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50 good Kinks

This album cover (minus the  vinyl) of “Kinks Greatest Hits” (Marble Arch Records MALS 1403, Canadian, 1975) was signed by both Ray and Dave Davies and sold by Heritage Auctions this year for a cool $400. Photo image courtesy of HA.com.

There wasn’t nearly as much hoopla when The Kinks turned 50. But, hey, The Kinks’ music can hold up to any of the classic bands – defunct or still standing. Here are our picks for the band’s best songs – 50 of them.

Classic Alice Cooper Band memorabilia up for auction

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Heritage Auctions is presenting vintage Alice Cooper Band memorabilia in its “Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction,” beginning on February 20. The Alice Cooper items up for auction are directly from drummer Neal Smith’s personal collection. Neal Smith talks to Goldmine about the auction.

Paul Kantner remembered

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On Monday, January 25, actress China Kantner, the daughter of Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner and Grace Slick, celebrated her 45th birthday. Shortly afterward, her father suffered a heart attack and sadly, on Thursday, January 28, he passed away at the age of 74.