The Kinks’ former keyboardist John Gosling dies aged 75


Members pay tribute to ‘great man’ who played with band in 1970s


August 5, 2023

John Gosling, second from left, with the band in 1970. Photograph: GAB Archive/Redferns

The Kinks have paid tribute to their former bandmate John Gosling after his death at the age of 75.

Brothers Ray and Dave Davies formed the Kinks in the 1960s, with Gosling joining the band in 1970 as a keyboard player.

The Kinks announced the musician’s death in a statement posted to their social media page, which read: “We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of John Gosling. We are sending our condolences to John’s wife and family.”

Lead vocalist Ray Davies paid tribute to his friend and former bandmate and said: “Condolences to his wife, Theresa, and family. Rest in peace dearest John.”

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