The Kinks

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1990

Inducted by: Graham Nash

Nominated in: 1990

First Eligible: 1990 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies and Peter Quaife

Snubbed Members: John Dalton, John Gosling


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1990 (ranked #34) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
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)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
You Really Got Me (1964)
All Day and All of the Night (1964)
Tired of Waiting For You (1965)
A Well Respected Man (1965)
Sunny Afternoon (1966)
Waterloo Sunset (1967)
Shangri-La (1969)
Victoria (1969)
Lola (1970)
Destroyer (1981)
Come Dancing (1982)

The Kinks @ Wikipedia

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Ray Davies > Any o' that Lennon/McCartney muck!

Yeah, REALLY.

Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 02.12.08 @ 15:33pm


Who is this Liam and why does anyone care what he has to say? Although I may not agree with his > Lennon thing, Ray Davies certainly does not get the credit he should. He is a master of the word.

Posted by Eric Draven on Thursday, 04.3.08 @ 04:58am


The Kinks get marked down because they were never as experimental as The Beatles were (in their Revolver days), but as far as '60s simpler-pop goes, I think Ray Davies was the master.

Although I believe it was XTC who would be the group to perfect the three minute (and often longer in their case) pop song.

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 04.3.08 @ 11:55am


The Kinks' "Low Budget" album was a foray into disco, particularly the song "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" You got to remember that album came out in '79 at the height of disco's popularity. One person mentioned Kiss' "I was Made For Loving You" as an influence on ZZ Top's "Legs" I'm surprised there isn't a page devoted to Edgar Winter on this site because the song "Frankenstein" had a strong influence on ZZ Top's "Cheap Sunglasses"

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 06.17.08 @ 19:51pm


The Kinks were the greatest band of the British invasion along with The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, and The Animals.

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 17:54pm


Top 5 Songs:

1. Lola
2. You Really Got Me
3. All Day and All of the Night
4. Sunny Afternoon
5. Waterloo Sunset

Posted by Kontroversial Kronikler on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 22:42pm


Not even close to the truth, particularly with the exclusion of "Shangri-La." Interesting how they're all singles... Here's my list:

1. Shangri-La
2. Plastic Man
3. Holiday In Waiki
4. The Village Green Preservation Society
5. Days

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 13:16pm


Speaking of The Kinks, here are a couple of my favourites:

"Gallon of Gas"
"Lola"
"You Really Got Me"
"All Day and All of the Night"
"Rush Hour Blues"
"The Village Green Preservation Society"
"Got to Be Free"
"Animal Farm"
"Shangri-La"
"Days"

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 12.17.08 @ 19:32pm


True Rock The best as good can get!!

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 12.18.08 @ 04:23am


Their's is the greatest of all RnR Xmas Songs.

I wish everyone here the best of all holidays and a great 2009.

Here is to the HoF getting next years nominees right!

Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 18:04pm


Let's hope so Dameon

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 18:33pm


For once, I agree with something Liam wrote. IMHO, Ray Davies is a better songwriter that Lennon/McCartney. Ray is my favorite songwriter of all time, and hopefully he'll be inducted into the Songwriters' Hall Of Fame, too. He truly deserves it.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.23.09 @ 02:21am


To my original list of best songs by The Kinks I'd like to add the following two masterpieces:

"Full Moon"
"Come Dancing"

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 06.19.09 @ 13:40pm


Stanley, any reason you are using the digitaldreamdoor lists?

Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 07.7.09 @ 18:36pm


I agree with so many of you. Ray is perhaps the best songwriter ever. I have been deeply inspired by many of their lyrics. I realize it's from their 80's era stuff.....but Cliches of the world is a great tune. As much as I think the Kink's are under rated, Im glad that I feel like I belong to an elite club of people who know better than most what good rock and roll is about.

Posted by Eric on Friday, 08.7.09 @ 07:03am


Best 5 Songs:

1. Shangri-La
2. Gallon of Gas
3. Come Dancing
4. Lola
5. You Really Got Me

Posted by BeatMaster on Monday, 08.10.09 @ 08:44am


Here's some underrated music by The Kinks for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvpmfzAUiWM

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.12.09 @ 13:30pm


Here's some underrated music by The Kinks for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvpmfzAUiWM

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.12.09 @ 13:30pm

they are not in...?

Posted by rockinsue on Saturday, 09.12.09 @ 13:35pm


Nice work Keebord, and here's some from me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs2kFrGluKs

Posted by Milestones on Saturday, 09.12.09 @ 13:36pm


For New Year's Eve, I'd like to dedicate the Kinks' song to all my FRL friends, enemies, and otherwise associates:

Here's wishing you the bluest sky,
And hoping something better comes tomorrow.
Hoping all the verses rhyme,
And the very best of choruses to
Follow all the doubt and sadness.
I know that better things are on the way.

Here's hoping all the days ahead
Won't be as bitter as the ones behind you.
Be an optimist instead,
And somehow happiness will find you.
Forget what happened yesterday,
I know that better things are on the way.

It's really good to see you rocking out
And having fun,
Living like you just begun.
Accept your life and what it brings.
I hope tomorrow you'll find better things.
I know tomorrow you'll find better things.

Here's wishing you the bluest sky,
And hoping something better comes tomorrow.
Hoping all the verses rhyme,
And the very best of choruses to
Follow all the drudge and sadness.
I know that better things are on the way.

I know you've got a lot of good things happening up ahead.
The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things.
I know tomorrow you'll find better things.
I know tomorrow you'll find better things.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 12.31.09 @ 21:33pm


1. Celluloid Heroes
2. Low Budget
3. Victoria
4.Waterloo Sunset
5. Postcard from London

Ray Davies....truly one of the great songwriters, wordsmiths, tunesmiths...of all time.

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Monday, 03.1.10 @ 20:26pm


RIP, Pete Quaife

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 06.26.10 @ 12:29pm


RIP Pete Quaife

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 06.26.10 @ 13:38pm


they are not in...?
Posted by rockinsue on Saturday, 09.12.09 @ 13:35pm

What do you mean? At the top of the page it says INDUCTED IN 1990

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 07.10.10 @ 10:06am


For once, I agree with something Liam wrote. IMHO, Ray Davies is a better songwriter that Lennon/McCartney. Ray is my favorite songwriter of all time, and hopefully he'll be inducted into the Songwriters' Hall Of Fame, too. He truly deserves it.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.23.09 @ 02:21am

Good call, Philip. Ray Davies for the Songwriter's Hall of Fame!

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 04.20.11 @ 06:02am


Was You Really Got A Hold On Me by The Miracles the inspiration for You Really Got Me by The Kinks?

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 03.31.12 @ 23:50pm


Ray Davies is nominated for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 20:45pm


Greatest underrated, under-appreciated band of all time.

All Day And All Of The Night
See My Friends
I'll Remember
Life Goes ON
Misfits
Still Searching

Posted by Chris on Monday, 06.22.15 @ 22:09pm


How is Ray Davies not inducted as a songwriter?

Posted by Chris on Monday, 06.22.15 @ 22:12pm


He was inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame last year; plus The Kinks were elected first-ballot to the Rock Hall back in 1990 (and rightfully so).

Posted by Nick on Monday, 06.22.15 @ 22:24pm


Any interest for August?

The Kinks- Picture Book
The Raspberries- I Wanna Be With You OR Let's Pretend
Dire Straits- Romeo and Juliet
The Dramatics- What You See is What You Get
The Brothers Johnson- Strawberry Letter 23
Depeche Mode- Strangelove
Pet Shop Boys- What Have Done to Deserve This? OR It's A Sin
Brandy Clark- Stripes

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 07.17.15 @ 13:50pm


Whoops wrong page.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 07.17.15 @ 13:56pm


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