News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Monday, 17th February, 2020
9:26 am -  According to this tweet the episode of the Ken Bruce radio show where Jim Lea chooses the Tracks of My Years with music from The Kinks, is rescheduled for Wednesday, 4 March at 9:30am.
9:23 am -  "20th Century Man" is quoted in this article on "weird and wonderful" lyrics.
9:05 am -  Here's a trailer for the Sunny Afternoon tour.
9:04 am -  Some photos from the Vox Holloway gig on Saturday here.
 
 Saturday, 15th February, 2020
7:12 am -  Happy 76th birthday to Mick Avory!
 
 Friday, 14th February, 2020
1:00 pm -  "YRGM" is included in this article on 10 popular guitar riffs invented accidentally.
8:50 am -  Dave Clark (of the Dave Clark Five, not Dave Clarke of the Kast Off Kinks) mentions The Kinks and Ray in this interview.
8:46 am -  Some Kinks BBC recordings and other radio broadcasts are for sale on Amazon.co.uk as digital downloads here,here, here, here, here, here, and here.
 
 Thursday, 13th February, 2020
9:18 am -  "YRGM" is included in this interview of Jean-Jacques Burnel of The Stranglers on the songs that changed his life.
 
 Tuesday, 11th February, 2020
11:36 am -  "When I Turn Off The Living Room Light" is in this article about a Google Assistant bug.
9:16 am -  "Tired Of Waiting For You" was played during series 9, episode 6 of Call The Midwife.
9:13 am -  Dave is included in this article on how the abuse and misuse of guitar gear drove rock music's evolution.
9:04 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this short story.
9:01 am -  VGPS is included in a list of the 12 best historical releases of 2019 at the bottom of this article.
8:58 am -  Rishi Dhir cites Arthur as one of his "conceptual inspirations" in this interview.
 
 Monday, 10th February, 2020
12:23 pm -  Shaun Ryder mentions The Kinks in this interview.
12:21 pm -  According to this tweet a new book on The Kinks is due out net month in the UK, and April in the US. Here's the publisher's page for the book.
11:54 am -  "Celluloid Heroes" is quoted in this article about Hollywood.
 
 Friday, 7th February, 2020
2:21 pm -  Here's the listen again link for The Kinks at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in 1973.
1:30 pm -  Andrew Sandoval is interviewed about his Kinks work on the latest episode of the Waterloo Underground podcast.
8:56 am -  According to this Facebook post, there will be a CD available of the Vox Holloway VGPS and Arthur songs.
8:54 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" and "Lola" were played in last night's episode of Couples Come Dine With Me.
 
 Thursday, 6th February, 2020
8:49 am -  On this day in 1990, Neil Ottenstein posted the results of a "favorite Kinks album" poll he did on the Usenet newsgroup rec.music. At the bottom he wrote, "By the way, I was thinking of trying to start a Kinks mailing list." Neil still runs that mailing list today. Thank you for your dedication Neil!
8:47 am -  Happy 72nd birthday to John Gosling!
8:46 am -  "A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" is quoted in this article on Greta Van Fleet.
 
 Wednesday, 5th February, 2020
1:30 pm -  "Celluloid Heroes" is quoted in this article on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
12:05 pm -  "Sunny Afternoon" is quoted in this article on currency and gold prices.
11:49 am -  Here's a review of South African tribute act "For Kinks and Country".
9:08 am -  Here's an article called The Avengers' Emma Peel Meets The Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 4th February, 2020
3:43 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article about Robert Tannen.
12:40 pm -  Joe Elliott mentions The Kinks in this interview.
12:39 pm -  "No More Looking Back" is quoted in this article about Midge Ure.
8:47 am -  "Lola" is at #83 in this article on the 200 greatest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songs of the 1970s.
8:46 am -  Dave's 2015 concert in London is mentioned in this article on 23 Of The Best Gig Venues In London.
8:44 am -  A couple more articles on Dave's birthday here and here.
 
 Monday, 3rd February, 2020
9:17 am -  Happy 73rd birthday to Dave Davies! A couple articles on his birthday here and here.
9:16 am -  Ray is discussed in this radio interview with Daniel Rachel.
9:16 am -  Alexa Chung mentions "I Go To Sleep" as a track on her most-listened-to music playlist in this interview.
9:15 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article about Roger Deakins.
9:14 am -  Ray is mentioned in this review of the book London, Reign Over Me: How England's Capital Built Classic Rock, which features an interview with Dave.
 
 Friday, 31st January, 2020
9:41 am -  "Days" is covered by Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters on their upcoming album.
 
 Thursday, 30th January, 2020
4:27 pm -  Tribute band The Village Green will be performing at Michael's On Main Street in Soquel, California on Saturday, February 29th 2020 from 8:30pm to midnight. Here's the Facebook event page. Tickets can be purchased from brownpapertickets.com.
11:41 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in this article on the best summer songs of all time.
8:56 am -  Here's a review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
8:55 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on how the UK celebrated joining Europe.
 
 Wednesday, 29th January, 2020
10:26 am -  Billy Joe Armstrong mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:46 am -  "Destroyer" is quoted in this article on astrology.
9:32 am -  Jim Lea chooses music from The Kinks in this episode of "Tracks of My Years", airing on BBC Radio 2 on Monday, 3 Feb at 09:30. (Maybe--the description on the web site has changed since it was first posted.) Update: After this tweet from Jim Lea, it seems likely that Jim's episode will be broadcast after Ken Bruce returns to the show.
 
 Tuesday, 28th January, 2020
2:16 pm -  There was a "Brexit Special" episode of the Dutch TV show "De Wereld Draait Door" yesterday, and Dutch members of various bands performed Victoria.
1:28 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned as influences on new releases by bands Glam Hand and Grandmother Corn.
1:17 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this interview with Robert Wyatt and Alfie Benge.
1:16 pm -  "ADAAOTN" is in this playlist of Songs With Great Drums.
8:48 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Bobby Charlton and Günter Netzer.
 
 Monday, 27th January, 2020
1:57 pm -  Here's an Instagram post by Richard Evans, who designed the Think Visual album cover. Scroll up in the comments to see his write-up about the cover design.
9:27 am -  Some info for the Vox Holloway VGPS and Arthur concert on Saturday, 15 February: doors open at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7pm and finishes at 9pm.
9:24 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on Popular Sibling Duos Of Music.
9:23 am -  "YRGM" was played at the end of the last episode of The Trial of Christine Keeler.
9:22 am -  According to this article, Jessica Carter Altman covers "Sunny Afternoon" on her new EP No Rules. Here it is on Soundcloud.
9:20 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this review of a David Bowie graphic novel.
9:18 am -  "Lola" is included in this Weekend Quiz from The Guardian.
 
 Friday, 24th January, 2020
2:56 pm -  Ray and The Kinks are mentioned in this interview with Harry Howard.
2:54 pm -  Ray is included in this article on Who has played the Glastonbury legends slot over the years?.
9:18 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on 30 Legendary Artists Who Never Won a Grammy.
9:16 am -  "Somebody Stole My Car" is included in this AAA article about the 50 Greatest Songs About Cars and Driving.
 
 Thursday, 23rd January, 2020
10:42 am -  "I Gotta Move" is used in this TV ad for an HP laptop.
10:37 am -  Robert Plant mentions The Kinks in this interview.
10:37 am -  The Kinks at Shepherd's Bush Empire in 1973 will be broadcast on BBC Radio 6 on Friday, 7 February at 02:30.
10:35 am -  There's a CD due for release on 21st February of the Kinks' 1969 Fillmore West show. The description says "greatly enhanced sound quality", but as it's not a release coordinated by the Kinks, it may not live up to expectations.
10:30 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article on an art installation that is a jukebox that plays London-themed songs.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020
12:06 pm -  Jody Stephens mentions The Kinks in this interview.
11:30 am -  Here's another article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
9:33 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on December 2019 Facebook conversations.
9:31 am -  Victor Krummenacher mentions Ray in this interview.
9:16 am -  Yola mentions The Kinks in interviews here and here.
9:15 am -  Robert Englund mentions Ray and The Kink in this interview.
9:14 am -  This article says that Ray was serenaded at the engagement party of John Mills and Marjorie Wallace.
 
 Monday, 20th January, 2020
10:20 am -  Here is a series of cartoons illustrating the "VGPS" song, by artist Matt Nelson.
 
 Saturday, 18th January, 2020
7:20 am -  Here's a new video clip of Dave.
7:19 am -  Alice Cooper mentions The Kinks in this interview (paywalled).
7:19 am -  "Shangri-La" is mentioned in this headphones review.
7:17 am -  "You Really Got Me" is #37 in this article on the 50 sexiest songs of all time.
 
 Thursday, 16th January, 2020
9:17 am -  The Kinks are #35 in this article on every Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee ranked.
9:15 am -  Here's another article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
 
 Wednesday, 15th January, 2020
9:37 am -  Here's the listen again link for the Soul Music episode on "Days".
9:35 am -  From the "Albums" category on last night's Jeopardy championship episode: "From 1968, the "Village Green Preservation Society" album is often considered this British band's masterpiece." (The contestant got it right.)
 
 Tuesday, 14th January, 2020
8:53 am -  Here's a short article (in Dutch) on Arthur.
8:51 am -  "Strangers" is included in this article on 30 Best Valentine's Day Songs of All Time.
 
 Monday, 13th January, 2020
4:45 pm -  Here's a review of the VGPS album.
4:24 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave about the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
9:37 am -  The "Albums That Should Exist" blog has volume 2 of the imagined album "Ron Sexsmith Sings Ray Davies".
9:35 am -  Here's the flyer for the Vox Holloway VGPS and Arthur choral concert, on Saturday 15th February.
9:32 am -  Here's an article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
 
 Thursday, 9th January, 2020
2:45 pm -  Here's a caricature of Ray.
10:55 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave about "Strangers".
 
 Wednesday, 8th January, 2020
2:04 pm -  A 3-CD set, Transmission Impossible: Legendary Radio Broadcasts From the 1960s-19802, is due out on 14 Feb. (I don't believe it's something that The Kinks were involved in putting together.)
 
 Tuesday, 7th January, 2020
3:25 pm -  The web page for the BBC Radio 4 "Soul Music" episode on "Days" (airing 15 January) has been updated with a photo of The Kinks.
3:23 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray was mentioned at Barrie Keeffe's funeral today.
12:11 pm -  Here's an article on the time Damon Albarn joined Ray to perform "Waterloo Sunset" and "Parklife".
 
 Monday, 6th January, 2020
10:25 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on the Flying V, introduced by Gibson today in 1958.
9:59 am -  Dave is mentioned in a couple of the pop-up notes in this Pawn Stars segment on a Flying V guitar.
9:44 am -  Recent episodes of the Kinks and Beats podcast have discussed "Repetition", "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy", "Scrapheap City", "Father Christmas", "Mr. Churchill Says", "Juke Box Music", "Waterloo Sunset" and "The Contenders". You can also search by album for songs discussed on the podcast.
9:15 am -  Here's a video of Billy Idol performing "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" live at the SiriusXM Studios.
9:12 am -  Tribute band The Kinx will perform at the Spa Pavillion in Felixstowe, Suffolk on 16th May 2020. (The Kast Off Kinks were originally scheduled to appear that night.)
9:06 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on John Gilroy.
 
 Friday, 3rd January, 2020
10:09 am -  The singer Yola mentions The Kinks in this interview.
10:07 am -  Here's a review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
10:07 am -  Here's a blog post on one of Ray's previous songwriting courses.
 
 Thursday, 2nd January, 2020
9:26 am -  "Better Things" is used in this Fidelity Investments TV ad.
9:21 am -  Pete Quaife, Jim Rodford and Ian Gibbons are included in this In Memoriam 2010-2019: Rockers We Lost This Decade.
 
 Wednesday, 1st January, 2020
8:50 am -  Ian Gibbons is included in a couple articles on celebrity deaths of 2019 here and here.
8:48 am -  The Arthur 50th anniversary release is included in this article.
 
 Tuesday, 31st December, 2019
12:35 pm -  A Kinks gig on 31st December 1963 is mentioned in this article.
12:34 pm -  John Robertson sang "Sunny Afternoon" during this interview.
12:29 pm -  Ian Gibbons is included in this 2019 "in memoriam" article (in Dutch).
 
 Monday, 30th December, 2019
9:54 am -  "Give The People What They Want" is mentioned in this article (paywalled) about Canada's national hockey team.
9:51 am -  "Come Dancing" is the song of the day in this article.
9:49 am -  According to this review, "A Well Respected Man" is in the soundtrack of The Trial Of Christine Keeler.
9:37 am -  Ian Gibbons is included in this "Gone but not forgotten" article (although the photo is of The Kinks with Gordon Edwards, not Ian).
9:36 am -  "Father Christmas" is also in this article.
9:32 am -  "Father Christmas" is mentioned in this article.
 
 Tuesday, 24th December, 2019
8:37 am -  "Did Ya" is mentioned in this article about touring London's 1960s sites (in a paragraph about the Chelsea Drugstore).
8:33 am -  Here are some photos from the Kinks' 1966 tour in Sweden, taken from the newspaper Arbetet.
8:31 am -  "Postcard From London" is included in this blog post on the Top 5 Christmas songs.
8:30 am -  Arthur is included in this article on The Best Music Boxed Sets of 2019.
8:29 am -  Ian Gibbons is included in this Celebration Of Those We Lost in 2019 article.
8:27 am -  Here's a review of the Arthur 50th anniversary release.
8:26 am -  Here's a blog post on "Father Christmas".
8:26 am -  Americana is in this Top 100 of the 10s blog post.
 
 Monday, 23rd December, 2019
11:34 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in Ozzy Osbourne's holiday playlist.
10:39 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article (paywalled).
10:39 am -  Here's an article (in French) on VGPS.
10:27 am -  A post on the Albums That Should Exist blog imagines an album of Ron Sexsmith's covers of Ray songs.
9:49 am -  The Arthur 50th anniversary release is included in this article on gift-worthy box sets.
9:47 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kinks' Nov. 13, 1970 concert at the Fillmore West.
9:41 am -  Here's a recent photo of Ray, at a rehearsal of the Crouch End Festival Chorus.
9:15 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:10 am -  A new CD by BUS 59 called Please Let Me In is due out February/March 2020, and features a song called "The Archway Tavern" about Henny's first gig abroad with The Kinky2 in 2001, as the support act for The Kast Off Kinks. This video preview of the album has a snippet of the song.
 
 Sunday, 22nd December, 2019
3:13 pm -  The Kinks tribute band Preservation are playing their third reunion gig today, from 5pm to 7pm, at the Tavern At The End Of The World in Somerville, Massachusetts.
 
 Friday, 20th December, 2019
12:56 pm -  The Arthur is included in this article on the best albums of 2019.
12:09 pm -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on rockin' holiday songs.
9:31 am -  An episode of the BBC Radio 4 programme Soul Music will feature "Days". It airs on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at 09:00.
9:29 am -  The Arthur box set is included in Billboard's article on The Best Reissues of 2019.
9:28 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on songs about London.
 
 Thursday, 19th December, 2019
11:22 am -  The Kinks and Beats Daily podcast has discussed "Death Of A Clown", "Hot Potatoes", "Same Old Blues", "Rosy Won't You Please Come Home", "Stormy Sky", "Muswell Hillbilly", "Harry Rag", and others in recent episodes.
11:05 am -  Today's episode of Subterranean Homesick Blues radio drama mentions a Kinks/Taj Mahal poster.
11:04 am -  Here's another article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
11:03 am -  Here's a live video cover of "A Well Respected Man" by Adam Cleall.
11:00 am -  The Arthur box set is mentioned in a couple more articles here and here.
10:57 am -  Chris Jericho talks about his cover of "Father Christmas" in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 18th December, 2019
9:07 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this documentary on the Liverbirds.
9:05 am -  The Arthur box set is included in a couple articles here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 17th December, 2019
1:22 pm -  Kinks fans Huub Goudzwaard and Dick van Veelen were interviewed on Dutch regional TV at the record fair in Ulft, Holland last Sunday. You can watch on YouTube.
9:34 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Billie Eilish and Van Halen.
9:32 am -  A couple more articles on the Sunny Afternoon tour here and here.
9:22 am -  Storm Large mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:20 am -  Steven Tyler mentions The Kinks in this interview.
 
 Monday, 16th December, 2019
1:07 pm -  Here's a 1965 interview (video) with Mick Avory about the "Cardiff incident".
1:06 pm -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on funny Christmas songs.
1:05 pm -  Here's the link to the Top 2000: The Untold Stories programme on "Celluloid Heroes", which aired on Dutch TV. (Only watchable in certain areas.)
1:03 pm -  Here's an article on Iggy Pop's cover of "YRGM".
1:02 pm -  The Arthur 50th anniversary release is included in this article on box set gift suggestions.
1:01 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Jimmy Page and The Who's "I Can't Explain" single.
 
 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."


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