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Ray Davies and Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders were a couple in the early '80s. They had a daughter, Natalie, in 1983 but never married.

Early names were The Ravens and The Bo Weevils. The Kinks is based on the word "Kinky," which they heard on the TV show The Avengers.

In 1965 they embarked on their first American tour. It was a disaster, with erratic bookings and a great deal of conflict within the band. Along the way, they incurred the wrath of the musician's union, which refused to work with the band, effectively keeping them out of America until December, 1969. This tanked their sales in that country and kept them from performing at Woodstock.


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