‘YOU REALLY GOT ME’ By THE KINKS Topped The UK Singles Chart 55 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

10 September 2019

Band: The Kinks
Song: You Really Got Me
Note: The song was originally performed in a more blues-oriented style, as Ray Davies
was a fan of blues legends such as Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy. Two versions of the song were recorded, with the second take used for the final single. The power riffs would have a heavy influence later on, on heavy metal and punk rock.
Success: The single hit the top of the UK Singles Chart 55 years ago today,
on 10 September 1964

Hit it, Ray…

THE KINKS: Facebook

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