Pete Quaife, who sadly passed away in June this year, was a founding member and bassist of The Kinks from 1963 to 1969. John Entwistle of The Who cited Pete as one of his favourite bassists of all time. It’s easy to see why.
Pete was the engine room of The Kinks; the same role that Entwistle filled for his group. Pete’s genius is all over The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, his personal favourite of the albums he made with the band. Tracks like Johnny Thunder and Picture Book showcase the man’s talent. While Pete effectively left the music business in 1970 his work with The Kinks marks him as one of the all-time greats.