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On April 20, 2012.

On April 20, 2012, Herbert Maurice William ‘Bert’ Weedon died aged 91. He was musician (guitar), whose style of playing was popular and influential during the 50s and 60s. Weedon was the first British guitarist to have a hit record in the “UK Singles Chart”, in 1959. His “Play in a Day” guitar guide influenced some of the biggest names in rock and roll such as Eric Clapton, Brian May, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Dave Davies, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page. For his “services to music”, in 2001, Weedon was awarded an OBE.

On February 18, 2014.

On February 18, 2014, “Guided by Voices Inc.” label released “Motivational Jumpsuit”, the 20th Guided by Voices album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Cyberteknics” in Dayton, Ohio, and in Leland, Michigan, and was produced by Robert Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Tobin Sprout,

Personnel:

  • Robert Pollard – vocals, guitar, artwork, layout, photography
  • Mitch Mitchell – guitar, recording engineer
  • Tobin Sprout – guitar, recording engineer
  • Greg Demos – bass
  • Kevin Fennell – drums
  • Darrell Robbins, John Shough, Phil Mahaffey – recording engineer
  • Dave Davies – mastering
  • Joe Patterson – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Pollard, except where noted.

  1. Littlest League Possible
  2. Until Next Time
  3. Writer’s Bloc (Psycho All the Time)
  4. Child Activist
  5. Planet Score
  6. Jupiter Spin – Tobin Sprout
  7. Save the Company
  8. Go Without Packing
  9. Record Level Love – Tobin Sprout
  10. I Am Columbus
  11. Difficult Outburst and Breakthrough
  12. Calling Up Washington – Tobin Sprout
  13. Zero Elasticity
  14. A Bird With No Name
  15. Shine (Tomahawk Breath) – Tobin Sprout
  16. Vote For Me Dummy
  17. Some Things Are Big (And Some Things Are Small) – Tobin Sprout
  18. Bulletin Borders
  19. Evangeline Dandelion
  20. Alex and the Omegas

 

 

On November 26, 1965.

the_kink_kontroversy

On November 26, 1965, “Pye” label released “The Kink Kontroversy”, the third Kinks studio album. It was recorded October 1965, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Shel Talmy.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals, shared lead vocals
  • Pete Quaife– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • Clem Cattini– drums
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards
  • Rasa Davies – backing vocals
  • Shel Talmy– guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. Milk Cow Blues – Sleepy John Estes
  2. Ring the Bells
  3. Gotta Get the First Plane Home
  4. When I See That Girl of Mine
  5. I Am Free
  6. Till the End of the Day
  7. The World Keeps Going Round
  8. I’m on an Island
  9. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
  10. It’s Too Late
  11. What’s in Store for Me
  12. You Can’t Win

On November 24, 1971.

the_kinks_-_muswell_hillbillies

On November 24, 1971, “RCA” label released “Muswell Hillbillies”, the tenth Kinks album. It was recorded August – October 1971, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies- lead vocals, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar
  • Dave Davies- lead guitar, slide guitar, banjo, backing vocals
  • John Dalton- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Gosling – piano, Hammond organ, accordion
  • Mick Avory- drums, percussion
  • Mike Cotton- trumpet
  • John Beecham – trombone, tuba
  • Alan Holmes – saxophone, clarinet
  • Vicki Brown- backing vocals
  • Ken Jones – harmonica
  • Mike Bobak; Richard Edwards – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies.

  1. 20th Century Man
  2. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
  3. Holiday
  4. Skin and Bone
  5. Alcohol
  6. Complicated Life
  7. Here Come the People in Grey
  8. Have a Cuppa Tea
  9. Holloway Jail
  10. Oklahoma U.S.A.
  11. Uncle Son
  12. Muswell Hillbilly

On November 22, 1968.

the-kinks-village-green-preservation-society

On November 22, 1968, “Pye” label released “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society”, the sixth Kinks studio album. It was recorded October – November 1968, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 255 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead vocals, guitar,  keyboards,  harmonica,  saxophone, trumpet, trombone, accordion, oboe, flute
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, backup vocals, lead vocals
  • Pete Quaife– bass, backup vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards, mellotron
  • Rasa Davies– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. The Village Green Preservation Society
  2. Do You Remember Walter?
  3. Picture Book
  4. Johnny Thunder
  5. Last of the Steam-Powered Trains
  6. Big Sky
  7. Sitting by the Riverside
  8. Animal Farm
  9. Village Green
  10. Starstruck
  11. Phenominal Cat
  12. All of My Friends Were There
  13. Wicked Annabella
  14. Monica
  15. People Take Pictures of Each Other

 

On November 19, 1984.

kinks-word-of-mouth

On November 19, 1984, “Arista” label released “Word of Mouth”, the twentieth Kinks studio album. It was recorded June 1983 – September 1984,  at “Konk Studio” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies- guitar, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
  • Dave Davies- guitar, background vocals, lead vocals
  • Jim Rodford- bass, background vocals
  • Mick Avory- drums
  • Bob Henrit- drums
  • Ian Gibbons- keyboards, background vocals
  • David Baker – engineer
  • Renate Sturmer – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. Do It Again
  2. Word of Mouth
  3. Good Day
  4. Living on a Thin Line – Dave Davies
  5. Sold Me Out
  6. Massive Reductions
  7. Guilty – Dave Davies
  8. Too Hot
  9. Missing Persons
  10. Summer’s Gone
  11. Going Solo

On October 10, 1969.

arthur

On October 10, 1969, “Pye” label released “Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)” the seventh Kinks studio album. It was recorded May–July 1969, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davis. “Arthur” was concept album as the soundtrack to a Granada Television play and developed the storyline with novelist Julian Mitchell, but the television programme was cancelled and never produced.

Personnel:

  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • John Dalton– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, background vocals, lead and co-lead vocal
  • Ray Davies– lead and background vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Pete Quaife– bass guitar
  • Lew Warburton – hornand string arrangements
  • Andrew Hendriksen – engineering
  • Brian Humphries – engineering
  • Bob Lawrie – album art
  • Austin Sneller – album tester

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davis, except where noted.

  1. Victoria
  2. Yes Sir, No Sir
  3. Some Mother’s Son
  4. Drivin’
  5. Brainwashed
  6. Australia
  7. Shangri-La
  8. Churchill Says
  9. She’s Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina
  10. Young and Innocent Days
  11. Nothing to say
  12. Arthur

 

On October 2, 1964.

the-kinks

On October 2, 1964, “Pye” label released the debut self-titled Kinks album. It was recorded July – August 1964, at “Pye Studios No. 2”; “Pye Studios No. 1”, and

“IBC Studios”, and was produced by Shel Talmy.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, harmonica
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • Pete Quaife– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, tambourine
  • Jimmy Page– twelve string guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Jon Lord– piano
  • Bobby Graham– drums
  • Rasa Didzpetris-Davies – backing vocals
  • Heyworth –remastering
  • Klaus Schmalenbach –design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Beautiful Delilah – Chuck Berry
  2. So Mystifying – Ray Davies
  3. Just Can’t Go to Sleep – Ray Davies
  4. Long Tall Shorty – Herb Abramson, Don Covay
  5. I Took My Baby Home – Ray Davies
  6. I’m a Lover Not a Fighter – D. “Jay” Miller
  7. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  8. Cadillac – Bo Didley
  9. Bald Headed Woman – Shel Talmy
  10. Revenge – Ray Davies, Larry Page
  11. Too Much Monkey Business – Chuck Berry
  12. I’ve Been Driving on Bald Mountain – Shel Talmy
  13. Stop Your Sobbing – Ray Davies
  14. Got Love If You Want It – James Moore

 

On September 15, 1967.

something-else

On September 15, 1967, “Pye” label released “Something Else by The Kinks” (Something Else), the fifth Kinks album. It was recorded April 1966 – July 1967, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Shal Talmy and Ray Davies. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 288 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, harp, harpsichord, organ, tuba, maracas
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, 12 string guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Pete Quaife– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards, piano
  • Rasa Davies – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. David Watts
  2. Death of a Clown – Dave Davies, Ray Davies
  3. Two Sisters
  4. No Return
  5. Harry Rag
  6. Tin Soldier Man
  7. Situation Vacant
  8. Love Me Till the Sun Shines – Dave Davies
  9. Lazy Old Sun
  10. Afternoon Tea
  11. Funny Face
  12. End of the Season
  13. Waterloo Sunset