Tag: the kinks

The Flipside with Ray Davies

It's not had any publicity so far (compared to the main Meltdown event), but we've just heard that Ray Davies is actually doing his own Flipside event with the BFI, chatting onstage and showing some films. The first of those events is The Meltdown Observer Talk: Ray Davies & Julien […]

Ray Davies Meltdown line-up

We mentioned that Ray Davies was curating Meltdown 2011 this year – and now the line-up has been revealed. Sadly without a Kinks reunion, but with a few decent things in there. The line-up includes the likes of Ray Davies, Arthur Brown, The Fugs, Geno Washington, Alan Price, John Cooper […]

The Kinks albums get deluxe reissues

Yes, they've all been reissued countless time, not least via Castle on the cheap a few years back. But this year, all the classic albums by The Kinks will get the reissue treatment via Sanctuary/Universal, with the first three of those landing on March 28th. All the deluxe editions are […]

You Really Got Me by Nick Hasted

It's not out for a while yet, but You Really Got Me by Nick Hasted looks to be a promising book on The Kinks. According to the pre-publication write-up, the band biography features original interviews with Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory, plus Chrissie Hynde and others close to […]

Ray Davies curates Meltdown 2011

Great news about the next Meltdown festival in 2011 at the Southbank Centre – it's curated by Ray Davies. The news was announced today, with Davies sorting out the line-up for a festival that will take place across the Southbank Centre site and 'reflect the diversity of his career and […]

Pete Quaife (The Kinks) RIP

Original Kinks bassist Pete Quaife has died, aged 66 of causes so far unknown, although according to the BBC, he had been undergoing kidney dialysis for over a decade. Quaife played on all the band's breakthrough hits and arguably the band's finest slab of plastic – The Kinks Are the […]