Popular music of the 1960s
The Beatles had a huge influence and pop groups sprang up all over the UK usually writing their own songs.
The Kinks were a four-piece band who had a string of hits during the 1960s including Waterloo Sunset, and Dedicated Follower Of Fashion.
Their songs were short and punchy with thought-provoking lyrics and elements of music hall. Songwriter Ray Davies' lyrics often used images of everyday British life.
Groups such as The Kinks, The Small Faces and The Who helped to establish a British tradition of:
The verse usually has different words with each repetition.
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