Win a copy of God Save the Kinks
In August 1964 The Kinks released their third single. It was to be their salvation. After a little noticed debut and a follow-up that had failed to chart at all, Pye Records were threatening to annul the group’s contract, but then ‘You Really Got Me’, with its unmistakable distorted guitar riff, went on to reach No. 1, entering the US Top Ten later the same year. Followed by a string of hits, it marked the breakthrough of one of Britain’s most innovative and influential bands, and a turning point in the fortunes of two brothers whose troubled story is as tumultuous and characterful as the songs they produced: Ray Davies & Dave Davies.
In this definitive chronicle of The Kinks’ career, music biographer Rob Jovanovic has drawn on new interviews with former band members and collaborators, including drummer Mick Avory, producer Shel Talmy, bassist John Dalton and keyboardist John Gosling, to explore a remarkable, yet often neglected, chapter of Britain’s rock and roll heritage.
God Save The Kinks: A Biography is a tale of sibling rivalry, walkouts, a career-throttling ban from America, and the band’s curious rebirth as Eighties stadium rockers, God Save The Kinks lays bare one of the greatest acts in British pop history.
Buzzin Music has 2 copies of the new book, God Save the Kinks: A Biography by Rob Jovanovich.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED
To enter the free competition, simply answer the question below:
What was the 3rd single to be released by The Kinks that would launch their career?
a) Waterloo Sunset
b) All The Day & All Of The Night
c) You Really Got Me
Submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: ‘Kinks Book Comp’ (other subject lines will not be entered) with your full name, address & contact number.
This competition ends on 15th July 2013.
The editor will randomly choose two winners from the correct answers. The editor’s choice is final.
God Save the Kinks: A Biography by Rob Jovanovich is published by Aurum Press.