News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Friday, 13th December, 2019
2:27 pm -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article/playlist.
2:25 pm -  There's a bit about the Sunny Afternoon tour in this production news round-up.
2:20 pm -  "Have A Cuppa Tea" was played in this caffeine-themed radio show.
9:03 am -  Here's another article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
9:02 am -  Beabadoobee mentions The Kinks and "Waterloo Sunset" in this interview.
9:02 am -  The Arthur 50th anniversary release is included in this article on box sets.
 
 Thursday, 12th December, 2019
2:50 pm -  According to this, the story behind the Kinks song "Celluloid Heroes" will be on Dutch TV (NPO 3) on Saturday, 14 December at 22.00.
12:17 pm -  Here's another Barrie Keeffe obituary (paywalled) that mentions Ray and Chorus Girls.
8:59 am -  Minneapolis/St. Paul Kinks tribute band Kinda Kinky's annual Holiday Concert & Foodraiser will be Saturday, Dec. 21. Here's the Facebook event for it.
8:57 am -  The Kinks' cover of "Too Much Monkey Business" is mentioned in this article.
8:56 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on ten more Christmas songs actually worth listening to (paywalled).
8:48 am -  According to this article, the band The Unlikely Candidates have released a cover of "Father Christmas". Here's the video (it's actually 6 years old).
 
 Wednesday, 11th December, 2019
1:07 pm -  "Father Christmas" is #2 in this list of Top 11 Christmas Songs That Rock.
1:01 pm -  There are more mentions of Ray and the Chorus Girls musical in this Barrie Keeffe obituary.
9:24 am -  Alice Cooper mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:24 am -  Here's another article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
9:23 am -  The "Arthur"/"Brainwashed" single is at #12 in Billboard's chart of Top Record Store Day Exclusive Singles at Independent Record Stores.
9:21 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the history of the power chord.
9:19 am -  "Days" is quoted in this article on the restoration of Wim Wenders' film Until The End Of The World.
 
 Tuesday, 10th December, 2019
1:31 pm -  More articles on the Sunny Afternoon UK tour here, here, and here.
1:30 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the death of Barrie Keefe, who co-wrote the musical Chorus Girls with Ray.
 
 Monday, 9th December, 2019
9:47 am -  Some articles on the Sunny Afternoon tour here and here.
9:46 am -  Here's the official announcement on Facebook that the Sunny Afternoon musical is going back on tour in the UK in 2020. See the list of dates/venues here. Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday.
9:40 am -  According to this page, tickets for the Vox Holloway VGPS and Arthur performance are on sale now.
9:34 am -  You can listen to "Nobody's Fool" by Glenda Collins from the Cult Themes Forever album from Future Legend Records.
9:23 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on December 1965. (And "A Well Respected Man" is in the December 19, 1965 radio station KEWB recording.)
9:19 am -  The "Sunny Afternoon" musical is included in this article on the best shows of the decade.
9:18 am -  "Father Christmas" is in this article on holiday songs.
9:16 am -  Here's a blog post on "Father Christmas".
 
 Friday, 6th December, 2019
9:06 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Who as inspiring their first single "I Can't Explain".
9:04 am -  "Postcard From London" is on this "The British Have all the Good Christmas Music" playlist. Here's the playlist on Spotify.
9:02 am -  Here's a blog post on "I'm Not Like Everybody Else".
 
 Thursday, 5th December, 2019
8:52 am -  According to this article, the Kinks' promo video for "Dead End Street" inspired the video for "1999" by the band Soft Rubbish.
8:50 am -  The radio show/podcast "Great Moments in Vinyl" features The Kinks in this episode.
 
 Wednesday, 4th December, 2019
9:16 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this list of favorite Christmas songs.
9:15 am -  Everybody's In Show-Biz is included in this article on readers' favorite musical masterpieces.
9:13 am -  "Celluloid Heroes" is included in this article on 25 classic songs about L.A..
9:12 am -  According to this play review, "Father Christmas" is performed in the play.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019
12:10 pm -  Ron Sexsmith's latest Kinks cover is "Harry Rag".
12:09 pm -  According to this Facebook post, there's a piece on The Kinks in issue #500 of Record Collector.
 
 Monday, 2nd December, 2019
4:01 pm -  This car review quotes a line from "She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina".
10:08 am -  A couple Instagram posts here and here about The Cherry Tops at the Official Kinks Fan Club meeting.
9:59 am -  According to this tweet, there's a chapter on "Waterloo Sunset" in the new book The Song Remains The Same.
9:35 am -  A few articles on the passing of Irving Burgie, who wrote "Day-O", here, here and here (the Kinks are mentioned in that last one).
9:28 am -  "Father Christmas" is mentioned in this unboxing video of a Gibson Les Paul Artisan guitar.
9:13 am -  "Father Christmas" is on this Alternative Christmas Playlist.
9:12 am -  "This Time Tomorrow" is on The Gunga Gin Soundtrack Spotify playlist by The Libertines.
 
 Friday, 29th November, 2019
8:39 am -  The official Kinks merchandise store has some black Friday specials.
8:38 am -  According to this, The Kinks were a tricky clue for the New York Times crossword puzzle yesterday.
8:37 am -  "Thanksgiving Day" was song of the day yesterday.
8:36 am -  Here's a video of Andy Taylor covering "Lola" at his concert in London on Wednesday.
8:34 am -  Here's an article on How the Kinks reclaimed America with "Lola".
 
 Wednesday, 27th November, 2019
9:41 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on sibling rivalries in music.
 
 Tuesday, 26th November, 2019
8:53 am -  Kay Hanley of Letters To Cleo talks about their cover of "Father Christmas" in this interview.
8:53 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at the fan club meeting on Sunday.
8:51 am -  The Kinks and Beats Daily podcast featured "Do You Remember Walter", "Rock and Roll Fantasy", "Definite Maybe", "Apeman", and "Sitting In My Hotel" in recent episodes.
 
 Monday, 25th November, 2019
12:04 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in French, paywalled).
12:03 pm -  John Frusciante mentions The Kinks in this interview.
11:34 am -  A message from Olga: "Marla, at The Clissold Arms, would be very grateful for any memorabilia that fans wish to donate, to decorate walls of the Kinks Room. (Marla used to be a customer at the pub when George was around and knows what the original room looked like, so she’s very sympathetic to the cause)." You can probably contact Marla via the Clissold Arms Facebook page.
9:58 am -  Some photos and video of Ray and the Kast Off Kinks from yesterday's Official Kinks Fan Club meeting here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, and here.
 
 Sunday, 24th November, 2019
7:52 am -  Here are some photos and video of Dave at the Clissold Arms last night, during the singalong with the Kinksfan Kollektive.
 
 Saturday, 23rd November, 2019
8:10 am -  VGPS is #3 in this list of The best concept albums of all times.
 
 Friday, 22nd November, 2019
8:55 am -  Peter Noone mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 21st November, 2019
2:06 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has an image of a poster included in the Arthur box set.
12:49 pm -  "Thanksgiving Day" is included in the 'Song List for Thanksgiving' at #15 on this list of 28 amazing things to do on Thanksgiving.
12:45 pm -  There's a piece on The Kinks in this new Shindig! Compendium.
10:52 am -  You can listen again to an interview with Andrew Sandoval about the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
10:50 am -  Iggy Pop will play a couple "deep cuts by The Kinks" on his radio show on 6 December.
10:48 am -  This Vox Holloway post on Facebook lists the Arthur/VGPS choral concert, happening on 15 February 2020. More info here (along with an image of the poster for the concert).
 
 Wednesday, 20th November, 2019
8:51 am -  In season 2, episode 5 of the Netflix show The End of the F***ing World, "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" is played at the end and through the credits.
 
 Tuesday, 19th November, 2019
8:57 am -  Arthur is included in this article on 2019 in Review: Best Boxed Sets, Collections & Reissues.
 
 Monday, 18th November, 2019
9:58 am -  Future Legend Records has a new "cult themes" CD: Cult Themes Forever (page requires Adobe Flash), which features a cover of "Nobody's Fool" by Glenda Collins.
9:50 am -  "Stop Your Sobbing" is on the soundtrack of the Ford v Ferrari film.
9:49 am -  According to this article, "Got Love If You Want It" is on the soundtrack to season 3 of The Crown. "Lord Snowden is apparently a Kinks fan, as this is the song which is playing while he’s driving his open-top car to Buckingham Palace."
9:47 am -  According to articles here and here, wrestler/actor/musician Chris Jericho has covered "Father Christmas". Here it is on YouTube.
 
 Friday, 15th November, 2019
2:08 pm -  The "Everybody's Dummy" blog, which had the GLKA post earlier this week, has updated their Arthur post to include information on the 50th anniversary release.
1:39 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a scan of the original ad for Arthur from a 1969 issue of Billboard magazine.
1:37 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has photos of Dave signing copies of the Arthur box set.
10:38 am -  According to this tweet and this Instagram post, you can buy a shirt like Ray's from Hoggs of Fife.
9:04 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has some scans of The Times' review of the Arthur radio drama.
9:02 am -  Ben Quilty mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 14th November, 2019
4:40 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
12:38 pm -  This Far Out magazine article rehashes this 2009 Express article on Ray's "six best albums".
8:42 am -  There's a Soap Opera Live CD being released on 6 December. It doesn't seem to be anything The Kinks were involved in putting together.
 
 Wednesday, 13th November, 2019
10:38 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with music agent Paul Charles.
10:33 am -  Here's a blog post about the Great Lost Kinks Album.
9:52 am -  Here's another review of Arthur.
9:25 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in German, paywalled). (The headline quote is "The song about Boris Johnson is already written.")
9:24 am -  Ron Sexsmith's latest Kinks cover on YouTube is Labour Of Love.
 
 Tuesday, 12th November, 2019
1:51 pm -  On the 9 Nov. 2019 edition of Billboard's charts, Arthur was at #68 in Top Album Sales, #20 in Vinyl Albums, #15 in Tastemakers, and #10 in Catalog Album Sales.
9:57 am -  Here's another review of Arthur.
9:56 am -  Last week's Kinks and Beats Daily podcast included "Situation Vacant", "Holiday Romance" and "Better Things".
9:55 am -  According to these posts on Instagram and Facebook, there will be an exhibition of Hans Sidén's photos, including The Kinks. There will be books and prints for sale.
9:51 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a photo of the Arthur script.
9:50 am -  The rock documentary Cum On Feel The Noize (available on DVD and Blu Ray) has an interview with Dave.
 
 Friday, 8th November, 2019
9:04 am -  Arthur is included on this list of gift ideas for music lovers.
9:02 am -  Here's a review of the Arthur radio play.
9:01 am -  Some images of Bob Lawrie's original artwork for Arthur on the official Kinks Facebook page.
8:57 am -  Here's another review of Arthur.
 
 Thursday, 7th November, 2019
11:56 am -  Here’s another review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
8:59 am -  "Come Dancing" is #20 in this list of Top 75 Happy Songs.
 
 Wednesday, 6th November, 2019
9:44 pm -  From the official Kinks Facebook page: "I've signed 50 Soundwaves prints to support the incredible work of The Roundhouse Foundation. You can find them here - Ray Davies."
3:23 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article about The Orchids.
1:53 pm -  Here are new interviews with Ray and Dave.
9:14 am -  You can enter to win an Arthur 2-LP set.
9:13 am -  "YRGM" is #10 in this article on 100 Essential Guitar Tracks by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.
 
 Tuesday, 5th November, 2019
3:39 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the Archway Tavern.
8:36 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Dutch).
 
 Monday, 4th November, 2019
10:13 am -  "Wicked Annabella" and "Tired Of Waiting" were featured on last week's episode of the Kinks and Beats Daily podcast.
9:56 am -  The Music Walk Of Fame (in North London) is asking fans who they would like to see be engraved into music history.
9:54 am -  According to this tweet, the Archway Tavern has re-opened.
8:42 am -  The 2-8 November 2019 issue of Total TV Guide has a 2-page spread on the Arthur radio drama.
8:40 am -  Arthur has entered the UK Record Store Chart at #14.
8:38 am -  The band Cats On Holiday will be performing Kinks songs at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, November 29th from 7:30-9:30pm. Here's a Facebook event for the show.
8:36 am -  Here's another review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
8:35 am -  "ADAAOTN" is on this Kassner Music playlist.
 
 Friday, 1st November, 2019
1:53 pm -  A reminder that the Arthur radio drama airs tomorrow on BBC Radio 4 at 14:45. If you miss it, you can listen again here.
12:47 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page is having a competition to win a wetproof of the Arthur box set and other item.
12:41 pm -  Here's another review (paywalled) of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
8:39 am -  A recent episode of the "Rockin' the Suburbs" podcast is about the Kinks' Arista years.
8:36 am -  According to this article, the duo Popular Music cover "The Way Love Used To Be" on their new album Popular Music Plays In Darkness. Here's the song & video on YouTube.
 
 Thursday, 31st October, 2019
10:20 am -  Here's another review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
 
 Wednesday, 30th October, 2019
12:40 pm -  Here's a trailer for the Arthur radio drama.
9:23 am -  According to this page there's an interview with Ray in the Nov. 2019 issue of the Spanish magazine Ruta 66.
9:20 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in French). Here's the English translation.
9:19 am -  Here's an article (in Swedish) on the 50 best Kinks songs.
 
 Tuesday, 29th October, 2019
9:41 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page is asking fans to post photos of themselves wearing the enamel pin badge that comes with the Arthur box set.
9:36 am -  The Facebook page for Rock 'n' Roll Magazine shows the cover of their Kinks issue.
9:32 am -  The 2-8 Nov. 2019 issue of Radio Times has an interview with Ray. You can order a print or digital copy here.
9:28 am -  Here's some video footage of when the Kinks went to Australia in 1965.
 
 Monday, 28th October, 2019
12:48 pm -  Here's another article (in Dutch) on the Arthur 50th anniversary release (5-star rating).
9:46 am -  Here's an article (in Dutch) about Arthur from newspaper De Gelderlander.
9:40 am -  There's an article about Arthur, including new interviews with Ray and Dave, in the new issue of the Swedish Rock 'n' Roll Magazine.
8:58 am -  Here's an article on the 1974 2-LP compilation Lola, Percy & The Apeman Come Face To Face With The Village Green Preservation Society... Something Else!
8:54 am -  The Arthur radio drama is one of the Radio Picks of the Week.
8:53 am -  A couple more reviews/articles about Arthur here and here.
 
 Friday, 25th October, 2019
2:48 pm -  You can listen to a new interview with Dave.
2:45 pm -  Here's another review of the Arthur anniversary release.
8:57 am -  Today is the release day for the Arthur 50th anniversary box set and other editions.
8:56 am -  Billboard has an article on the Arthur release.
8:50 am -  According to this Facebook event, the Bill Mullins Band will be performing Kinks songs as part of Salvation Farms Aid at Arts Riot in Burlington, Vermont on Friday, November 1st from 7pm to 11pm.
 
 Thursday, 24th October, 2019
2:44 pm -  Geoff Edgars has an article on The Kinks and Arthur, with new quotes from Ray, Dave, Mick and John Dalton.
9:37 am -  Arthur is included in the "reissues of the week" section of this article.
9:33 am -  Here's another review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
 
 Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019
9:58 am -  BBC Radio 4 is producing a programme on the Kinks song "Days": "Do you have a special memory connected to The Kinks 'Days'? Does it remind you of a significant time in your life or a special person? Has it touched your life in some way? If so Radio 4 would love to hear from you. We are looking for personal stories that celebrate this song or speak of times that it has bought comfort or inspiration. If you have something you’d like to share please contact nicola.humphries@bbc.co.uk. I’m looking to make contact with people over the next few weeks with a view to recording any interviews that might work for the programme before December. Thank you."
9:26 am -  The weekend of the fan club konvention in London, fans are invited to sing along with The KinksFan Kollektiv on Friday Nov. 22, 8:30pm at The Springfield, and Saturday Nov. 23, 8:30pm at The Clissold Arms.
9:11 am -  The latest issue of the French magazine Rock & Folk has a review of Arthur (as "the best reissue of the month") and a new interview with Ray.
9:07 am -  A new podcast, Kinks and Beats Daily, launched this week: "It's a daily dive into the music of The Kinks and The Beatles (alternating daily) and is going song by song, discussing the music theory, social impact, or personal feelings about each song."
 
 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."


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