A group who made a near immediate impact, The Kinks have proved to have a lasting effect on British music.
Expanding beyond the brutal rock 'n' roll of those early singles, the band's lead songwriter Ray Davies developed into a mature, poetic artist who continually sought inspiration from his native London.
Based on a book by Joe Penhall, 'Sunny Afternoon' is a new musical which traces the journey of The Kinks. Featuring the group's music throughout, it's a fascinating glimpse into the daily lives of a true pop phenomenon.
Here's the intro:
The Kinks exploded onto the 60s music scene with a raw, energetic new sound that rocked a nation. But how did that happen, where exactly did they come from and what happened next?
Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.
Launching at Hampstead Theatre earlier this year, the success of 'Sunny Afternoon' sees the production transfer to London's prestigious West End.
Opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre in October, this loving tribute to The Kinks must rank as a must see.
Clash have a pair of top price tickets to give away - to stand a chance of winning, just tell us the name of your favourite Kinks track and why. We'll choose the winner!