Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 December 2014

The Kinks celebrate anniversary

Ray Davies had a host of hits with The Kinks
Ray Davies had a host of hits with The Kinks

The Kinks are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first number one by re-releasing their 1964-1970 catalogue.

You Really Got Me topped the singles chart in 1964.

Other hits such as Tired Of Waiting For You, Sunny Afternoon, All Day And All Of The Night, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion and Dead End Street, followed.

The first album in the re-released series will be 1970's Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One, one of their best-loved and most influential albums.

It will also feature unreleased material and alternative versions and " will be the prelude to a full-scale reissue programme paying tribute to one of the greatest and most influential UK bands yet".

The album had two hit singles, Lola, which reached the top 10 in the US and UK, and Apeman, which peaked at number 5 in the UK.

The four founder members - Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Pete Quaife and Mick Avory - were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

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