20. The Kinks
In a sense, The Kinks were the precursor to The Beatles. Of course, they didn’t sustain the same sort of marketability, popularity, financial windfall, or prestige. With that said, this is a highly influential band for those who followed the group. Hailing from London, The Kinks experimented with a number of different sounds. Ultimately, a pop theme emanated from a combination of soft rock and blues.
Younger generations may be unfamiliar with the band’s history. However, there’s a high likelihood you’ve heard of songs such as “Lola”, “You Really Got Me”, and “A Well Respected Man”.
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