The Kinks – In Session – August, 1965 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

The Kinks - a cut above many -  poles apart from most.

The Kinks – a cut above many – poles apart from most.

The Kinks – In Session – BBC – August 10, 1965 – BBC Radio 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

As I was going through my files, it occurred to me that this session, done for the BBC by the legendary Kinks, is 50 years old this week. So I had to post it tonight.

The Kinks in 1965, were one of the truly influential and pivotal bands in what became known as The British Invasion which began in earnest in 1964. They were a cut above many of the bands hitting the charts at the time. The songwriting of Ray Davies was poles apart from most of what the other bands were writing about. They have made an indelible impression on Pop Music and songwriting and have produced a recorded legacy that retains a freshness about it today, even some 50 years later.

Tonight it’s a session for the BBC Top Of The Pops Program, recorded on August 10, 1965. Announcer Brian Mathew comes in occasionally, but it only adds to the historic aspect.

Otherwise, it’s like it was recorded a few weeks ago.

If you aren’t familiar with the work of the Kinks, or have been turned on to them only recently and are digging through their 70s material, check the early stuff out. It’s memorable and it’s important and it can give you ideas.

Longtime fans need no prodding.

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