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Ray Davies to mark Kinks anniversary with special gigs

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Aug 27, 2014 | 4:49am EDT

The Kinks star Ray Davies is to mark the 50th anniversary of the band's breakthrough track You Really Got Me with a series of special concerts. The band hit number one in the U.K. with the song in August, 1964 and its success propelled them to stardom, so frontman Davies has lined up a special treat for fans to commemorate the anniversary. He will be playing the song and several other classic Kinks hits, alongside new material, at several concerts across the U.K. in September (14) and October (14). Davies tells Mojo magazine, "I'm putting a show together that will feature that song and some of the stories behind it. I've rehearsed some new songs, because part of maintaining longevity is doing new material. If I just played the same bunch of songs I'd probably have given up years ago."

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