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Friday, June 25, 2010

R.I.P. Pete Quaife, Bassist and Co-Founder of The Kinks

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Well, this fucking sucks.

Pete Quaife, a founding member of the titanically influential British Invasion band The Kinks, died at age 66. This is the guy who played bass on "You Really Got Me," -- you know, one of the greatest guitar-rock songs ever -- and the entire The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society album, which was the Kinks' answer to Pet Sounds and Sgt. Peppers.

Quaife had been undergoing kidney dialysis for over a decade, according to the BBC.

Sadly, it looks like we will never see all four members of the original band back onstage together again.

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