News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Wednesday, 7th December, 2016
8:54 am -  A couple reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Southampton here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 6th December, 2016
9:28 am -  Ray is quoted in this article about the blue plaque unveiling at the birthplace of Davey Graham.
 
 Monday, 5th December, 2016
10:13 am -  For the forth consecutive year, Kinks tribute band Kinky Way will take part in the Christmas Charity Concert on 16 December at Brygga Kultursal in Halden, Norway. The concert is an annual tradition, raising money for the Salvation Army and Hand 2 Hand, a charity organisation for Romania.
 
 Friday, 2nd December, 2016
9:06 am -  Some Glastonbury Festival merchandise features the artwork from the 1970 poster, which includes The Kinks (even though they didn't play that year).
9:02 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Southampton.
9:01 am -  A couple Sunny Afternoon tour review here and here.
 
 Thursday, 1st December, 2016
10:54 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be on BBC Radio Solent at 6:30pm today, talking about Sunny Afternoon.
8:56 am -  There's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Brighton in today's Metro newspaper (article not yet online).
8:55 am -  Here's another video of Ray at the Victoria on Saturday.
 
 Wednesday, 30th November, 2016
11:13 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour.
 
 Tuesday, 29th November, 2016
9:26 am -  Kinks fan Jean Blacow and her partner are wearing Kinks shirts in one of the photos in this article about raising money for Nottinghamshire Hospice. You can donate here.
9:20 am -  A couple more photos of Ray at the fan club konvention here and here.
9:19 am -  According to this Facebook post, the Sunny Afternoon inspired pooch "Lola" is one of the top five most popular in the Snow Dogs project in Brighton.
9:16 am -  Here's an interview with Joe Penhall/preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Brighton.
9:14 am -  Here's an article on Muswell Hillbillies.
 
 Monday, 28th November, 2016
2:48 pm -  A couple videos of Ray at the fan club konvention yesterday here and here.
9:53 am -  Some photos of Ray at the fan club konvention yesterday here and here.
9:51 am -  Some more photos on Facebook of Ray at the Victoria on Saturday here, here, here, and here.
 
 Sunday, 27th November, 2016
7:03 am -  Ray showed up at the Victoria last night for the Kinksfan Kollektive performance. Some photos on Facebook here and here.
 
 Friday, 25th November, 2016
8:51 am -  Don't forget about the Kinksfan Kollektive performance & singalong at the Victoria pub in Highgate tonight and tomorrow night. And here's the running order for the Fan Club event on Sunday: Doors 1.00pm; Kast Off Kinks 1st set approx 1.45pm followed by, Mark Haley acoustic set; Auction or Raffle; Kast Off Kinks 2nd set; Auction or Raffle; Kast Off Kinks final set. Kast Off Kinks will be joined, by Jim Rodford, Bob Herit, Debi & Shirlie with some additional backing vocals from The Cherry Tops at various points in the show.
8:46 am -  According to this Facebook post, you can take 25% off everything in the Kinks merchandise store today through Monday.
8:44 am -  The Kinks Facebook page has information on the three EP releases for Record Store Day today.
8:41 am -  According to this tweet, there's an interview with Ray in this month's Sussex Life magazine.
8:40 am -  The band Cats on Holiday will play a Kinks tribute gig at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland tonight at 8pm.
 
 Thursday, 24th November, 2016
9:12 am -  There will be a signed Mono Vinyl Box Set for auction at the Fan Club gig on Sunday. Ticket sales for the show have now closed.
9:09 am -  "Thanksgiving Day" is included in a couple articles on Thanksgiving songs here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016
12:21 pm -  The mono LP box set is now sold out on PledgeMusic.com. However, Amazon.com is still taking pre-orders.
9:14 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be/was discussed on Classic FM this morning.
9:13 am -  Here's an article on the VGPS album.
9:13 am -  Ron Sexsmith's latest Kinks cover is Animal Farm.
 
 Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016
9:42 am -  Minneapolis/St. Paul Kinks tribute band Kinda Kinky! will have their 6th annual holiday concert and food drive on Saturday, Dec. 10th at the Minneapolis Eagles Club #34, from 7pm - midnight. Admission is $10, or $5 with a food donation for The Food Group. "It gets bigger and better every year! We'll have 32 guest vocalists from the Twin Cities music community taking a crack at their favorite Kinks tunes. Last year our audience brought 661 pounds of food, up from 449 the year before."
9:34 am -  Tribute band Absolute Kinks have a gig in London on 8 December.
9:32 am -  "You Really Got Me" is included in this article about stories behind iconic hits.
9:30 am -  According to this tweet, Ray was discussed on Absolute Radio on Sunday.
 
 Saturday, 19th November, 2016
5:20 pm -  Ray is mentioned a couple times in Johnny Marr's autobiography.
 
 Friday, 18th November, 2016
12:37 pm -  Here's an article (in Italian) on the VGPS album.
10:51 am -  There's a Vox Continental 300 for sale, once used by Ray.
10:47 am -  Here's a recent photo of Ray at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
10:23 am -  This article on mobile devices quotes "20th Century Man".
 
 Thursday, 17th November, 2016
11:44 am -  Here's an interview with the Sunny Afternoon cast.
8:23 am -  Here's a review of Preservation Act 1 & 2.
8:22 am -  Here's part 2 of the video of Dave talking about the mono LP box set.
8:21 am -  Here's an interview with the Sunny Afternoon tour cast.
 
 Wednesday, 16th November, 2016
11:39 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Dartford.
10:12 am -  According to this article, Memphis band The Subtractions performed the entire VGPS album last Friday.
10:09 am -  The Kinks' Low Budget album is included in this article: Seattle Musicians Reveal the Music They're Playing to Cope with Trump.
10:07 am -  A photo of Ray was used on this flyer/poster for Club Shangri-La.
 
 Monday, 14th November, 2016
3:50 pm -  You can enter to win the mono LP box set plus a print signed by Ray, Dave and Mick.
1:33 pm -  Wimbledon has been added to the Sunny Afternoon tour. Tickets available here.
11:11 am -  According to a comment in Facebook post, Ray won't be appearing at the Italian earthquake charity event after all.
11:09 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Dartford.
 
 Sunday, 13th November, 2016
11:10 am -  According to this Instagram post The Cherry Tops are performing at the fan club meeting at the Boston Arms this month.
 
 Saturday, 12th November, 2016
11:25 am -  According to this Facebook post, there's a piece on Ray in the new issue of Q magazine.
11:23 am -  Here's an article about a brief Twitter exchange with Dave.
 
 Friday, 11th November, 2016
11:53 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the 1982 US Festival.
10:15 am -  Here's a blog post on the Face To Face album.
 
 Thursday, 10th November, 2016
4:41 pm -  Kids aged 7 - 15 can attend a Kinks kamp in Oakland, California in December, where they'll record a Kinks kover album.
3:03 pm -  According to this tweet and this article, Ray will be performing at an earthquake charity event in London on 27th November.
 
 Wednesday, 9th November, 2016
11:46 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a 5 minute video of Dave going through the new mono LP box set and talking about the albums.
 
 Tuesday, 8th November, 2016
9:13 am -  Here's a video of Mark Hamill quoting "Celluloid Heroes".
 
 Monday, 7th November, 2016
9:24 am -  Here's another article about the Kinks possibly playing Glastonbury 2017. And here's an article about Dave dismissing it. On Ray's Facebook page today it says, "Ray was misquoted at the recent Q awards. Both Ray and Dave have solo albums coming out next year and have no plans to re-unite in the immediate future."
9:19 am -  Here's an interview with Mark Newnham, who plays Dave in the Sunny Afternoon touring company.
9:18 am -  This interview with Patricia Crosbie has a mention & photo of Ray.
9:17 am -  The Sky Arts Talk episode with Ray will be repeated on 13th November.
9:16 am -  According to these tweets here and here, Ray attended a performance of Othello in London recently.
8:57 am -  Here's another photo of Ray from the Q Awards last week.
 
 Saturday, 5th November, 2016
7:59 am -  According to this article, the Kinks may play at the Glastonbury festival next year. A couple rehash articles here and here. Dave responded on his Facebook page: "ME AND RAY have not spoken about Kinks shows at all- although weRE TRYING TO WORK TOGETHER ON OTHER STUFF and have worked on music together . In the meantime we both have albums finished. My album Open Road I did with my son Russ comes out in 2017! - Dave"
7:55 am -  Here's a t-shirt with a hand-drawn picture of Ray, created by Ray Borchers.
7:52 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks gig in Clacton tonight.
7:49 am -  Here's another video from the Q Awards.
 
 Friday, 4th November, 2016
10:26 am -  Here's another video from the Q Awards.
 
 Thursday, 3rd November, 2016
12:08 pm -  Here's another article on yesterday's Q Awards.
11:39 am -  A couple videos from the Q Awards here and here.
11:37 am -  Some pro-shot photos of Ray at the Q Awards here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and .
11:37 am -  Ray won the Classic Songwriter award at yesterday's Q Awards in London. Here's an article with photos, and many more photos here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
11:24 am -  Ray is mentioned in this excerpt from a new book, Press Escape by Shaun Carney.
11:20 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Woking. And another one here.
11:14 am -  Tuesday's episode of Holby City on BBC 1 featured two characters listening to "Supersonic Rocket Ship".
 
 Wednesday, 2nd November, 2016
10:43 am -  Here's an interview with Dave from a 2011 issue of Classic Rock magazine.
 
 Tuesday, 1st November, 2016
4:55 pm -  Here's another video of Ray with the Sunny Afternoon cast on Saturday.
2:25 pm -  The latest Ron Sexsmith Kinks cover is Apeman.
9:14 am -  Here's a blog post on connecting the careers of Ray Davies and Johnny Flynn.
9:08 am -  Many photos of Ray on stage at the final performance of Sunny Afternoon at the Harold Pinter Theatre on Saturday: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. And a video clip here.
 
 Friday, 28th October, 2016
9:05 am -  According to this tweet, Ray's See My Friends album will be featured on York Hospital Radio from 8am to 10am tomorrow.
9:03 am -  Photos of the Sunny Afternoon cast are being sold to raise funds for the Bloodwise charity.
 
 Wednesday, 26th October, 2016
3:54 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this interview with Michael Eavis.
3:51 pm -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon in Sheffield.
9:56 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Sheffield.
 
 Tuesday, 25th October, 2016
3:29 pm -  Ray's song "The Voodoo Walk" is included in this playlist of voodoo songs.
9:54 am -  The Harold Pinter Theatre is asking for memories of Sunny Afternoon for closing week on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
9:51 am -  "Daylight" was used in this week's episode of the TV show "Last Man On Earth".
 
 Monday, 24th October, 2016
9:36 am -  Frank Portman talks about Ray's songwriting in a podcast.
9:34 am -  According to this Facebook post the band Trampolene will cover "YRGM" at their show on 5 November in London.
9:32 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at Sunny Afternoon in London yesterday.
 
 Friday, 21st October, 2016
7:55 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray from the Q magazine photo shoot today.
12:06 pm -  Here's an article about Ray's appearance at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2013.
11:30 am -  "Father Christmas" will be featured in the upcoming Jason Bateman/Jennifer Anderson movie "Office Christmas Party".
9:40 am -  The Sunny Afternoon touring cast made this acoustic recording of "Sunny Afternoon".
9:37 am -  Here's another preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Sheffield.
 
 Thursday, 20th October, 2016
9:26 am -  Here's another preview article for Sunny Afternoon in Sheffield.
9:25 am -  This SiriusXM blog post says that Ray will be interviewed on the SiriusXM VOLUME (Ch. 106) this week, and includes a brief audio segment of the interview. (It may be a re-airing of the Ron Bennington interview with Ray from 2013.)
9:14 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Torquay.
 
 Wednesday, 19th October, 2016
12:35 pm -  Just a reminder that tickets are still available for the Official Kinks Fan Club Meeting at The Dome (upstairs at The Boston Arms), Tufnell Park, London on Sunday, 27th November. Also that weekend are two "Kinks Nights" with performances/singalong with the Kinksfan Kollektiv, which will be at the Victoria pub instead of the usual Clissold Arms this year: "Because of an unfortunate double-booking occurrence, the annual pre-Konvention Kinks singalong to cannot take place at the Clissold Arms this year. However, the excellent Victoria pub in Highgate (a pub frequented by Ray Davies himself) has come to our rescue and there will be a two-night event with the Kinksfan Kollektiv there on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November. There will be a different set each night, so lots and lots of Kinks songs to sing along to. Nice pub, nice atmosphere, nice beer, reasonable prices, Kinks songs - what more could anyone want?"
9:57 am -  Ray's Facebook page has a teaser image for his interview in the current issue of R2 magazine.
9:18 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Sheffield.
9:18 am -  Here's another article about the mono LP box set.
 
 Monday, 17th October, 2016
1:47 pm -  Here's a review of Schoolboys In Disgrace from the Alan's Album Archive blog.
1:46 pm -  Here's a petition to save Hornsey Town Hall.
9:18 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on lyrics as literature.
9:16 am -  A couple more articles on the mono LP box set here and here.
 
 Friday, 14th October, 2016
1:28 pm -  This article on Elliott Smith looks at his "eternal infatuation with The Kinks".
9:07 am -  Here's an article about the mono LP box set.
9:06 am -  Jon Brennan, bassist for the Ivy League, shares an anecdote about the Kinks in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 12th October, 2016
3:35 pm -  There will be a special Kinks Program at the Viennale Film Festival in Vienna, with "Kinkdom Come: Dave Davies" shown on Thursday, 27 Oct., "Ray Davies: Imaginary Man" on Friday, 28 Oct., "Return To Waterloo" on Saturday, 29 Oct., and "Weird Nightmare" on Sunday, 30 Oct. Julien Temple will be there for the first two films.
12:25 pm -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon in Glasgow.
8:51 am -  Ray receive a "Million-Air Award" at the 2016 BMI London Awards earlier this week, for 3 million performances of "ADAAOTN", 4 million performances of "Lola", and 7 million performances of "YRGM".
8:45 am -  There's an anecdote about Ray in this Bruce Springsteen article.
8:44 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Glasgow.
 
 Monday, 10th October, 2016
11:06 am -  Here's a blog post on "Nine to Five".
9:10 am -  Celine Dion sang a short bit of "I Go To Sleep" on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday. You can watch it here (at around 07:15 in).
9:02 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) about "Dead End Street".
9:01 am -  Ron Sexsmith's latest YouTube Kinks cover is Wonderboy.
 
 Friday, 7th October, 2016
10:25 am -  According to this tweet, Q magazine is asking for readers' three favourite Ray/Kinks songs, for a future issue.
 
 Thursday, 6th October, 2016
12:42 pm -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon in Sunderland.
9:15 am -  Howard Kaylan talks about working with Ray in this article about the Turtles' albums.
 
 Wednesday, 5th October, 2016
3:19 pm -  Some reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Sunderland here, here and here.
9:28 am -  Here's another Gold Badge Award article.
 
 Tuesday, 4th October, 2016
3:31 pm -  More Gold Badge Award photos here, here and here.
12:06 pm -  There is a Kinks Beginnings Vol. 2 2-CD set, with the first disc containing songs that may have influenced the song "You Really Got Me", and the second disc containing original versions of songs that the Kinks have covered on stage.
9:43 am -  Here's an article about the Gold Badge awards yesterday.
9:43 am -  Some more photos of Ray at the Gold Badge awards yesterday here and here.
 
 Monday, 3rd October, 2016
3:48 pm -  Here's another photo of Ray from today.
11:32 am -  A few more photos from the Gold Badge Awards here, here, here and here.
9:15 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at the Gold Badge Awards ceremony today.
9:14 am -  Here's a review (in French) of the Legacy edition of Everybody's In Showbiz.
9:11 am -  Here's another preview article for Sunny Afternoon in Sunderland.
 
 Friday, 30th September, 2016
9:46 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article about the new Slim Harpo biography.
 
 Thursday, 29th September, 2016
4:23 pm -  Here's another preview article for Sunny Afternoon in Sunderland.
9:04 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Aylesbury.
9:03 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Sunderland.
 
 Monday, 26th September, 2016
9:26 am -  This Jon Anderson interview includes an anecdote on opening for the Kinks.
9:11 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" and "YRGM" were featured on Saturday's episode of the TV show Casualty on BBC One.
 
 Thursday, 22nd September, 2016
1:33 pm -  Here's another article on the mono LP box set.
9:48 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Southend.
 
 Wednesday, 21st September, 2016
9:39 am -  Here's another article about the mono LP box set.
 
 Tuesday, 20th September, 2016
12:53 pm -  According to the official Kinks Facebook page preorders for the US release of the mono LP box set will start next week.
11:13 am -  Uncut has an article on the mono LP box set.
9:13 am -  You can pre-order a 10 LP "The Kinks - The Mono Collection" box set. (Not available in North America.)
 
 Monday, 19th September, 2016
9:46 am -  According to this tweet, there's a new interview with Dave in the latest issue of Songwriting magazine.
9:42 am -  This video of Raphael Doyle revisiting the Troubadour Folk Club & Coffee House has anecdotes about Ray.
 
 Friday, 16th September, 2016
4:33 pm -  Here's a Sunny Afternoon West End ticket offer.
4:13 pm -  X-Ray is at #81 in Billboard's list of 100 Greatest Music Books of All Time.
 
 Wednesday, 14th September, 2016
4:17 pm -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon in Edinburgh.
9:22 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Edinburgh.
 
 Tuesday, 13th September, 2016
1:17 pm -  According to the official Kinks Facebook page, Ray is on the cover of the September/October 2016 issue of R2 - Rock 'n' Reel magazine, with a new interview inside.
9:21 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Croydon's musical ties.
 
 Monday, 12th September, 2016
10:56 am -  This Sunny Afternoon preview article includes an interview with Joe Penhall.
10:47 am -  This article references "Give The People What They Want" and "Around The Dial".
10:41 am -  This article on August 1996 has a few paragraphs on the "Sunny Afternoon" single.
 
 Friday, 9th September, 2016
9:11 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour.
9:10 am -  The Kinks are #2 in this list of Classic Rock: 8 of the Most Underrated Artists.
9:09 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on trad. jazz.
 
 Thursday, 8th September, 2016
12:06 pm -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon in Birmingham.
9:40 am -  Sunny Afternoon is at #97 in the Top 100 Greatest Musicals, as voted on by readers of BritishTheatre.com.
9:38 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray/preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Scotland.
9:37 am -  A couple more reviews of Sunny Afternoon in Birmingham here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 7th September, 2016
9:47 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Birmingham.
 
 Tuesday, 6th September, 2016
9:47 am -  Here's a Sunny Afternoon ticket off - reduced to £19.66 until 27th October.
9:45 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will receive a Gold Badge award on 3rd October.
9:38 am -  John Lennon mentions the Kinks' song "Drivin'" and even sings a small bit in this audio interview.
9:37 am -  Here's a preview article for Sunny Afternoon at Southend.
9:36 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon at Milton Keynes.
 
 Friday, 2nd September, 2016
9:19 am -  You can listen again to Ray on BBC Radio yesterday. (Starts around 0:38:45.)
9:12 am -  You can win a Kinks t-shirt from the BackstreetMerch Facebook page.
 
 Thursday, 1st September, 2016
4:21 pm -  Here's a preview article for Sunny Afternoon in Southend.
2:09 pm -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon in Milton Keynes.
11:01 am -  Here's an interview with Jim Rodford.
10:24 am -  Here's another new interview with Ray.
10:24 am -  According to this tweet, there's a new interview with Ray in today's Fife Free Press.
10:23 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Milton Keynes.
 
 Wednesday, 31st August, 2016
10:25 am -  Dave's Facebook page has recent photos of Dave at Hank's Guitars on Denmark Street for a BBC 4 documentary.
 
 Tuesday, 30th August, 2016
9:41 am -  Here's a new song called Ray Davies Watches Corbyn Inspect A Drain Cover.
 
 Monday, 29th August, 2016
12:27 pm -  Ron Sexsmith covers "Come Dancing" on his YouTube channel.
10:08 am -  Here's a preview article for Sunny Afternoon at Milton Keynes this week.
9:39 am -  You can listen again to Ray's interview on BBC Three Counties Radio, which aired on Saturday. (Starts around 02:11:20.)
 
 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!".


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