A new star-studded album paying tribute to late Kinks bass player Pete Quaife is being put together to benefit a charity created in his name. The record, titled Legends -- Shoulder to Shoulder, will feature an impressive array of well-known artists covering Kinks songs to raise money for the Pete Quaife Foundation, which provides support for young people who are undergoing dialysis treatments.
Among the stars who have submitted songs for the project so far are Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, Noel Gallagher of Oasis, ex-Jam frontman Paul Weller, Wishbone Ash, former Beach Boys member Billy Hinsche, Michael Des Barres, Terry Reid, and The Kast Off Kinks, a group featuring ex-members of The Kinks. Dave Quaife, Pete's brother and the co-founder of the foundation, tells ABC News Radio that so many musicians are interested in contributing to the album that it may end up being a five-part release. Meanwhile, the cover art for the record is being designed by John Kosh, who created such classic album covers as The Beatles' Abbey Road and The Who's Who's Next.
Legends -- Shoulder to Shoulder will be the second Pete Quaife tribute album organized by the foundation, following last year's Pass It On…Vol. 1. To find out more details about the upcoming record, visit PeteQuaifeFoundation.com or PQFMusic.com.
Quaife was a founding members of The Kinks, but left the group in 1969. He died in June 2010 at the age of 66 from complications of kidney disease.
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