The Kinks at the BBC is a Documentary programme that first aired in 2011.
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The Kinks at the BBC (2011)
The story of The Kinks, one of the UK's most important and influential bands, as told from the vaults of the BBC archive. From humble beginnings in north London, brothers Ray and Dave Davies, school friend Pete Quaife and local drummer Mick Avory exploded onto the music scene of the early 1960s. From this series of unique archive performances, we learn that blues was their first love and Dave's signature guitar sound would go on to influence a generation of guitar players. As Ray's uniquely English songwriting style developed, the spectre of Ray and Dave's rocky fraternal relationship loomed in the background, through concerts for The Old Grey Whistle Test in the 70s to appearances on Top of the Pops in the 80s. The inevitable split came in 1996, and the archive continues with Ray's reinvention as a solo artist with performances on the Electric Proms and Later...with Jools Holland. The brothers continue to tease and goad the press - and one another - with talk of a Kinks reunion.
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
Production Year: 2011
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