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The Kinks

The Kinks were an English rock band that was formed in 1964. They disbanded in 1996 because of commercial failure and creative tension between Ray and Dave Davies. In the United States, they were categorized as a British invasion band. They are recognized as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the era. Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk, and country.


Past Members

  • Ray Davies
  • Dave Davies
  • Mick Avory
  • Pete Quaife
  • Nicky Hopkins
  • John Dalton
  • John Gosling
  • Andy Pyle
  • Gordon John Edward
  • Jim Rodford
  • Ian Gibbons
  • Bob Henrit
  • Mark Haley