Scored an MTV-era hit with "Come Dancing"
Scored a comeback US hit with "Lola"
Released the cult favorite Village Green Preservation Society
Shifted their aggressive sound with the folk-rock singles "A Well Respected Man" and "Dedicated Follower of Fashion"
Made their album debut with Kinks, which was known as You Really Got Me in the United States.
Known for such albums as "The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society" and "Come Dancing With The Kinks"
Popular songs include "You Really Got Me" and "All Day And All Of The Night".
Before choosing the name The Kinks, the band went by The Ravens and The Bo Weevils.
In order to obtain the now iconic distorted sound heard in their first hit, "You Really Got Me," the band physically altered and ruined the amps used during recording.