Fronted by rock's orginal warring brothers, Dave and Ray Davies, The Kinks were one of the most influential British bands of the '60's, scoring a series of top ten hits. This is the definitive biography of this controversial and seminal band.
Paperback, 272 pages
June 1st 1998
by Sanctuary Publishing, Ltd.
(first published 1998)
This book is not for a casual Kinks fan or even a casual music fan. The authors go into such detail that I had to stop myself from flipping pages. The language is overtly British and verbose so it was dry at times. I love the Kinks music but their career deserves a better retrospective than this book.
Biography of the brit-band the Kinks. You see their rise in the 60's and 70's and their brief sucess in the 80's. Its an interesting read about the rise of stardom. It flounders a bit at the end but that is to be expected and the group is semi-disbanded. But many great stories to follow even for those who arent a big fan.