Friday, January 3, 2014

The Kinks may reunite for 50th anniversary

The Kinks may reunite for their 50th anniversary this year.

The surviving members of the group – Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory (bassist Pete Quaife died in 2010) – are considering the idea, with Ray telling Uncut magazine, “It’s as close as it’s ever been to happening.”

“I said to Ray I thought that it’d be a great shame if we don’t try and do something,” explains Dave. “I don’t think our love has diminished. I think the stage-play has played itself out a bit, the pretence and the acting. I think it’s time reality took over, and started directing the last years of… whatever it is. It’s like Cain and Abel.”

“I think it would be nice to do something all together,” adds Avory, who left the band in 1984. “Because the chances are diminishing as we talk. Hopefully me, Dave and Ray can meet before it happens. We’d have to knock our heads together and rehearse, if we meant to do it properly. We haven’t played together for God knows how long.”

The Davies brothers have some reservations, though, with Dave claiming, “I don’t want to see the legacy of The Kinks soured by two miserable old men doing it for the money.”

The Kinks formed in 1964; they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 – the first year they became eligible – and in 2005 they joined the UK Music Hall of Fame.

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Search The Kinks at hennemusic