The Kinks

Born: 11/30/1962


Music (27)

Minions 2015 (Movie)

("You Really Got Me") (Song Performer)

Not Fade Away 2012 (Movie)

("Who'll Be The Next In Line") (Song Performer)

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

("Better Things") (Song Performer)

Chaos Theory 2008 (Movie)

("Better Things") (Song Performer)

Step Brothers 2008 (Movie)

("Father Christmas") (Song Performer)

The Bank Job 2008 (Movie)

("Lola") (Song Performer)

Hot Fuzz 2007 (Movie)

("Village Green Preservation Society") (Song Performer)

Juno 2007 (Movie)

("A Well Respected Man") (Song Performer)

The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

("This Time Tomorrow") (Song Performer)

The Savages 2007 (Movie)

("Sitting by the Riverside") (Song Performer)

Click 2006 (Movie)

("Do It Again") (Song Performer)

Doogal 2006 (Movie)

("You Really Got Me") (Song)

Nearing Grace 2006 (Movie)

("Sleepwalker") (Song Performer)

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

("Set Me Free") (Song)

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

("You Really Got Me") (Song Performer)

Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

("Nothin' in this World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'bout that Girl") (Song Performer)

A Bronx Tale 1993 (Movie)

("You Really Got Me") (Song Performer)

In the Name of the Father 1993 (Movie)

("Dedicated Follower of Fashion") (Song Performer)

Flashback 1990 (Movie)

("The Last of the Steam Powered Trains") (Song Performer)

Ready, Steady, Go! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

She's Out Of Control 1989 (Movie)

("You Really Got Me") (Song Performer)

The American Way 1987 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Club Paradise 1986 (Movie)

("Ape Man") (Song)

Link 1986 (Movie)

("Apeman") (Song Performer)

Nothing in Common 1986 (Movie)

("Don't Forget to Dance") (Song Performer)

Return to Waterloo 1985 (Movie)


Percy 1969 (Movie)

Actor (3)

Ready, Steady, Go! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


Saturday Night Live 1976 - 1977 (Tv Show)




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".

Bonus Trivia


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.


Bandmember Ray Davies experimented with an acting career in the 1980s, appearing in "Return to Waterloo" (1984) and "Absolute Beginners" (1986).