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The Kinks

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...Compared to other groups during the period of the British Invasion of America in the 1960s, the contribution of the Kinks is unique. Originating with the Davies brothers, Ray and Dave, the Kinks evolved out of the Ravens, who had secured...

The Kinks' The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

Andy Miller

Andy Miller has worked as a bookseller and a publisher (for Fourth Estate) in London. He is an occasional contributor to Mojo, and has recently published his first book through Penguin in the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

33 1/3 Books

...Ignored by virtually everyone upon its release in November 1968, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society is now seen as one of the best British albums ever recorded. Here, Andy Miller traces the perilous circumstances...

‘Rosy, Won’t You Please Come Home’: Family, home and cultural identity in the music of Ray Davies and the Kinks

Mad Dogs and Englishness : Popular Music and English Identities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Introduction The image of the Kinks as the most English of the British Invasion bands was a conscious creation on the part of the Kinks’ management on the one hand, and a result of Ray Davies’s lyrical wit and observation on the other...

—Reprise Records (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Reprise Records was founded in 1961 by Frank Sinatra and managed by the influential executive Mo Ostin. Its initial roster abounded with the era’s mainstream artists, among them Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin. It was not a financially...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 49,997,100 (2000) England forms part of the United Kingdom, having united with Wales in 1536, Scotland in 1707 and Ireland in 1801, though only six northern counties of the latter stayed inside the UK...