Ray Davies

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We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Britt Daniel

We’ve Got A File On You is a new reboot of an old-school Stereogum franchise. Once called Annotated Media Guide, these are interviews in which
Ryan Leas | June 25, 2019 - 1:13 pm

Counting Down

The Kinks Albums From Worst To Best

In some ways, the story of the Kinks feels familiar: In 1962, four working-class London teenagers besotted with American R&B and country music unite. Their…
Timothy & Elizabeth Bracy | September 24, 2014 - 11:59 am

More Ray Davies stories

The Kinks Announce Arthur Deluxe Box Set With Unreleased Material

The Kinks' Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) will turn 50 this fall, and the landmark seventh album by the English…
James Rettig | July 30, 2019 - 10:38 am

Ray & Dave Davies Recording New Kinks Music

The Kinks, one of the greatest bands of the '60s and '70s, were always driven by the tempestuous relationship between brothers and bandmates Ray and…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2019 - 10:14 am

The Kinks Will Reunite, Says Ray Davies

Ray Davies formed the Kinks with his younger brother Dave in 1964, and the band had a long, tempestuous, and productive run. The Kinks were…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2018 - 12:51 pm

Ray Davies Receives Knighthood

That's Sir Ray Davies to you. The Kinks legend was officially knighted by Prince Charles in a ceremony at London's Buckingham Palace today, The Daily
Peter Helman | March 16, 2017 - 9:12 pm

Ray Davies – “Poetry”

The recently knighted Kinks founder Sir Raymond Douglas Davies will release a new album in April which he recorded with the Jayhawks. Americana is Davies'
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 23, 2017 - 10:20 am

Watch The Kinks’ Ray And Dave Davies Reunite Onstage For “You Really Got Me”

Last night, the Kinks' Ray Davies and Dave Davies ceased their legendary fraternal bickering long enough to share a stage for the first time in…
Peter Helman | December 19, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Kinks Biopic You Really Got Me Gets Stars, Director

We're nearing an age when just about every legendary musical figure gets a biopic, and the Kinks appear to be next in line. The drama…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2015 - 3:45 pm

The Kinks Reunion May Finally Happen

Picture Dave Davies when he's getting old, sat by the fireside a-pondering on. He'd probably want to make the most of his time on earth…
Chris DeVille | June 9, 2014 - 10:04 am

NY Times Puts Old Rockers In New Suits

In a photo spread titled "Ballad Of A Thin Man" and subtitled "Godfathers Of Glam" and basically boiling down to "Someone Old, Something New," this…
Amrit Singh | March 14, 2011 - 10:36 am

Kinks Reunion Impossible Because “Ray Davies Is An Asshole”

Also because Ray stomped all over Dave's birthday cake. Reunion "news" on an afternoon fraught with sibling rivalry: Ray and Dave Davies, the Kinks core…
Amrit Singh | November 1, 2010 - 3:40 pm