This was written by group leader Ray Davies for the Kinks’ 1970 album Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One. It was released in June 1970, five months ahead of the album. It reached No 2 in Britain and No 9 in the States. It was ranked at 386 on the 2021 Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.
Here is a live performance from 1980.