The Kinks Top the U.K. charts with “Tired of Waiting for You”

After “You Really Got Me” and its follow-up, “All Day and All of the Night,” both  made it to No. 7 in the States, the Kinks slowed things down for the jangling “Tired of Waiting for You,” which made it to No. 6 (No. 1 in the United Kingdom) in February. Lead singer–rhythm guitarist Ray Davies wrote all but two of March’s Kinda Kinks tracks, at a time when the Stones were still primarily a cover band. “Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy,” backed with “Who’ll Be the Next in Line,” continued the run of strong singles. The band also had the perfect uniform for the U.S. Anglophiles: red riding jackets and frilly shirts.

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