The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964.
Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals) remained members throughout the group's 32-year run.
Kinks are recognized as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the era.
Original members Pete Quaife (bass guitar, vocals) and Mick Avory (drums and percussion) were replaced by John Dalton in 1969 and Bob Henrit in 1984, respectively.
Dalton was in turn replaced by Jim Rodford in 1978. Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins accompanied the band during studio sessions in the mid-1960s. Later, various keyboardists, including John Gosling and Ian Gibbons, were full-time members.
The Kinks had five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart. Nine of their albums charted in the Top 40.
The original four members of The Kinks were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Kinks are recognized as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the 1960s.
Kinda Kinks (1965)
The Kink Kontroversy (1965)
Face to Face (1966)
Something Else by The Kinks (1967)
The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One (1970)
Muswell Hillbillies (1971)
Everybody's in Show-Biz (1972)
Preservation Act 1 (1973)
Preservation Act 2 (1974)
Soap Opera (1975)
Schoolboys in Disgrace (1976)
Low Budget (1979)
Give the People What They Want (1981)
State of Confusion (1983)
Word of Mouth (1984)
Think Visual (1986)
UK Jive (1989)