The Kinks in History

Events in Music

  • 1965-05-25 Dave Davies of The Kinks knocked unconscious in an on stage scuffle with drummer Mick Avory at Cardiff’s Capital Theatre
  • 1965-06-17 British rock band The Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour
  • 1966-01-08 The Who and The Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
  • 1967-05-05 The Kinks release "Waterloo Sunset" as a single; peaks at #2 on the British charts
  • 1970-06-03 Ray Davies of The Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC commercial reference ban
  • 1973-07-15 Ray Davies announces his retirement from The Kinks then attempts suicide
  • 1990-01-17 The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, the Four Tops, Hank Ballard, the Platters, and The Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 2004-06-30 British rock guitarist Dave Davies (The Kinks) suffers a debilitating stroke, at 57; he recovers in 2006 to resume his music career

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2016-12-30 British singer-songwriter Ray Davies, of The Kinks, is awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II

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Birthdays in Music

  • 1941-07-07 Jim Rodford, British rock bassist (The Kinks; Argent; Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2018)
  • 1943-05-21 John Dalton, British rock bass player (The Kinks, 1969-76 -"Lola"; "Celluloid Heroes"), born in Enfield, Middlesex, England
  • 1943-12-31 Pete Quaife, English rock bassist (The Kinks), born in Tavistock, England (d. 2010)
  • 1944-02-15 Michael "Mick" Avory, British rock drummer (The Kinks, 1964-84 - "A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy"), born in East Molesey, Surrey
  • 1944-02-24 Nicky Hopkins, British rock session pianist (Rolling Stones (1967-75); The Who - "Getting In Tune"; The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"; Beatles - "Revolution"; John Lennon - "Jealous Guy"; Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Perivale, Middlesex (d. 1994)
  • 1944-05-02 Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Argent - "Hold Your Head Up"; The Kinks), born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1944-06-21 Ray Davies, British singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"; "Lola"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, England
  • 1947-02-03 Dave Davies, British rock guitarist and vocalist (The Kinks - "You Really Got Me"; "Lola"; "Living On A Thin Line"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, England [1]

Deaths in Music

  • 1994-09-06 Nicky Hopkins, British rock session pianist (Rolling Stones (1967-75); The Who - "Getting In Tune"; The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"; Beatles - "Revolution"; John Lennon - "Jealous Guy"; Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies after surgical complications at 50
  • 2010-06-23 Pete Quaife, English bass guitarist (The Kinks), dies at 66
  • 2018-01-20 Jim Rodford, English rock bassist (The Kinks; Argent; Zombies), dies after a fall at 76