This and there wasn't anymore room in the airwaves after the Beatles and the Stones.
If the Beatles and the Stones had not came to the US. They probably wouldn't have made the world wide impact that they did.
Too bad the Kinks didn't get in on it. They had a lot to offer.
Herman's Hermits - had hits? They managed couple of 'novelty' singles in the UK, much like Freddie & The Dreamers.If the Dave Clark Five & Herman's Hermits can have multiple US hits, there shoulda been room for the Kinks.
It is no secret here that I think Ray Davies is the best songwriter in the history of rock. Or, to put it another way he is my favourite. So I’d like to first share a few from the 60s that were big in the UK but did squat across the pond.
This one has a video that was banned by the BBC.
Rock critic Robert Christgau called this one the most beautiful song in the English language
Rock critic, me, calls the next one the most magnanimous song in the English language.
And, possibly my favourite Kinks song. It has the most chords!
A few from the end of their career.
The last song on their last studio album. It’s a gem
Here's a good way to do it if this is the one you are talking about, although maybe not as the title song has already been posted.Ok only one proper studio album post 65 yet to be represented.
What a great bunch of songs! I was turned on to this latter day Kinks by the Sopranos.