The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 1960s. The band emerged during the height of British rhythm and blues and Merseybeat, and were briefly part of the British Invasion of the United States until their touring ban in 1965. Their third single, the Ray Davies-penned "You Really Got Me", became an international hit, topping the charts in the United Kingdom and reaching the Top 10 in the United States. Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk and country. They gained a reputation for reflecting English culture and lifestyle, fuelled by Ray Davies' observational writing style, and are considered one of the most influential groups of the period.
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via Paste Magazine at February 22, 2018
Jim Rodford, legendary British bass player with The Zombies, The Kinks and Argent, passed away this morning at his home in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
via Music-News at January 21, 2018
The musician joined the band in 1978Jim Rodford onstage with The Zombies Jim Rodford, former bassist for The Kinks and The Zombies, and founding member of Argent, has died, aged 76. The …Continue reading » The post The Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has…
via NME at January 20, 2018
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