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Pete Quaife dies at 66; original bass player for the Kinks
Pete Quaife dies at 66; original bass player for the Kinks

Pete Quaife, the original bassist for the Kinks who played on such early hits as "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of the Night" and "Tired of Waiting for You" before leaving the British band in 1969, has died. He was 66.Quaife died Wednesday of kidney failure in Herlev, Denmark, according to British news reports. He had moved to Denmark in 2005 after having lived in Canada for many years."Without Pete there would have been no Kinks," Dave Davies, an original band member, said on his website. "He was a great musician. You could always trust his playing, creative input, intuitive response to musical ideas.""The Kinks were never really the Kinks without you," Davies added.Growing...

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