Where Have All the Good Times Gone

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"Where Have All the Good Times Gone"
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Single by The Kinks
from the album The Kink Kontroversy
A-side "Till the End of the Day" (1965-1966 release)
B-side "Lola (live version) (1973 release)
Released 19 November 1965 (UK)
2 March 1966 (USA)
Format 7" single
Recorded 23–30 October 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Genre Rock, garage rock
Label Pye 7N 15981 (UK) 1965
Reprise 0454 (USA) 1966
Pye 7N 45313 (UK) 1973
Writer(s) Ray Davies
Producer(s) Shel Talmy
The Kinks singles chronology
"Sitting in the Midday Sun"
(US, 1973)
"Sweet Lady Genevieve"
(UK, 1973)
"Where Have All the Good Times Gone"
"Money Talks"
(US, 1974)

"Mirror of Love"
(UK, 1974)

"Where Have All the Good Times Gone" is a song written by Ray Davies and performed with The Kinks. It was first released as the B-side to "Till the End of the Day," and was then included on their album The Kink Kontroversy in 1965 (1966 in the US).

Ray Davies said, "We'd been rehearsing 'Where Have All the Good Times Gone' and our tour manager at the time, who was a lot older than us, said, 'That's a song a 40-year-old would write. I don't know where you get that from.' But I was taking inspiration from older people around me. I'd been watching them in the pubs, talking about taxes and job opportunities."[1]

The song has since gained "classic" status and featured on numerous compilations. Pye Records released the track as a single in November 1973 (Pye 7N 45313 b/w "Lola"). This re-release failed to chart.



  1. ^ Hasted, Nick (2011). You Really Got Me: The Story of The Kinks. Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-1849386609. 

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