Till the End of the Day

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"Till the End of the Day"
Till the End of the Day cover.jpg
Single by the Kinks
from the album The Kink Kontroversy
B-side"Where Have All the Good Times Gone"
  • 19 November 1965 (UK)
  • 2 March 1966 (US)
Format7-inch single
Recorded23–30 October 1965
StudioPye Studios (No. 2), London
Songwriter(s)Ray Davies
Producer(s)Shel Talmy
The Kinks UK singles chronology
"See My Friends"
"Till the End of the Day"
"Dedicated Follower of Fashion"
The Kinks US singles chronology
"A Well Respected Man"
"Till the End of the Day"
"Dedicated Follower of Fashion"

"Till the End of the Day" is a song by the Kinks, written by Ray Davies and released as a single in 1965 and later on their album The Kink Kontroversy. It centres on a power chord, like many of the group's early hits, and was similarly successful, reaching number eight in the United Kingdom[1] and number 50 in the United States, spending eight weeks or more in each chart.[2]

A cover version by Big Star appeared on the CD release of Third/Sister Lovers. Alex Chilton, the singer for Big Star, would eventually record the song with Davies 30 years later for Davies' album See My Friends, which ended up being Chilton's last studio recording before passing away seven months before the record's release.

The song was also covered by Japanese band Shonen Knife and is one of four songs on the CD single "Brown Mushrooms And Other Delights" from their Rock Animals album released in 1993.

Ty Segall's band, Fuzz, also covered the song on their 2013 debut album.

Former KISS guitarist, Ace Frehley recorded a cover of the song on his solo covers album: Origins, Vol. 1, released in April 2016.


  1. ^ The Kinks in the UK Charts, The Official Charts. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Till the End of the Day" chart history, Billboard.com. Retrieved 3 August 2011.

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