News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 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.
 
 Thursday, 18th November, 2021
1:15 pm -  Ben Lovett mentions Ray in this interview.
1:13 pm -  Eddie Vedder mentions Ray and "Lola" in this interview.
8:26 am -  Here's an article about the Count Me In film, which Bob Henrit is a part of.
8:12 am -  The "Everybody's Dummy" blog has added a review of Misfits.
 
 Wednesday, 17th November, 2021
8:24 am -  Here's a video about an article Ray wrote in 1966 about the Kinks' recent trip to Spain.
 
 Tuesday, 16th November, 2021
1:00 pm -  Here's an article with Ray's quotes on the Beatles. (Taken from a 2009 interview.)
10:23 am -  According to this article, Johnny Thunders took his name from the Kinks song.
 
 Monday, 15th November, 2021
9:01 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The blueprint of "Party Line" on Facebook.
9:00 am -  Here's a blog post on "Tired Of Waiting For You".
8:58 am -  Here's a blog post on Preservation Act 1.
8:56 am -  Edgar Wright mentions Ray in this interview.
8:48 am -  Peter Capaldi mentions The Kinks, Ray, and Konk Studios in this interview.
 
 Tuesday, 9th November, 2021
11:12 am -  Ray and "London Song" lyrics are mentioned in this article.
 
 Monday, 8th November, 2021
9:45 am -  The Kinks' 1969 Fillmore West show is the subject of this Albums That Should Exist post.
9:44 am -  Cillian Murphy tells a story about Ray, plays an archive Ray interview and "Waterloo Sunset" in this radio show (from around 21 minutes).
9:37 am -  According to this review, there's a Kinks track on the 3-CD set Box Of Pin-Ups - The British Sounds Of 1965. (The track is "WHATGTG", along with Dave Berry's "This Strange Effect".)
9:31 am -  Elvis Costello mentions Ray in this trailer for an Alan Hull documentary. (Facebook link.)
9:27 am -  Here's a review of Arthur.
9:27 am -  A Kinks tour poster is included in this article about an auction of vintage rock posters.
9:25 am -  Here's an article on "Tired Of Waiting For You".
9:23 am -  The Kinks are mentioned (and pictured) in this article on Kent in the 1960s.
9:15 am -  Here's a review of VGPS.
9:14 am -  Here's an article about a Kinks' London Soundwalk ("coming soon").
 
 Thursday, 4th November, 2021
10:28 am -  According to this article the Burberry handbag "Lola" was named after the Kinks song.
9:23 am -  Shel Talmy has posted his blueprint of "Too Much On My Mind" on Facebook.
9:23 am -  According to this article, a Kinks song will be performed by the Boulder (Colorado) Chorale this weekend.
9:20 am -  Here's a reaction video for "YRGM".
 
 Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021
8:36 am -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this article on Herman's Hermits.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021
10:27 am -  Here's an article on Muswell Hillbillies.
8:47 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article.
8:46 am -  Edgar Wright mentions The Kinks in this interview.
 
 Monday, 1st November, 2021
12:24 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this review of a Swansea Sound album.
9:36 am -  According to this Instagram post, a photographer is selling original negatives from a 1974 Kinks gig.
9:34 am -  There’s a couple paragraphs on "Starstruck" in this article on the music in the Last Night in Soho film.
 
 Friday, 29th October, 2021
9:47 am -  Cory Branan mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:45 am -  "VGPS" is included in this article on the 10 best musical moments in Edgar Wright movies.
9:43 am -  VGPS is mentioned in this review of the Last Night in Soho film.
9:42 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article about the Mary Quant film.
 
 Thursday, 28th October, 2021
8:51 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this Instagram post.
8:51 am -  The Low Budget album is mentioned in this article.
8:49 am -  According to this article, the Kinks' "Lazy Old Sun" is on the 5-CD compilation "Think I'm Going Weird".
8:46 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article by Sadie Frost (her father painted the Buick that's on the cover of the "Sunny Afternoon" compilation album).
8:42 am -  The Kinks are the favorite band of the owner of the record store featured in this article.
 
 Tuesday, 26th October, 2021
10:45 am -  Here's a reaction video where college students listen to "ADAAOTN" for the first time.
9:41 am -  Stevie Van Zandt mentions The Kinks in this interview (at around 05:29).
 
 Monday, 25th October, 2021
10:19 am -  Some info from Bill Orton on the Fan Club meeting next month:
THE BOSTON DOME 2021
The Great News is that we are up and running for the fan Club show at the Dome on 28th November. The band are Dave Clarke, Mick Avory, Mark Haley, Mike Steed (Bass) Debi & Shirlie plus The Oslo Brass, (Bob Henrit, John Dalton and Pete Watkins (Muswell Hillbillies set) now added) Doors 1.pm till 6.30pm Tickets are £25 and 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. OVERSEAS FANS: Reserve your tickets with billorton@officialkinksfanclub.co.uk, to collect and pay on the door.

PLEASE NOTE THE INFO BELOW FROM THE VENUE
Regarding Covid, we are asking all guests to prove they have had both vaccines or NHS email or text and ID proving they have had a negative test in the last 24hrs. Inside the venue we have hand sanitiser stations, all staff will also take a test before coming to work, and I will advise all staff to mask up for extra protection.
Venue Manager
The Dome & Boston Music Room
178 Junction Road
London N19 5QQ
10:08 am -  Anya Taylor-Joy mentions The Kinks in this interview.
10:02 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this article on music decades.
9:57 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on baby names.
9:55 am -  Here's an article about the false Jimmy Page rumors.
9:47 am -  The Kinks on The Old Grey Whistle Test will air this Friday at 23:00 on BBC Four. "Including a warm-up number not featured in the original broadcast."
9:36 am -  Here's a 17-minute feature on ARTE.tv (in German) on Kinks/Ray/Dave music used in films.
 
 Friday, 22nd October, 2021
12:29 pm -  Kinks tribute band The Village Green will be performing tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 23rd, at Michael's On Main in Soquel, California (right outside Santa Cruz). Showtime is 8pm. Tickets are $20 (available here). Here's the event page on Facebook. Also check out their web site.
8:52 am -  The Kinks will be one of the artists featured on the 1970 episode of Britain's Biggest 70s Hits, airing tonight at 10pm on UK TV Channel 5.
 
 Thursday, 21st October, 2021
1:45 pm -  According to this article the Mary Quant documentary film includes an interview with Dave.
1:42 pm -  Here's another article that mentions "A Well Respected Man" was in the running for The Office theme song.
1:39 pm -  According to this article, "The British Invasion Live In Stage" musical, which includes Kinks music, is going on tour in North America.
1:37 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this album review. ("In the sleeve booklet Ray Davies confesses to an enduring interest in the work of Australian Percy Grainger, a early 20th century composer/folk music historian.")
 
 Wednesday, 20th October, 2021
8:54 am -  Here's a new cover of "Waterloo Sunset" (a Dutch translation). (Dick van Veelen's Kinks book makes an appearance at 1.25.)
8:37 am -  David Bowie's cover of "WHATGTG" is mentioned in this article on the best covers albums.
8:34 am -  Ray and the Kinksfan Kollektiv are mentioned in this article about The Victoria pub in Highgate.
 
 Tuesday, 19th October, 2021
9:44 am -  The Kinksfan Kollektiv have a video for their recording of "All Of My Friends Were There", featuring photos of lots of Kinks fans. Be sure to check out Geoff Lewis's channel for several other videos the Kinksfan Kollektiv have done recently.
8:57 am -  Here's a review of the Percy Blu-Ray release.
8:56 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article.
8:55 am -  Here's an article on 1960s-style sweatshirt designs, with one of them having a Kinks reference.
 
 Monday, 18th October, 2021
9:24 am -  Colin Hay mentions "Waterloo Sunset" in this interview.
9:23 am -  Here's an article about the use of "Supersonic Rocket Ship" in Avengers: Endgame.
9:21 am -  Here's an article on 10 favorite Kinks songs.
9:17 am -  Here's an article on Ray's isolated vocals on "YRGM" (via computer manipulation).
 
 Thursday, 14th October, 2021
9:53 am -  Here's a cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by Harry Katz and the Pistachios.
 
 Monday, 11th October, 2021
9:02 am -  Here's an article (in Dutch) on "Autumn Almanac".
9:01 am -  "YRMG" is included in this article on Rolling Stone's list of greatest songs.
8:58 am -  "Stop Your Sobbing" is included in this playlist of songs that inspired Edgar Wright while writing his movie "Soho Nights". See this tweet.
 
 Friday, 8th October, 2021
9:00 am -  Graham Corbould will be over from London, England, in and around Athens/Atlanta, Georgia in November 2021. Graham has a show called The Kinks Akoustik. So if any bars, coffee bars, music clubs or even house parties want Kinks music played acoustically (the hits plus more) please get in touch with him via his web site.
8:55 am -  Here's an article & video on how "YRGM" influenced heavy metal.
 
 Thursday, 7th October, 2021
11:15 am -  Ray and Dave are mentioned in this article on the Stone Temple Pilots.
9:05 am -  Ray and Dave make the list of this person's Top 100 Sexiest Men To Ever Live.
 
 Wednesday, 6th October, 2021
8:51 am -  Graham Corbould will be at The Clissold Arms on Thursday, 14 October for his "The KinKs played AKoustiK" performance. Graham says, "A night of Kinks Music at The Clissold Arms, London N2 9HR, in their Kinks Room*. In addition to my playing a wide selection of well known and not so well known songs we have a number of 'floor spots' for people that want to come a play a few Kinks songs - please go beyond the obvious and let's hear your versions of your favourites (we have a pretty acoustic vibe so no drum kits please). Please message me with any questions or to book a slot. Hope to see and hear you on 14th. Graham John Corbould *For those who may not be familiar The Clissold Arms is opposite the Davies Brothers childhood home and where they played their first gigs."
8:40 am -  The Ted Tocks Covers blog has a post on "WHATGTG" and the covers of the song by other artists.
8:37 am -  Here's a blog post on "Set Me Free".
 
 Tuesday, 5th October, 2021
11:52 am -  Mark Teehan has updated his article on the charting of the "Set Me Free" single to version 2.0. Mark says, "After obtaining some new, rare info from renowned Kinks' authority Doug Hinman, this writer decided to integrate it into a Version 2.0 of my 'Set Me Free' essay, after receiving gracious permission from Doug. My full appreciation and thanks are extended to Doug, who shared these unique facts with this writer." In Mark's State of Explanation For Version 2.0, he lists the pages in the article where the new information can be found.
 
 Monday, 4th October, 2021
9:07 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about "the world's greatest cover band."
 
 Wednesday, 29th September, 2021
8:51 am -  According to this article, one of Ray's songs is used in the play "SYD".
8:47 am -  The Kinks are included in this exhibition of photos by Ian Wright.
 
 Tuesday, 28th September, 2021
2:26 pm -  Here's an article about "Destroyer".
10:04 am -  The November 2021 issue of Mojo has quotes from Ray and Dave on the Everly Brothers.
9:35 am -  Here's a 1966 NME article on The Kinks, set to a video slideshow.
 
 Monday, 27th September, 2021
11:24 am -  Mark Teehan's latest scholarly article is a detail analysis of the charting of the "Set Me Free" single in the UK and USA. Mark writes, "At long last, here it is, the sad saga of 'Set Me Free'. I still cannot believe how much work that I put into it. Part of that was due to the pop music background section, and The Kinks' internal situation. The rest was attributable to the indefatigable Doug Hinman, who, as usual, was extremely helpful and supportive. Then there was the high standard set by the late, great Johnny Rogan, whose incredible body of work and his opus, Ray Davies: A Complicated Life, truly inspired me." Be sure to check out Mark's previous papers on the charting of other Kinks singles here.
9:09 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The blueprint for "INLEE" on his Facebook page.
9:02 am -  Here is a "carousel version" of "Have A Cuppa Tea", done on a Wurlitzer.
9:00 am -  Here's an article on Ray Davies, the Kinks and the perfect English pop song.
8:57 am -  A reminder that "YRGM" is played in full during the final scene of the last episode of "The Trial of Christine Keeler" (a BBC TV series which has been screened in Australia recently).
8:54 am -  Tribute band The Upside Down Kinks have a music video for their recording of "Dead End Street. (Shot in black & white in homage to the Kinks' originally video promo for the song.)
 
 Friday, 24th September, 2021
8:46 am -  "VGPS" is included in this article on the 9 best songs in Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy of films.
 
 Thursday, 23rd September, 2021
9:38 am -  According to this article Yo La Tengo covered "TTEOTD" at their concert last Friday.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021
9:30 am -  Ray and "Celluloid Heroes" are mentioned/discussed in this article.
9:26 am -  Just a reminder that those with access to the BBC I-Player can watch The Kinks at the BBC.
9:23 am -  Dave and "YRGM" are mentioned in this article on the 20 greatest moments in Metal history.
9:20 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article about Around The World In 80 Days.
9:18 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on John Carpenter film scores.
 
 Friday, 17th September, 2021
3:48 pm -  Kinks tribute band The Village Green has a new recording and video of No More Looking Back.
10:33 am -  Back in April, a thread was started on the Steve Hoffman forum, discussing the Kinks' career song-by-song and album-by-album. They have just finished the 1960s, and the archives for that discussion can be found here and here.
10:31 am -  Here's an article asking Were The Kinks the first-ever punk band?.
 
 Thursday, 16th September, 2021
8:52 am -  A 1964 Kinks gig is included in a 'this week in history' article.
8:50 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on rock band feuds.
 
 Wednesday, 15th September, 2021
3:52 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this obituary for Ken Hutchison (who was in The Long Distance Piano Player with Ray).
12:33 pm -  "Waterloo Sunset" is #14 in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. "Lola" is #386, and "YRGM" is #176.
9:05 am -  Dave's Kinked compilation will be a Record Store Day Black Friday special release, as a double LP (one pink and one blue LP).
8:58 am -  Ray is mentioned (and "Tired Of Waiting" is quoted) in this article on pension dashboards.
8:56 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this article on Goldie and the Gingerbreads.
8:55 am -  According to this review Kinks music is played in the theater prior to the "Dial M for Murder" performance at the Liverpool Playhouse.
 
 Tuesday, 14th September, 2021
1:01 pm -  Ray's 2014 radio interview with NPR's Fresh Air show is now on YouTube.
 
 Thursday, 9th September, 2021
9:18 am -  Bob Henrit is an associate producer for the Count Me In documentary on rock drummers on Netflix, and speaks a couple of times throughout the film.
9:17 am -  "Starstruck" is used in the trailer for the "Last Night In Soho" film.
 
 Tuesday, 7th September, 2021
12:04 pm -  Here's an article on the Kinks' "Session Man" song and Nicky Hopkins.
9:22 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "Death Of A Clown" on Facebook.
9:19 am -  According to reviews here and here, the Kinks are on the "Last Night In Soho" soundtrack. And according to this playlist, it's "Sunny Afternoon".
9:18 am -  Ray's songwriting is discussed in this podcast.
9:16 am -  Ray is mentioned and "Waterloo Sunset" is quoted in this radio play mystery. (Around 23:02.)
 
 Friday, 3rd September, 2021
8:50 am -  Pete Quaife's book Veritas: A Rock 'n' Roll Story is available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.com (Volume 1 and Volume 2) and Amazon.co.uk (Volume 1 and Volume 2).
8:37 am -  Here's a video of Haley Reinhart performing "Sunny Afternoon" in concert.
 
 Thursday, 2nd September, 2021
11:43 am -  Shel Talmy has a Facebook post about Pete Quaife and "Milk Cow Blues".
 
 Monday, 30th August, 2021
9:15 am -  Shel Talmy has posted about Who Really Played The Solo On 'You Really Got Me' on Facebook.
9:13 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Flo & Eddie.
9:12 am -  Chrissie Hynde's covers of Ray's songs are mentioned in this article.
9:11 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on DJ Annie Nightingale.
9:09 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article.
 
 Thursday, 26th August, 2021
8:43 am -  More articles that have the Kinks' tributes to Charlie Watts here, here, here, and here.
8:42 am -  Ray's quotes on Charlie Watts are on page 3 of today's Metro newspaper. (View here if you have an account.)
 
 Wednesday, 25th August, 2021
9:58 am -  Ray, Dave and Mick all have statements about Charlie Watts posted on the official Kinks Facebook and Instagram pages.
9:45 am -  Ray is quoted in this article on Charlie Watts.
9:43 am -  Kat Rusby's cover of "VGPS" is mentioned in this article.
9:42 am -  "Stop Your Sobbing" and "I Go To Sleep" are mentioned in this article about songs Chrissie Hynde is performing on tour.
9:39 am -  Dave was on Good Morning Britain this morning, talking about Charlie Watts.
9:37 am -  According to this article, Australian band Rot TV have covered "INLEE". Here's the YouTube link.
 
 Tuesday, 24th August, 2021
5:01 pm -  A couple tweets from Dave, paying tribute to Charlie Watts here and here. And Dave's tweet is quoted in this article.
8:58 am -  According to this article, the band Unloved covers "This Strange Effect" for the theme song of the Hulu series "Nine Perfect Strangers".
8:49 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article, in a question about who should be on a "Mount Rushmore of rock music".
8:46 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in a couple more articles on Don Everly here and here.
 
 Monday, 23rd August, 2021
12:04 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the death of Don Everly, and Dave is quoted in this article. Here's a tweet from Dave.
12:01 pm -  Not sure how old this is, but here's Terry Reid doing a cover of "Waterloo Sunset".
11:54 am -  "What's In Store For Me" was played on today's episode of the BBC1 programme Homes Under the Hammer.
 
 Friday, 20th August, 2021
11:50 am -  The book Jim Rodford Sideman -- The Jim Rodford Story is available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. It contains stories of Jim written by his family, bandmates and more.
 
 Monday, 16th August, 2021
9:18 am -  A message from Bill Orton about the fan club meeting: "THE BOSTON DOME 2021. The Great News is that we are up and running for the fan Club show at the Dome on 28th November, the band will be Dave Clarke, Mick Avory, Mark Haley, Mike Steed (Bass) Debi & Shirlie plus other guests to be added. (Bob Henrit now added.) Tickets are £25 and UK can send in a Cheque, pay to The Official Kinks Fan Club or bank transfer to- Official Kinks Fan Club, 20-85-13, Acc 00458090 obviously you need to email or write in with your address for the tickets. PLEASE NOTE THIS INFO FROM THE VENUE: Regarding Covid, we are asking all guests to prove they have had both vaccines or NHS email or text and ID proving they have had a negative test in the last 24hrs. Inside the venue we have hand sanitiser stations, all staff will also take a test before coming to work, and I will advise all staff to mask up for extra protection."
9:14 am -  Dave posted a new photo of himself and Ray yesterday on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
9:14 am -  Shel Talmy has posted his Blueprint of "Dandy" on Facebook.
9:14 am -  Record Collector has posted some images from their Kinks special issue on Facebook.
9:12 am -  The Kinks and "Celluloid Heroes" are mentioned in this article on Bela Lugosi.
 
 Thursday, 12th August, 2021
2:01 pm -  Here's the Chocolate Watchband's cover of "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" , set to some 1960s footage.
8:50 am -  Here's an article about Damon Albarn's recent quotes about not making an album with David Bowie and Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 10th August, 2021
8:39 am -  You can buy a post of Kinks band members as a Tube Map.
8:33 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on banned bands.
8:31 am -  Here's another video of Colin Hay doing "Waterloo Sunset". Colin mentions the song in this interview.
 
 Monday, 9th August, 2021
9:25 am -  Damon Albarn mentions Ray in this interview.
9:23 am -  The Kinks' cover of "Louie Louie" is mentioned in this article.
9:20 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the Sparks.
9:19 am -  Rob Morrison of The Booklights cites The Kinks as an influence in this interview.
9:18 am -  Conor O'Brien (of The Villagers) mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:16 am -  The Kinks are mentioned (a few times) in this interview with Jon Savage.
9:11 am -  Here's Colin Hay covering Waterloo Sunset on his current tour.
 
 Wednesday, 4th August, 2021
9:54 am -  According to this article the band Local H covers "Strangers" on their latest covers album, Awesome Quarantine Mix-Tape #3.
9:50 am -  Here's an article on "YRGM".
 
 Monday, 2nd August, 2021
10:48 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "David Watts" on his Facebook page.
10:47 am -  Here's an article on Muswell Hillbillies.
 
 Thursday, 29th July, 2021
9:55 am -  From Dave's Facebook page this week: "Dave’s son Martin’s new film about his father is in final stages of editing! An exclusive extended preview - clips and outtakes from the film, will premier in a charity show this fall."
9:54 am -  Colin Hay's cover of "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this interview.


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