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* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on Thelonious Monk and another on the making of a tribute album to Music/CharlesMingus). Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.



* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on Thelonious Monk and another on the making of a tribute album to Music/CharlesMingus. Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.


* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on Thelonious Monk and another on the making of a tribute album to [[Music/CharlesMingus]]. Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.

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* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on Thelonious Monk and another on the making of a tribute album to [[Music/CharlesMingus]].Music/CharlesMingus. Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.


* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on [[Music/TheloniousMonk]] and another on the making of a tribute album to [[Music/CharlesMingus]]. Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.

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* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on [[Music/TheloniousMonk]] Thelonious Monk and another on the making of a tribute album to [[Music/CharlesMingus]]. Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.


* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on[[Invoked]] Music/TheloniousMonk and another on the making of a tribute album to[[Invoked]] [Music/CharlesMingus]. Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.

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* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on[[Invoked]] Music/TheloniousMonk on [[Music/TheloniousMonk]] and another on the making of a tribute album to[[Invoked]] [Music/CharlesMingus].to [[Music/CharlesMingus]]. Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.


* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on ''[Music/TheloniousMonk]'' and another on the making of a tribute album to ''[Music/CharlesMingus]''). Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.

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* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on ''[Music/TheloniousMonk]'' on[[Invoked]] Music/TheloniousMonk and another on the making of a tribute album to ''[Music/CharlesMingus]'').to[[Invoked]] [Music/CharlesMingus]. Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.


* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on Thelonius Monk). Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.

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* TheMovieBuff: Ray Davies actually went to film school and planned to make movies (so far he's made documentaries, including one on Thelonius Monk).''[Music/TheloniousMonk]'' and another on the making of a tribute album to ''[Music/CharlesMingus]''). Many of his songs feature movie references, most notably "Celluloid Heroes" and "Oklahoma USA" among others.


* '''[[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Avory]]''' - drums, percussion, tambourine (1964–84)
* '''Dave Davies''' - guitar, backing and lead vocals, banjo (1964–96)
* '''Ray Davies''' - lead vocals, guitar, keyboard, harmonica, piano, mellotron, harp, harpsichord, organ, tuba, maracas, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, accordion, oboe, flute, synthesizer (1964–96)

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* '''[[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Avory]]''' - drums, percussion, tambourine (1964–84)
(1964–84, 2018–present)
* '''Dave Davies''' - guitar, backing and lead vocals, banjo (1964–96)
(1964–96, 2018–present)
* '''Ray Davies''' - lead vocals, guitar, keyboard, harmonica, piano, mellotron, harp, harpsichord, organ, tuba, maracas, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, accordion, oboe, flute, synthesizer (1964–96)(1964–96, 2018–present)


* ConceptAlbum: Many of their best albums -- ''Music/TheKinksAreTheVillageGreenPreservationSociety'', ''Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)'', ''Music/LolaVersusPowermanAndTheMoneygoroundPartOne'', ''Music/MuswellHillbillies''. Each album had a specific theme pertaining to NostalgiaFilter, the end of the GoodOldWays, the rise of StepfordSuburbia and the soul-crushing ConspicuousConsumption surrounding contemporary life, of which the music industry is a part of. Paradoxically, this made The Kinks an influence on the Punk era (Music/JohnnyRotten called them his favourite band) because they were among the few to sing about what was really happening between TheSixties and TheSeventies under the surface of the Hippie Era. They later became interested in Rock Opera with ''Everybody's in Show-Biz'', ''Preservation'' (Act One and Two), ''A Soap Opera'' and ''Schoolboys in Disgrace'', which were seen as less successful.

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* ConceptAlbum: Many of their best albums -- ''Music/TheKinksAreTheVillageGreenPreservationSociety'', ''Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)'', ''Music/LolaVersusPowermanAndTheMoneygoroundPartOne'', ''Music/MuswellHillbillies''. Each album had a specific theme pertaining to NostalgiaFilter, the end of the GoodOldWays, the rise of StepfordSuburbia and the soul-crushing ConspicuousConsumption surrounding contemporary life, of which the music industry is a part of. Paradoxically, this made The Kinks an influence on the Punk era (Music/JohnnyRotten ([[Music/JohnLydon Johnny Rotten]] called them his favourite band) because they were among the few to sing about what was really happening between TheSixties and TheSeventies under the surface of the Hippie Era. They later became interested in Rock Opera with ''Everybody's in Show-Biz'', ''Preservation'' (Act One and Two), ''A Soap Opera'' and ''Schoolboys in Disgrace'', which were seen as less successful.


The band changed once again in TheSeventies, exploring a more theatrical, campy sound. This only worsened their declining popularity; however, the resulting {{concept album}}s are starting to garner some reappraisals. They then restyled themselves as an arena rock band in 1976. Lucky enough to be synchronised with the PunkRock explosion and some successful covers of their songs by {{Punk|Rock}} and {{New Wave|Music}} bands, The Kinks rode their second wave of popularity until the early '80s, culminating when their single "Come Dancing" became a worldwide smash in early 1983. They then went back to being a cult band before calling it quits in 1996, until 2018, when Ray Davies [[https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/26/ray-davies-kinks-officially-getting-back-together/ announced]] plans for a new Kinks album with Dave Davies and Mick Avory.

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The band changed once again in TheSeventies, exploring a more theatrical, campy sound. This only worsened their declining popularity; however, the resulting {{concept album}}s are starting to garner some reappraisals. They then restyled themselves as an arena rock band in 1976. Lucky enough to be synchronised with the PunkRock explosion and some successful covers of their songs by {{Punk|Rock}} and {{New Wave|Music}} bands, The Kinks rode their second wave of popularity until the early '80s, culminating when their single "Come Dancing" became a worldwide smash in early 1983. They then went back to being a cult band before calling it quits in 1996, until 1996. However, in 2018, when Ray Davies [[https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/26/ray-davies-kinks-officially-getting-back-together/ announced]] plans for a new Kinks album with Dave Davies and Mick Avory.


* Ian Gibbons - keyboard, piano, vocals (1979–89, 1993–96)

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* Ian Gibbons - keyboard, piano, vocals (1979–89, 1993–96)1993–96, died 2019)


* GoodOldWays: Part of the reason the Kinks fell out of fashion in the forward-looking, revolutionary-reactionary [[TheSixties '60s]] was because of their fondness for this.

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* GoodOldWays: Part of the reason the Kinks they fell out of fashion in the forward-looking, revolutionary-reactionary [[TheSixties '60s]] was because of their fondness for this.


* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Parodied in some of their songs, the most over-the-top being "He's Evil" from ''Preservation Act 2''.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Parodied in some of their songs, songs; the most over-the-top being is "He's Evil" from ''Preservation Act 2''.


* 1972 - ''Everybody's in Show-Biz'' [[note]]The first half of the album was recorded in the studio[[/note]]

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* 1972 - ''Everybody's in Show-Biz'' [[note]]The Show-Biz''[[note]]The first half of the album was recorded in the studio[[/note]]



* GoodOldWays: Part of the reason the Kinks fell out of fashion in the forward-looking, revolutionary-reactionary [[TheSixties Sixties]] was because of their fondness for this.

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* GoodOldWays: Part of the reason the Kinks fell out of fashion in the forward-looking, revolutionary-reactionary [[TheSixties Sixties]] '60s]] was because of their fondness for this.



* SelfDeprecation: A book written about the beginnings of the Kinks ‘X-Ray’ featured scenes with a researcher interviewing an elderly Ray Davies, portrayed as an unpleasant, senile bigoted homophobic DirtyOldMan. The author of this book was Ray Davies himself.

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* SelfDeprecation: A book written about the beginnings of the Kinks ‘X-Ray’ featured scenes with a researcher interviewing an elderly Ray Davies, portrayed as an unpleasant, senile bigoted senile, bigoted, homophobic DirtyOldMan. The author of this book was Ray Davies himself.



* SoundEffectBleep: That "OH NO!" scream right before the guitar solo in "You Really Got Me" was overdubbed by Ray to [[SiblingRivalry drown out Dave telling him to fuck off]].

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* SoundEffectBleep: That "OH NO!" scream right before the guitar solo in "You Really Got Me" was overdubbed by Ray to try and [[SiblingRivalry drown out Dave telling him him]] [[PrecisionFStrike to fuck off]].



* TheWoobie: [[invoked]] "Celluloid Heroes" depicts Creator/MarilynMonroe as this:

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* TheWoobie: [[invoked]] "Celluloid Heroes" depicts depicts[[Invoked]] Creator/MarilynMonroe as this:


* Gordon Edwards - keyboard, piano, vocals (1978)

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* Gordon Edwards - keyboard, piano, vocals (1978)(1978, died 2002)



* [[Music/TheZombies Jim Rodford]] - bass, vocals (1978–96)

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* [[Music/TheZombies Jim Rodford]] - bass, vocals (1978–96)
(1978–96, died 2018)

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