The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me” Was Released 50 Years Ago Today

By ABC News Radio

Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFifty years ago today on August 4, 1964, The Kinks released “You Really Got Me.” The song reached #1 on the UK charts. It reached #7 in the U.S.

During the British band’s long run, they scored five top-10 singles on the Billboard chart. Nine Kinks albums made the Top 40.

The original four members of The Kinks were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

Fifty years on, founder member Ray Davies has written a musical called Sunny Afternoon that tells the story of The Kinks’ early years. It finished a debut run …read more

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