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You Really Got Me : The Story Of The Kinks = DVD = (DVD)
Of all the British bands that broke through commercially in America who were part of the "British Invasion" of the sixties, one band stood head and shoulders above all the others as being quintessentially English. That band was the Kinks. Led by Ray Davies and his younger brother Dave Davies, the Kinks burst onto the music scene in 1964 with their ground breaking hit single You Really Got Me. This was the band's third single and it reached number one in the UK singles chart and made the American top ten. The band had started out some two years previously under the name The Pete Quaife band. Various other names came and went until the band settled on The Ravens. This name itself was soon replaced by The Kinks when the group signed a record deal. Along with the Davies brothers the band was made up of bassist Pete Quaife and drummer Mick Avory. Originally, like many other aspiring band of the early sixties they were an aspiring rhythm and blues band and their first two singles bear out this claim, although the second single You Still Want Me was the first Kinks single to be written by Ray Davies. Once the band broke through with You really Got Me they were off and running and further hit singles followed with All Day And All Of The Night, Tired Of Waiting For You, Set Me Free and A Well Respected Man (all of which were written by Ray Davies, as was the vast majority of the Kinks material) all doing well within the next twelve months. In fact the Kinks were considered one of the biggest bands of the period and Ray Davies, one of the eras more important and highly regarded song writers. Following a disastrous US tour in 1965however the Kinks were banned from working in America for four years until the ban was finally lifted in 1969. This was an important period for the Kinks losing them access to one of the world's biggest markets particularly as some of their best work was recorded and released during this time including the singles Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset and Days and the albums Face To Face, Something Else and the critically lauded The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. Shortly after the recording of this landmark album in 1968, foun
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Type: DVD
Recorded: 2009
Release Date: 2010-03-22
Label: Voiceprint
Country: Euro
Item No: ABCVP130DVD
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