Song of the Day: The Kinks, “Sunny Afternoon”

A favorite hobby among British musicians in the ’60’s was to protest the steeply progressive tax rates under the Labour government of Harold Wilson. George Harrison’s “Taxman” was one such song, and this, by Ray Davies of The Kinks, was another. The song reached #1 in the UK and #14 in the US.

19 thoughts on “Song of the Day: The Kinks, “Sunny Afternoon”

  1. I didn’t know this was about tax rates because I need to read the lyrics. Love this song! Today, Monday, it is not s7nny and we are to get a snow storm that is to hit by this afternoon

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  2. Oh I do love the old songs. I remember, ( quite a few years ago ) going to the Edinburgh Playhouse to a 50’s, 60’s and 70’s revival. It was fantastic everyone up dancing and singing. I only wish I could remember every singer and band that I saw. I definitely remember Freddy and the Dreamers. Such great music written back then. 💜

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          1. I couldn’t either John. Arthritic joints couldn’t cope, even though when I was younger I done Gymnastics, Horse Riding, Tennis even football and dance classes up until age 25. Maybe that’s why I suffer now, but I certainly don’t regret my younger years 😃

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