News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Friday, 26th August, 2016
12:27 pm -  Dave is quoted in this article about the Denmark Street campaign.
12:26 pm -  There's a new interview with Dave in the Autumn 2016 issue of Songwriting Magazine.
10:11 am -  Kinks tribute band The Konks will be playing 2 full sets of Kinks classics at the Clissold Arms on 16th September.
10:10 am -  Here's an interview with the Sunny Afternoon cast.
9:13 am -  You can listen again to the second part of Ray's BBC Radio Manchester interview from yesterday.
9:13 am -  According to this tweet another interview with Ray will be aired tomorrow morning on BBC Three Counties Radio.
 
 Thursday, 25th August, 2016
9:41 am -  You can listen again to yesterday's programme on BBC Radio 2 that talked about the VGPS album.
9:04 am -  You can listen again to Ray on BBC Radio Manchester from earlier today (starts around 01:44:35). More from the interview will be broadcast tomorrow, and there will be a special programme broadcast in December with the full interview.
9:03 am -  Several more Sunny Afternoon Manchester reviews: here, here, here, here, and here.
9:02 am -  Here's another photo from the Sunny Afternoon afterparty.
9:01 am -  Ray and the Kinks are mentioned in this interview with Dennis Greaves.
 
 Wednesday, 24th August, 2016
12:04 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray from the afterparty last night.
9:47 am -  According to this Facebook post Ray will be on BBC Radio Manchester tomorrow at 09:00.
9:46 am -  Some reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Manchester here, here and here.
9:40 am -  Last night was "press night" for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Manchester. A couple articles about it here and here, some video here and here, and many photos here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. And here's an audio interview with Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016
12:25 pm -  You can listen again to an interview with two of the Sunny Afternoon tour cast, from BBC Radio Manchester today. (Starts around 01:45:00.)
10:05 am -  Tribute band Kinda Kinky will be playing a gig at Ziggy's in Stillwater, Minnesota this Saturday, August 27th, at 9pm. Here's a Facebook event.
9:09 am -  Ray is mentioned in this new interview with Liam Gallagher.
 
 Monday, 22nd August, 2016
12:19 pm -  A new book, The Kinks: A Thoroughly English Phenomenon by Carey Fleiner is due to be published in March 2017.
9:22 am -  Here's another new interview with Ray.
9:21 am -  Here's a Sunny Afternoon tour preview article.
9:19 am -  VGPS will be played & discussed on this BBC Radio 2 show on Wednesday at 22:00.
 
 Friday, 19th August, 2016
9:08 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in French).
9:08 am -  According to this Facebook post, the Denmark Street campaign is planning to get thousands of guitarists to play "You Really Got Me" at a protest gig. Guitarists can sign up here.
 
 Thursday, 18th August, 2016
3:40 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article on undervalued classic rock greats.
9:36 am -  From Ray's Facebook page today: "The Sunny Afternoon musical starts touring the UK this week, opening in Manchester tomorrow night. I will be catching one of the performances in Manchester as well doing an interview for the BBC."
9:35 am -  Here's an interview with Ryan O'Donnell, who plays Ray in the Sunny Afternoon touring company.
9:34 am -  Here's a tribute article to a former neighbour of Ray's. Ray and the Kinks are mentioned in it.
9:31 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour.
 
 Tuesday, 16th August, 2016
8:53 am -  Here's an article on Give The People What TheyWant.
 
 Monday, 15th August, 2016
1:17 pm -  The BBC is crowdsourcing fan stories, photos, footage and memorabilia about British rock and pop music for an upcoming series.
9:26 am -  You can vote for Robbie White (the understudy for the Ray, Dave, Pete & Mick roles in Sunny Afternoon) as West End Frame's Understudy of the Year 2016.
 
 Friday, 12th August, 2016
1:19 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
 
 Monday, 8th August, 2016
8:43 am -  Ray is mentioned in this new interview with Julien Temple.
 
 Friday, 5th August, 2016
9:47 am -  Yours Retro magazine, issue 2, has a 4-page feature on the Kinks.
 
 Thursday, 4th August, 2016
9:46 am -  Carla Gugino said she's a huge Kinks fan last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, when talking about her show "Roadies".
 
 Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016
9:40 am -  Here's the TV footage of the Sunny Afternoon cast at the World Cup '66 Live event at Wembley this past weekend. And UK residents can watch the full show with Ray's intro at around 12 minutes in.
 
 Sunday, 31st July, 2016
8:32 am -  You can listen again to the World Cup '66 radio broadcast. The introduction starts around 12 minutes in.
8:31 am -  The Sunny Afternoon Facebook page has the official photo of the cast at Wembly yesterday.
 
 Saturday, 30th July, 2016
11:10 am -  Here's a photo of the Sunny Afternoon cast on stage at the World Cup '66 Live gig today.
10:10 am -  "The Kinks at the BBC" is being repeated tonight/early tomorrow morning.
 
 Friday, 29th July, 2016
3:38 pm -  From the official Kinks Facebook page today: "Exciting stuff over at the official merchandise store with the launch of a line of vintage reprints of USA Tour merch, available for the first time since the late 70s/early 80s tours themselves. You can find the store here.
3:22 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray will perform with the Sunny Afternoon cast tomorrow at the World Cup '66 Live show at Wembley Arena.
 
 Thursday, 28th July, 2016
11:11 am -  Some autographed items from Dave are up for bids on eBay, with proceeds going to animal conservation charities.
11:09 am -  Here's a preview article for the touring company of Sunny Afternoon opening in Manchester next Month.
 
 Wednesday, 27th July, 2016
9:16 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is mentioned in this article on the 1966 World Cup.
 
 Tuesday, 26th July, 2016
9:12 am -  Ray talks about the 1966 World Cup in this article.
9:09 am -  Yesterday's repeat of a 1996 interview with Ray is now available to listen again.
9:07 am -  Here's an article about the Absolute Beginners film.
 
 Monday, 25th July, 2016
2:41 pm -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
1:35 pm -  A 1996 audio interview with Ray will be re-aired today at NicoleSandler.com, between 2-4pm ET. A podcast will be posted later today.
9:01 am -  This column mentions the recent Sunny Afternoon media night where Ray made an appearance.
8:54 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at a party in Gosport last week.
 
 Thursday, 21st July, 2016
11:06 am -  Here's an article about Dave and his new album (due in autumn).
 
 Wednesday, 20th July, 2016
9:36 am -  Here's an article about John Carpenter touring with Dave's son Daniel, performing music from Carpenter's films.
 
 Tuesday, 19th July, 2016
9:08 am -  The touring cast for Sunny Afternoon has been announced, as well as new tour dates for 2017.
 
 Monday, 18th July, 2016
4:13 pm -  According to this article the Absolute Beginners film will be screened in London this Wednesday, with a "director Q&A" with Julien Temple. Tickets available here.
9:25 am -  Here's a review of the album launch gig for Ben Crosland's The Ray Davies Songbook.
9:24 am -  Here's another photo of Ray from Thursday evening.
 
 Friday, 15th July, 2016
12:59 pm -  The Clissold Arms Facebook page has a photo of Kinks merchandise to be sold at the Kinks Night tonight, with proceeds going to Harington Scheme.
11:19 am -  The Low Budget Men performed at La Prom' Party in Nice last night. Their Facebook page reports that they are all safe and sound. "All our thoughts for the victims. Thank you for all your messages."
11:13 am -  Here's a review of the Everybody's In Showbiz Legacy edition.
11:01 am -  Here's another photo from last night, from the official Sunny Afternoon Twitter page. And the official Kinks Facebook page has a video.
9:09 am -  Ray was on stage with the Sunny Afternoon cast yesterday. Several photos here, here, here, here, and here.
 
 Thursday, 14th July, 2016
3:29 pm -  The 4th annual Ray Davies Day in Portland, Oregon is this Saturday, with local artists performing Kinks/Ray songs at the McMenamins Mission Theater. Proceeds to benefit the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Scholarship. Tickets available here.
 
 Wednesday, 13th July, 2016
9:17 am -  This blog post has a review of the VGPS album by guest listener Peter Hitchens (spoiler: he doesn't care for it, but the overall article is an interesting read).
 
 Tuesday, 12th July, 2016
3:37 pm -  Here's an article on the 50th anniversary of "Sunny Afternoon".
 
 Monday, 11th July, 2016
10:00 am -  Pete Quaife's Veritas volume 1 novel is available as an eBook via The Pete Quaife Foundation, with preorders being taken for volume 2 (due at the end of the month). A CD with songs Pete wrote for the book, as well as a DVD with Pete's home movies and an interview, are due for release later this year.
9:51 am -  Sunny Afternoon is See Ticket's Show Of The Week, with reduced tickets from £10 if booked this week.
9:50 am -  A couple reviews of the jazz tribute CD "The Ray Davies Songbook" by The Ben Crosland Quintet here and here.
 
 Friday, 8th July, 2016
3:46 pm -  Ray is quoted in this article (scroll down to the "Dark side of the tour" section).
3:35 pm -  Here's a review of the Everybody's In Showbiz Legacy edition.
3:34 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this band reunion wish list article.
9:44 am -  Here's an article on "I Go To Sleep".
 
 Thursday, 7th July, 2016
4:47 pm -  You can listen again to Ray on BBC Radio 2 from today.
10:07 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at the BBC radio studio today.
9:20 am -  According to this Facebook post, Mick will be appearing at a prostate cancer benefit at the Eel Pie Club on Thursday, 14 July.
9:18 am -  There's a Sunny Afternoon ticket flash sale.
9:18 am -  Here's an article on "Sunny Afternoon" (the song and the musical). "Sunny Afternoon" was at #1 in the UK charts 50 years ago this week.
 
 Tuesday, 5th July, 2016
10:26 am -  The next Kinks Night at the Clissold Arms is Friday, 15 July starting at 8pm. Featuring a performance by the Kinks Fan Kollektiv and an auction of Kinks records with proceeds going to Harrington Scheme. Call 0208 444 4244 to book a table.
10:16 am -  Ray will be on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 this Thursday at 14:00.
10:12 am -  Here's a review of the Legacy edition of Everybody's In Showbiz.
10:11 am -  "Days" (from the choral CD) was used on a recent episode of East Enders.
10:08 am -  Here's a new cover of "I'm On An Island" by Abi Budgen.
 
 Wednesday, 29th June, 2016
11:47 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' gig in Wimborne this Saturday.
 
 Tuesday, 28th June, 2016
10:48 am -  Here's another review of Ray and Mark Hamill at Hornsey Town Hall.
10:30 am -  Here's the official ATG Tickets Sunny Afternoon Spotify playlist.
9:18 am -  "Hay Fever" is included in this article on Songs for Seasonal Allergy Sufferers.
9:18 am -  According to this article, Project Grand Slam's new album contains a cover of YRGM.
9:16 am -  Here's another photo from Sunday at Hornsey Town Hall. Also some video here and here.
 
 Monday, 27th June, 2016
4:43 pm -  Here's a review of yesterday's Ray Davies/Mark Hamill event. And here's a photo.
9:36 am -  You can listen to the archive of Chris Kocher's Ray birthday tribute radio show from last week here.
 
 Friday, 24th June, 2016
12:32 pm -  Here's an article about the Ray Davies and Mark Hamill In Conversation event this Sunday.
 
 Thursday, 23rd June, 2016
10:25 am -  According to this tweet, more tickets have been released for Ray Davies and Mark Hamill in Conversation. Get tickets here.
9:55 am -  From an email from Hornsey Town Hall regarding this Sunday: "Ray Davies and Mark Hamill in Conversation will run from 19:00 to approximately 21:30 with a 20 minute interval." Also, VIP ticketholders have been allocated seat numbers and should have received emails with their numbers.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd June, 2016
9:37 am -  Don't forget Chris Kocher's radio show tribute for Ray's birthday tonight at 7pm EDT at WHRW 90.5FM. The show should be archived for later listening. Be sure to check out his 2012 show featuring an interview with Olga.
9:13 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
9:12 am -  Here's a review of a new Kinks/Ray jazz tribute CD from the Ben Crosland Quintet: The Ray Davies Songbook. Due for release on 8 July from Jazz Cat Records.
9:03 am -  Edward Rogers performed a live cover of "Sitting In My Hotel" yesterday for Ray's birthday.
 
 Tuesday, 21st June, 2016
10:16 am -  Happy 72nd birthday to Ray!
10:15 am -  Wolfgang's Vault has a 60% off sale on select Kinks items until 5am Pacific time tomorrow.
9:30 am -  You can enter to win a pair of VIP tickets to see Ray and Mark Hamill this Sunday.
9:26 am -  There's a Groundhog Daze blog post in honor of Ray's birthday today.
9:24 am -  There are two tickets up for bids for the Ray Davies/Mark Hamill event this Sunday, 26 June, at the Hornsey Town Hall. More info on Ray's Facebook page.
 
 Monday, 20th June, 2016
9:02 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at the theatre on Saturday.
 
 Friday, 17th June, 2016
9:55 am -  From Dave's Facebook page yesterday: "Dave Davies has kindly donated/signed some items to be auctioned this week on Ebay - half of the proceeds will go to his favorite charities." Charities include Centerlink and Pridelines, LGBTQ organizations in Florida, in remembrance of the victims of Orlando.
9:28 am -  Here's an article on the closure of Sunny Afternoon in the West End in October. The touring company starts in August in Manchester.
 
 Thursday, 16th June, 2016
12:13 pm -  According to this Facebook post the final West End performance of Sunny Afternoon will be 29th October 2016.
11:22 am -  According to this article, Chris Kocher will be doing his annual Ray Davies birthday radio show next Wednesday at 7pm EDT on Binghamton's WHRW The Signal 90.5FM. You can listen online at whrwfm.org.
 
 Tuesday, 14th June, 2016
9:59 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with Kinks/Ray manager Paul Charles.
 
 Monday, 13th June, 2016
4:28 pm -  This article mentions Ray's review of Revolver from 1966.
11:58 am -  Here's the Alan's Album Archives review of Muswell Hillbillies.
10:00 am -  Here's the official Everybody's In Showbiz (Legacy Edition) YouTube playlist.
 
 Friday, 10th June, 2016
4:08 pm -  Robert Rex Waller Jr. has a cover of "Waterloo Sunset" on his upcoming album Fancy Free.
1:25 pm -  The Sunny Afternoon cast will be performing at West End Live at 12:25pm in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 18 June.
11:48 am -  From Dave's Facebook page earlier this week: "New music from Dave coming in 2016!".
 
 Tuesday, 7th June, 2016
12:02 pm -  You can vote for Danny Horn's performance of "Waterloo Sunset" for West End Frame's 2016 "Best Performance of a Song" Award.
11:31 am -  ADAAOTN is on Marky Ramone's list of his 5 Favorite Punk Songs.
9:31 am -  Here's the Michael Fracas cover of "Better Things".
 
 Monday, 6th June, 2016
11:28 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray. Here's the print version. Some rehashes of the article here, here, here (in Dutch), and here (in Italian).
11:08 am -  "You Really Got Me" was used in the opening of the BBC TV show UK's Best Part-Time Band.
11:05 am -  Ray was mentioned in a NPR 'Fresh Air' segment on Herman's Hermits, as the writer of "Dandy".
11:02 am -  Some reviews of the Everybody's In Showbiz Legacy Edition here, here, here, and here.
11:00 am -  Here's an article on the Everybody's In Showbiz release.
 
 Friday, 3rd June, 2016
11:51 am -  Today is the release day for the Legacy Edition of Everybody's In Showbiz.
11:50 am -  There's an acoustic cover of "Sunny Afternoon" on Facebook, performed by the Sunny Afternoon cast, marking the 50th anniversary of the release of the song.
 
 Thursday, 2nd June, 2016
9:04 am -  According to this NME article, the Absolute Beginners film will be reissued for its 30th anniversary on July 25th.
9:01 am -  Ray is included in this article on Top Art School And College Dropouts Who Changed Our World.
 
 Wednesday, 1st June, 2016
12:10 pm -  Here's an official photo of Ray at the FOCAL awards last week.
 
 Tuesday, 31st May, 2016
1:59 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in the 2011 Disney movie Prom (which recently aired on Nickelodeon.
 
 Sunday, 29th May, 2016
3:47 pm -  Here are some more photos of Ray at the FOCAL awards.
 
 Friday, 27th May, 2016
4:30 pm -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
12:21 pm -  According to this Facebook post, the Sunny Afternoon cast will be on Magic radio this Sunday.
12:11 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray will be presenting at the FOCAL International Awards.
12:07 pm -  The Sunny Afternoon cast will be performing at West End Live in June.
11:25 am -  Lancaster band The Manta Rays have a couple Kinks covers on YouTube: I'm Not Like Everybody Else and This Strange Effect.
 
 Thursday, 26th May, 2016
7:21 am -  Here's a photo of Ray and Bryan Adams from the Ivors.
 
 Tuesday, 24th May, 2016
10:06 am -  A couple photos of Ray at a movie premier last night here and here.
10:04 am -  Here's a blog post with anecdotes about Ira Kaplan's (of Yo La Tengo) conversation with Ray.
9:59 am -  Here's a blog post on "I'm Not Like Everybody Else".
 
 Saturday, 21st May, 2016
9:21 pm -  Here's an article about Dave having to once again correct the story of how he created the guitar sound on "You Really Got Me".
9:17 pm -  Here's an article on the Sunny Afternoon extension, with a quote from Ray.
 
 Friday, 20th May, 2016
10:47 am -  Sunny Afternoon's run at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London has been extended to 29th October. Tickets are on sale now. Here's a video from the Facebook page.
 
 Thursday, 19th May, 2016
2:56 pm -  Bryan Adam's Facebook page has a photo of himself with Ray from today.
1:40 pm -  According to this article, Ray presented a PRS for Music Special International Award to Bryan Adams. Bryan also told an anecdote about open for The Kinks.
10:26 am -  According to this tweet, Ray is at the Ivors lunch today.
 
 Wednesday, 18th May, 2016
4:15 pm -  The KinKs Heath Fest in Kings Heath, Birmingham (UK) will be on Sunday, 12 June at the Hare & Hounds and Fletchers Bar, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks' Birmingham debut. Local musicians will pay their favourite Kinks songs and there will be prizes for "Best Dressed Dedicated Follower of Fashion". The day will culminate with a concert by headliners The Kast Off Kinks. Here's the press release and flyer.
 
 Tuesday, 17th May, 2016
11:24 am -  The Bass Player magazine interview with John Dalton and Jim Rodford is now online.
9:47 am -  The Sunny Afternoon cast has been confirmed to be performing at the World Cup '66 Live event.
9:45 am -  VGPS is included in Rolling Stone's list of 14 Classic Albums That Flopped When They Were Released.
 
 Monday, 16th May, 2016
10:54 am -  From Dave's Facebook page a couple days ago: "Check out my son Simon's band MASH - I love their sound."
10:31 am -  "All Day And All Of The Night" is being used in this mattress TV ad.
10:24 am -  Jan-Åke Ryberg sent in this photo of a vintage clothing store in Madrid called Kinda Kinks. Here's an article about the store.
10:06 am -  Henny Stahli, formerly of The Kinky2, now of BUS 59 with guitarist Amir Sofic, has a new CD called London-Paris-Berlin which has two Kinks/Ray cover songs. The CD is $10 or €10 (incl. P&P). Email Henny to order a copy. YouTube links: London-Paris-Berlin (the title track), Rosie Won't You Please Come Home?, and The Good Times Are Gone (a song from Return To Waterloo).
9:59 am -  Here's a corresponding blog post to the Rock Solid podcast from Friday.
 
 Friday, 13th May, 2016
2:37 pm -  The Rock Solid podcast has an all-Kinks episode this week, discussing the band's 1960s material. Listen to it on iTunes, Art19 or podbay.fm. Here's the artwork:
11:06 am -  Here's another article about the Sunny Afternoon tour launch, including a video interview with the cast.
 
 Thursday, 12th May, 2016
11:10 am -  Here is Uncut's review of the "Kinked!" compilation of cover songs. And here's another review.
 
 Wednesday, 11th May, 2016
10:18 am -  According to this Facebook post there are Konk greeting cards for sale at Oxfam Crouch End.
9:59 am -  Michael Fracas will have a cover of "Better Things" on his forthcoming album Here Come The Savages. You can watch an older live performance of the song on YouTube.
9:55 am -  Here's a blog post on the Sunny Afternoon tour launch.
9:52 am -  Here's an interview with Danny Horn and Damien Walsh from the Sunny Afternoon tour launch yesterday.
 
 Tuesday, 10th May, 2016
12:58 pm -  This article by Mark Teehan is a comprehensive look at the entry into the singles charts & progress of "You Really Got Me" in the US market in 1964. A fascinating read, packed full of details about the music industry.
11:05 am -  There are photos from today's launch event for the Sunny Afternoon musical's tour (starting in August) on Facebook and Twitter.
 
 Monday, 9th May, 2016
2:17 pm -  Here's a recent photo of Ray at Sunny Afternoon.
2:16 pm -  According to this tweet a story about Ray was read on BBC Radio. (Click the link to the Soundcloud audio clip.)
9:47 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is being used as background music in adverts for this event celebrating England's 1966 World Cup victory.
9:44 am -  There was a Kinks programme on radio France Inter yesterday.
 
 Friday, 6th May, 2016
3:34 pm -  I had added a festival gig for Ray on the Tour Dates page this morning ("On Track For Summer" festival in Windsor), but this article says it's actually the Sunny Afternoon cast that's appearing. So I have removed the festival from the Tour Dates page.
3:16 pm -  Ace Frehley mentions The Kinks in this interview. He's covered Till The End Of The Day on his new album.
9:50 am -  You can listen to "Long Tall Shorty" from the upcoming expanded Everybody's In Showbiz in this Rolling Stone article.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016
9:24 am -  Here's an oil painting of Ray done by artist Annika Jägfeldt.
 
 Monday, 2nd May, 2016
4:21 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray's appearance at Hornsey Town Hall is sold out now.
11:11 am -  There are interviews with John Dalton and Jim Rodford in the current issue (May 2016) of Bass Player magazine.
9:03 am -  Mumford & Sons (and friends) performed a cover of "You Really Got Me" recently at their concert in Nashville.
 
 Sunday, 1st May, 2016
5:52 pm -  According to this tweet there's only a few tickets remaining for Ray's Hornsey appearance in June.
 
 Friday, 29th April, 2016
2:02 pm -  Ray is included in this Telegraph article on 12 famous fellas who want men to talk about mental health.
1:48 pm -  A few Kinks songs are mentioned in this article on pop music as public address.
11:08 am -  Here's an NME article about Ray's Hornsey Town Hall event. And a couple more articles from Ham & High and Uncut.
9:31 am -  Here's a direct link to purchase tickets for Ray's Hornsey appearance. VIP package tickets are sold out already.
9:29 am -  Here's a live cover of "Lola" by Lake Street Dive.
 
 Thursday, 28th April, 2016
9:41 am -  Ray will be appearing at the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre on Sunday, 26th June, in conversation with Mark Hamill and with musical accompaniment. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.
 
 Wednesday, 27th April, 2016
9:23 am -  "Tired Of Waiting For You" is used in this new TV ad for McCain baked potatoes.
 
 Monday, 25th April, 2016
1:21 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about The Liverbirds.
10:48 am -  The full version of the Mark Hamill interview with Dave is now online.
10:45 am -  "Lola" is included on this BBC list of The 10 best pop songs chanted at football matches.
 
 Friday, 22nd April, 2016
12:18 pm -  Here's a post with various people's recollections of a 1974 Kinks concert.
12:07 pm -  From Dave's Facebook page today: "RIP PRINCE - he was a talented all round performer artist guitar player. a one of a kind, an innovator- a sad loss- ultimate modern r&b with rock sensibilty, delightful camp persona with delicious sexual ambiguity - he will be missed. - Dave"
11:15 am -  The full version of the Mark Hamill interview with Ray from the Big Issue is now online.
9:03 am -  Watch the band Curry Combo performing Give the People What They Want (in German) at their farewell concert on 5 Feb. 2016.
 
 Wednesday, 20th April, 2016
12:38 pm -  Here's an article about the Alexandra pub and the Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 19th April, 2016
1:55 pm -  On Dave's Facebook page there are photos of him and Mark Hamill attending a performance of Sunny Afternoon.
1:51 pm -  In addition to his interview with Ray last week, Mark Hamill interviews Dave in the new issue of The Big Issue.
1:41 pm -  There's a Kinks tribute show this Thursday at the IOTA Club & Cafe in Arlington, Virginia, with various local artists performing Kinks songs.
 
 Monday, 18th April, 2016
9:54 am -  Here's a review of the "Kinked!" compilation of Kinks kover songs.
9:36 am -  Here's a blog post on Arthur.
 
 Thursday, 14th April, 2016
2:15 pm -  In this Van Halen interview, they mention playing six different Kinks songs.
1:56 pm -  This lengthy new thread on The Kinks at the Steve Hoffman forum makes for good reading.
1:47 pm -  According to this article (in Swedish), the song "Sunny Afternoon" is used in the new film "El Clan" from Argentinian director Pablo Trapero.
1:42 pm -  A reminder about the two EPs being released on Record Store Day this Saturday in the US: Mister Pleasant and Dave Davies Hits.
 
 Wednesday, 13th April, 2016
11:09 am -  Here's another article on the expanded Everybody's In Show-Biz release.
11:08 am -  Here's an article about an artist who will perform instrumental jazz re-workings of 12 Kinks songs at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival this month.
10:33 am -  Here's an excerpt of the Mark Hamill interview with Ray in the current issue of The Big Issue.
10:07 am -  This article on Merle Haggard's songwriting compares him to Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 12th April, 2016
11:11 am -  Here's an article on the upcoming expanded edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz.
9:51 am -  There will be a Kinks (and Smiths) tribute show in Tribeca, New York City this Friday, April 15th.
9:36 am -  A "deluxe" version of Everybody's In Showbiz is due for release on June 3rd as a 3-LP set and 2-CD set.
9:23 am -  You can listen to guitarist Mark Doyle's instrumental version of I Go To Sleep from 2011.
 
 Monday, 11th April, 2016
9:27 am -  Kinks tribute band The Konks have a gig in London on Saturday, 16 April, at The White Swan Pub Charlton.
9:25 am -  "Waterloo Sunset is at #45 and "Lola is at #5 on The Telegraph's list of 100 greatest songs of all time.
9:22 am -  Here's an article on the song "Come Dancing".
9:21 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article about a recording studio in Hull.
 
 Saturday, 9th April, 2016
2:34 pm -  The Kinks at the BBC is on BBC4 tonight at 12 midnight.
 
 Friday, 8th April, 2016
1:01 pm -  Mark Hamill interviews Ray in the next issue of The Big Issue.
10:42 am -  "See My Friends" is mentioned in this article about Ravi Shankar and the sitar.
 
 Thursday, 7th April, 2016
1:36 pm -  There's an Absolute Kinks tribute show coming up in Leicester on Friday, 13 May. Tickets are on sale. Other dates are scheduled over the summer.
 
 Wednesday, 6th April, 2016
1:06 pm -  "Dreams" was played at the end of the April 3rd episode of the TV show "Last Man On Earth". That makes 5 Kinks songs played on the show over its two seasons.
9:13 am -  A French translation of Americana will be published tomorrow.
 
 Tuesday, 5th April, 2016
9:04 am -  Dave's Facebook page has a recent photo of him at a record shop in London.
 
 Monday, 4th April, 2016
9:31 am -  You can buy a copy of Terry Reid + The Jigsaw Seen Live, a 2-song EP CD, limited to 500 copies, with proceeds going to the Pete Quaife Foundation.
 
 Friday, 1st April, 2016
10:30 am -  Ray is included in this list of Famous people who saved the lives of real people.
10:25 am -  Mick is in Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time.
 
 Thursday, 31st March, 2016
9:21 am -  Eddie Reader mentions Ray in this interview.
9:21 am -  Noel Fielding mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 30th March, 2016
4:12 pm -  Here's an article on Sleepwalker.
10:06 am -  "All Day And All Of The Night" is used in this trailer for the film "Bobby". Ray is in the film, according to the description on Amazon.
 
 Tuesday, 29th March, 2016
9:46 am -  Here's yet another Kinks cover by Ron Sexsmith.
 
 Monday, 28th March, 2016
9:37 am -  According to this article, Ray is a listener of the Football Weekly podcast.
9:31 am -  You can listen again to the 2010 interview with Ray from BBC Radio Wales yesterday.
9:27 am -  Here's a review of Dave's I Will Be Me album.
 
 Friday, 25th March, 2016
2:42 pm -  You can listen again to the interview with Ray on BBC Radio Cumbria. Starts around 05:30.
 
 Thursday, 24th March, 2016
10:55 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks' RCA years.
10:44 am -  You can watch a 1994 interview with Shel Talmy.
10:34 am -  In this interview with Paul Martin, he talks about living next door to Ray and also knowing Dave and Mick. (Starts around 04:14.)
10:33 am -  Here's a video promoting the "Kinked!" compilation of Kinks cover songs, which will be released tomorrow.
9:31 am -  Here's an article about "Strangers".
 
 Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016
12:43 pm -  There will be an interview with Ray on BBC Radio Wales this Sunday.
 
 Monday, 21st March, 2016
10:34 am -  Ray is name-checked in the song "Open Road" by John Styles.
10:26 am -  There's a Ray Davies tribute act based in London. He has a video on YouTube.
10:22 am -  Here's an article about village greens.
10:21 am -  Here's another article on the "Kinked! Kinks Songs & Sessions 1964-1971" compilation of Kinks cover songs, to be released this Friday.
9:36 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks: 10 Best Songs of All Time.
 
 Friday, 18th March, 2016
3:15 pm -  Bobcat Goldthwait mentions in this interview that he would still like to do a Schoolboys In Disgrace movie.
3:13 pm -  There will be an interview with Ray on BBC Radio Cumbria next Friday.
2:10 pm -  Be sure to check out this awesome trailer for the new Spanish Kinks book, The Kinks - Riffs, kontroversia y té cada tarde.
1:48 pm -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
12:01 pm -  Tickets are now on sale for the Official Kinks Fan Club meeting at the Boston Arms in London on Sunday, 27 November 2016.
11:47 am -  The latest episode of the Kinks and Beats Podcast is available, talking about Preservation Acts 1 & 2.
 
 Thursday, 17th March, 2016
11:12 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on celebrities with similar/identical names.
10:52 am -  According to this tweet, you can bid on a guitar signed by Ray, tonight at An Evening with Suggs and Friends.
 
 Wednesday, 16th March, 2016
11:29 am -  Sunny Afternoon is included in this review of several jukebox musicals.
 
 Tuesday, 15th March, 2016
9:38 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included on the SideStory Map of London Songs.
 
 Saturday, 12th March, 2016
9:32 pm -  You can read the interview with Ray from Sunday's Event magazine online.
4:38 pm -  According to this tweet, there will be a piece on Ray in tomorrow's Event magazine.
 
 Friday, 11th March, 2016
10:09 am -  Ray is one of the specialist subjects in tonight's Mastermind.
10:00 am -  The Kinks' Facebook page has a scan of a page from the 8-page interview/feature on Dave Davies in the April issue of Mojo magazine (with Iggy Pop on the cover).
 
 Thursday, 10th March, 2016
11:45 am -  Here's an interview (article in Italian, video in English) with Ray and Dave's nephew Phil Palmer.
11:25 am -  Dave's Instagram page has a photo of himself with Shel Talmy from last year.
 
 Wednesday, 9th March, 2016
1:42 pm -  From Dave's Facebook page today:
He gave the Beatles their sound
Probably one of the most important engineer/producers of our age
His influence spans generations
A gifted creative and inspired force in popular music
We'll never see the likes again God bless you George Martin
- Dave Davies
9:59 am -  According to this NME article, Mumford & Sons covered "You Really Got Me" at the Okeechobee Music Festival in Florida this past weekend.
9:46 am -  For Record Store Day in the US, 16 April, there will be two vinyl EP reproductions released: Mister Pleasant (the French EP, but with an extra track) and Dave Davies Hits. In the UK on 23 April there will a The Kinks In Koncert 65 LP released, limited to 1000 copies.
9:24 am -  Casting callsfor the Sunny Afternoon touring company have been posted.
 
 Tuesday, 8th March, 2016
12:11 pm -  Don't forget there's a Kinks Night at the Clissold Arms this Friday, with Kinks songs performed by Alex S. Tower, Sam Shepherd and Mike Temple.
12:08 pm -  Here's a video from the Sunny Afternoon cast. Voting closes this Friday.
12:06 pm -  From Dave's Facebook page today: "Where's Dave? Busy working on new music and sometimes he's on Twitter !"
12:01 pm -  Here's a video interview with Dave from 2010.
 
 Monday, 7th March, 2016
1:07 pm -  Here's new Kinks cover by Ron Sexsmith ("Sweet Lady Genevieve").
9:51 am -  According to this, there will be a Kinks tribute show at Gunston Hall Coastal Village in Suffolk next month.
9:42 am -  The episode of "Later with Jools Holland" with Ray and Mumford & Sons performing Days/This Time Tomorrow aired on German TV ZDF on Saturday.
9:40 am -  Here's a review of the Arthur album.
 
 Friday, 4th March, 2016
9:37 am -  There is still time to vote for Sunny Afternoon for the Magic Radio Audience Award at the Olivier Awards.
 
 Thursday, 3rd March, 2016
2:38 pm -  Shel Naylor, who covered Dave's song "One Fine Day" is mentioned in this article on alumni of the Caludon Castle School.
2:34 pm -  Here's a blog post on the Arthur album.
 
 Tuesday, 1st March, 2016
11:00 pm -  Ronnie Spector covers "Tired Of Waiting" on her new album English Heart, due in April.
1:31 pm -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' gig in Derby this Friday.
1:29 pm -  You can enter to win a pair of Sunny Afternoon tickets.
1:26 pm -  Here's an article on The Kinks.
 
 Monday, 29th February, 2016
12:18 pm -  The Kinks' Official Merchandise Store has some new t-shirts available for pre-order.
12:15 pm -  "Have A Cuppa Tea" was played on the BBC Radio 4 programme Saturday Live this weekend, during a feature on a lady who had collected over 700 teapots.
 
 Sunday, 28th February, 2016
6:58 am -  Tickets for the Kast Off Kinks' Sunny Afternoon 50th Anniversary gig in Broxbourne on 18 June 2016 are now available. (Numbers are limited.)


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