Archive for June, 2010

All Day And All Of The Night on a Sunny Afternoon at Glastonbury 2010. What a performance!


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It was an emotional afternoon at Glastonbury 2010. Ray remembered his old bandmate Pete Quaife with two songs, Waterloo Sunset and Days. It was moving to see how Ray looked up in the sky after first lines of Days.

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RIP Pete Quaife

Very sad news in Kinkdom. The founding member and the original bass guitarist of The Kinks Pete Quaife died on June 24, 2010, aged 66. You can read a obituary on the site of Rolling Stone Magazine.


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Recently I bought at a car boot sale twenty original copies of NME (New Musical Express) from the sixties. There are many articles in the NME about The Kinks which I want to share with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Almost 44 years ago The Kinks had a # 1 hit with Sunny Afternoon.

Ray Davies went to New York to meet Allen Klein. Allen Klein (December 18, 1931 – July 4, 2009) was an American businessman, talent agent and record label executive. His clients included The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Anecdote about Allen Klein and Ray:
A rare glimpse of Klein’s family life came from the Kinks lead singer, Ray Davies, who was invited to a wedding anniversary party at Klein’s home. After a toast in Californian champagne, a piano struck up, the lights dimmed, and the crooner Bobby Vinton (another Klein client) strolled in singing his hit Blue Velvet. “Klein grabbed his wife around the waist,” Davies reported, “and they started to do a slow foxtrot. The assorted guests applauded as the Kleins took centre-stage. It was a moment of true Americana, teetering between sentimentality and heartfelt emotion. It was also tacky as hell. Whatever. It meant a lot to the Kleins.”

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Ray Davies of The Kinks is set to play the legends slot on the Pyramid Stage (main stage) at the 40th anniversary of the  Glastonbury Festival. He is going to perform with band and choir. You can watch it this Sunday on BBC Two 
BBC Two schedule:
16:00–17:30 Lauren Laverne and Mark Radcliffe introduce Ray Davies on the Pyramid Stage.
22:00–02:00 Glastonbury 2010, Final Night

Last year Ray played the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury.

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In 1968 The Doors took the first place of the Billboard Hot 100 with Hello I Love You. It is their second # 1 hit in America, Light My Fire was the first # 1 in 1967. Hello I Love You shows a strong resemblance to All Day And All Of The Night by The Kinks. The Doors had to pay royalties to The Kinks after Ray Davies sued them. Dave Davies has been known to add snippets of Hello, I Love You during live solo performances of  All Day and All of the Night  as a sarcastic commentary on the subject.

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The LOTS  Festival is cancelled! There are not enough tickets sold. For more information about the festival check the archive.

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