Waterloo is a part of London that has always had a lot of significance for me. When I was a kid, my father took me there to see the Festival of Britain. There was a romantic element too: as a teenager, I used to walk along Waterloo Bridge with my girlfriend. I carried these thoughts around in my head for years, then suddenly the song popped out. The tune and the lyrics came together very quickly, almost like the song was writing me, not the other way round. But actually, the image I had in my mind was of my sister and her boyfriend walking into the future. I do have a nephew called Terry, but his nickhame is Todger and he emigrated to Australia. The river is depicted as a protective force. When we recorded it, my brother Dave proved that he can sometimes do what I tell him — he played lovely, compelling guitar lines to underpin my fragile vocal. The song is about how innocence will prevail over adversity.
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The track climbed the charts and has gone on to be an anthem for the city but it started out as an ode to another location. But you know what they say as advice for writers — write about what you know. I knew London better than I knew Liverpool. So I changed it. Later I used to go past the station when I went to art college on the train. And I met my first girlfriend, who became my first wife, along the Embankment at Waterloo. I woke up and it was there.
It was released as a single in , and featured on their album Something Else by the Kinks. Composed and produced by Kinks frontman Ray Davies , "Waterloo Sunset" is one of the band's best known and most acclaimed songs, and ranked number 42 on " Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs of All Time ". It is also their first single that is available in true stereo. The record reached number 2 on the British charts in mid It was a top 10 hit in Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe.
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