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Brit equation: After the Beatles and the Stones: Who?

Griffin In an email exchange with Variety, Sid Griffin — a founding member of the alt country band the Long Ryders and the Coal Porters — was lamenting the loss of Kinks bass player Pete Quaife.

Griffin, a multi-disciplinarian from Kentucky who relocated to London, called the Quaife obit in the Guardian “very well-written and rather moving” (read here) and noted that Kinks frontman Ray Davies sang “Days” at the just-wrapped Glastonbury Fest after dedicating it to Quaife.

The subject of the Kinks led to the age-old question: who was third most important band in the British Invasion after the Beatles and the Stones?

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