List of The Kinks members

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The Kinks
Origin London, England
Genres Rock, pop
Years active 1964–1996
Past members Ray Davies
Dave Davies
Mick Avory
Pete Quaife
Nicky Hopkins
John Dalton
John Gosling
Andy Pyle
Gordon John Edwards
Jim Rodford
Ian Gibbons
Bob Henrit
Mark Haley

The Kinks were a British rock band, initially consisted of Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals), Pete Quaife (bass guitar, backup vocals), and Mick Avory (drums and percussion). The Davies brothers remained members throughout the group's 32-year run. Avory left in 1984, the result of a dispute with Dave Davies, and was replaced on drums by Bob Henrit. John Dalton played bass for part of 1966 after Quaife was injured in a car accident, and joined as a full-time member when Quaife left to set up his own band in 1969. Dalton remained until the late 1970s, when he was replaced by Jim Rodford. Though not a member of the band, keyboardist Nicky Hopkins accompanied The Kinks during studio sessions from 1965 to 1968. Several keyboardists were later members of the band, most notably John Gosling (1970–1978) and Ian Gibbons (1979–1989, 1993–1996). Tensions between the Davies brothers and ultimate critical demise, brought the break-up of the band.

Bandmembers[edit]

Vocals[edit]

Ray Davies
Active: Feb 1964–1996
Instruments: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, keyboards
Release contributions: all Kinks releases
Ray Davies was a member of the original band formed in 1964.

Guitar[edit]

Dave Davies
Active: Feb 1964–1996
Instruments: lead guitar, vocals
Release contributions: all Kinks releases
Dave Davies was a member of the original band formed in 1964.

Drums and percussion[edit]

Mick Avory
Active: Feb 1964–1984
Instruments: drums and percussion
Release contributions: all Kinks releases from Kinks (1964) to Word of Mouth (1984), "Rock 'n' Roll Cities" on Think Visual (1986) and "Entertainment" on 'UK Jive (1989).
Mick Avory was a member of the original band formed in 1964.
Bob Henrit
Active: 1984–1996
Instruments: drums and percussion
Release contributions: all releases from Think Visual (1986) to To the Bone (1996)
Bob Henrit replaced Mick Avory in 1984 after Avory and Davies quarreled in the studio.

Bass guitar[edit]

Pete Quaife
Active: Feb 1964–June 1966, Nov 1966–Mar 1969
Instruments: bass guitar, backup vocals
Release contributions: from Kinks (1964) to The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
Pete Quaife was a member of the original band formed in 1964.
John Dalton
Active: June–Nov 1966, Apr 1969–1976, 1978
Instruments: bass guitar, vocals
Release contributions: all releases from Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) to Misfits
Dalton briefly covered for Quaife in 1966 only to replace him full-time in 1969 after the latter quit.
Andy Pyle
Active: 1976–1978
Instruments: bass guitar, vocals
Release contributions: Sleepwalker (1977) and Misfits (1978)
Andy Pyle replaced John Dalton after the latter quit the band in 1976, only in turn to be replaced by Dalton.
Jim Rodford
Active: 1978–1996
Instruments: bass guitar, backup vocals
Release contributions: all releases from Low Budget (1979) to To the Bone (1996)
Jim Rodford stepped in when Dalton finally left the band in 1978

Keyboards and piano[edit]

Nicky Hopkins (session member)
Active: 1965–1968
Instruments: keyboards, piano
Release contributions: The Kinks Kontroversy (1965) to The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
Albeit not a full member of the band, Nicky Hopkins contributed to 4 studio albums, as producer Shel Talmy invited him to their sessions. His fragile health however prevented him to join full-time or tour with the band.
John Gosling
Active: 1970–1978
Instruments: keyboards, piano, backup vocals
Release contributions: all releases from Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One (1970) to Misfits (1978)
The band expanded into a five piece in 1970.
Gordon John Edwards
Active: 1978
Instruments: keyboards, piano, backup vocals
Release contributions: none
Gordon John Edwards briefly toured with the band during 1978.
Ian Gibbons
Active: 1979–1989, 1993–1996
Instruments: keyboards, piano, backup vocals
Release contributions: all releases from Give the People What They Want (1981) to To the Bone (1996), apart from Phobia (1993)
Ian Gibbons joined the band after the band recorded Low Budget.
Mark Haley
Active: 1989–1993
Instruments: keyboards, piano, backup vocals
Release contributions: "Down All The Days (UK Jive)", "Scattered", "Over The Edge", "Informer", "Til The End Of The Day" (The Kinks At The BBC).
After Gibbons left the band, Haley joined during the recording of the "UK Jive" album and also toured with them.

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