One of the Survivors

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The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk and country. Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals) remained members throughout the group's 32-year run. Original members Pete Quaife (bass guitar, vocals) and Mick Avory (drums and percussion) were replaced by John Dalton in 1969 and Bob Henrit in 1984, respectively. Dalton was in turn replaced by Jim Rodford in 1978. Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins accomp… more »


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1973
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See Johnny Thunder sitting on his motorbike 
Riding along the highway, 
Rock and roll songs from the nineteen-fifties 
Buzzing around in his brain. 
Johnny Thunder he's one of the original bebop generation 
And he's got no time for complicated music 
Or too much sophistication. 

He's one of the survivors, 
The motorbike riders. 
You ought to see Johnny Thunder 
Riding down the highway 
One of the rock and roll survivors, 
Twelve bars flowing through his brain. 
He digs Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion and The Belmonts, 
And Johnny and The Hurricanes. 

He plays Hound Dog, Oh Boy, 
And Great Balls of Fire 
And Boppin' At The High School Hop. 
And he's got no time for phonies or posers 
Cause they don't know how to reel and rock. 
And he plays Little Egypt and Ooh Poo Pah Doo, 
And he plays Poison Ivy and Blue Suede Shoes, 
The Hollywood Argyles, Danny and The Juniors, 
Dion and The Belmonts, Johnny and The Hurricanes. 

He's one of the survivors, 
The boppers and the jivers, 
Yeah and he rocks all day. 
Johnny and The Hurricanes, Johnny and The Hurricanes. 

Got my freedom riding along the freeway. 
I ride a hundred miles an hour 
But I don't mess up my D.A. 
Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock 'n' roll. 
You can't stop rock 'n' rollin' music play. 
Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock 'n' roll. 
You can't stop rock 'n' rollin' music play. 

Feel those vibrations flow in my brain. 
Got my freedom riding down the highway, 
Keeps me sane, feel alive, 
I'm one of the survivors. 

Feel all right. 
First gear, second gear, 
Third gear, fourth gear, all right. 
Old Johnny Thunder looks a little overweight, 
And his sideburns are turning grey. 
But he still likes to bebop, boogie and jive 
To his worn out seventy-eights. 
Johnny Thunder. 
He's alright. 
He's one of the survivors, 
Twelve bars flowing through his brain, 
Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion and The Belmonts, 
Johnny and The Hurricanes, 
Johnny and The Hurricanes.

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