They last spoke on the phone three months ago which suggests rumours of an imminent Kinks
reunion may be premature.
After a couple of records that didn't make the charts, The Kinks
hit the top with their third record.
Kontroversy - Deluxe Edition: The band's second album of 1965 transitioned from R&B rave-ups such as "Milk Cow Blues" and the pop beauty of "Till The End Of The Day" to indications of the future direction of Ray Davies' songwriting with the laidback garage punk of "The World Keeps Going Round" and "I'm On An Island.
These days, the 61-year-old is a mellower proposition than he was during the heady days of The Kinks
, who were arguably the initial creators of Britpop.
But to most of the 1, 600 audience he will be Ray of the Kinks
, as he has always been.
Avoiding such a kink
makes the task of exchanging a sphere's inner and outer surface--called an eversion--a challenging puzzle.
For the moment though, attention is on these early recordings, Kinks
, Kinda Kinks Kink
Kontroversy, Face To Face and Something Else, which follow the band from their raw, raunchy R&B beginnings through to the studied, autumnal beauty of Waterloo Sunset and End Of The Season.
The four new titles -- The Kinks
Present A Soap Opera, Schoolboys In Disgrace, Sleepwalker and Misfits -- chronicle a fascinating transitional period in the band's history.
The documentary is followed by The Kinks
at the BBC and Brothers in Arms, which profiles other bands fronted by siblings.
legend Ray Davies, who famously wrote a song for George Best, last night shared his sadness over the soccer player's death.
The Fab Four lost out to The Kinks
and David Bowie Listeners chose from a shortlist of 25 songs selected by a panel of songwriters.
Jodie, 26, plans to enforce a strict "good music policy" with the likes of the Stones, Jimi Hendrix and The Kinks