Wikipedia:WikiProject The Kinks

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The Kinks
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Kinks line-up from 1970-1971, from left to right: Dave Davies, John Gosling, John Dalton, Mick Avory, Ray Davies
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Rock, pop, hard rock
Years active 1963–1996
Labels Pye, Reprise, RCA, Arista, London, MCA, Sony, Koch, Tower, Konk/Guardian
Associated acts Argent, The Zombies, The Kast Off Kinks
Past members Ray Davies
Dave Davies
Mick Avory
Pete Quaife
John Dalton
John Gosling
Andy Pyle
Gordon John Edwards
Mark Haley
Jim Rodford
Ian Gibbons
Bob Henrit
Project page Talk
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This page represents the Wikipedia Project The Kinks, a collaborative effort to help classify and improve the quality of all articles relating and pertaining to British Rock group The Kinks. If you’d like to join or help, please add your name to the list below in the "members" section. Everyone is welcome to help!

This project is still in its fledgling stages. If you have any tips or would like to point out something, please feel free to leave a comment on this projects talk page. Thanks!


The scope of the project is articles about The Kinks and their work, and people and things directly related to - or who have achieved a significant part of their notability through their connection to - The Kinks as a group and individually.


  1. To Improve all articles relating to The Kinks
  2. To tag all The Kinks articles
  3. To Categorise all The Kinks articles
  4. To create articles to fill in gaps in The Kinks’ coverage on Wikipedia

And, specifically,

  1. Unify and improve articles about albums
  2. Unify and improve articles about the group
  3. Unify and improve song articles


Anyone can sign up as a member whether you will contribute regularly or not. If you wish to become a participant, sign below (please note this list should be kept in order of date joined):

  1. I.M.S. (talk) 20:38, 25 September 2009 (UTC), Project Founder.
  2. User:dj.minister 20:17, 30 October 2009 (GMT)
  3. User:Moxy (talk) 08:04, 21 January 2010 (UTC) portal guy
  4. Kielbasa1 (talk) 19:12, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. The Mad Hatter (talk) 20:00, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
  6. User:Beatleswhobeachboys 31 March 2014
  7. Mistymountain546 (talk) 28 January 2016
  8. PetrusMatthaeus (talk) 15 October 2016

Related projects[edit]


The parent of this WikiProject is WikiProject Music.

Related portals[edit]

None yet! .. Done --> Portal:The Kinks

To-do list[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject The Kinks:

Wikipedia articles on The Kinks[edit]


There’s three templates for the project right now, and these are the following:

Project Banner[edit]

WikiProject The Kinks (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject The Kinks, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of The Kinks on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the quality scale.

This you can add to the Talk Page (not the main article) of any pages related to The Kinks. Anyone can do it – the more the better!

Please add {{WikiProject The Kinks}} along with the importance and quality of the article. You can do this by putting |class=X (where X is Stub, Start, B, A, GA or FA) and |importance=X (where X is Low, Mid, High or Top). Note that the parameters and values are case sensitive.

End-of-page Template[edit]

Add this to the end of the actual article on a page relating to The Kinks. This does not belong on pages only vaguely related, the scope is not as broad as the Project Banner. Basically, add this to songs, members, and albums. Type {{The Kinks}}.

User box[edit]

Once you've joined, you can add the following Template to your user page:

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Do this by typing: {{User The Kinks Project}}



The following items have received recognition from the Wikipedia community:

Featured Articles Cscr-featured.png[edit]

  1. The Kinks
  2. Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

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  1. Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
  2. You Really Got Me
  3. Lola (song)
  4. Come Dancing (song)

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  1. Konk (recording)
  2. Dedicated Follower of Fashion
  3. Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
  4. Live at Kelvin Hall
  5. Don't Forget to Dance
  6. The Hard Way (The Kinks song)
  7. Sitting in My Hotel
  8. Lola (song)

External watchlist[edit]