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Reunion for The Kinks step closer

ALBERTINA LLOYD

A reunion of The Kinks could be on the cards to mark a half-century milestone for the band.

The group's frontman and chief songwriter Ray Davies said the reunion was as "close as it's ever been to happening".

The 69-year-old, his guitarist younger brother Dave and original drummer Mick Avory – the three surviving original members – all said they are keen to get back together for the 50th anniversary of their debut release this year.

Dave (66) said he and his estranged brother had met up in a pub in London last summer to discuss how they would mark the occasion.

He said: "We got together and the first few days were beautiful. I said to Ray I thought that it'd be a great shame if we don't try and do something."

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