Tag Archives: The Kinks

Five Songs That Contributed to the Moral Decay of Great Britain

Are you feeling naughty? Feeling like crossing a few boundaries, breaking a few taboos? Well it’s practically the weekend, why shouldn’t you?

Snapshot: 25 Photos of 1960s London

The Sixties was such a creative time in London with Beatlemania raging, Ian Fleming‘s James Bond making it to the big screen in 1962 and the first episode of Doctor Who airing in 1963. Have you ever wondered what it was like ...

Ten Great British Songs For A Heatwave

It’s really hot in the UK right now. This might not sound like a big deal, especially if you’re reading this in a part of the world that is more used to scorching temperatures than snowmen and big furry boots, but over here, ...

Five Relatively Underrated Songs By The Kinks

Next week, Ray Davies of the Kinks, possibly the finest singer-songwriter Britain has ever produced (and that’s a fairly hotly contested field), is honoured at the Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef music awards. He’s being given ...

The Brit List: Summer of London – 10 Great London Songs

“The Lambeth Walk”

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Five Great British Gentleman Singers

The British Gentleman Singer is a unique beast. Part peacock, part librarian, he exists in a strange world where being the beefiest, brawniest man in the room won’t necessarily get you all the girls.

Music Roundup: Jessie J Looks to Spread the ‘L.O.V.E.’ on U.S. Debut

She is inescapable, that Jessie J. And today (April 12), the English pop maven finally brings her UK chart-topping debut, Who You Are, to the States.

Top British Musicians We’re Thankful For, Part 2

(For more lists of the best of UK music, please see our Tunes From the Thames section.)

Some Anglo For Your Ear: The Kinks’ “Autumn Almanac”

There’s always been something disarmingly childlike about The Kinks‘ best songs, making them both comforting and crushing. This 1967 tune is one of the band’s most charming sing-a-longs: “Oooooh, my poor ...