the way up to the opening night.
11:49 am -  A snippet of a previously unreleased acoustic version of "Days" (from the upcoming VGPS box set) has been posted on the official Kinks Facebook page.
10:47 am -  A message from Henny Stahli (formerly of The Kinky2 and now of BUS59): "Happy to announce the extended version of the latest album by "BUS59", called 'THAT'S LIFE' ('The Story Of Freddy & Charlotte') is now uploaded on YouTube. Now you can listen to the whole story of Freddy & Charlotte through the songs, Spoken Word-segments and extra, new music. Some sort of an Audio-book + Music. Duration 1 hour 19 minutes! Put on your headphones and let 'BUS59' take you on a special trip, NO tickets required!"
10:44 am -  There's a piece on (or including) Ray in the November 2018 issue of Mojo.
10:30 am -  A couple of Dave's tweets are quoted in this tribute article to Chas Hodges.
10:29 am -  Dave recorded this promo/station ID for the Rock N Roll Archaeology podcast.
 
 Saturday, 22nd September, 2018
3:45 pm -  Ron Sexsmith's latest cover is "Young And Innocent Days".
2:10 pm -  Here's an interview with Ray.
1:33 pm -  This appreciation of Chas Hodges compares his writing to Ray's and his music to 'the music one of Davies’ characters might have made'.
7:45 am -  Mick is listed as one of the guest musicians at the Eel Pie Club Christmas Party.
 
 Friday, 21st September, 2018
4:10 pm -  Here's a blog post about "Come Dancing".
1:40 pm -  Here's a picture and some video footage of Dave with fans earlier today.
12:08 pm -  Johnny Borrell names "Till The End Of The Day" as the song that defines the teenage him in this interview and associated playlist.
11:38 am -  Here's a picture of Dave earlier today.
11:18 am -  According to these posts Ray is featured in the latest issue of Soundz magazine.
11:00 am -  According to this tweet and this Facebook post on Monday there'll be 'something very special to share from the upcoming #VG50 album release'.
10:26 am -  You can also watch Dave's BUILD Series interview on Facebook and YouTube.
9:56 am -  Questions for Dave's BUILD Series interview can be submitted here.
6:04 am -  Tickets for The Official Kinks Fan Club Meeting on 25th November, featuring the Kast Off Kinks plus special guests/former band members, have now been posted out. Further tickets can be purchased here at the advance price of £22.50 (will be £25.00 on the door if any tickets are still available).
 
 Thursday, 20th September, 2018
5:28 pm -  There will be a live interview event with Dave promoting Decade tomorrow. Free tickets are available here and the event will also be streamed here.
5:22 pm -  Here's a picture of the Kast Off Kinks earlier today.
12:56 pm -  Here's another Spanish article about the VGPS box set.
6:35 am -  Margo Price names Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround and Muswell Hillbillies as the albums that changed or marked her in this interview.
6:25 am -  Here's an article on Ben Crosland and his band playing the Ray Davies songbook.
 
 Wednesday, 19th September, 2018
5:13 pm -  According to this article there will be a Kinks tribute night on 27th September in aid of The Stone Soup Café.
3:51 pm -  Here's a video of Dave from his SiriusXM interview earlier today.
12:08 pm -  This video is a reminder of how to enter to win tickets to the Proud exhibition launch.
11:11 am -  Here's another article about the VGPS box set.
9:47 am -  There are a couple more Spanish articles about the VGPS box set here and here.
6:31 am -  Here's a Spanish article about the VGPS box set.
3:00 am -  Here's a Spanish review of Our Country.
 
 Monday, 17th September, 2018
5:24 pm -  Here's a Johnny Marr quote mentioning Ray.
5:10 pm -  There will be a Kinks tribute night on 25th October in aid of The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee.
6:58 am -  According to this review Garbage's recent Brixton Academy gig included a Kinks song snippet.
5:38 am -  Prints from the upcoming exhibition are now available to purchase online from Proud.
 
 Sunday, 16th September, 2018
6:14 pm -  Here's a video for "Only A Dream".
3:40 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on most underappreciated rock bands.
3:28 am -  Here's an article on Something Else By The Kinks.
 
 Saturday, 15th September, 2018
5:08 pm -  Pre-order Decade on CD from Newbury Comics to receive an autographed booklet.
5:03 pm -  According to this tweet Dave will be interviewed on SiriusXM on Wednesday.
3:29 pm -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on How LGBTQ Musicians Broke Barriers To The Mainstream.
4:31 am -  Here's a video clip featuring Paul Weller's "Days" cover from yesterday.
 
 Friday, 14th September, 2018
8:06 am -  Here's a Facebook post promoting the VGPS box set.
4:38 am -  According to this tweet Paul Weller covered "Days" for The Chris Evans Breakfast Show. You can listen again around 2:56:01.
3:18 am -  Here's a snippet from Dave's Rock N Roll Archaeology interview.
3:00 am -  According to this review the recently released Blu-ray of "The Virgin Soldiers" includes an isolated music track.
 
 Thursday, 13th September, 2018
2:08 pm -  There's a new cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by Reema.
2:00 pm -  The Kinks will be in the next issue of Record Collector (in shops 11th October).
1:19 pm -  Here's an exclusive premiere of "Same Old Blues" and an interview with Dave.
9:02 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in Stuart Maconie's column on 'fractious fraternal bands' in this week's Waitrose Weekend newspaper.
 
 Wednesday, 12th September, 2018
10:52 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in these articles about Carnaby Street in the 1960s.
9:14 am -  This video is a reminder of the draw for tickets for the Proud exhibition launch night.
6:45 am -  Here's a Facebook event for the Proud exhibition.
5:23 am -  According to this review "Picture Book" is one of the musical excerpts in Riot Act’s "Mopey Wrecks" play.
 
 Tuesday, 11th September, 2018
8:35 am -  A previously unreleased alternate mix (with session chat) of Starstruck is out now on all digital services.
3:39 am -  According to this clip an interview with Dave will be on this podcast next month.
 
 Monday, 10th September, 2018
2:21 am -  In the German edition of Rolling Stone magazine, Our Country has entered the reader charts at #15.
 
 Sunday, 9th September, 2018
5:53 pm -  Here's a blog post about Ray.
2:38 am -  This tweet mentions 'a film about the Kinks for Sky TV'.
 
 Saturday, 8th September, 2018
3:01 am -  Dave is interviewed on this podcast.
 
 Friday, 7th September, 2018
1:46 pm -  Here's a post about the Proud exhibition.
1:43 pm -  This article ranks The Kinks' albums.
7:19 am -  This podcast features a Clash vs Kinks 'album fight'.
6:56 am -  "Dead End Street" is quoted in this article.
 
 Thursday, 6th September, 2018
1:32 pm -  VGPS is the featured album on this podcast.
1:01 pm -  Our Country is the featured album on this radio programme.
11:35 am -  Justin Hayward mentions The Kinks in this interview.
11:28 am -  This article mentions the "Mirror of Love" promo mirror.
4:02 am -  Ross Kemp chooses The Kinks as the band for his 'Train Delay Playlist' in today's Shortlist magazine.
3:04 am -  According to this review Ray is quoted in a new Jimmy Page biography.
2:59 am -  Johnny Marr mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 5th September, 2018
5:05 pm -  Mick Mars says The Kinks "changed my life quite a bit" in this interview.
 
 Tuesday, 4th September, 2018
3:25 pm -  YRGM is mentioned in this article and podcast about Link Wray's "Rumble" turning 60 years old.
12:05 pm -  Ron Sexsmith's latest Kinks cover is Village Green.
9:22 am -  Here's a poem: "Descending with Jessica from Accounts and Ray Davies.
 
 Monday, 3rd September, 2018
2:01 pm -  Here are some nice photos by David Liljemark of the Kinks' concert in Aalborg, Denmark, 19 June 1993.
1:48 pm -  "VGPS" (the song) is included in this article on the Top 21 Songs About Nostalgia.
1:47 pm -  "Autumn Almanac" is quoted in this article about autumn.
 
 Sunday, 2nd September, 2018
5:48 pm -  According to this article the organist for the Atlanta Braves played "Lola" to taunt a homophobic opposing player. You can hear it in this tweet.
5:45 pm -  According to this tweet there's a quote from Ray in the Cardiff City FC programme.
5:43 pm -  Mick is included in this article on The First Five Drummers Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
5:41 pm -  According to this article the Kinks are on the soundtrack of the Robert Redford movie "The Old Man and the Gun". (This article says it's "Lola".)
5:39 pm -  This article on Barry Manilow's greatest songs says that "Copacabana" was released as a single at Ray's suggestion.
 
 Thursday, 30th August, 2018
9:29 am -  Here's another article on the VGPS box set.
 
 Wednesday, 29th August, 2018
10:13 am -  In this interview, Advance Base's Owen Ashworth cites "Do You Remember Walter" as a "giant inspiration" for his song "Your Dog".
9:24 am -  A previously unreleased mono mix of "Misty Water" (from the upcoming VGPS anniversary release) is now available on the various digital music services: Amazon.com, iTunes, Spotify, and probably others.
9:16 am -  There's a "sneak peek" video of the VGPS box set on the official Kinks Facebook page and YouTube.
 
 Tuesday, 28th August, 2018
2:12 pm -  Here's another article on the upcoming VGPS box set.
11:53 am -  Here's a review of Our Country.
 
 Monday, 27th August, 2018
1:13 pm -  Portland, Oregon Kinks tribute band "Kinked" will be performing this Saturday, Sept. 1st at The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. in Portland, at 9pm. Here's a Facebook event.
12:50 pm -  Here's an article (in Swedish) on Dave's Decade album.
9:32 am -  In this Rolling Stone article about Dave's Decade album, you can listen to the full song "Cradle to the Grave". (YouTube link)
9:29 am -  There's a quote from Ray in this Showbiz Quotes article.
9:28 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about Band reformations: is it ever a good idea to get back together?.
 
 Friday, 24th August, 2018
2:58 pm -  Here's Ethan Hawke singing "Waterloo Sunset", from the Juliet, Naked soundtrack.
8:57 am -  A couple articles on Dave's upcoming Decade album here and here.
8:57 am -  Lazy Lester, who recorded the original version of "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter", has died at age 85.
8:55 am -  Gilbert O'Sullivan calls Ray one of "the great song-writers of Britain" in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 23rd August, 2018
10:19 am -  There's a new video on Dave's Facebook page, with a snippet of a song from his upcoming Decade album.
9:56 am -  Rupert Wates mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018
12:49 pm -  Ray is included in this article on the 50 Greatest Frontmen in Rock and Roll History.
12:48 pm -  There's an official Kinks Spotify playlist.
9:58 am -  The Proud Central Gallery web site now has info on their upcoming VGPS exhibition.
9:55 am -  According to this article, Ethan Hawke performs a "sad, impromptu solo rendition" of "Waterloo Sunset" in the film Juliet, Naked.
9:47 am -  Here's an article (in Swedish) on The Kinks and "Time Song".
 
 Tuesday, 21st August, 2018
11:41 am -  This article (in Dutch) says that Ray had a rehearsal at a Belgian cafe in 2004.
10:19 am -  The latest album by The Grand Old Uke of York has a cover of "Lola" (you can listen to a sample clip on their web site).
 
 Monday, 20th August, 2018
2:31 pm -  Dave's Decade CD is also available to pre-order now from Amazon US or Amazon UK, to be released on 12th October.
2:30 pm -  You can pre-order the VGPS box set on Amazon US and Amazon UK now.
10:48 am -  "Celluloid Heroes" is quoted in this article on Paul McCartney.
9:25 am -  Here's an article on "Time Song".
9:25 am -  Here's an article on the VGPS 50th anniversary release and the Kinks exhibition at Proud Central Gallery.
 
 Friday, 17th August, 2018
3:21 pm -  You can vote for "Time Song" as Track Of The Week.
9:00 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
 
 Thursday, 16th August, 2018
4:39 pm -  The various editions of the VGPS 50th anniversary releases are also available to pre-order from PledgeMusic.com, priced less than Musicglue. (Apparently not available to order from the US.)
11:27 am -  Here's an article about Pete Townshend contributing an essay to the VGPS anniversary box set.
11:26 am -  A couple clips from Ray's interviews yesterday here and here.
11:25 am -  More articles on "Time Song" and the VGPS anniversary release: here, here, here, here, here (scroll to bottom), here, here, here, and here.
 
 Wednesday, 15th August, 2018
3:21 pm -  Several more articles on "Time Song" and the VGPS anniversary release here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here (in German), here, here, here, here (in Dutch), here, and here.
9:45 am -  This article on "Time Song" and VGPS also has a paragraph on an "exhibition of rare vintage Kinks memorabilia" at London's Proud Central Gallery from 4 Oct. to 18 Nov.
9:40 am -  Here's a video ad for the VGPS anniversary releases.
9:35 am -  Several articles on the release of "Time Song" and the upcoming VGPS 50th anniversary box: here (in Japanese), here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
9:24 am -  You can listen again to another new interview with Ray today from BBC Radio 6 Music (starts around 02:41:10).
9:22 am -  There's a lyric video for "Time Song" on the official Kinks Facebook page. Also on YouTube. You can listen to the song on Spotify, and it should be available to buy/download from some online music stores today.
9:17 am -  Here's the link to pre-order all the variations of the VGPS 50th anniversary releases. The first 1000 orders of the "Super Deluxe Box Set" come with a 7" vinyl single of "Time Song" (2018 Single Mix) / "Village Green" (Alternative Mix). All UK purchasers will be contacted on the 24th September with an opportunity to enter a ballot to win an exclusive pair of tickets to attend the official launch of an exhibition of Kinks memorabilia at Proud Galleries (Central), London on the evening of October 3rd.
9:09 am -  The "something very special" on BBC Radio 2 this morning was a phone interview with Ray, and the first airing of the previously unreleased track "Time Song" from the upcoming VGPS 50th anniversary box set. You can listen again (starts at 01:48:03).
9:07 am -  Folk singer Olivia Chaney talks about hanging out with Ray and him coming to a lot of her shows, in this interview.
9:06 am -  There's a new reissue of Give The People What They Want this week (17 August) on 180g clear vinyl.
 
 Tuesday, 14th August, 2018
4:16 pm -  From the official Kinks Facebook page today: "Tune into BBC Radio 2 at 8.15am tomorrow to hear something very special..."
9:29 am -  The State of Confusion album will be released as a "180g Audiophile LP" on 21st September, available through PledgeMusic.com.
 
 Monday, 13th August, 2018
9:40 am -  Here's an article on Dave's upcoming Decade album. It gives the track list, and a release date of Oct. 12.
9:31 am -  Here's a Facebook event for Ray's Stowmarket event. Tickets are now sold out. Update: According to this Facebook post there are 10 standing tickets available (expected to sell fast). Further update: standing tickets have also now sold out.
9:19 am -  Bobcat Goldthwait mentions he has been talking to Ray about making a series out of Schoolboys in Disgrace in this podcast (starts around 01:19:34).
9:18 am -  Brian D'Addario of The Lemon Twigs names Arthur and Soap Opera as his favorite concept albums in this interview.
9:12 am -  There's a feature on the Kinks (and a photo on the cover) of the latest issue of Lust For Life magazine.
 
 Friday, 10th August, 2018
11:17 am -  Ray will be at the John Peel Centre For Creative Arts in Stowmarket on Saturday, 13th October, for Classic Albums Sundays, discussing the VGPS album. Tickets are £18.
11:12 am -  You can listen to a radio program, Ray Davies in America, from Radio New Zealand yesterday.
 
 Thursday, 9th August, 2018
12:21 pm -  Here's another review of Our Country.
 
 Wednesday, 8th August, 2018
1:06 pm -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
9:18 am -  Here's another review of Our Country.
 
 Tuesday, 7th August, 2018
8:57 am -  Chrissie Hynde mentions Ray and the Kinks in this interview from the "Event" magazine that came with the Daily Mail on Sunday.
8:53 am -  There's a piece on The Kinks in the September issue of Mojo magazine.
 
 Monday, 6th August, 2018
10:53 am -  There's a new Kinks tribute project called The Village Green, raising money for the charity Guitars not Guns. They've recorded a CD of Kinks covers, available to listen to on Soundcloud, YouTube or Spotify. They'll be playing a live show on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Michael's On Main in Sequel, California. Tickets available here. Or you can donate via GoFundMe or buy merchandise via CafePress.com.
9:48 am -  "Lola" is listed as one of the "People" songs and "Waterloo Sunset" is #2 out of 100 songs Neil McCormick's great British songbook.
9:45 am -  The Jayhawks' Gary Louris talks about working with Ray in this interview.
 
 Friday, 3rd August, 2018
11:10 am -  Robby Krieger talks about the ADAAOTN similarity in this article on the 50th anniversary of "Hello, I Love You".
11:08 am -  A few more reviews of Our Country here, here, and here.
10:58 am -  Shemekia Copeland covers "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" on her new album America's Child.
 
 Tuesday, 31st July, 2018
9:22 am -  This article suggests Arthur as a future movie musical.
 
 Monday, 30th July, 2018
9:18 am -  "Days" was played during the end credits of Saturday's episode of the BBC2 show "We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story".
9:16 am -  A couple more reviews of Our Country here and here (in Dutch).
9:14 am -  Gary Louris talks about working with Ray in this interview.
 
 Friday, 27th July, 2018
11:13 am -  There's a detailed review of Our Country in the August edition of Rolling Stone Germany.
 
 Thursday, 26th July, 2018
2:08 pm -  The Kinks are included in this NME article on Nine amazing British acts that America never understood.
9:18 am -  A couple reviews of Our Country here and here (in Italian).
 
 Wednesday, 25th July, 2018
9:40 am -  The September issue of Uncut magazine has a piece on Dave with his take on any Kinks reunion, plus news of his upcoming Decade album with his unreleased recordings from the 1970s, due out this autumn.
 
 Tuesday, 24th July, 2018
1:31 pm -  Our Country is included in this Best Albums of 2018... So Far article.
10:33 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on The Box Tops.
 
 Monday, 23rd July, 2018
9:37 am -  According to this Facebook post, Ray was interviewed on The Spectrum show on SiriusXM channel 28 yesterday.
9:35 am -  A couple more reviews of Our Country here (in Dutch) and here.
 
 Friday, 20th July, 2018
10:36 am -  There's a recent photo of Dave with his grandson and Ray's grandson on Dave's Instagram page.
10:33 am -  Muswell Hillbillies is included in this article on The Greatest London Albums of All Time.
 
 Thursday, 19th July, 2018
9:08 am -  Andrew Sandoval posted about the 50th anniversary release of VGPS on his Facebook page yesterday: "Today I got final sign off on the Village Green Preservation Society project I have spent seemingly my whole life working on - lots of amazing stuff. Will wait for BMG to make the contents public, but this is one of the best reissues of my 30-year career."
9:06 am -  I Go To Sleep was sung in an episode of The Voice Kids Russia last year.
9:03 am -  Some more photos of Ray and Mick at the Rough Trade event last week.
9:02 am -  Here's another review of Our Country.
9:01 am -  There's another new video on Ray's Facebook page.
 
 Wednesday, 18th July, 2018
9:29 am -  A 2010 audio interview with Ray has been uploaded to YouTube.
9:00 am -  A few more reviews of Our Country here, here, and here.
8:59 am -  Here's another new video on Ray's Facebook page.


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