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The Kinks

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Band The Kinks

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History

The Kinks (1963–1996) were an English pop-rock group that came out of the British R&B scene of the early 1960s. Formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray Davies and Dave Davies in 1964 and categorised in the United States as a "British Invasion" band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. In 1990, their first year of eligibility, the original four members were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Later, in November 2005, they were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Among numerous other honours, they received the Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Service to British Music" in 2006.
Formed in 1963 in Muswell Hill, North London, they first gained prominence on the heels of the well-received and highly influential single "You Really Got Me" (1964). The group originally consisted of lead singer/guitarist Ray Davies, his brother lead guitarist Dave Davies, drummer Mick Avory, and bassist Peter Quaife. Quaife left (twice) in the late 1960s, and Avory finally left in 1984 as the result of a long-running dispute with Dave Davies, leaving only the Davies brothers as the core of the original group.
With Ray Davies' songwriting skills and unashamedly English voices, Dave Davies' impressive guitar work, and Avory's tight and steady drumming, the band became one of the best and most influential groups of British pop and the "British Invasion" of the U.S.A., lasting longer than any of their competitors, apart from the Rolling Stones, as they broke up in 1996. Their catalogue of songs has been covered by Van Halen, The Pretenders, The Black Keys, The Stranglers, Queens of the Stone Age , and many more.

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Members

Ray Davies
1964 February - 1995
Dave Davies
1964 February - 1995
Jim Rodford
1977 - 1995
Bob Henrit
1983 - 1995
Ian Gibbons
1978 - 1988, 1992 - 1995
Mark Haley
1988 - 1992
Mick Avory
1963 - 1983
John Gosling
1969 - 1977
Andy Pyle
1975 - 1977
John Dalton
1966 June - 1966 November, 1968 - 1975, 1977 - 1977
Gordon John Edwards
1977 - 1977
Pete Quaife
1964 February - 1966 June, 1966 November - 1969 March

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Discography

Studio Album

1964
Album has 15 releases
1965
Album has 2 releases
1965
Album has 20 releases
1965
Album has 2 releases
1965
Album has 13 releases
1966
Album has 13 releases
1967
Album has 16 releases
1971
Album has 12 releases
1972
Album has 9 releases
1973
Album has 2 releases
1973
Album has 8 releases
1974
Album has 7 releases
1975
Album has 8 releases
1975
Album has 9 releases
1977
Album has 8 releases
1977
Album has 11 releases
1978
Album has 10 releases
1981
Album has 8 releases
1982
Album has 9 releases
1983
Album has 7 releases
1985
Album has 5 releases
1989
Album has 4 releases
1993
Album has 2 releases

Single

1966
Album has 1 releases
1968
Album has 2 releases
1977
Album has 1 releases

EP

1965
Album has 1 releases
1967
Album has 2 releases
1994
Album has 1 releases
2016
Album has 1 releases