This is the only song by The Kinks ever to feature someone else besides Ray or Dave Davies on lead vocals. John "Nobby" Dalton, the group's bassist from 1969-1976, sang this in a tone very similar to Elvis Presley.
Suggestion credit: Eli - Melrose Park, PA
Willesden Green is an area of London popular in the summer for its vibrant social scene. The singer here grew up in the area, and despite efforts to move to a more cosmopolitan area, finds himself drawn back to it by the people he misses.
The Kinks wrote this for the soundtrack of the 1971 movie Percy, which is about a man who receives a penis transplant. The Kinks wrote all the songs for the film, which did well enough in the UK to earn a sequel called Percy's Progress.