Formed in 1964 in North London by Brothers Ray and Dave Davies, The Kinks incredible career spanned over three decades. To this day they are still recognised as one of the most important and influential bands of the era. Hitting the big time with their third single You Really Got Me the band went on to release a series of critically acclaimed albums. Not only hugely successful in their own right they were also inspiration for many other bands in the late 70 s and 80 s with the likes of Van Halen, The Jam and The Pretenders all covering their songs. In the 1990 s even the likes of Blur and Oasis cited them as a major influence on their own sound. Using archive footage and interviews with Ray Davies, former Managers Larry Page and Robert Wace this fascinating programme tells the story of this great band. Also featured is music footage of some of the bands greatest tracks including You Really Got Me Going, Tired of Waiting for You, Set me Free, Sunday Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset, Lola, Plastic Man, Dead End Street, Mr Pleasant and Apeman. The Kinks are without doubt one of the UK s greatest rock bands and this is their incredible story.
Release Date: 09 April 2012
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification