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Unaired Olympics Performances from The Who and Ray Davies Emerge Via Internet

As we reported earlier, fans of the Who and the Kinks' Ray Davies were quite disappointed to find out they'd sat through two and a half hours of the pomp that was the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony, only to be denied the chance to watch their heroes perform at the big event.

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Win a Six-Disc ‘The Kinks at the BBC’ Box Set

You can win a copy of the brand-new, six-disc 'The Kinks at the BBC' box set courtesy of Ultimate Classic Rock. The DVD and five CDs included in this elegantly packaged collection contain all known Kinks recordings from the BBC archives.

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The Kinks’ Best Collected on Two-Disc Compilation

The Kinks once sang 'You Really Got Me,' but do you really have all the best music from the band? If not, then the upcoming two-disc hits compilation 'Waterloo Sunset: The Very Best of the Kinks and Ray Davies' is definitely for you.

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Kinks Drummer Mick Avory Remembers Bassist Pete Quaife

Saturday (June 23) marks the second anniversary of the death of Pete Quaife, the original bassist for the Kinks, who passed away on June 23, 2010 at the age of 66 due to kidney failure. In a new interview, Mick Avory, the group's drummer from 1964 to 1984, remembers his partner in the Kinks' rhythm section as being "quite unpredictable."

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The Kinks BBC Archives Collection Box Set On Its Way

There's always room for more music from the Kinks! A little over ten years ago, a two-disc Kinks BBC sessions collection was issued, but this time, those vaults have really been raided. 

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No. 59: The Kinks, ‘You Really Got Me’ – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

If you are searching for the definitive riff in all of rock and roll, we may have just the thing for you.

With their 1964 gate crasher, 'You Really Got Me,' the Kinks rocked the boat right out of the water and rolled up onto our Top 100 Classic Rock Songs list.

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The Kinks’ Ray Davies Appears At Staging of His ‘Child’s Play’ Musical

Friday evening (Dec. 16), Ray Davies, former frontman of the Kinks, made a special appearance at Coniston Institute in Cumbria, England, where production was underway for his new musical, 'Child's Play.'

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Kinks Classic Covered by Rock Star Mickey Mouse

The Kinks' classic tune 'You Really Got Me' is one of the songs that Rock Star Mickey, aka Mickey Mouse with a guitar in his hands to some vintage fans, plays to teach your kids -- or maybe even you -- all the cool rocker moves. The new toy, all decked out in fine rock 'n'roll apparel including shades, wields his six-string ax as he kicks, bobs his head and ends the jam session with a classic split!

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Ray Davies Wows Sold Out Cleveland Crowd

Rock 'n' roll legend and Kinks main man Ray Davies delivered a nearly two-hour show to a sold out House Of Blues in Cleveland recently (Nov. 12), packing in a lot of hits and obscurities, all us Kinks "Kooks" were in heaven! 

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Ray Davies On Kinks Reunion: ‘Really, There’s Not A Chance’

Having carved out a considerable legacy with the Kinks, Ray Davies is well aware that it’s the songs from that body of work that the concert goers are paying to see. He also says that we shouldn’t hold our breath for a reunion of the British legends, which, sadly, jives with what his brother Dave said recently as well.

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