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The Kinks release “The Kink Kontroversy”

The Kinks released “The Kink Kontroversy” on November 26th, 1965 in the UK with the US release coming on March 30th, 1966. By now The Kinks were blossoming and coming into their own as musicians and Ray Davies was finding his voice as a song-writer. However it is called “The Kink Kontroversy” for a reason.
By now the Davies brothers were at each others throats with their on-stage fall-outs spilling over into audience riots. On top of this, for reasons that have never been made entirely clear, the American Federation of Musicians banned The Kinks from touring the U.S between 1965 to 1969.

The Kinks release “Kinda Kinks”

The success of “You Really Got Me” and “Tired of Waiting for You”, saw The Kinks rushed into the studio to record “Kinda Kinks” and cash in on The British Invasion. Kinda Kinks was recorded in a week and squeezed in between their hectic schedule to be released in August 1965 in the USA. While not a classic Kinks album, it is an improvement over “You Really Got Me” and shows some of the promise of things to come from Ray Davies and Kinks

“You Really Got Me” released by The Kinks

On October 2nd, 1964 The Kinks released their first album “You Really Got Me”. The title track was the result of a genius riff and the sound created by main song writer Ray Davies’ brother, Dave Davies, slashing the cone in his amp to create one of the most influential songs of all time. Add to this appearances as session musicians of Jimmy Page and Jon Lord and you have an album of note to music fans.

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is Born

Paul Bruce Dickinson, the Author, DJ and Iron Maiden singer, was born on August 7, 1958, in the Nottinghamshire mining town of Worksop. Although Bruce Dickinson’s real first name is Paul, he was known as “Bruce” to all his friends, only his parents and grandparents would call him “Paul”. In his own word his upbringing was unconventional.

Paul McCartney Meets John Lennon of The Quarry Men

It was Saturday, July 6th, 1956 and John Lennon’s skiffle group, The Quarry Men, were playing Woolton Village Church Garden Fete. In the audience, lured along by his friend at the promise of lots of pretty Paul McCartney.

15-year-old Paul McCartney obviously impressed John Lennon when they were introduced and he was soon asked to join, later joined by his friend George Harrison. It was the start of something very special.

Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones is Born

Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was born in the town’s Park Nursing Home on February 28th 1942, the first child for Lewis Blount Jones, an aircraft designer, and Louisa Beatrice Jones, a piano teacher. The Jones were a well-to-do, middle class family, living in a nice house in a good neighborhood of a nice, middle class town. Not the background you would expect for a man that would become synonymous with the excesses of the 1960s

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