NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t

ON FRESH AIR: Lead singer and songwriter, Ray Davies started The Kinks in 1964 with his brother, Dave. Histhe-kinks-kinks.jpg latest album is the solo effort, Other People’s Lives. Said to be the pioneers of the rowdy garage band genre of rock music, The Kinks had many hits including “You Really Got Me,” “Lola,” “All Day and All of the Night” and “Tired of Waiting for You.” This interview originally aired on Apr. 3, 2006.

It’s been thirty years since the Heartbreakers debuted with their album Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Petty’s most recent album, and his first solo album in 12 years, is Highway Companion. It has been four years since he’s released an album with the Heartbreakers. This interview originally aired on Jul. 27, 2006.

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