am very upset that the new licensee wants to
disregard the Kinks heritage at The Clissold
Arms. I think that the artefacts
might still in fact belong to Konk, and that
they should be returned there if they are not
organise Kinks fans get togethers, the night
before the Kinks fanclub gig, and when we were
at the Clissold Arms, the Manager, John Dick,
was delighted to have us there playing and
singing Kinks songs (a free gig!). When
the CAMRA event was planned, he asked me to
get some Kinks fans together to make some
now have to try and find local pubs to have a
gathering in, ones which don't have the
heritage, and don't quite understand what
also run an Unofficial Kinks Tour, and take
fans around the Kinks London haunts,
which always involved a meal at The Clissold
Arms. We certainly won't feel welcome in
is a shame that certain people think that The
Kinks and good eating don't go together!
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
"....it’s a moment of such perfect beauty that it served as a balm to me during a difficult time. Every time I heard it, I could allow myself a wistful smile, as I always imagined the narrator
doing, and quietly regret my closed-off life."
From Stylus By: Jayson Greene, 2007-03-14
Baci, UK: The
character of pubs like the Clissold Arms
should be preserved, and any establishment
lucky enough to have a link with one of the
world’s greatest and most influential rock
bands should preserve and celebrate that link.
Intelligent people will always seek out such
establishments for their historical
Gottlock New York, USA: Not only
do I request that the new owners maintain
the current memorabilia, I challenge them to
enlarge it! I'm sure Kinks fans all over
the world would love to contribute their
cherished possessins to be displayed on the
Illinois USA: "The
next time I am in town I promise I will not
stop in at a gastropub stripped of any
reference to the historical significance of
the Davies' brothers first public gig"
Hill Journal" the local newsaper in the area around
Clissold Arms is doing a great job. Send them an e-mail
when you are on their website and tell them that! link to Muswell Hill Journal
Hill Journal: an
internet campaign is started "In
response to the news, the co-editor of Norwegian fan
website WhyKinks, Kai Armann, who makes a pilgrimage to
the pub every year, this week started an internet
campaign dubbed Save The Clissold Arms to try to get the
display preserved in its current home." Go to the Save The Clissold Arms-page
article in Muswell Hill Journal:
"NEWS that the shrine to
legendary rock band The Kinks in their local pub could
be sold off to the highest bidder has caused shockwaves
among fans around the world.
The Journal revealed last week that the new tenants of
The Clissold Arms, Fortis Green, Muswell Hill, the site
of the first performance by brothers Ray and Dave Davies
of The Kinks, are planning to turn it into a fashionable
gastropub and distance themselves from the pub's
historic links." More
from Ray and Daves
lyrics brings you:
From Clissold Arms to
"This is where I
New page in the
Save The Clissold Arms Section". 42 bits from different
songs by the Kinks and the Davies brothers proves
that The Kinks' Music is very strong linked to
the Clissold Arms and it's neighbourhood.
Jones and Hugh O'Boyle (the new owners) can you
please take time to follow this link and read.
Perhaps you will get some new ideas of how you can
develope The Clissold Arms in the next years.
Link to the Lyrics page-->
is where we belong!
Save The Clissold Arms LINK
Hill Journal: "REGARDING the story "Kinks 'shrine' set to be dumped", I used to go there when going to London - but without The Kinks there is no way I would go to that place or that part of the city. - Name and address
Hill Journal: "I THINK it's sad that The Kinks memorabilia is going to be gotten rid of, all for some fancy-schmancy gastropub! As a Kinks fan from New Zealand I would love to be able to come to the Clissold Arms and see all the memorabilia when I travel to London in the not too distant future......"
- Jess, New Zealand.
"I'VE BEEN an avid fan of The Kinks since 1964 and I made my first pilgrimage to the Clissold Arms four and a half years ago with my 14-year-old daughter.
I view the shrine as important as Abbey Road for The Beatles!......."
- Ken Herrick, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
is where we belong!
Save The Clissold Arms
I HOPE and pray
"I HOPE and pray that at least priceless memorabilia will be returned to the Davies brothers or the fans who donated it ("Kinks
'shrine' set to be dumped", Muswell Hill Journal, March 1). It is the only decent thing to do. It's bad enough that the memory and atmosphere will be
- Teri LaBrecque, Live Oak, Florida, USA
"maintain the Kinks link and
Harrow has contacted member of Haringey Council for
Fortis Green Matt Davies: "What I will do
though, is write a letter to the pub
urging them to maintain the Kinks link and history.
Personally, I think even from a business point of view
they would be foolish not to take advantage of it."
Link to the statements page-->
Dave Davies on Dave
Davies Message Board:
There are no immediate plans for me and Ray
to play together as the Kinks just yet.
We have discussed this at length. There are several
business and personal issues to take into consideration
before this would be at all possible. I have not played on
any of Rays new stuff. Neither has he performed on my latest
CD 'Fractured Mindz' or any of my solo work. I am busy
promoting and working on my own projects at the moment and
If there are any plans to do Kinks shows in the future be
assured that Me and Ray would be the first to know before
any speculative or misinformed well wisher or self-promoting
drunk for that matter.
Sometimes some of the references and crap posted on this
board lately fill me with 'dismay'. Fortunately I don't have
the time to read it all. I am sure the majority of
contributors are sincere and well meaning. But if you have
nothing intelligent or caring or interesting to say except
rant about meaningless garble, gossip or hear say then stay
away. If the Kinks and our legacy means anything to you then
show some respect for the artists and people who created it.
If intellectual choas and emotional disorder and dysfunction
fills your minds then you are all well suited for the funny
farm but I won't be joining you. I have far more important
things to do with my Life as indeed you should ALL have. A
few of you out there and you know who you are really should
now grow up. Have fun but also please have some common sense
and common decency.
Let Peace, Love and health be with you all.
Monday, February 26, 2007 :
Tibet House’s 17th Annual Carnegie Hall Benefit with Laurie
Anderson, Deborah Harry, Ray Davies, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and
Michael Stipe. Ben Harper, and Sigur Rós will be
newcomers to the event.
is where we belong!
The Clissold Arms When
CAMRA (Campain for Real Ale) last year honoured two
London pubs for historical or cultural
significance Clissold Arms was one of them. We hoped
that the importance of THE CLISSOLD ARMS in the
worlds history of rock and popular music would
be accepted. We don't understand why it is
impossible to make good food in todays surrondings.
The new landlords are not interested in keeping the
heritage of the pub alive, but why can they decide
that? There has to be a UK Department for
Culture, what are they saying. What is the opinion
of the local government? Will they listen to
the Kinks-fans. If the plan is to remove all the
Kinks memorabilia and possibly auction it off in the
future the editors of the WhyKinks website are shocked,
this can't be true. Somebody has to stop
make our yearly trip from Norway to
Clissold Arms with a deep respect for British
Culture, British Customs and British Traditions, most
of it is inspired and learned from the two guys that
have their first public performance on Clissold Arms
in 1960. Why can't the authorities and local
business join the Kinks fans in making Clissold Arms
remain the visible milestone of one of
Brittans great gifts to humanity.
has to stop them!
Kai Armann, co-editor of Norwegian fan website ,
who travels to the pub every year, said: "We
don't understand why it is impossible to make good
food in the current surroundings.
"We are shocked. This can't be true. Somebody
has to stop them!"
will still go in and soak up the vibe
secretary of The Official Kinks Fan Club, said:
"There will be a tinge of sadness to lose that
link, and obviously there will be some interest in
getting the memorabilia.
"Over the years the Davies brothers have still
held family parties and birthday parties there, and
they both think fondly of that place from their
youth. The fact is that it is The Clissold Arms, and
people will still go in and soak up the vibe."
Britain's historic Pubs In Time
Last year the Clissold Arms was named one of
Britain's historic Pubs In Time, and even features
in the lyrics of The Kinks' song Fortis Green.
it won't be
the kind of place you would expect to see it
Caroline Jones, who outlined plans for "a
quality, food-led establishment" to Haringey
councillors at a licensing sub-committee meeting,
said: "We haven't made a decision yet, to be
perfectly honest. We have inherited it. It [the new
pub] will be quite different, and it won't be the
kind of place you would expect to see it. If it [getting
rid of the memorabilia] is the case then an auction
is the kind of thing we would do."
Arms a fashionable gastropub The
new tenants of the Clissold Arms, in Fortis Green,
Muswell Hill want to turn it into a fashionable
gastropub when it re-opens in the summer.
Kinks 'shrine' set to be dumped THE
pub that hosted the first performance by Ray and
Dave Davies – founders of legendary rock band The
Kinks – could be stripped of its shrine to the
"The Kinks have a timeless appeal,"
"The Kinks have a timeless
appeal," said Kai. "The only way to understand our
dedication is to listen to their music and their
and let the Sunny Afternoon glide into a Waterloo Sunset,
wondering Where Have All The
Good Times Gone, then they
Really Got you All Day And All Of The Night.
The Rhetorical Situation,
Misfits - Monday, February 05, 2007 link
If you include a stop at
the 169 Bar on Sunday, February 18, you'll hear a
bunch of Kinks songs
performed live in "a candlelit dive bar in the heart of
* Jim Smart *
"169 Bar" 169 East Broadway NYC 10002 www.169barnyc.com
8:30 pm Sunday
February 18 Admission for 21 and over
$8 @the door
Dave Davies is 60
If you wonder, here is the
birthdaypresent from him to you and from you to him: link --------------------------------------------
We have now started to give you the YouTube - The Kinks videoes seperated for each
year, do you miss anyone? link
Clissold Arms news: "a spokeswoman for owners Enterprise Inns said the pub was due to reopen later this month with none of the musical heritage removed. She said: "The pub is currently undergoing some repairs and we hope to reopen it towards the end of
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