The Kinks

The Kinks • Top of the Pops • January 5, 1967

$100.00

BBC Lime Grove Studios, Studio G, West London

BBC1 Top of the Pops – Broadcast live, 7:30-8:00pm

Left to right: Ray Davies, Pete Quaife, Dave Davies, and Mick Avory

 

The Story

The Kinks tape a second in-studio, lip-synced performance of ‘Dead End Street’ on BBC1’s Top of the Pops. The single had just reached its peak position at #6 in the December 29, 1966, Melody Maker chart. 

During the run of televised promotional appearances for ‘Dead End Street,’ Pete Quaife and Dave Davies mimed along while playing two bass guitars just as Davies and John Dalton had on the actual recording. Finally, according to Top of the PopsSamantha Juste in the following week’s Disc magazine; "Mick Avory had a lovely velvet jacket cut like a smoking jacket." Indeed, he did.

Also appearing in-studio on this week’s Top of the Pops!: The Four Tops, Sandie Shaw, Tom Jones, and Paul Jones.

Photographer unconfirmed / Image formerly from the London Features International Ltd – John Halsall Archives 


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