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AMID the great blooming of world dominating British rock musicians of the 1960s, there was no finer flower than Ray Davies, of the Kinks.
The Kinks, was recovering today after being shot in the leg by a mugger in New Orleans.
There are several dozen of these CLA isomers that differ in the placement of the double bonds and the kinks in the chain.
But the songs are wonderfully familiar--at least if you grew up in the '60s and watched The Avengers, James Bond flicks, and Georgy Girl; listened to The Kinks and Petula Clark; and dressed in Mary Quant with lots of eye-liner.
From the very start of Fags Out, The Kinks influence is obvious, employing a jaunty musical feel with a lyrical narrative full of humour and not a little vitriol.
To that end he's just released double CD Anthology, gathering together work with the Kinks and assorted solo projects over the past 20 years, as well as a new song Unfinished Business.
So smart and funny they could pass for American Kinks, this New Jersey guitar band wears its heart on its collective sleeve with a shamelessness beyond any upstanding Englishperson.
The former Kinks front man, who performs at a sell out gig in Birmingham tomorrow, began writing song lyrics as a child because he was unable to sleep.
LOS ANGELES, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most important and influential artists in rock history, The Kinks have been credited by many as the crucial Sixties genesis for everything from heavy metal to garage punk to Britpop.
RAY DAVIES The Kinks Choral Collection ( Decca) MORE than 40 years since his first Kinks single, Davies teams up with the Crouch End Festival Chorus to re-interpret some of best-known songs.
But he's got a few wee kinks - or maybe they're not kinks.