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Ray Davies' songwriting tips

Duration: 02:09

"Writing songs is like chatting up somebody."

Ray Davies, lead singer and songwriter for The Kinks, shares his approach to writing songs. "It's got to be a hit in the first three seconds," he says.

Available since: Fri 21 Dec 2012


Ray Davies

This clip is from

Mastertapes Series 1, Ray Davies (the A-Side)

9/14 Ray Davies talks to John Wilson about the Kinks albums Lola and Muswell Hillbillies.

First broadcast: 27 Nov 2012

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