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The Kinks artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

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December 22, 2009 Hear a complete concert by Ray Davies, as he performs classic Kinks songs with a full choir.

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Studio Sessions

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December 5, 2013 The British rocker discusses his new memoir, Americana: The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story.

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Discover Songs

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September 21, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: previews of some of the fall's most anticipated releases.

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June 17, 2009 Gather up some loved ones and a pitcher of iced tea, and let these songs set the tone.

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March 27, 2008 Former frontman for The Kinks Ray Davies shares some of his favorite music.

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March 4, 2002 The original man in black: Johnny Cash; alt-Country from Uncle Tupelo; the wait is over for new ...

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The Kinks, from left to right clockwise: Pete Quaife, Dave Davies, Mick Avory and Ray Davies, front and center.

April 25, 2011 Before the sun set on "Waterloo," the Kinks were a singles band - the albums were another story.

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February 25, 2013 Watching movies is a great way to discover new music. Tell us about a song you found in a film.

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April 15, 2010 The rest of Glee's first season will be ridiculous. Here are some of your best song suggestions.

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Other People's Lives

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  • Album: Other People's Lives
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  • Album: Other People's Lives
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  • Released: 2006
 

This Is Where I Belong: The Songs of Ray Davies

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Something Else by the Kinks [Bonus Tracks]

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  • Artist: The Kinks
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Released: 2000
 

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  • Released: 2006
 

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  • Artist: Shuggie Otis
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  • Artist: Charlemagne
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Blazing Arrow [Japan Bonus Track]

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  • Artist: Blackalicious
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