The Kinks (1964-1996)
WHO WERE THEY?: The British power rockers wielded mid-60s hits, such as "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night," that shot enduring riffs across rock's melodic bow, while frontman Ray Davies established himself as a literate and accomplished album-length conceptualists. Declining popularity and the wear and tear of animosity between Davies and his guitar-playing brother Dave brought the group to a quiet end after a final performance at the latter's 50th birthday party.
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