"The Kinks are the quintessential British sixties band, revered for an incredible series of classic songs (You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, and Lola to name but a few) and critically acclaimed albums.Featuring original interviews with key band members Ray Davies, his brother Dave and Mick Avory, as well as Chrissie Hynde and many others close to the group, every stage of their career is covered in fascinating detail: the hits, the American successes of the 1970s and the legendary band in-fighting. Nearly 50 years after they formed, The Kinks influence is still being felt today as strongly as ever.About The AuthorNick Hasted writes on music, movies, books and comics for The Independent, The Guardian and Uncut magazine. He is the author of The Dark Story Of Eminem, also available from Omnibus Press.About The BandThe Kinks were one of the biggest British bands of the sixties. The band's hits include Lola, Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon and You Really Got Me. They have recieved the Ivor Novello Award for 'Outstanding Service to British Music' and the band's original line up are all members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame. They are to reissue seven of their albums later this year. Each of the albums will be re-released as double CDs with added rarities, outtakes, demos, session tracks and in-depth liner notes."