Ray Davies

Born 21 June 1944.

UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks

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Ray Davies talks to Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker joins Ray Davies at the famous Konk studios in Muswell Hill.

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Raymond Douglas "Ray" Davies CBE ( DAY-viz; born 21 June 1944) is an English rock musician. He is best known as lead singer and songwriter for The Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed and produced shows for theatre and television.

Since the dissolution of The Kinks in 1996, Ray Davies has embarked on a solo career as a singer-songwriter.

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  1. Review of See My Friends

    See My Friends 2010

    Reviewed by Paul Whitelaw
    These all-star gatherings are more fun for the artists than the listener.
  2. Review of Working Man’s Café

    Working Man’s Café 2007

    Reviewed by Greg Boraman
    Observational bulletins on our current times wrapped around bitter-sweet music forged...
  3. Review of Other People's Lives

    Other People's Lives 2006

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    It feels a little unfair to judge this against the majesty of The Kinks, but anyone...