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1971: The Kinks and “Apeman” (the air pollution is a-foggin’ up my eyes)

On Jan. 2, 1971, The Kink’s “Apeman” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #88. The song, from the album Lola vs. the Powerman & the Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1, was the LP’s second single, eventually reaching #45 in the US … Continue reading

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No More Looking Back (The Kinks’ last concept LP — from 1975)

Four years prior to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, the Kinks commented on the English school system and its affects on childhood. On Nov. 17, 1975, they released (The Kinks Present) Schoolboys in Disgrace. It was the band’s 14th studio album, … Continue reading

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Land of hope and gloria, land of my Victoria …

One might not think that a 45 rpm single about Queen Victoria would be released the United States before the United Kingdom, but on October 15, 1969, Reprise Records decided to do just that and release The Kinks’ “Victoria” in … Continue reading

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