The Kinks : All Day And All Of The Night : Day-by-day concerts, recordings and broadcasts, 1961-1996

Author: Doug Hinman

Publisher: Backbeat Books, London, England and San Francisco, California.

Publishing Date: February 2004

ISBN: ISBN 0-87930-765-X

Misc. Stats: Paperback, 8.5" x 11", 352 pages

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Back cover notes:

This book tells the true story of The Kinks, one of the greatest pop bands of all time, through the facts about their daily professional lives as they wrote songs, appeared on stage, signed deals, performed for TV and radio stations, and made records in the studio.

ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT answers these and many other questions at it covers four decades of Kinks history in fascinating detail, revealing new stories and fresh insights into the band started by brothers Ray Davies and Dave Davies. Included in its 352 fact-packed pages are hundreds of gig locations and on-the-spot reviews, detailed examinations of every known recording session, and thorough information about all the band's major record releases.

"There are researchers and researchers, but Doug Hinman is in a class of his own. His research on The Kinks takes popular music scholarship to a plateau of virtually unprecedented integrity."
JOHNNY ROGAN, author of noted books on The Kinks, The Byrds, Neil Young and others.

Front cover flap:

The Kinks were a great band, and this book shows exactly why. The Kinks: All Day And All Of The Night considers every move in their career, from instant fame in the early 1960s through dissolution and revival in the 1970s, on to stadium success during the 1980s, and an apparently final breakdown in the late 1990s.

All Day And All Of The Night profiles one of the most gifted songwriters in popular music, Ray Davies, and one of pop's most innovative guitarists, Dave Davies. The book reveals a glorious picture of a band of musicians who really were the original punks, often at odds with an industry busily going in the opposite direction. What emerges from this new and unprecedentedly detailed examination of the band's history is the true story of their career told through the stage shows, recording sessions, broadcasting dates ... in short, their every musicial activity.

The easy-to-read, day-by-day format details hundreds of gigs from the international concert history of The Kinks, logs every known recording session, unravels the band's TV and radio broadcasts, and provides full information on all the major records issued in the US and UK. The book is the result of author Doug Hinman's 20 years of deep research on the subject and his encyclopaedic knowledge of The Kinks. Hinman has been afforded personal recognition by band members for his grasp of their history and has had their help and assistance in reconstructing this uniquely detailed story.

Stories abound throughout the book of great Kinks chart singles -- All Day and All Of The Night, Lola, Come Dancing, Sunny Afternoon, Tired Of Waiting For You, You Really Got Me -- as well as behind-the-scenes tales from the lesser-known work and the facts surrounding the making of notable albums such as Face To Face (1966), The Village Green Preservation Society (1968), Arthur (1969), Lola Versus Powerman (1970), Misfits (1978), Low Budget (1979), State Of Confusion (1983) and Phobia (1993).

All Day And All Of The Night not only relates the musical developments, internal arguments and joyful successes that The Kinks experienced in a career of more than 30 years but also reveals the context of the wider business of pop and rock music during four boisterous, innovative and exciting decades.

Back cover flap:

Doug Hinman is a musician, historian, and researcher. His lifelong devotion to record collecting and popular music history has led to a number of books on The Kinks, including the award-winning definitive discography, You Really Got Me (Rock 'n' Roll Research Press, 1994). He is historical advisor and annotator of virtually the entire reissued catalogue of The Kinks recordings, and has contributed to various music magazines as well as to biographies of the band. Hinman is co-author of Jeff's Book: A Chronology Of Jeff Beck's Career, 1965-1980 (Rock 'n' Roll Research Press, 2000) and his groundbreaking research formed the extensive diary section featured in The Yardbirds (Backbeat 2002). He spent 11 years as a professional drummer, touring extensively in the US and Europe, including a three-year stint with guitarist Duke Robillard. He has appeared on record with Robillard (Turn It Around), with Sun artist Sonny Burgess and ex-Blasters man Dave Alvin on the acclaimed Tennessee Border, and on two CDs with singer Jack Smith, one featuring ex-Commander Cody guitarslinger Bill Kirchen. Hinman works as a catalog librarian in Providence, Rhode Island, and lives locally with his wife and two children.
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