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28/9/17 – Dave Davies / The Kinks – Death Of A Clown – 1967

As I sit here in the archive, playing an American copy of The Kinks’ 1967 album Something Else on the Reprise label, I’m in awe at how prolific Ray Davies was as a writer – but on this album it wasn’t just Ray. Although The Kinks first album, released in 1964, had been made up […]

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29/12/13 – The Kinks Are The Village Green Appreciation Society – 1968

Whilst reading a piece on The Kinks history, one of the most influential quintessentially English and important bands that had come out of the sixties, I became aware that after 1968, none of their albums (bar compilations) managed to reach the UK charts. How is that possible? It all went wrong after the 1967 album, […]