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God Save The Kinks

Author : Rob Jovanovic
ISBN : 9781781311370
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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DIV In August 1964 The Kinks released their third single. After a little noticed debut and a follow-up that had failed to chart at all, Pye Records were threatening to annul the group’s contract. But with its unforgettable distorted guitar riff, 'You Really Got Me’ went on to reach No.1, entering the US Top Ten later the same year. Followed by a string of hits, it marked the breakthrough of one of Britain’s most innovative and influential bands, and a turning point in the fortunes of two brothers whose troubled story is as tumultuous and characterful as the music they produced: Ray and Dave Davies. Born into a deeply musical working-class family in London’s Muswell Hill, Ray and Dave grew up in a city recovering from the bombs and privations of the Second World War. More than any other musicians of the Sixties, they crafted the soundtrack that made it swing again. In songs such as ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’, ‘Sunny Afternoon’ – which toppled The Beatles to become the hit of Summer 1966 – ‘Waterloo Sunset’, ‘Days’ and ‘Lola’, they drew on music hall, folk and rhythm and blues to craft a peculiarly English pop idiom, inspiring generations of songwriters from David Bowie to Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn. Pocked by sibling rivalry, furious on-stage violence, walkouts, overdoses, a career-throttling ban from the US, gross self-indulgence, and the band's curious rebirth as eighties stadium rockers, the story laid bare in God Save The Kinks is one of the greatest in British pop history. /div

X Ray The Unauthorized Autobiography

Author : Ray Davies
ISBN : 9781468302387
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The shocking and edgy memoirs of a dedicated enemy of fashion and the lead singer of The Kinks. This subversively brilliant, one-of-a-kind rock autobiography ingeniously styled as a biography, is written by a nameless, faceless writer hired by an Orwellian entity called "the Corporation" to capture the essence of Ray Davies, lead singer and songwriter of The Kinks and one of the greatest rock and rollers of all time. The Kinks front man reveals his life and times to the young writer, often seemingly passing his stories directly into the writer's consciousness. Carnaby Street, "Top of the Pops," the Cavern Club, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and other fixtures of the times fade in and out of this compelling narrative. Part autobiography, part social history, part psychological thriller, this elusive and daring book exposes rock stardom as the heaven, hell, and purgatory it is.

The Kinks

Author : Doug Hinman
ISBN : 087930765X
Genre : Music
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This work tracks every move in the Kinks' career. With the help of band members, Doug Hinman has reconstructed their meteoric rise to fame in the early 60s through its dissolution and revival in the 70s, stadium success in the 80s, and an apparently final breakdown in the late 90s

Perfect Sound Forever

Author : Rob Jovanovic
ISBN : 9781932112078
Genre : Music
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For Pavement fans and rock enthusiasts comes an engaging profile of the band and their quirkily dark, melodic sound and cryptic, mirth-filled lyrics.


Author : Ray Davies
ISBN : 1454915528
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Quintessentially English rock legend Ray Davies of the Kinks takes us on a personal road trip through his life and career, revealing what music, fame, and America really mean to him. With candor and wit, Davies explores his feelings toward the country that both inspires and frustrates him—from participating in the British Invasion to surviving a near-fatal shooting; from being part of one of history's most iconic rock bands, to his solo success.

Steve Marriott

Author : Paolo Hewitt
ISBN : 1905139276
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of Steve Marriott is almost too awful to be true. Born in London's East End, he went from being fed jellied eels in his pram to teenage stardom as the lead singer of one of the most popular groups of the 1960s, The Small Faces, and then on to even more success in America with his band Humble Pie. However, drugs, alcohol and several failed marriages left him penniless by the age of 44, when he tragically burned to death in his own home.


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