And reflecting on the past, he also recalled: "Coventry was the first date the Kinks
ever did on a package tour with many other bands, that included the Dave Clark Five and the Hollies.
While indicating that the Kinks
are a harder group to trace, Hinman provides an as-close-to-comprehensive review of the Kinks
on record as is possible.
took it once on the road in England but the fans started writing on the car with lipstick and our then manager Ken Jones promptly retired my car to the garage."
Channelling these thoughts into performance, the band executes one of the more heartfelt songs of the evening before launching into a medley of The Kinks
' most famous hits.
"The songs that don't fit into the narrative are performed as The Kinks
doing pop songs at a gig.
Pete Quaife, on far left, with fellow Kinks
in 1964, above |left.
Opening proceedings with a rocking I Need You, a b-side from 1965 hit Set Me Free, it was a dream set that unfolded for any Kinks
aficionado, being swiftly followed by Where Have All The Good Times Gone, I'm Not Like Everybody Else and the wonderful Tired Of Waiting For You, the band's second UK number one.
GUITAR MAN: Elvis Costello onstage at the Pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons and, inset, with Kinks
legend Ray Davies
There's a few kinks
, but there never seem to be many kids so you can get around easily.
' song beat two Beatles hits - She Loves You and Please Please Me.
Ray Davies's fine backing band aren't called The Kinks
. Yet they produced a great rocking sound that satiated even the pickiest of fans.
There are several dozen of these CLA isomers that differ in the placement of the double bonds and the kinks
in the chain.