The Kinks Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


11th September 2014

Fact: The Kinks' upcoming 50th anniversary hits compilation will feature liner notes written by David Bowie.


6th February 2014

Fact: Aaron Eckhart's new movie I, Frankenstein features new music from The Kinks star Dave Davies' son Daniel. The rocker's band By Maker provided 10 songs for the film's soundtrack, including main theme Misgiving.


28th October 2011

Quote: "(I was) really clued in on what to wear, whereas Ray (was) a bit clumsy in fashion. Some people, no matter what they wear, don't look cool." The Kinks legend Dave Davies takes a swipe at his brother Ray's sense of style.


13th September 2011

Fact: The Kinks star Ray Davies and former Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall will be honoured at the U.K.'s Gold Badge Awards for their contributions to the music industry. The ceremony, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, will take place in London on 19 October (11).


27th July 2011

Quote: "Why can't he just say 'I would not have been where I am today without Dave?' Could you imagine, even if he didn't mean it, how many cracks that would cover?" Former The Kinks guitarist Dave Davies still has a complicated relationship with his music star brother Ray.


18th April 2011

Quote: "I like Beady Eye... He (Liam Gallagher) knows how to make records that sound exciting." The Kinks star Ray Davies on the current music he likes.


25th November 2010

Fact: Former The Kinks star Ray Davies is to curate next year's (11) Meltdown festival in London. The singer will help suggest the line-up for the music event, which takes place in June (11). Previous curators include Morrissey and David Bowie.


26th October 2010

Quote: "An element of it is still alive - a good feeling of national heritage - but urban culture is taking over. Laddishness. Lack of respect for tradition." The Kinks star Ray Davies is dismayed at modern British culture.


20th March 2010

Quote: "He would come over and lend me a guitar. He became my friend... He helped me a lot." The Kinks star Ray Davies paid tribute to late rocker ALEX CHILTON during his South By Southwest festival showcase on Thursday night (18Mar10) before dedicating his Till the End of the Day, which Chilton once covered, to the Big Star leader. Davies recalled Chilton came to the Brit's aid when he was shot in January 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


18th August 2008

Fact: Ray Davies joined The Kooks onstage at the U.K's V Festival on Saturday (16Aug08) for a rendition of The Kinks classic VICTORIA.


30th July 2008

Fact: The Kinks have topped a new U.S. online poll to find the Best Sibling Band in music history. The British group, fronted by feuding brothers RAY and DAVE DAVIES, beat Van Halen, Heart and Radiohead to top the new Rolling Stone list.


1st April 2008

Quote: "It affected an old football (soccer) injury from when I was a kid. But I'm getting by. I'm having a good day today." The bullet wound ex-The Kinks frontman Ray Davies sustained during a 2004 mugging still bothers him.


13th March 2006

Fact: Rock legends The Kinks earn more from appearing in US television commercials than any other British band, raking in $10.2 million (GBP6 million) a year on average.


31st January 2006

Quote: <p>"I'm never keen about The Kinks getting together... I never have been." Ray Davies insists a Kinks reunion is some way off. </p>


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