Pleased to announce that Paul Endacott, with the 60s heritage bus tours will offer a 20% discount to Official Kinks Fan Club members, and all attending the Fan Club show on 26th November, and Kollective dates on 24/25th November, plus … Continue reading
Tickets are now available to book for the Fan Club meeting at the Dome, Tufnel Park (Boston Arms) on SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2023, 1.00pm till 6.30pm Full details here … Continue reading
Celebrating 60 amazing years of The Kinks with ‘The Journey – Part 1’, an exciting new 2CD, 2LP and digital anthology compiled by The Kinks. Order your copy of The Journey Part 1 from The Kinks’ Official Store to receive … Continue reading
The Official Kinks Fan Club Meeting SUNDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2022 The band as last year are all up for it with Kast Off Kinks – Dave Clarke, Mick Avory, Mark Haley and Mike Steed (Bass) augmented by Bob Henrit, Debi … Continue reading
The Great News is that we are up and running for the Fan Club show at the Dome on 28th November, the band are Dave Clarke, Mick Avory, Mark Haley, Mike Steed (Bass) Debi & Shirlie plus The Oslo Brass, … Continue reading
The Kinks are excited to announce that they will be premiering ‘The Moneygoround: A One Man Show For One Night Only’ at 8pm GMT on the 29th January on The Kinks Youtube channel. A one-off performance of the play co-written … Continue reading
Following last week’s [October 2020] announcement of the 50th anniversary re-issue of the classic Kinks album Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One, we are delighted to share with you the lyric video for brand new Ray Davies’ remix / medley … Continue reading
Cancelled This has now been cancelled. Due to ongoing restrictions and following further contact with The Dome, we regret that we have taken the decision to cancel this years event. All ticket money will be refunded and we will confirm … Continue reading
When Glastonbury first held a music festival in 1970 I would only have been 9 years old so it’s no surprise that I wasn’t aware of it for a few years. However, by the time the 80s had come around … Continue reading
A new book has been released by Mark Doyle covering a social study around the songs of Ray Davies and The Kinks. The SHINDIG review says it all.
A completely different look at Kinks history from the usual type of book, you could say that this book has been waiting to be written for a long time.
‘As a piece of rock criticism this is a masterful text, and as an examination of social change in 20th Century Blighty, it is as illuminating as it’s possible to get.
Doyle unravels the Kinks’ relationship to working class England in a variety of ways, casting a light on Ray Davies’ genius for creating immediately identifiable characters as vehicles for social commentary. Doyle’s insights into the subject matter of Davies’ lyrics are particularly illuminating, with the deliberate ambiguity of meaning in his composition a vital factor in their enduring appeal.
That half-smile may have lent a clue, but Davies’ veering between sneering hipster and Victorian Romantic meant that one was never sure that all was what it seemed.
Davies’ own love affair with London and its people is brought to life through the author’s exhaustive research and his commensurate skill in both contextualising the songs and celebrating the “apartness” of their creator. A compelling read for anyone even remotely interested in the band and its music.’ – Shindig
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