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Kast-Off Kinks to play Eel Pie (2006)

Kast-Off Kinks

Story by Jack Foley

SIX months after their induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and 41 years after their first number one single, You Really Got Me, The Kast-off Kinks will be at The Eel Pie Club in Twickenham on Wednesday, April 19.

This legendary, world-class band features three actual members of The Kinks, including original member, drummer, Mick Avory who joined The Kinks (at that time still called The Ravens) in January 1964. Mick is still regarded to this day as the backbone of the original Kinks.

Bass player, John Dalton, first joined The Kinks in 1966. Shortly after they were No.1 in the charts with Sunny Afternoon.

John Gosling joined the band in May 1970. When he auditioned he did not realise until later that the backing track he had recorded at the audition was the smash hit Lola.

Dave Clarke, the only non-Kink in the band, was recording for New York’s Roulette Records in 1963. Mick Avory met Dave in Los Angeles where he was playing with Noel Redding. Mick and Dave formed the band, Shut Up Frank, many years later.

Says Mick: “Before you ask, we’re not a tribute band and we’re back playing the early stuff now and again rather than 300 nights a year, and all of us love it.”

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