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The Who - 100% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Music Theme Music & Radio Documentaries Musicals & The Arts Pop-Culture Soundtracks Spoken Word World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Shepherd’s Bush, London, England in 1964, the Who evolved out of local youth club band the Detours. Pete Townshend (Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend, 19 May 1945, Chiswick, London, England; guitar/vocals), Roger Daltrey (b. Roger Harry Daltrey, 1 March 1944, Hammersmith, London, England; vocals) and John Entwistle (b. John Alec Entwistle, 9 October 1944, Chisw Read more

Small Faces - 99% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London during 1965, this mod-influenced group initially comprised Steve Marriott (30 January 1947, London, England, d. 20 April 1991, Essex, England; vocals, guitar), Ronnie Lane aka ‘Plonk’ (b. Ronald Frederick, Lane, 1 April 1946, Plaistow, London, England, d. 4 June 1997, Trinidad, Colorado, USA; bass/vocals), Jimmy Winston (b. James Langwith, 20 April Read more

The Byrds - 94% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Folk Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed as a trio, the Jet Set, this seminal band featured Jim (Roger) McGuinn (James Joseph McGuinn, 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals/lead guitar), Gene Clark (b. Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA; vocals, tambourine, rhythm guitar) and David Crosby (b. David Van Cortlandt, 14 Au Read more

The Zombies - 88% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Mystery / Thriller Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rod Argent (Rodney Terence Argent, 14 June 1945, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England; piano), Colin Blunstone (b. 24 June 1945, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; vocals), Paul Atkinson (b. 19 March 1946, Cuffley, Hertfordshire, England, d. 1 April 2004, Santa Monica, California, USA; guitar), Paul Arnold (bass) and Hugh Grundy (b. 6 March 1945, Winchester, Hampshire, England; Read more

Dave Davies - 79% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 February 1947, Muswell Hill, London, England. The younger brother of Ray Davies has for almost 40 years stood in the shadow of his talented brother. By Ray’s own admission, Dave is a highly underrated lead guitarist. Interestingly, while the elder Davies did not release a solo record until 1998, Dave had a UK number 3 hit with ‘Death Of A Clown’ in 1967 and Read more

Pretty Things - 73% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the UK’s seminal R&B bands, the Pretty Things formed at Sidcup Art College, Kent, England, in September 1963. The original line-up featured a founder member of the Rolling Stones, Dick Taylor (Richard Clifford Taylor, 28 January 1943, Dartford, Kent, England; guitar), plus Phil May (b. Phillip Arthur Dennis Kattner, 9 November 1944, Dartford, Kent, England; v Read more

The Beach Boys - 72% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music & Radio Music Theme Heavy Metal Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The seminal line-up of this celebrated US pop band comprised brothers Brian Wilson (20 June 1942, Hawthorne, California, USA), Carl Wilson (b. 21 December 1946, Hawthorne, California, d. 6 February 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dennis Wilson (b. 4 December 1944, Hawthorne, California, USA, d. 28 December 1983), their cousin Mike Love (b. 15 March 1941, Baldwin Hill Read more

Ray Davies

Ray Davies - 71% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Raymond Douglas Davies, 21 June 1944, Muswell Hill, London, England. The cornerstone of the Kinks, Ray Davies is one of his country’s great songwriters. A peculiarly English architect of lyrics, Davies, an introverted seventh child, once stated an intention to write ‘for waitresses and divorced people’. However, over four decades he has provided a feast for al Read more

The Yardbirds - 70% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Drama Music & Radio Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pivotal UK R&B outfit was formed in London in 1963 when Keith Relf (22 March 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England, d. 14 May 1976; vocals, harmonica) and Paul Samwell-Smith (b. 8 May 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England; bass), both members of semi-acoustic act the Metropolis Blues Quartet, joined forces with Chris Dreja (b. 11 November 1944, Surbiton, Surrey, England; rhythm Read more

Donovan - 68% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Folk Kids & Family Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donovan Philips Leitch, 10 May 1946, Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland. Uncomfortably labelled ‘Britain’s answer to Bob Dylan’ Donovan did not fit in well with the folk establishment. Instead, it was the pioneering UK television show Ready, Steady, Go! that adopted him, and from then on success was assured. His first single, ‘Catch The Wind’, launched a ca Read more

The Rolling Stones - 68% match to The Kinks

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music & Radio World Music Soundtracks Blues Documentaries Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally billed as the Rollin’ Stones, the first line-up of this immemorial English 60s unit was a nucleus of Mick Jagger (Michael Philip Jagger, 26 July 1943, Dartford, Kent, England; vocals), Keith Richards (b. 18 December 1943, Dartford, Kent, England; guitar), Brian Jones (b. Lewis Brian Hopkin-Jones, 28 February 1942, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, d. 3 Ju Read more

The Beatles

The Beatles - 64% match to The Kinks

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Musicals & The Arts Spoken Word Comedy Movie Magazines Sports & Recreation Television World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The origin of the phenomenon that became the Beatles can be traced to 1957 when Paul McCartney (James Paul McCartney, 18 June 1942, Liverpool, Lancashire, England) successfully auditioned at a church fête in Woolton, Liverpool, for the guitarist’s position in the Quarry Men, a skiffle group led by John Lennon (b. John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940, Liverpool, L Read more

The Hollies - 61% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Television World Music Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Manchester, England, in 1962 by childhood friends Allan Clarke (Harold Allan Clarke, 5 April 1942, Salford, Lancashire, England; vocals), and Graham Nash (b. 2 February 1942, Blackpool, Lancashire, England; vocals/guitar). They had already been singing together locally for a number of years as a semi-professional duo under a number of names such as the Two Teens, t Read more

The Jam - 60% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Television
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful late 70s and early 80s UK band comprised Paul Weller (25 May 1958, Woking, Surrey, England; vocals/guitar), Bruce Foxton (b. 1 September 1955, Woking, Surrey, England; bass/vocals) and Rick Buckler (b. Paul Richard Buckler, 6 December 1955, Woking, Surrey, England; drums). After gigging consistently throughout 1976, the band signed to Polydor Records e Read more

The Velvet Underground - 60% match to The Kinks

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Music & Radio Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The antithesis of late-60s west coast love and peace, New York, USA’s the Velvet Underground portrayed a darker side to that era’s hedonism. Their pulsating drive married with intellectual precision and resulted in one of rock’s most innovative and lasting catalogues. Lou Reed (Lewis Allen Rabinowitz, 2 March 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; guita Read more

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