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Konk For Sale!

The Konk Studio of The Kinks in London is for sale. A sad event in Kinkdom. By selling the studio  a piece of cultural Heritage of London disappears.


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After a seven year hiatus, the legendary Peter Gabriel releases ‘Scratch My Back’ – a collection of classically orchestrated covers of material by acts such as Elbow, Lou Reed, Neil Young and David Bowie, amongst many other esteemed artists. Dubbed by Gabriel a “swap shop of songs” and produced by Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper), this is a beautiful acoustic album, boasting nothing more than the accompaniment of lush strings and Gabriel’s distinctive voice. Includes unique versions of ‘Heroes’, ‘The Boy In The Bubble’ and ‘Waterloo Sunset’.

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Ray Davies is working on a collaborations album of Kinks songs with Bruce Springsteen (Better Things), Bon Jovi (Celluloid Heroes), Lucinda Williams (A Long Way From Home), Alex Chilton (Till The End Of The Day), The 88 (David Watts), Paloma Faith (Lola), Mumford & Sons (Days and This Time Tomorrow), Metallica, The Killers and others. After Ray announced that Mumford & Sons would be appearing on this album, Marcus Mumford stated, “I am more excited about that than I have been about anything before in my life”.

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The new documentary Mystical Journey/Dave Davies Kronikles by Dave Davies will be released on DVD in Europe this fall. Dave Davies reveals himself to be not only the driving energy behind The Kinks and a notable musical innovator of our time but also a deeply spiritual individual who has investigated and delved into the deeper mysteries of life. Dave takes us with him on a Mystical Journey that crosses the barriers of our physical reality, time and space showing us a world of alternate consciousness and spiritual reality. European release date: september 2010. Here’s a review of the DVD.

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Ben and Ted from Mumford & Sons have been talking about hooking up with Kinks mainman Ray Davies. Speaking with John Kennedy on X-posure last night, the pair revealed they’d spent two days at Konk studios collaborating on an album of Kinks covers featuring guest artists. Read more here.

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The Dutch bass player magazine ‘The Bassist’ has posted an obituary on the website of Pete Quaife. Follow this link.


The Kinks in Holland, Pete stands  in the middle.

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Pete Quaife in action during a gig in Holland in the sixties. The Kinks played at that time on a regular base in Holland. And as you can see on the pictures with great enthusiasm and pleasure. More pictures to follow.

 

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