The Kinks in London
31st January 2021 7.30pm
We are the Fortis Green Preservation Society!
How three Muswell Hillbilly Boys (and a would-be Stone who passed over the river from down Richmond way) became Well Respected Men.
A guided tour in search of The Kinks in their glory days.
Ready, Steady, Go…
5 years that changed the face of pop & rock 1964-69
4 of the unlikeliest pop stars of all-time
3 number one hits
2 warring brothers
1 unique story
Venues, homes, schools, dance halls, parks, cinemas, pubs where they played and composed and the stories behind Waterloo Sunset, Autumn Almanac, You Really Got Me, Come Dancing, Muswell Hillbillies and others.
A critical study… we’ll discuss their greatest hits and more – from their initial inspirations to their contemporary 60s influences right up to their 21st-century legacy.
LIVE MUSIC from your guide along the way.
And, yeah, for sure, feel free to chip in – bring any Kinks memorabilia that you would like to show, share your favourite “I once saw Mick Avory in…” stories and your favourite Kinks songs.
Adam – he’s your guide – first heard You Really Got Me at the age of 13 and it ruined his life.* He once spent £4.99 on the double album Spotlight On the Kinks leaving himself short of bus fare – and trudged home 8 miles in the rain wearing leaky, suede Chelsea boots but still says (37 years later) that it was totally worth it.
Adam’s a journalist, musician and top-flight, professionally qualified, award-winning guide. Music tours are his speciality – he’s been doing them for 15 years.