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View Poll Results: Who was a better songwriter?
Pete Townshend (The Who) 3 23.08%
Ray Davies (The Kinks) 10 76.92%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-11-2022, 06:53 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Gotta go with Ray for his incredible consistency, I'd argue his output from 66 to 71 trumps any other British songwriter of the era in that regard.

Pete is great of course but the main attraction of The Who for me is their musicianship rather than their songwriting.

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Old 04-11-2022, 02:46 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 10-10-2022, 03:34 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Marie Monday View Post
My favourite Kinks song

Anyway, I think Ray Davies pretty easily. Townshend is great, and lately I've found much appreciation for The Who, but...

...The Kinks is a band that can be more compared to Beatles, Beach Boys and such. The Who is second tier in this category.
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Old 08-13-2023, 12:56 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Eleanor Rigby 14
So difficult, I'm not even going to vote. However, I'd love to know your opinions and reasons!
I cannot vote either,geez quite difficult to pick!

Both are fantastic........
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