The Kinks are one of the most significant British groups of all time, with the sound they created impacting on multiple aspects of popular music. Breakthrough track You Really Got Me YOU REALLY GOT ME by RAYMOND DAVIES| and its follow up All Day and All of the Night ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT by RAYMOND DAVIES| were largely regarded as providing the blueprint for the entire hard rock genre, later release See My Friends SEE MY FRIENDS by RAYMOND DAVIES| with its Indian musical influences was one of the first examples of attempts to fuse music from the subcontinent with traditional Western sounds and the list goes on. The Kassner group’s relationship with the group dates back to its inception and we have represented a number of their most important copyrights ever since.
The Kinks were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and given an Ivor Novello Award for outstanding services to British music in 1990. The following excerpts from the tribute that was given to the band on the occasion of the induction encapsulate the extent to which they have left an indelible mark on music:
"Though the Kinks were at the vanguard of the British Invasion during the years 1964-66, they were also very much not a part of any bandwagon. To be sure, they had a stack of rocking hits from the British Invasion era: “You Really Got Me YOU REALLY GOT ME by RAYMOND DAVIES|,” “All Day and All of the Night ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT by RAYMOND DAVIES|” and “Tired of Waiting for You TIRED OF WAITING FOR YOU by RAYMOND DAVIES|” among them. But another side of the Kinks began to emerge with such keenly observed satires as “A Well Respected Man A WELL RESPECTED MAN by RAYMOND DAVIES|” and “Dedicated Follower of Fashion” - trenchant social commentary that lampooned characters drawn from the heyday of Carnaby Street.
… Ray Davies’ wry and keenly observant eye as a songwriter, informed by his compassion for the average guy and his reverence for “the immense smallness of life,” shone through even the most (by Kinks standards) bombastic moments.
… Mod-minded New Wavers like the Jam and Madness embraced aspects of the Kinks’ early music, style of dress and focus on British culture. The Pretenders’ career, for instance, was launched with a cover of the Kinks’ “Stop Your Sobbin' STOP YOUR SOBBIN' by RAYMOND DAVIES|”…
Having gone from British Invasion hitmakers to late Sixties cult heroes to bonafide arena-filling rock stars in the Seventies and Eighties, the Kinks are…cult heroes… On the eve of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, Ray Davies| had this to say: “The Kinks have always been outsiders. I’m an outsider. To be accepted is unique for us. I’m pleased for the people who believed in me all along. It’s nice for them to know that their faith wasn’t misplaced.”.