The Kinks Collectibles And Memorabilia

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2015-06-26 10:52:21

The Kinks Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the iconic British band The Kinks.

 

Brief history/biography

The Kinks are an English music group and formed in London in 1964. Continuous members of the band include Ray Davies on lead vocals and rhythm guitar and brother Dave Davies on lead guitar and vocals, while other original members include Pete Quaife on bass guitar and vocals, who was replaced by John Dalton in 1962 and Bob Henrit in 1984. Dalton was replaced by Jim Rodford in 1978, and Nicky Hopkins joined the band on keyboards sometime in the mid-1960s.

Some of their most successful and notable singles to date include "You Really Got Me," "Dedicated Follower of Fashion," "I Need You," "Come Dancing," "Sunny Afternoon," "Wicked Annabella," and "Lola," to name a few.

Throughout their career The Kinks have had five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart, as well as 17 Top 20 singles and five Top 10 albums in the UK.

The band is also responsible for influencing many successful bands like The Ramones, The Clash, Oasis and Blur. The group also received an Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Service to British Music," and the original four members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, followed by an induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

Types of The Kinks Collectibles And Memorabilia

Clothing

  • Christie's in London sold a frock green wool coat which was worn by a member of the Kinks on stage as well as a photograph of the band wearing identical jackets (circa 1964) for £1,210 in May of 1994.

Documents

Christie's in London sold:

  • A telegram which was sent from Brian Epstein to The Kinks (circa 1964) for £286 in May of 1993.
  • A green wool frock coat and a white cotton shirt which was worn by Dave Davies on stage in 1964 along with a publicity photograph of Davies wearing the outfit (circa 1964) and a copy of The Kinks CD cover for £1,870 in May of 1993.

Posters

  • Joerg Weigelt Auktionen in Hannover, Germany sold a Kinks concert poster (circa 1967) which included text which reads "Dedicated Follower of Fashion," "The best of beat," "No. 1 in England" and "Sunny Afternoon" for €1,300 in March of 2007.

Christie's in London sold:

  • A Kinks concert poster which included other performing bands like Small Paul & The Young Ones with Jimmy Echoe, Rocking Lord Oliver and others for a concert at the Royal Hall on January 7th, 1965 for £999 in April of 2002.
  • A Kinks concert poster which included text which reads "The Fantastic Kinks" for a concert in Perth, Scotland on August 27th, 1965 for £418 in May of 2004.
  • A Kinks concert poster for a show on March 18th, 1965 in Locarno for £276 in May of 1997.

Albums

Christie's in London sold a rare double-sided 12" test pressing for The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society for £420 in November of 2006.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by brothers Ray or Dave Davies is considered to be more valuable, as well as memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by all of the original band members.

Restoration of a Kinks poster, outfit or album is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Kinks memorabilia, visit www.thekinks.info, www.davedavies.com or www.raydavies.info

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