Ray DaviesUK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks. Born 21 June 1944
Ray Davies Biography (Wikipedia)
Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, CBE ( DAY-viz; born 21 June 1944) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the Kinks, which he leads with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed and produced shows for theatre and television. He is often referred to as "the godfather of Britpop". After the dissolution of the Kinks in 1996, Davies embarked on a solo career.
- Ray Davies Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05pkd90.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05pkd90.jpg2017-11-29T11:49:00.000ZRicky Ross talks to Ray Davies about his Americana connections and influences.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05pkcr9
Ray Davies Interview
- Don't forget to kneel Sir Ray!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0510kpg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0510kpg.jpg2017-04-24T17:27:00.000ZSir Ray Davies reveals the big mistake he made when being knighted by Prince Charleshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0510g8g
Don't forget to kneel Sir Ray!
- Sir Ray Davies has never voted because...he was always on tour!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0510g3w.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0510g3w.jpg2017-04-24T17:23:00.000ZAt the age of 72, Kinks legend Ray Davies says he'll vote for the first time this year!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0510fd3
Sir Ray Davies has never voted because...he was always on tour!
- Bonus Clip: Ray Davies & Tom On Life On The Roadhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050zt55.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050zt55.jpg2017-04-24T11:33:00.000ZIn a clip not originally broadcast, Ray tells Tom about the vagaries of touring.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050zrkp
Bonus Clip: Ray Davies & Tom On Life On The Road
- Hear Tom's Chat With Ray Davieshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050zrf8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050zrf8.jpg2017-04-24T11:23:00.000ZRay discusses his new project, Americana - a reflection on his relationship with the US.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050zqz6
Hear Tom's Chat With Ray Davies
- Ray Davies: "I wrote Sunny Afternoon for my Dad to sing, but he preferred You Really Got Me"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040qjbp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040qjbp.jpg2016-07-07T15:50:00.000ZRay talks to Steve about his career, The Kinks and the hit musical 'Sunny Afternoon'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p040qjwv
Ray Davies: "I wrote Sunny Afternoon for my Dad to sing, but he preferred You Really Got Me"
- Ray Davies in conversation with Stuart Maconiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p035ncfv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p035ncfv.jpg2015-10-19T14:14:00.000ZRay Davies of the Kinks speaks with Stuart Maconie about the band's early years.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p035ncrr
Ray Davies in conversation with Stuart Maconie
- Ray Davies in conversation with Simon Mayohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02w4s40.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02w4s40.jpg2015-07-03T14:55:00.000ZRay Davies speaks to Simon Mayo about Greenwich Music Time 2015 - a series of concerts taking place in July at the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02w7gt6
Ray Davies in conversation with Simon Mayo
- The Kinkshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqdyx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqdyx.jpg2014-11-26T10:21:00.000ZThe Muswell Hillbillies chat to Brian about their music and their stylehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02ct5ck
- Ray Davies talks to Johnnie Walkerhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01cg87y.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01cg87y.jpg2013-07-08T10:25:00.000ZJohnnie Walker joins Ray Davies at the famous Konk studios in London's Muswell Hill.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01cg89j
Ray Davies talks to Johnnie Walker
- Ray Davies' songwriting tipshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011sqqg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011sqqg.jpg2012-12-21T13:25:00.000ZRay Davies shares his approach to writing songs.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p012yrv9
Ray Davies' songwriting tips
- Ray Davies sings A Long Way From Homehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011sqqg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011sqqg.jpg2012-12-03T19:04:00.000ZLive at Maida Vale, Ray Davies sings A Long Way From Home.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01235v7
Ray Davies sings A Long Way From Home
- Ray Davies sings This Time Tomorrowhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011sqqg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011sqqg.jpg2012-11-26T17:24:00.000ZLive at Maida Vale, Ray Davies sings The Kinks' This Time Tomorrow, from the album Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p011sqrf
Ray Davies sings This Time Tomorrow
- Ray Davies on the anger in The Kinks' Muswell Hillbillies (featuring performance exclusive)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011scj2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011scj2.jpg2012-11-26T13:53:00.000ZRay Davies tells John Wilson about the influences in The Kinks' album Muswell Hillbillies.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p011sd4t
Ray Davies on the anger in The Kinks' Muswell Hillbillies (featuring performance exclusive)
- Ray Davies: "Dedicated Follower of Fashion was written out of anger"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011schp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011schp.jpg2012-11-26T13:43:00.000ZRay Davies says he wrote Dedicated Follower of Fashion after a dispute over his flares.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p011scsx
Ray Davies: "Dedicated Follower of Fashion was written out of anger"
Ray Davies Tracks
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