KINKS: Helping Kids With Kidney Disease
Following original Kinks bass player Pete Quaife’s death in 2010 from kidney disease, his brother Dave started the Pete Quaife Foundation, a charity supporting children undergoing dialysis treatment. The Foundation will be the beneficiary of the proceeds from Legends: Shoulder To Shoulder, an album featuring Noel Gallagher of Oasis fame, Paul Weller, Small Faces’ and Faces’ members Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn and others.
Dave Quaife says, “We are hoping to use some of the funds raised by the album to buy portable dialysis machines to give families even more freedom to travel with kids who need dialysis, or even just to prevent them being tied to hospital appointments.”
The album will be out later this year.
In other Kinks news, guitarist Dave Davies will be back on tour in the U.S. in November with dates in the Northeast.