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Mick Avery Interview - Part 1
Mick Avery Interview - Part 1
Published: 2011/10/14
Channel: TheKinksOfficial
Terry Rawlings talks to Mick Avory and John Dalton(The Kinks)
Terry Rawlings talks to Mick Avory and John Dalton(The Kinks)
Published: 2013/10/28
Channel: Terry Rawlings
Mick Avory, The Kinks, saluda a Rodrigo
Mick Avory, The Kinks, saluda a Rodrigo
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: dearocker
The Kinks- Mick Avory
The Kinks- Mick Avory's Underpants
Published: 2013/06/07
Channel: Dan Brain
Can You Identify The Kinks Ex Drummer Mick Avory? Never Mind The Buzzcocks With Simon Amstel
Can You Identify The Kinks Ex Drummer Mick Avory? Never Mind The Buzzcocks With Simon Amstel
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Dave Davies of The Kinks on Reuniting With Band
Dave Davies of The Kinks on Reuniting With Band
Published: 2014/11/24
Channel: Radio.com
Pete Quaife, John Dalton, Mick Avory, John Gosling, Dave Clark
Pete Quaife, John Dalton, Mick Avory, John Gosling, Dave Clark
Published: 2011/04/26
Channel: Tom Visscher
Kast Off Kinks - Mick Avory singing Dedicated Follower in Sweden
Kast Off Kinks - Mick Avory singing Dedicated Follower in Sweden
Published: 2009/01/07
Channel: WHATGTG
Mick Avery Interview - Part 2
Mick Avery Interview - Part 2
Published: 2011/10/14
Channel: TheKinksOfficial
★ You Really Got Me (The Kinks) ★ Drum Lesson PREVIEW | How To Play Song (Mick Avory)
★ You Really Got Me (The Kinks) ★ Drum Lesson PREVIEW | How To Play Song (Mick Avory)
Published: 2011/04/19
Channel: www.DrumsTheWord.com
You Really Got Me - Kast off Kinks
You Really Got Me - Kast off Kinks
Published: 2007/08/20
Channel: Snookeroo
Drumming - Kinks - She
Drumming - Kinks - She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina
Published: 2007/09/13
Channel: babyshambler
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (Mick Avory introduction)
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (Mick Avory introduction)
Published: 2009/05/31
Channel: DoctorFingers
The Kinks - Mick Avory - London Legends Rock Masterclass @ Metropolis Studios
The Kinks - Mick Avory - London Legends Rock Masterclass @ Metropolis Studios
Published: 2010/03/08
Channel: LegendsMasterclass
The Kinks - Mick Avory
The Kinks - Mick Avory's Underpants
Published: 2010/05/24
Channel: BeachStudent86
Mick Avory
Mick Avory's Song
Published: 2011/11/20
Channel: Bruce MacQueen
"Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" by Mick Avory and The Kast Off Kinks II
"Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" by Mick Avory and The Kast Off Kinks II
Published: 2008/11/29
Channel: RayDaviesForum
''Sunny Afternoon'' by The Kast Off Kinks at Mick Avery's 70th Birthday Party in London
Published: 2014/02/03
Channel: Joel Kaye
Mick Avory
Mick Avory's Underpants (Mono Mix)
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: The Kinks - Topic
Mike with 60s AllStars
Mike with 60s AllStars
Published: 2014/02/05
Channel: Michael Shilling
On the road with The Kast Off Kinks
On the road with The Kast Off Kinks
Published: 2015/02/07
Channel: MorpethNewsTV
★ All Day And All Of The Night (The Kinks) ★ Drum Lesson PREVIEW | How To Play Song (Mick Avory)
★ All Day And All Of The Night (The Kinks) ★ Drum Lesson PREVIEW | How To Play Song (Mick Avory)
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: www.DrumsTheWord.com
londonh08konvent 178  Mick Avory audition
londonh08konvent 178 Mick Avory audition
Published: 2008/12/30
Channel: whykinks
Chip Hawkes` Class Of 64 - Waterloo Sunset (Live 2005)
Chip Hawkes` Class Of 64 - Waterloo Sunset (Live 2005)
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: 60s/70s Fan Channel
Mick Avory, Kast off Kinks, con club Lewes
Mick Avory, Kast off Kinks, con club Lewes
Published: 2013/03/23
Channel: Zoe Baker
Mick Avory, singing solo, Boston Arms, Nov 2006, at the Kast Off Kinks event
Mick Avory, singing solo, Boston Arms, Nov 2006, at the Kast Off Kinks event
Published: 2010/12/10
Channel: routeoz02
13. "Dedicated followers" Intro and vocal Mick Avory -  "Kast Off Kinks" at Meltdown 2011
13. "Dedicated followers" Intro and vocal Mick Avory - "Kast Off Kinks" at Meltdown 2011
Published: 2011/07/12
Channel: whykinks
Mick Avory singing Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Mick Avory singing Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Published: 2008/07/13
Channel: GlamRockRuth
The Kast Off Kinks as ZZ Top
The Kast Off Kinks as ZZ Top
Published: 2010/02/10
Channel: DoctorFingers
Dedicated  follower of fashion - Mick Avory is singing! DSCF1130
Dedicated follower of fashion - Mick Avory is singing! DSCF1130
Published: 2009/05/04
Channel: whykinks
Mick Avory at Ruislip
Mick Avory at Ruislip
Published: 2009/06/24
Channel: DoctorFingers
Steve Diggle, Mick Jones, Glen Matlock, Mick Avory & Bob Manton 100 Club - You Really Got Me
Steve Diggle, Mick Jones, Glen Matlock, Mick Avory & Bob Manton 100 Club - You Really Got Me
Published: 2009/08/04
Channel: Wattsie
Kast Off Kinks -Dedicated follower of fashion par Mick Avory
Kast Off Kinks -Dedicated follower of fashion par Mick Avory
Published: 2008/05/08
Channel: kastson44
The Kinks - Mick Avory
The Kinks - Mick Avory's Underpants (HQ)
Published: 2016/07/07
Channel: BeatlesAreKinks
Kinks Konvention 2010: Mick sings Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Kinks Konvention 2010: Mick sings Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Published: 2010/12/05
Channel: whykinks
Mike Avory sings Dedecated follower of fashion
Mike Avory sings Dedecated follower of fashion
Published: 2008/04/20
Channel: angelbabe666
Drumming to the Kinks song King Kong
Drumming to the Kinks song King Kong
Published: 2007/10/11
Channel: babyshambler
5. "Lola" -  "Kast Off Kinks" at the Meltdown Festival 2011
5. "Lola" - "Kast Off Kinks" at the Meltdown Festival 2011
Published: 2011/07/08
Channel: whykinks
new years eve 2012 kast off kinks bourne mick avory vocals dedicated follower of fashion
new years eve 2012 kast off kinks bourne mick avory vocals dedicated follower of fashion
Published: 2012/01/01
Channel: rogmedodge69bourne
Kast Off Kinks - Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Kast Off Kinks - Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Published: 2011/05/18
Channel: Green Hotel
"The Kast Off Kinks"Dutch Kinks Meeting2011 Mick Avory,Dedicated Follower of Fashion
"The Kast Off Kinks"Dutch Kinks Meeting2011 Mick Avory,Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Published: 2011/10/24
Channel: Kees Krechting
Jon Biggs Pork Pie Drums " Sunny Afternoon " - drum cover
Jon Biggs Pork Pie Drums " Sunny Afternoon " - drum cover
Published: 2011/04/07
Channel: jonzoringo
14/17 "The Kast of Kinks I" - Farwell Gig, Mick Avory: " Dedicted follower..."
14/17 "The Kast of Kinks I" - Farwell Gig, Mick Avory: " Dedicted follower..."
Published: 2010/01/08
Channel: whykinks
Pete Quaife Plaque Unveiling
Pete Quaife Plaque Unveiling
Published: 2011/10/19
Channel: Bruce MacQueen
Ray Davies joines The Kast Off Kinks II - London 2009
Ray Davies joines The Kast Off Kinks II - London 2009
Published: 2009/10/20
Channel: whykinks
Ray Davies at the 10th Dutch Kinks Fanclub Meeting Utrecht 2009
Ray Davies at the 10th Dutch Kinks Fanclub Meeting Utrecht 2009
Published: 2009/04/28
Channel: KinksNL
The Kinks "A Rock n
The Kinks "A Rock n' Roll Fantasy" 720p HD
Published: 2013/06/11
Channel: LochbuieLiving
Misery
Misery
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: The Kinks - Topic
Drumming to the Kinks song Wicked Annabella
Drumming to the Kinks song Wicked Annabella
Published: 2007/10/11
Channel: babyshambler
Kast Off Kinks -  Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Kast Off Kinks - Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Published: 2014/10/17
Channel: Dave Taylor
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Mick Avory
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Mick Avory playing with The Swinging Blue Jeans in 2013
Background information
Birth name Michael Charles Avory
Born (1944-02-15) 15 February 1944 (age 73)
Origin East Molesey, Surrey, England
Genres Rock, pop
Occupation(s) Drummer, percussionist
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1962–present
Labels Pye, RCA, Arista
Associated acts Rolling Stones; the Kinks; the Kast Off Kinks; The Class of 64; Legends of the Sixties

Michael Charles "Mick" Avory (born 15 February 1944) is an English musician, best known as the longtime drummer and percussionist for the English rock band the Kinks. He joined them shortly after their formation in 1964 and remained with them until 1984, when he left amid creative friction with guitarist Dave Davies. He is the longest-serving member of the band, apart from the Davies brothers.

Before the band (1962–63)[edit]

Before he joined the Kinks, Avory was asked twice to rehearse on drums at the Bricklayers Arms pub in London during late May/early June 1962 for a group of musicians who were later to become the Rolling Stones.[1] It has been said that he also went on to play at their first show at The Marquee Club on 12 July 1962,[2][3] yet Avory himself says "I think Tony Chapman did the gig at the Marquee. I didn't. I just rehearsed twice in the Bricklayers Arms in Soho."[4]

The Kinks (1964–84)[edit]

Mick Avory (1967)

Avory joined the Kinks in January 1964, after their previous drummer Micky Willet left the band.[5] Avory was hired to replace him after their management saw an advertisement Avory had placed in the trade magazine Melody Maker.[6] Despite his ability, early Kinks recordings (including hits such as "You Really Got Me") commonly did not feature Avory on drums; producer Shel Talmy hired more seasoned session drummers (most notably Clem Cattini and Bobby Graham) for studio work well into 1965, but with Avory often providing supporting percussion. The first single A-side Avory played on was Everybody's Gonna Be Happy, and went on to play on the vast majority of Kinks material.

Avory was always considered the quietest and most easy-going member of the Kinks lineup and was Ray Davies's best friend. However, his turbulent working relationship with guitarist Dave Davies resulted in many legendary onstage fights. In the most notorious (and widely mis-reported) incident, at the Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, South Wales, in 1965, Avory hit Davies with his drum pedal (not the cymbal stand, which, according to later interviews with Avory "would have decapitated him"), in reprisal for Davies kicking over his drum kit as revenge for a drunken fight the previous night in Taunton, apparently won by Mick. He then fled into hiding for days to avoid arrest for grievous bodily harm. On other occasions, fuming, he would hurl his drumsticks at Dave.[citation needed]

With The Kinks in 1965. From left: Pete Quaife, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Mick Avory.

Ultimately, the relationship between Avory and the younger Davies brother deteriorated to the point where Avory left the band.[7] By agreement with Ray Davies, he ceased performing and recording with the band in 1984, but accepted an invitation to manage Konk Studios, where the band and the Davies brothers record most of their records - a position he has held ever since.[citation needed]

Ray explained the situation:

The saddest day for me was when Mick left. Dave and Mick just couldn't get along. There were terrible fights, and I got to the point where I couldn't cope with it any more. Push came to shove, and to avoid an argument I couldn't face....we were doing a track called "Good Day" and I couldn't face having Mick and Dave in the studio, so I did it with a drum machine. Dave said he wanted to replace Mick, and [...] I took Mick out, and we got very, very drunk. We were in Guildford, and after about five pints of this wonderful scrumpy, Mick said if any other band offered him a tour, he wouldn't take it, because he didn't want to tour. And I remember him getting the train back - because he was banned from driving; it was a very bad year for Mick - and he walked to the station and disappeared into the mist.

Avory was replaced by Bob Henrit, former drummer with The Roulettes , Unit 4 + 2 and Argent.

Later on, it would seem that Dave Davies and Avory settled their differences, as Avory subsequently played the drums on "Rock 'n' Roll Cities", a track on the Think Visual album written by Dave Davies. Avory was asked to rejoin by Ray Davies, but he declined as he wanted a rest from the non-stop touring, working and performing schedule of two decades.

Current work (1985–present)[edit]

In 1996, he started playing with The Kast Off Kinks, along with John Dalton, Dave Clarke (no relation to the Dave Clark of "The Dave Clark Five"), and John Gosling. He has performed with them ever since.

In the 1990s, he also formed Shut Up Frank with Clarke, Noel Redding and Dave Rowberry of The Animals. They toured extensively and recorded several albums.

Avory was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990[7] and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, with original bassist Pete Quaife and the Davies brothers.[8]

By April 2004 at the request of The Animals, who were about to do their 40th anniversary tour, Chip Hawkes (formerly of The Tremeloes) was asked to form a band to tour along with them. This he did and brought together a true beat-era supergroup. The band features former original members of British 1960s groups, including Avory, Eric Haydock (The Hollies) and Hawkes, who have now combined to perform as The Class of 64 (referring to the actual year the British Invasion took America by storm), also featuring guitarists 'Telecaster Ted' Tomlin and Graham Pollock. The band have toured around the world, and have recorded an album of their former bands' hits.

In 2007, Avory left The Class of 64 and, with other former 64 members Haydock, Pollock, Tomlin, formed a new band called The Legends of the Sixties, which also features Martin Lyon. Avory made a special guest appearance onstage at Ray Davies' Royal Albert Hall performance on 10 May 2007. He played tambourine. Also guesting was Ian Gibbons, the former longtime Kinks keyboard player.

Avory also currently plays in The '60s All Stars' band, featuring members of British 1960s groups: John Dee (The Foundations), Alan Lovell (The Swinging Blue Jeans) and Derek Mandell (The George Harrison Band). The band can be seen playing regularly at the Cardinal Wolsey pub in Hampton Court in Avory's native East Molesey, Surrey. Avory was selected to pick up the sticks for From The Jam following Rick Buckler's departure, and toured with them in December 2009.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Avory lives in Kew, west London.[9] Avory also has a daughter, although he has claimed that she wasn't "terribly musical."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Karnbach; Carol Benson (1997). It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: The Ultimate Guide to the Rolling Stones. New York: Facts On File Inc. pp. 57/8. ISBN 0-8160-3035-9. 
  2. ^ Life by Keith Richards, ISBN 978-0-316-12856-8, Last page of chapter 3 - "The drummer that night was Mick Avory--not Tony Chapman, as history has mysteriously handed it down"
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "INTERVIEW WITH "KINK" MICK AVORY : THE STORY THAT BILL WYMAN GOT WRONG: MICK AVORY’S TRUE INVOLVEMENT IN THE ROLLING STONES SAGA". Eddybonte.be. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  5. ^ Hinman, Doug[who?] (2004). pp. 9–20
  6. ^ Hinman, Doug (2004). pp. 17-20
  7. ^ a b "Mick Avory Interview Part 2". Kastoffkinks.co.uk. 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  8. ^ "Kinks - Interview With Mick Avory". Pennyblackmusic.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  9. ^ Ambrose, Tom (22 February 2014). "Original Kinks drummer Mick Avory returns to Twickenham Eel Pie Club". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Mick Avory". Retrosellers.com. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 

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