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How the Kinks Took Their Career to a New Level With ‘Something Else’

With their fifth album, Something Else by the Kinks, the Kinks vaulted themselves from a breakout band and established that they were around to stay in the world of rock 'n' roll.

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Dave Davies Says There’s Still Hope for a Kinks Reunion

Will the Kinks ever get back together? Co-founder Dave Davies isn't sure, but he says as long as he and his surviving former bandmates are still alive, there's always a chance.

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Bryan Adams, ‘Summer of ’69’ vs. the Kinks, ‘Sunny Afternoon': Greatest Summer Song Battle

Bryan Adams' 'Summer of '69' faces the Kinks' 'Sunny Afternoon' in Ultimate Classic Rock's Greatest Summer Song battle.

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Sanctuary

How the Kinks Changed Rock Music With One Riff on ‘You Really Got Me’

The Kinks became a household name with the Aug. 4, 1964 release of 'You Really Got Me.'

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Beach Boys, ‘California Girls’ vs. Kinks, ‘Sunny Afternoon’: Greatest Summer Song Battle

The Beach Boys' ‘California Girls’ faces the Kinks' ‘Sunny Afternoon’ in Ultimate Classic Rock's Greatest Summer Song battle.

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Led Zeppelin, ‘Dancing Days’ vs. the Kinks, ‘Sunny Afternoon’: Greatest Summer Song Battle

We've reached the second round in Ultimate Classic Rock's Greatest Summer Song battle, and it's time for two British bands to duke it out: Led Zeppelin's "Dancing Days" takes on the Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon."

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Lovin’ Spoonful, ‘Summer in the City’ vs. the Kinks, ‘Sunny Afternoon': Greatest Summer Song Battle

The Lovin' Spoonful's 'Summer in the City' faces the Kinks' 'Sunny Afternoon' in Ultimate Classic Rock's Greatest Summer Song battle.

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Arista

The Story of the Kinks’ Biggest U.S. Album Ever, ‘Low Budget’

For all their ‘60s successes in England, the Kinks didn't hit their U.S. chart peak until 'Low Budget' arrived on July 10, 1979.

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Dave Davies Says He Isn’t Holding Up a Kinks Reunion

Ray Davies says a Kinks reunion can't happen until his brother Dave settles a feud with drummer Mick Avory. Dave Davies disagrees.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

That Time Ray Davies Flew Across the Atlantic to Re-Record Two Words in ‘Lola’

Ray Davies of the Kinks racked up an absurd number of frequent-flyer miles just to alter two lines in the band's 1970 hit single, "Lola."

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