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.”