Image of the band, Kinks, a black and white photo with an orange overlay.
A talk and slideshow by Richie Unterberger
Tuesday, 1/4/2022
12:00 - 1:30

Rock historian and author Richie Unterberger presents an event spotlighting the prime work of the Kinks, one of the greatest British rock groups. Paced by the witty songwriting of singer Ray Davies and fiery guitar of his brother Dave, the band moved from the raucous British Invasion rock of their first hits in the mid-1960s to deft satirical observations of English life and eccentric characters. This program spotlights classics like “You Really Got Me,” “All Day and All of the Night,” “A Well Respected Man,” “Sunny Afternoon,” “Waterloo Sunset” and “Lola,” as well as other highlights from their career in the 1960s and early 1970s.


Richie Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including volumes on the Beatles, the Who, the Velvet Underground, Bob Marley and 1960s folk-rock. He teaches courses on rock and soul music history at several Bay Area colleges. His next book, to be published by Taschen in 2022, is San Francisco: Portrait of a City.


This virtual program is offered as a one-time event only by agreement with the presenter(s)


Please note: the January issue of our newsletter At the Library incorrectly stated that this program takes place in-person in the Koret Auditorium. It is a virtual program only. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Zoom.