News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Wednesday, 18th May, 2022
11:44 am -  Here's an update on the drum skin signed by Mick and others.
 
 Monday, 16th May, 2022
12:39 pm -  "Sunny Afternoon" is quoted in this article.
12:37 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on a book about Arista Records.
12:36 pm -  Here's a watercolour portrait of Ray.
12:35 pm -  Here's a blog post on "Shangri-La".
12:33 pm -  The band “Cats on Holiday” will perform their "God Save the Kinks" tribute at The Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday May 27.
12:29 pm -  Here's a podcast (in Spanish) on The Kinks.
 
 Sunday, 15th May, 2022
1:05 pm -  From Bill Orton of the Official Kinks Fan Club: "THE BOSTON DOME 2022 The Great News is that we are up and running for the fan Club show at the Dome on 20th November, the band will be Dave Clarke, Mick Avory, Mark Haley, Mike Steed (Bass), Bob Henrit, Debi & Shirlie plus other guests to be added. Tickets are £25 and those in the UK can send in a Cheque, pay to The Official Kinks Fan Club or bank transfer to- Official Kinks Fan Club (1996), 20-85-13, Acc 00458090. Obviously you need to email or write in if bacs with your address for the tickets. The Official Kinks Fan Club, 239 Watling Street, Grendon, Atherstone CV9 2PJ.
 
 Thursday, 12th May, 2022
11:23 am -  Here’s an article about The Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 11th May, 2022
10:34 am -  Longtime Kinks fan Wes Gottlock has authored a book: Manhattan's East Village- Three Decades of Madness. "It chronicles, among other things, the music scene in that colorful neighborhood from the 60s-80s. There are many Kinks references and anecdotes of course." Available at www.gottlockbooks.com or Amazon.com.
 
 Tuesday, 10th May, 2022
10:06 am -  Rob Kopp has made the 1999 edition of his Down All The Days book available to download as a .pdf file. (Find the download link at the bottom of that page.)
 
 Monday, 9th May, 2022
9:38 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Big Black Smoke" on Facebook.
9:36 am -  Stewart Copeland mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:33 am -  Here's an article on "Come Dancing".
9:30 am -  Here's a podcast (in Spanish) on Big Bill Broonzy's influence on Ray.
 
 Thursday, 5th May, 2022
9:57 am -  The Mojo magazine special Collectors' Series issue on The Kinks is now available. "With 132 stylishly designed pages, illustrated with dozens of rare and iconic photographs" and "many in-depth stories and exclusive interviews".
9:52 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on BMG.
9:52 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in this article and playlist.
9:51 am -  Steve Jones mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:49 am -  Here's a video montage of 1960s footage set to the Kinks' "TTEOTD".
 
 Tuesday, 3rd May, 2022
10:09 am -  The Kinksfan Kollektiv will be continuing their Back On Track 2021-2022 tour this summer, performing at the Springfield Bar on June 24th and the Clissold Arms on June 25th. And then on to the Netherlands where they'll perform Friday, July 1st at the Podium Azijnfabriek in ‘s-Hertogenbosch with tribute band Kinda Kinks also on the bill, and on Saturday, July 2nd at the Der Aatheater in Groningen, also with Kinda Kinks and some special guests on the bill. Tickets are €10,00 for the Netherlands performances and links to buy tickets can be found on the venues' websites. Find the Facebook events for the shows here.
 
 Monday, 2nd May, 2022
5:52 pm -  Happy 78th birthday to Bob Henrit!
11:47 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in articles here and here about a new book on the Bickershaw Festival.
10:01 am -  Here's KicK some KinKs performing "Art Lover".
9:57 am -  According to this article, Mick is one of several drummers who have signed a bass drum skin to be auctioned off for charity.
9:55 am -  Here's a blog post on Konk Studios.
 
 Friday, 29th April, 2022
9:06 am -  Dave is on the cover of issue 127 of Shindig! magazine, on sale 5th May but available to pre-order now.
9:05 am -  Here's a video compilation of a recent live performance of KicK some KinKs.
 
 Tuesday, 26th April, 2022
10:35 am -  There are some Kinks print-on-demand items on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com (most likely all unofficial with no proceeds going to The Kinks): coloring book (three different cover photos to choose from), notebooks (too many different cover photos to count), and a calendar.
 
 Monday, 25th April, 2022
9:01 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of Two Kinks Tracks & More on Facebook. ("Harry Rag" and "I've Got That Feeling")
8:55 am -  In "The Sparks Brothers" film, they talk about The Kinks as being an influence, and a bit of "David Watts" is played along with some footage of The Kinks.
8:54 am -  Ray is mentioned in these tributes (in Dutch) to Arno: here and here (paywalled).
8:48 am -  Here's a podcast (in Spanish) on "El Londres de los Kinks".
8:46 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the death of Cynthia Albritton.
 
 Friday, 22nd April, 2022
9:07 am -  Here's KicK Some KinKs performing "Till The End Of The Day live.
9:06 am -  Here's a photo of Ray.
 
 Thursday, 21st April, 2022
11:31 am -  Here's an article on "Waterloo Sunset".
 
 Wednesday, 20th April, 2022
11:01 am -  Here's a video of KicK Some KinKs performing "Lost And Found" live at the Mega Record and CD Fair in the Brabanthallen, Den Bosch, The Netherlands a couple weeks ago.
10:05 am -  Here's an article about how David Gilmour thinks his "Fat Old Sun" song from Pink Floyd's album Atom Heart Mother sounds like The Kinks.
10:02 am -  According to this article the song "Lost In London" by Simon And The Astronauts with Rachel Haden references The Kinks (actually "Ray and Dave").
9:56 am -  "Lola" is #30 in this article about controversial songs.
 
 Tuesday, 19th April, 2022
9:17 am -  Mark Teehan continues his series of comprehensive papers on the charting of Kinks songs with Who'll Be The Next In Line. Mark writes, "Here is the inside, fascinating account involving the complex U.S. charting of the cool, overlooked Kinks' tune, 'Who'll Be The Next In Line.' Featuring the result of five months of deep research, as well as keen insights provided by Doug Hinman— the foremost authority on all things Kinks— this essay will take you back to the classic Top 40 radio world in the summer of '65. The outcome is exclusive info and revelations, which will demonstrate graphically how the single was promoted against the steep, challenging odds presented by the American pop music business. For the loyal readers of my articles, you will notice a more casual, hopefully readable style and approach—no more Headers! I trust that you will enjoy my latest piece, and if you do, please spread the word. Thank you for your interest and support. As always, I appreciate the opportunity that Dave Emlen has afforded me in sharing my research and writing with you." Mark Teehan, 04/18/2022
 
 Monday, 18th April, 2022
1:48 pm -  The Kinks' cover of "Got Love If You Want It" is mentioned in this article on the death of Slim Harpo's guitarist James Johnson.
9:44 am -  A quote from Ray is included in this article on Charles Mingus.
9:41 am -  Here's a blog post about attending a 1983 Kinks concert.
 
 Friday, 15th April, 2022
10:07 am -  Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's cover of "Tired Of Waiting" is mentioned in this article about the vinyl reissue of the album it's on.
 
 Thursday, 14th April, 2022
12:49 pm -  Ray's books are mentioned in this article.
11:26 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint of "Mister Pleasant" by Nicky Hopkins on Facebook.
 
 Wednesday, 13th April, 2022
9:11 am -  Here's a cover of "INLEE" by ROT TV.
9:09 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 12th April, 2022
1:09 pm -  Here's a 1969 audio interview with Ray about the Arthur album.
 
 Monday, 11th April, 2022
8:38 am -  Here's an article about a 1966 interview with Dave.
 
 Friday, 8th April, 2022
2:07 pm -  Dutch Kinks tribute band KicK Some KinKs will be playing at the 54th Mega Records & CD Fair in Hertogenbosch, Holland this weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday, at 12.00 and 11.00 respectively, on the Main stage.
2:03 pm -  According to this Facebook post The Kinks will be in the April issue of Beat magazine.
2:01 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article about Barbara Charone's upcoming keynote speech at The Great Escape festival.
2:00 pm -  According to this, there will be a special issue of Mojo magazine on The Kinks. Available to purchase here as a bundle with a Who issue.
 
 Thursday, 7th April, 2022
3:37 pm -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article on London's dirt.
11:01 am -  You can enter to win a Kinks vinyl record signed by Dave, by pre-ordering his autobiography
  • Living On A Thin Line. Only open to UK residents, according to the terms & conditions.
  • 10:58 am -  Here's a piece by audio engineer Mike Konopka about doing the digital transfers of the Kinks' RCA and Arista albums for the Velvel releases in 1997.
    10:18 am -  Here is a spoof comic book cover artwork for "Dedicated Follower of Fashion".
    10:17 am -  Jim Rodford and The Kinks are mentioned in this article about a recent Zombies concert.
    10:10 am -  Here's an article about the Burberry "Lola" bag.
     
     Tuesday, 5th April, 2022
    9:02 am -  The 2017 film The Meyerowitz Stories (this trailer features "WHATGTG") is now on Netflix.
    8:57 am -  Here's an article on John Travolta's Instagram post that used "Afternoon Tea".
    8:55 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Kelly Clarkson's cover of "Dancing In The Street".
     
     Monday, 4th April, 2022
    9:13 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "Session Man" on Facebook.
    9:10 am -  Here's 1966 footage of Ray and Dave being interviewed in Belfast.
    9:06 am -  John Travolta uses "Afternoon Tea" as the soundtrack to this Instagram video.
    9:03 am -  "YRGM" is #3 in this list of greatest guitar intros of all time.
     
     Friday, 1st April, 2022
    9:08 am -  Flea mentions "Waterloo Sunset" in this interview.
     
     Wednesday, 30th March, 2022
    5:34 pm -  Dutch Kinks tribute band KicK Some KinKs will have their first try-out this Sunday, April 3rd, 4pm, at Blues Café Apeldoorn. Here’s the Facebook event.
     
     Tuesday, 29th March, 2022
    1:33 pm -  Tribute band The Village Green will be performing a Kinks Theme Night at the Poor House Bistro in San Jose, California this Thursday. Here's the Facebook event.
    8:47 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the biggest Grammy snubs.
    8:46 am -  Here's a podcast (in Spanish) on The Kinks.
     
     Monday, 28th March, 2022
    8:53 am -  Here's a podcast (in Catalan) on Ray.
    8:45 am -  Here's an article about The Kink Kronikles compilation.
     
     Friday, 25th March, 2022
    8:57 am -  According to this tweet a radio play featuring many Kinks songs will be repeated on BBC Radio 4. Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4.
     
     Thursday, 24th March, 2022
    9:15 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks' early albums.
     
     Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022
    4:24 pm -  According to this tweet there's a new comic book inspired by Ray.
    10:05 am -  Here's the latest song by the Kinksfan Kollektive: "Misfits", dedicated to Bruce MacQueen (a favorite song of his).
    9:14 am -  Here's an article on a recent tweet by Dave where he picks a Kinks song that's relevant today.
     
     Tuesday, 22nd March, 2022
    9:03 am -  Kinks tribute band The Kinks are appearing at the Tropic at Ruislip this Friday.
    8:58 am -  There are two Kinks albums in this article on the 50 best rock albums of the 1960s (#44 and #25).
    8:52 am -  Here's an article on The Clissold Arms.
     
     Monday, 21st March, 2022
    9:06 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article on Colin Hay.
     
     Friday, 18th March, 2022
    12:43 pm -  Here's a cover of "Holiday" by KillerMiller.
     
     Wednesday, 16th March, 2022
    4:23 pm -  Here's an audience video of a couple songs from Ray's 2010 concert in Lawrence, Kansas.
    1:43 pm -  Kathy Valentine (of The Go-Gos) mentions The Kinks in this piece that she wrote about Ronnie Spector.
    1:37 pm -  Kelly Jones (of Stereophonics) mentions The Kinks in this interview.
     
     Monday, 14th March, 2022
    9:54 am -  The Wax Museum podcast/radio show has a 2-hour feature on Ray's songwriting: hour 1 and hour 2.
    9:51 am -  The "Kinks and Beats Daily" podcast will be covering songs from Arthur over the next three weeks. This YouTube playlist will have the new episodes and previous audio-only episodes. See the schedule times if you want to participate in a live recording.
    9:31 am -  A couple of reviews here and here of Waterloo Sunrise by John Davis, a non-fiction book on 1960s and 1970s London. (No mention of The Kinks in the reviews, but the title seems to be a nod.)
     
     Friday, 11th March, 2022
    4:33 pm -  The list of Kinks cover/tribute songs is now up to 10,613 songs!
    10:43 am -  Lola vs. Powerman... is #28 in this article on the best albums of 1970.
     
     Thursday, 10th March, 2022
    9:18 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint of "Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl" on Facebook.
     
     Wednesday, 9th March, 2022
    3:40 pm -  Here's a blog post about a 1967 interview with Ray.
    12:36 pm -  Thomas Walsh mentions Ray in this podcast (around 55 minutes in).
     
     Tuesday, 8th March, 2022
    8:46 am -  Here's a 2003 interview with Ray on the Jonathan Ross show.
     
     Friday, 4th March, 2022
    1:00 pm -  Here's the interview with Twiggy where she mentions "Waterloo Sunset".
    9:47 am -  Twiggy mentions Ray and "Waterloo Sunset" in the 4 March 2022 issue of the Evening Standard "ES" magazine. (It may be posted on their web site at some point.)
    9:44 am -  Here's an article about "Picture Book" and Green Day's "Warning".
     
     Thursday, 3rd March, 2022
    10:41 am -  Slash mentions The Kinks in this article.
    9:11 am -  "Sleepwalker" is the latest Kinks & Beatles Daily Deep Dive.
     
     Wednesday, 2nd March, 2022
    10:32 am -  Carson McHone lists "Tired Of Waiting For You" as one of the influences for her new album Still Life in this article.
     
     Tuesday, 1st March, 2022
    8:52 am -  The latest Kinks & Beatles Daily Deep Dive is about "Life On The Road".
     
     Monday, 28th February, 2022
    9:49 am -  Don McGlashan mentions Ray in this interview.
    9:46 am -  Here's an article about The Kinks and the Glastonbury Festival.
    9:46 am -  Here's the In The Studio interview with Ray about the Sleepwalker and Misfits albums.
    9:27 am -  The "Echos Of A World" documentary was shown on Finnish TV channel Yle Teema & Fem this weekend.
     
     Friday, 25th February, 2022
    9:59 am -  Mick Avory is included in this article on the greatest drummers of all time.
    9:57 am -  "The Kinks" is an answer in this article on the question "Beatles or Stones?".
    9:55 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the most popular rock bands.
    9:53 am -  "Session Man" is included in this article on Nicky Hopkins' greatest performances.
    9:52 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this interview with The New Creatures.
    9:48 am -  Here's an episode of the Kinks & Beatles Deep Dive vlog on "Rats".
    9:44 am -  Here's an interview with Brian Stanley, who played bass with Ray and Dave for an Earth Day benefit concert in 1992.
     
     Tuesday, 22nd February, 2022
    9:16 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the influences of black guitarists in Rock music.
    9:14 am -  "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" is quoted in this article on 1960s boutique fashion.
     
     Monday, 21st February, 2022
    4:16 pm -  Dutch Kinks tribute band KicK Some KinKs has a new video: Art Lover.
    4:14 pm -  Shel Talmy has posted The blueprint of 'I Go To Sleep' on Facebook.
    4:11 pm -  Spoon's Britt Daniel includes Face To Face in his 10 essential albums.
    4:10 pm -  Ben Taylor ("The Magic Mod") mentions The Kinks in this interview.
    4:07 pm -  Here's video reading of a 1967 magazine interview with Ray.
     
     Friday, 18th February, 2022
    10:14 am -  Here's an article on Dave's recent post of a photo of himself and Ray.
    9:53 am -  Today's Ted Tocks Covers blog post features "Tired Of Waiting For You".
     
     Thursday, 17th February, 2022
    10:03 am -  According to the official Kinks Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, the Waterloo Sunset EP will be released on 12" yellow vinyl for Record Store Day, June 18th 2022, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the song. The Record Store Date site says there will be 3150 copies pressed, but RoughTrade.com says 8600 copies worldwide with 2000 for the UK.
    9:58 am -  According to this review, "I Need You" is on this new '60s Mod, RNB, Soul and Freakbeat Nuggets 3-CD compilation.
     
     Wednesday, 16th February, 2022
    12:17 pm -  Dave posted a new photo of himself and Ray on Facebook yesterday, saying they were looking through early 70s Kinks tour footage.
    9:03 am -  Dave Grohl mentions Daniel Davies in this interview.
     
     Tuesday, 15th February, 2022
    9:40 am -  Happy 78th birthday Mick!
     
     Monday, 14th February, 2022
    9:29 am -  A 1979 documentary, British Rock: Ready For The 80s features One For The Road footage of "Attitude", and an interview with Ray around 01:15 in.
    9:27 am -  Noel Gallagher mentions The Kinks in article
    9:21 am -  "A Well Respected Man" is #9 in this article.
    9:19 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Whitney Houston.
    9:17 am -  Dodgy's Mathew Priest mentions Ray in this interview.
    9:14 am -  Here's a podcast on The Kinks.
     
     Friday, 11th February, 2022
    9:01 am -  "Dead End Street" is included in this article on the history of the music video.
    9:00 am -  The Kinks are in this promo video for a 1990 show on VH-1 about the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees that year.
     
     Monday, 7th February, 2022
    9:58 am -  Here's an article on Dave and Jimi Hendrix.
    9:47 am -  Here's an article on Dave and Brian Jones.
    9:47 am -  Here's an article on Dave and John Lennon.
    9:46 am -  Here's an article on Dave and Keith Moon.
    9:45 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Norwich band Eyes Of Blond, who opened for the Kinks in the late '60s.
    9:42 am -  DJ/artist Don Letts includes "Waterloo Sunset" in the soundtrack of his life.
     
     Sunday, 6th February, 2022
    7:00 am -  Happy 74th birthday John Gosling!
     
     Friday, 4th February, 2022
    10:48 am -  Here's a test photo for the To The Bone cover shoot.
    10:37 am -  KicK Some KinKs has a new video: "You Really Got Me".
    9:57 am -  The 21 January 2022 issue of the London Evening Standard ES magazine had an article on Ray and "London Song".
     
     Thursday, 3rd February, 2022
    10:12 am -  Happy 75th birthday Dave!
    10:11 am -  Dave is mentioned in this review of a guitar distortion effect.
     
     Wednesday, 2nd February, 2022
    9:07 am -  Ray is included in this article on the Queen's Golden Jubilee concert in 2002.
     
     Monday, 31st January, 2022
    9:50 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The blueprint of two tracks from The Kinks' first & second LPs on Facebook.
    9:24 am -  Here's an article Cyril Davies and His Rhythm and Blues All-Stars, and their influence on Ray.
     
     Friday, 28th January, 2022
    10:14 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" was mentioned in this article on Colin Hay.
     
     Thursday, 27th January, 2022
    9:40 am -  Here's a video of a 1967 article where Dave reviews current singles.
    9:32 am -  Here's a cover of "Lola" by the MonaLisa Twins from a couple years ago.
    8:41 am -  Here's an article on "Dead End Street".
     
     Wednesday, 26th January, 2022
    2:48 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about Lou Reed.
    2:47 pm -  Joe Murty from Dictator talks about attending a Ray show in this podcast (around 27:30, and again around 36:30).
     
     Tuesday, 25th January, 2022
    9:31 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this article on Buster Keaton.
    9:30 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Led Zeppelin.
    9:25 am -  Here's an article about Ray's shooting in 2004.
    9:24 am -  Here's an article about "Wonderboy".
    9:20 am -  The Kinks and the "little green amp" are mentioned in this article on guitar distortion.
    9:13 am -  Ray is included in this article on the 10 greatest rock music frontmen of the 60s.
     
     Monday, 24th January, 2022
    9:27 am -  Here's another video from the new Dutch Kinks tribute band "KicK Some KinKs": a cover of "The Hard Way".
    9:25 am -  Here's a on "Ray the rat" from Winterwatch. Not only is the rat named after Ray, but on the show, presenter Michaela Strachan quoted "Living On A Thin Line" and "ADAAOTN".
     
     Thursday, 20th January, 2022
    9:19 am -  According to this article, in Tuesday's episode of Winterwatch the was a rat named Ray because it had a kink in its tail.
    9:16 am -  Here's an article on the song that made Ray pick up the guitar.
     
     Wednesday, 19th January, 2022
    10:54 am -  The Imperial Blues Hour covers "I Need You" in this livestream concert on Facebook (starts around 15:05).
     
     Monday, 17th January, 2022
    2:21 pm -  Here's an article that reimagines the Kinks' discography 1964-1971.
    9:18 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint of "Stop Your Sobbing" on Facebook.
     
     Friday, 14th January, 2022
    9:47 am -  The new Dutch Kinks tribute band KicK Some KinKs have posted a video of their cover of "TTEOTD".
    9:28 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on PR agent Barbara Charone's memoir.
    9:23 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Ronnie Spector and David Bowie.
     
     Thursday, 13th January, 2022
    9:51 am -  A quote from Dave is included in this article on tributes to Ronnie Spector.
    9:16 am -  Ray is mentioned in this obituary for Ronnie Spector.
     
     Wednesday, 12th January, 2022
    10:16 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
    9:05 am -  Here's a review of VGPS.
     
     Monday, 10th January, 2022
    9:38 am -  Andrew Sandovol talks about the Kinks, playing with Dave, and more in an interview on this podcast.
    9:21 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on musical siblings.
     
     Friday, 7th January, 2022
    9:25 am -  "This Time Tomorrow" is included in this article on songs in Wes Anderson movies.
    8:43 am -  The Kinks and Beats Daily podcast is back, after a hiatus.
     
     Thursday, 6th January, 2022
    3:35 pm -  Here's a ca. 1985 photo of The Kinks after playing soccer with Chicago radio station 93XRT staff.
    12:04 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the Desert Trip II festival.
    10:00 am -  "GTPWTW" is mentioned in this article.
    9:06 am -  "Victoria" is included in this article on "the best middle eights (and most brilliant bridges) of all time".
    9:04 am -  Ray and The Kinks are mentioned in this article.
    9:02 am -  Here's a preview article for the tribute band The Muswell Villebillies' gig tomorrow in Athens, Ohio. More info on the show here.
     
     Wednesday, 5th January, 2022
    8:55 am -  Here's an updated link to an illustration of the song "VGPS", done by artist Njord Njordson a couple years ago.
     
     Monday, 3rd January, 2022
    8:45 am -  Two Kinks songs made the top ten in this 2021 recap post of the Ted Tocks Covers blog.
    8:42 am -  Here's a new cover of "Rosie Won't You Please Come Home" by Patrolled By Radar.
    8:41 am -  Here's a video on George Harrison's response to Ray's review of Revolver in 1966.
     
     Friday, 31st December, 2021
    4:12 pm -  Dave Abbruzzese's cover of "Powerman" is mentioned in this article.
    4:10 pm -  Here's a video about the 1966 article where Ray reviews the Beatles' Revolver.
     
     Thursday, 30th December, 2021
    5:30 pm -  Here's a new interview with Shel Talmy.
    5:29 pm -  VGPS is included in this article on "perfect 1960s rock albums".
     
     Wednesday, 29th December, 2021
    10:39 am -  The Imperial Blues Hour covers "I Need You" again in another live streamed home concert (starts around 26:50).
    10:34 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in this list of 10 songs to chase away the wintertime blues.
     
     Monday, 27th December, 2021
    2:34 pm -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "Gotta Get The First Plane Home" on Facebook.
    2:34 pm -  Ray is mentioned in Morrissey's remembrances of Janice Long.
    2:33 pm -  "Father Christmas" is mentioned in articles about Christmas songs here and here.
    2:27 pm -  "Father Christmas" was played twice during yesterday's Philadelphia Eagles/NY Giants game.
    2:26 pm -  "Father Christmas" (the Kinks version) was played in the TV show "Hawkeye" season 1, episode 3, about 24 minutes in.
     
     Friday, 24th December, 2021
    1:17 pm -  Here’s a new cover of "Father Christmas" by Billy and the Bobcats.
     
     Thursday, 23rd December, 2021
    2:22 pm -  Here's an article about Van Halen's cover of "WHATGTG".
    1:44 pm -  "Father Christmas" is in this article on Christmas songs.
    11:14 am -  Ray is mentioned in this obituary of radio personality Denny Murray.
     
     Wednesday, 22nd December, 2021
    9:36 am -  The cover of "This Strange Effect" by Unloved is mentioned in this article theme songs of the streaming era.
    9:34 am -  "Father Christmas" is in this alternative Christmas songs playlist
    9:31 am -  Here's a cool "harmonica cover" of "YRGM".
     
     Tuesday, 21st December, 2021
    10:34 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of 'You Really Got Me' by McKail on Facebook. Here's the track on Spotify and YouTube.
    10:30 am -  You can vote for Ray and Dave for SiriusXM's 22 greatest singers in Classic Rock, to be countdown on Deep Tracks (ch. 27) on Dec. 30th at 1pm ET. You can vote once per day.
    10:29 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is #23 in this list of best summer songs.
    10:28 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is #23 in this list of best summer songs.
    10:27 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this DJ bio.
    9:21 am -  Here's a new cover of "Father Christmas" by The Walton Marquette Project.
    9:17 am -  "Father Christmas" is in this article on the best Rock 'n Roll Christmas songs.
     
     Friday, 17th December, 2021
    12:40 pm -  The latest Kinks Covers list now has 10500 cover/tribute songs!
    11:19 am -  Here's an article on Ray's "favourite song by The Beatles."
    11:16 am -  Ozzy Osbourne mentions "YRGM" in this article.
    11:13 am -  A couple more articles on Dave's upcoming Living On A Thin Line autobiography here and here. Signed copies are available to pre-order here.
    11:11 am -  This article on Brian Eno mentions his cover of "YRGM" (with Phil Manzanera).
    11:05 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is quoted in this preview article for the TV show "The Thames at Night with Tony Robinson".
    11:04 am -  "Father Christmas" is in this list of Christmas songs.
    11:02 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article about Stephen Sondheim.
     
     Thursday, 16th December, 2021
    11:20 am -  The 10th annual Kinda Kinky & Friends Holiday Show to Benefit The Food Group is tomorrow, 17 December, at The Parkway Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 7pm doors, 8pm show. Here's the Facebook event with more info.
    11:06 am -  Here's a new video interview with Bob Henrit (starts around 5 minutes in).
    11:03 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Doors.
    10:59 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the best movie soundtracks of the 1990s (under Rushmore).
    10:57 am -  "Father Christmas" is in this article on Christmas songs.
     
     Wednesday, 15th December, 2021
    9:30 am -  Here's another article about Dave's new autobiography Living On A Thin Line, due out in July. You can pre-order the book now.
     
     Tuesday, 14th December, 2021
    9:11 am -  Here's The Kinks on Swedish TV in 1965, miming to "Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight".
    8:57 am -  Here's an article about a new autobiography from Dave, Living On A Thin Line, to be published in hardback and e-book in July 2022.
    8:54 am -  "Father Christmas" is #1 in this holiday playlist.
     
     Monday, 13th December, 2021
    1:46 pm -  The Lola vs. Powerman radio play will be available to listen to for another 27 days from today.
    1:45 pm -  Here's a video interview with Mick.
    1:34 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned a couple times in this article on Nicky Hopkins.
    1:32 pm -  The Kinks at The Rainbow is due to be rebroadcast on Christmas Eve on BBC Two.
    1:31 pm -  You can listen to a 1990 interview with Ray.
    1:30 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article.
    1:29 pm -  The Lola vs. Powerman radio play is mentioned in this article (paywalled).
    1:28 pm -  Here's an article about "ADAAOTN" (the article mixes up Ray and Dave's names).
    1:27 pm -  Here's an article about John Lennon and the Kinks.
    10:52 am -  Here's a playlist of all the Kinksfan Kollektive lockdown videos (so far).
     
     Saturday, 11th December, 2021
    8:39 am -  Mark Haley joins the Kinksfan Kollektiv for their version of Strangers.
     
     Thursday, 9th December, 2021
    9:12 am -  According to the Facebook event there will be an acoustic set of Kinks music performed at the Arsenal Tavern, Highbury in North London this Saturday.
    9:10 am -  According to this interview with Spencer Morphy of the Velveteins, he would play the Lola vs. Powerman... album on repeat.
    9:07 am -  The Kinks are mentioned as influences in this interview with rock duo Thewlis.
    9:05 am -  The Kinks are #7 in this list of the 25 greatest English rock bands.
     
     Wednesday, 8th December, 2021
    9:16 am -  According to this, there will be a "new chat" with Ray in the Feb. 2022 issue of Uncut magazine.
    9:06 am -  The Imperial Blues Hour covers "I Need You" in this live streamed home concert (starts around 24:42).
     
     Tuesday, 7th December, 2021
    2:56 pm -  "Father Christmas" is one of the songs available on JibJab.com, to make a personalized greeting card video.
    12:16 pm -  Here's An Open Letter to Oasis and the Kinks.
    10:17 am -  Some photos from the recording of the "Lola vs. Powerman" radio play (to air this Saturday) here and here.
    10:14 am -  The Pretenders' cover of "Stop Your Sobbing" is mentioned in this article on Stevie Nicks.
    10:13 am -  Here's a story about a pre-show interview with Ray in 1983.
    10:01 am -  Muswell Hillbillies is #36 in this list of 50 classic albums turning 50 years old.
     
     Monday, 6th December, 2021
    2:48 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on how Louise Minchin met her husband.
     
     Saturday, 4th December, 2021
    8:51 am -  According to the Radio Times, Ray’s radio drama Lola vs Powerman will air on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday, 11 Dec. at 2:45pm.
     
     Friday, 3rd December, 2021
    9:22 am -  According to this Facebook post, there will be a feature on The Kinks in the December issue of The Beat magazine.
    9:18 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this review of the Beatles' Get Back film.
    9:16 am -  Here's an article about a recent tweet of Dave's.
    9:15 am -  According to this article, "Better Things" is on the soundtrack for the film Mixtape.
    9:13 am -  "Father Christmas" is in this article on holiday season music.
    9:11 am -  This tweet by Kassner Music showcases a TV ad featuring a cover of "ADAAOTN" by Matt & Kim.
    9:08 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Pretenders.
    9:06 am -  "Father Christmas" is #2 in this list of rockin' Christmas songs.
     
     Wednesday, 1st December, 2021
    9:10 am -  There are some videos of the Kinksfan Kollektiv this past weekend on Facebook.
    9:08 am -  Here's a podcast on Jim Rodford.
    9:07 am -  "Father Christmas" is #11 in this list of 25 classic rock Christmas songs.
     
     Tuesday, 30th November, 2021
    8:52 am -  "Father Christmas" is #40 in this list of the 100 best Christmas songs.
     
     Monday, 29th November, 2021
    9:44 am -  The official Kinks YouTube channel has the "Father Christmas" music video, "remastered from the original tapes in High Definition".
    9:42 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint of "WHATGTG" on Facebook.
    9:41 am -  Here's a blog post on "INLEE".
    9:38 am -  Here's an article (in Dutch) about "Lola".
    9:37 am -  Peter Capaldi talks about Ray in this article (paywalled). Here's a tweet that shows the part of the article about Ray.
    9:33 am -  Marc Almond mentions Ray in part 3 of this interview.
    9:33 am -  Here's an article on John Lydon was influenced by "YRGM".
    9:31 am -  Ray and X-Ray are mentioned in this article on Peter Jackson's Get Back film.
    9:29 am -  According to this article, Ray's favourite Paul Weller song is The Jam's "A Town Called Malice" (#7 in the article).
    9:27 am -  Here's an article on VGPS.
    9:26 am -  Here's an article on "Thanksgiving Day".
    9:25 am -  Here's an article on Muswell Hillbillies.
     
     Friday, 26th November, 2021
    1:32 pm -  Some other items up for bids on Sunday that Mick will also be signing this weekend:

    9:26 am -  Up for bids at the Official Kinks Fan Club meeting at the Boston Dome in London on Sunday are two VGPS box sets and two Lola vs. Powerman... box set, all signed by Ray and Dave. Mick will sign sign all the boxes this weekend, and Nobby will sign the Lola boxes. Fans not able to make it in person can email bids in advance to billorton@officialkinksfanclub.co.uk. Any remote winners will need to pay postage costs on top their winning bid. 100% of the sales will go to charity.



     
     Thursday, 25th November, 2021
    1:32 pm -  "Thanksgiving Day" is #4 in this list of best Thanksgiving songs.
    7:46 am -  Ray is mentioned in this obituary for music PR executive Judy Totton.
     
     Wednesday, 24th November, 2021
    11:39 am -  Some info from Olga on the Kinksfan Kollektive performances this weekend: "Weekend Kinks Fun before The Kinks Fanklub Konvention on Sunday 28th November. The Kinksfan Kollektiv will be leading a Kinks Singalong at The Springfield Tavern, 133 Bounds Green Road, London N11 2PP on Friday 26th November at 8.00pm. On Saturday 27th they will be playing The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR at 8.00pm. Oliver Warren and James Pickering will be opening for The Kinksfan Kollektiv on Saturday at 7.30pm."
    11:36 am -  Here's an article on the 50th anniversary of Muswell Hillbillies.
    11:36 am -  Here's an article on Ray and 50 Cent.
    11:33 am -  Ray is included in this book, a collection of blog posts from the Art Gallery Clothing site (the chapter on Ray is probably this one). A caricature of Ray is included in the images shown for the book.
    11:24 am -  Ray and "I Go To Sleep" are mentioned in this article about Cher songs.
     
     Monday, 22nd November, 2021
    11:11 am -  An update from Bill Orton on the Fan Club event this weekend: "Due to covid in Europe a number of fans have cancelled out from travelling over and tickets will be available on the door mainly for UK interest. Watch this space as we will have signed Box Sets and Artwork to auction, to which we will invite online bids." (See the 25 Oct. news item below for details on the Fan Club event. Contact Bill at billorton@officialkinksfanclub.co.uk.)
    9:18 am -  Cats On Holiday will be doing their "God Save the Kinks" show at the Forest City Brewery in Cleveland this Wednesday, Nov. 24th.


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