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Kinks -- Well Respected Men

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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
Published June 1st 1998 by Sanctuary Publishing, Ltd. (first published 1998)
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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.
Cooper Renner
Mostly interesting biography of the Kinks and of Ray and Dave Davies' solo careers. But it could have used some careful editing--it's not simply too long, it's also sometimes carelessly written.
Frode Skjold
I'm glad i'm not a Kink.
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.
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