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The Libertines' Highly Praised Hyde Park Gig Interrupted By Surging Fans


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The Libertines' first reunion gig on English soil got off to a rocky start when overzealous fans surged towards the stage whilst the band performed at the British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park, London. This is the first time in four years the group has performed in the capital and their appearance has been praised by critics.

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Pete Doherty performing with The Libertines in Glasgow last week.

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The Kinks Ray Davies Misses Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction Following Sister's Death


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Co-founder and frontman of The Kinks, Ray Davies, was unable to attend his induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame because his sister Joyce passed away. The ceremony took place on Thursday June 12 in New York City and although Davies couldn’t be there in person he did accept the honour via video link.

Ray Davies The Kinks Davies, pictured outside the BBC Radio 2 studios in London, was unable to attend the ceremony in New York City due to the death of his sister

Davies also posted on his Facebook page: “I am profoundly honoured to have been inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame and disappointed not to have been at the event in New York but I felt it necessary to be near my family at this sad time of my sisters (sic) funeral.”

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The Kinks Reuniting For 50th Anniversary? Ray Davies Courts Rumours


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This year marks the 50th anniversary of British Invasion rock band The Kinks and fans are waiting with baited breath to see whether brothers Ray and Dave Davies will reunite the group. Davies has told music magazine Uncut that a reunion is "as close as it's ever been to happening."

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Ray Davies: The Kinks Could Reunite This Year.

Dave Davies, who suffered a stroke in 2004, explained that he'd caught up with his brother last summer in a London pub, where they chatted about the possibility of reforming the band for their 50th anniversary. "I said to Ray I thought that it'd be a great shame if we don't try and do something," he told Uncut. "I don't think our love has diminished. I think the stage-play has played itself out a bit, the pretence and the acting. I think it's time reality took over, and started directing the last years of [...] whatever it is. It's like Cain and Abel."

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The Kinks, The Kink Kontroversy: Deluxe Edition Album Review


So much has been written about The Kinks since their conception back in 1964 that documenting a warts and all history would be an arduous task, although Doug Hinman's 2004 biography 'All Day And All Of The Night' makes a sterling attempt. Highly publicised inter-band squabbles, fights with authority, nervous breakdowns and in their latter period, a revolving door of band members only adds to the legacy of arguably one of the most unique and innovative bands to emerge from the London scene of the 1960s.

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Picture - Ray Davies of The Kinks London, England, Thursday 11th June 2009

Ray Davies and The Kinks - Ray Davies of The Kinks London, England - performing beside London's Waterloo Bridge to launch his new album 'The Kinks Choral Collection' Thursday 11th June 2009

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Ray Davies and The Kinks
Ray Davies and The Kinks
Ray Davies and The Kinks

The Kinks, Picture Book Album Review


Review of The Kink's album Picture Book released through Sanctuary.

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The Kinks, Waterloo Sunset 40th Anniversary Edition


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Waterloo Sunset 40th Anniversary Edition coincides with The Kinks' Pye Catalogue available digitally for the first time. 
Castle Music are pleased to announce that, on the 28th May, The Kinks Pye Catalogue is being made available digitally in the UK and Europe. This includes such classic Kinks hits as You Really Got Me; Tired Of Waiting For You; Sunny Afternoon; Waterloo Sunset; Days, through to their final hits with Pye, Apeman and Lola. 

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