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Kinks guitarist and songwriter Dave Davies remembers the 1970s with Johnnie and talks about his 70s solo work too

Dave Davies joins Johnnie to recall the 1970s with - and without the Kinks.

By 1970, north London's rock n' roll heroes had had quite a journey. Huge success since their formation in 1964 had led to a period of turbulence and decline within the band by the end of the decade.
However, as the 1970's dawned, times were once again on the up. They released the now iconic single 'Lola' and in 1971 signed a new five album deal with RCA Records. The 70's proved to once again to be a period of great highs and lows for the band, not least for guitarist and songwriter Dave.

Born in East Finchley, he and his brother Ray are one of rock's most famous sibling band members. Their close but often fractious relationship has long fascinated the music press. In 2015, after more than 20 years apart, the pair reunited on stage at one of Dave's solo gigs in London, prompting rumours of a Kinks reunion. Dave has recently commented and said he wouldn't rule that idea out but its still yet to happen.

Currently, Dave is promoting his album 'Decade'. Perfect for Sounds of the 70's, the record is made up of solo Dave Davies tracks which were written and recorded in the 1970s but never released.

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • The Jimmy Castor Bunch


  • Pratt & McClain

    Happy Days

    • Television's Greatest Hits Volume 3 70s & 80s.
    • Silva Screen Records Ltd.
  • Queen

    Don't Stop Me Now

    • Jazz.
    • Island.
    • 12.
  • David Bowie


    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Mr. Blue Sky

    • The Very Best Of.
    • Frontiers Records.
    • T1.
  • Odyssey

    Native New Yorker

    • Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Elton John

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    • Diamonds.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Elvis Presley

    I Just Can't Help Believing

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • Junior Walker And The Allstars

    Take Me Girl, I'm Ready

  • Chris Rea

    Fool (If You Think It's Over)

    • Hard To Find 45s On CD, Vol. 8: Seventies Pop Classics (Various Artists).
    • Eric Records.
  • Johnny Cash

    Man In Black

    • The Man In Black: The Definitive Collection.
  • AC/DC

    Highway To Hell

    • AC/DC - Highway To Hell.
    • Albert.
  • Aerosmith

    Remember (Walking In The Sand)

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
  • Paul Simon

    Mother and Child Reunion

    • The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 1).
    • Warner Bros.
    • 1.
  • Sex Pistols

    God Save The Queen

    • Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various).
    • Disky.
  • David Bowie

    The Jean Genie

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • The Sweet

    Ballroom Blitz

    • The Sweet - Originals.
    • RCA.
  • Joni Mitchell

    Ladies of the Canyon

    • Ladies Of The Canyon.
    • Reprise.
  • The Kinks

    Sweet Lady Genevieve

    • Celluloid Heroes.
    • 7.
  • Dave Davies

    This Precious Time (Long Lonely Road)

  • The Kinks


    • Sleepwalker.
  • The Kinks

    A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy

  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Sweet Talkin' Woman

    • Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO.
    • Epic.
  • Ronnie Lane & Pete Townshend

    Till The Rivers All Run Dry

    • Rough Mix.
    • 5.
  • Cat Stevens


    • The Very Best Of Cat Stevens.
    • Island.
  • Journey


    • Journey's Greatest Hits.
    • Columbia.
    • 10.
  • Journey


    • Journey's Greatest Hits.
    • Columbia.
    • 10.