The Kinks in History

Events in Music

  • 1965-05-25 Dave Davies of The Kinks stumbles and is knocked unconscious on stage
  • 1966-01-08 The Who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
  • 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 Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters & The Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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

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Queen of the United Kingdom
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1941-07-07 James "Jim" Rodford, English rock vocalist and bassist (The Kinks, Argent, Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire (d. 2018)
  • 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), born in East Molesey, Surrey
  • 1944-06-21 Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks), born in London

Deaths in Music

  • 2010-06-23 Pete Quaife, English bass guitarist (the Kinks), dies at 66
  • 2018-01-20 James "Jim" Rodford, English rock vocalist and bassist (The Kinks, Argent, Zombies), dies after a fall at 76