News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Wednesday, 20th August, 2014
12:05 pm -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:16 am -  Here's a blog post that references Ray's response to NME's question to artists on what song(s) they wish they had written.
 
 Tuesday, 19th August, 2014
11:13 am -  Front row tickets have been released for Ray's Southend gig. [Update: All gone now!]
9:13 am -  From the Sunny Afternoon musical: "VIP PARTY TABLES NOW ON SALE! Receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco when you book through this link! Our VIP Party Tables offer the ultimate 1960s club experience. Enjoy your own exclusive table to sit back and relax or dance the night away to the new hit musical!"
 
 Monday, 18th August, 2014
9:30 am -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on not interviewing Ray.
 
 Friday, 15th August, 2014
2:18 pm -  According to this Facebook post, VIP tables for the Sunny Afternoon musical are now on sale.
9:53 am -  Uncut has an interview with Ray from 2007, talking about various Kinks and solo albums.
9:43 am -  Comedian Noel Fielding used "Lola" for his intro music at his recent Montreal gig.
9:40 am -  The Facebook pages for Guitar Aficionado and Guitar World magazines are looking for questions to ask Dave.
 
 Thursday, 14th August, 2014
10:34 am -  Bob Henrit will be speaking at the Bruce Castle Museum on Monday, 24 November at 12:15pm. "Kinks' drummer Bob Henrit recalls earlier days with the Roulettes, top-billing with Argent in the 1970s, to working with Ray and Dave Davies for 12 years from 1984 until the apparent end of The Kinks in 1996. Articulate and thoughtful, Bob will also be selling and signing copies of his book Banging On!. Doors open at 12noon for refreshments."
9:52 am -  According to this Facebook post, Ray is having a rehearsal at the Music Bank in London today.
9:07 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on the Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 13th August, 2014
9:32 am -  The deluxe edition of Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround will be released in Australia this Friday, 15th August, and in the UK and Europe next Monday, 18th August. US stores like Amazon and Barnes & Noble give a release date of 25th August, but it's not clear if it's an actual US release or an import.
9:21 am -  This blog post has a list of top 5 Kinks albums.
 
 Tuesday, 12th August, 2014
9:10 am -  A couple videos from the Blue Meanies' Kinks tribute concert in Bethlehem, PA this past Saturday: Waterloo Sunset and See My Friends.
9:03 am -  Ray is mentioned in this Daily Mail article (as well as the accompanying cartoon).
 
 Monday, 11th August, 2014
1:31 pm -  According to this Facebook post, the Clissold Arms has some Kinks-themed cocktails.
9:15 am -  The current issue of Haringey People magazine (August-September) has Ray on the front cover and a full page feature inside.
9:14 am -  Here are some more photos of Ray in Spain a couple weeks ago. Also another review.
9:10 am -  Too late to bid on it, but there was an autographed photo of Ray in an auction to benefit an animal rescue group.
9:06 am -  Radio station 612 ABC Brisbane recently held a listener survey for the most popular song from 1970, and "Lola" came out on top.
 
 Thursday, 7th August, 2014
12:41 pm -  This blog post on British music from the summer of 1964 includes the Kinks.
9:02 am -  Here's a review (in Spanish) of Ray's show at the Heineken Jazz Festival in Spain a couple weeks ago.
 
 Tuesday, 5th August, 2014
4:50 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with musician Allan Hatten.
9:48 am -  Here's a blog post on the 50th anniversary of "You Really Got Me".
 
 Monday, 4th August, 2014
10:07 am -  50 years ago today: "You Really Got Me" was released as a single in the UK.
10:06 am -  Here's an article (in English) on the 50th anniversary of "You Really Got Me".
10:05 am -  Here's a blog post (in Italian) on the 50th anniversary of "You Really Got Me".
10:05 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on the 50th anniversary of "You Really Got Me". (Fans can rate it by clicking on the 5 stars at the end of the article.)
10:03 am -  Here's another photo of Dr. Ray.
10:02 am -  From the Kinks Facebook page today, "‘Classics: The Best of the Kinks’ is available now on iTunes." Here's a link.
10:00 am -  According to this Facebook post, Pete's scooter FLO is in Nottingham today.
9:59 am -  "Lola" was included in this programme that aired on BBC TV yesterday.
9:57 am -  Here's an article (in Italian) about Ray's honorary doctorate.
9:56 am -  According to this, the Imaginary Man documentary had a cinema screening in Mexico yesterday.
9:56 am -  From Dave's Facebook page yesterday: "New article written by Dave Davies in the August 1, 2014 issue of British Airways High Life magazine."
9:51 am -  The Blue Meanies will be performing a Kinks tribute at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania this Saturday, August 9th from noon to 2pm. Here's a clip of them performing "Apeman".
9:33 am -  Here's an interview with Ian Gibbons.
9:30 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
9:29 am -  Glen Matlock (from the Sex Pistols) includes "Dead End Street" on his playlist of "Songs that made me a punk".
9:27 am -  Watch an audience video of Ray receiving his honorary doctorate.
 
 Friday, 1st August, 2014
10:11 am -  Here's another article on Ray's honorary degree. Plus more photos here and on Ray's Facebook page.
9:05 am -  Some more photos from the Bruce Castle Museum exhibition on Ray on Facebook.
9:04 am -  A couple articles on the Kast Off Kinks here and here.
 
 Thursday, 31st July, 2014
9:12 am -  Here's an article about Ray's honorary degree.
 
 Wednesday, 30th July, 2014
3:34 pm -  Here's a new cover of "Apeman", with all proceeds going to charity.
9:54 am -  You can listen again to this radio programme where a listener has a "claim to fame" involving Ray. (Starts at 01:19:44.)
9:26 am -  Here's another photo of Ray from the ceremony yesterday. And another one here.
9:25 am -  Here's a photo of Ray from yesterday.
9:06 am -  You can listen again to an interview with Mick from BBC Radio Devon yesterday. Mick starts around 1:22:30.
 
 Tuesday, 29th July, 2014
4:51 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray received another honorary doctorate today. It was awarded by London Metropolitan University and the ceremony was at the Barbican.
 
 Monday, 28th July, 2014
11:09 am -  Here's one more photo of Ray in Spain.
11:05 am -  Alan's Album Archives reviews Low Budget.
11:03 am -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on Ray.
11:00 am -  You can listen again to this Spanish radio show about Ray, broadcast yesterday.
10:56 am -  This past Saturday Bob Henrit made a guest appearance with the Electric Stars at the Ashtonbury Music Festival for a cover of "Tired of Waiting".
10:46 am -  The deluxe Lola vs. Powerman edition is now listed on Amazon.com with a August 25th release date. (Still August 18th at Amazon.co.uk.)
10:39 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Spanish).
10:23 am -  There are some photos on Facebook of Dave at the premier of the "A Horse For Summer" film.
10:15 am -  Here are some pro-shot photos of Ray in Spain.
10:15 am -  There are some photos on Facebook of the Ray exhibit at Bruce Castle Museum.
10:08 am -  Here's a blog post on "Nobody's Fool".
10:06 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is mentioned in this tax-avoidance article.
10:06 am -  This article on Spoon mentions Ray.
10:04 am -  The Roundhouse Radio web site has a page for Ray as one of their ambassadors.
10:02 am -  A couple more photos from Ray's press conference in Spain last week here and here.
 
 Thursday, 24th July, 2014
11:12 am -  You can listen again to the Robert Elms show on BBC Radio London, with the segment on the Ray exhibit at the Bruce Castle Museum starting around the 1:33:22 mark.
9:15 am -  Here's the link to the 50 Years of The Kinks show airing on Absolute Radio this Sunday at 6.00pm.
9:13 am -  Here is the set list from Ray's show last night.
9:13 am -  Some reviews (in Spanish) of Ray's show last night here, here, here and here.
9:12 am -  Some photos from Ray's show last night in San Sabastián here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. And here's a video.
9:04 am -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on "Lola".
9:03 am -  Here's another article (in Spanish) from Ray's press conference earlier this week.
9:02 am -  Here are some more photos from Ray's show in Cartagena on Sunday, and also some video.
 
 Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014
2:09 pm -  The curator of the Ray exhibit at the Bruce Castle Museum will be talking about the exhibition to Robert Elms on BBC Radio London 94.9FM tomorrow at 1.40pm GMT.
2:05 pm -  The Pete Quaife Foundation is now using the Donate Facebook app for donations.
9:24 am -  Here's a review of the Rob Jovanovic Kinks biography book.
9:24 am -  Here's another review (in Spanish) of Ray's show in Cartagena.
9:23 am -  Here's a video of Ray signing autographs after his show in Spain this past Sunday.
9:21 am -  Here's another photo from Ray's press conference yesterday. And a couple more articles here and here.
9:19 am -  This article imagines the England national team as populated by rock stars, with Ray in goal.
 
 Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014
3:16 pm -  Here's a review (in English) of Ray's Cartagena show.
1:36 pm -  Here's a recent photo of Dave with Andy Warhol actor Joe Dallesandro.
1:26 pm -  Here's an album of photos from Ray's show on Sunday.
1:23 pm -  Another photo from Ray's press conference in Spain today, and articles (in Spanish) here and here.
10:37 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at a press conference in Spain.
10:22 am -  According to this tweet, Absolute Radio will be airing a "50 Years of The Kinks" special this Sunday, 27th July at 6pm, with interview from both Ray and Dave.
9:57 am -  An article about the student songwriting competition and Ray exhibit at the Bruce Castle museum is in both Tottenham & Wood Green Journal and Ham & High Broadway.
9:54 am -  Some reviews (in Spanish) from Ray's Cartagena show here, here and here.
9:50 am -  Here's a video from Ray's soundcheck in Spain on Sunday.
9:49 am -  Here's an article about the possibilities of new albums by the Who and the Kinks.
9:34 am -  You can listen again to an interview with Ray for In The Studio's episode on the 35th anniversary of Low Budget. (It's actually an older interview.)
 
 Monday, 21st July, 2014
3:28 pm -  Watch the BBC special The Joy Of The Guitar Riff featuring Dave.
11:23 am -  Here is Ray's set list from last night.
11:16 am -  Some videos from Spain last night here, here, here, here and here.
11:15 am -  Soem photos from Ray's performance in Cartagena last night here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
11:04 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kinks.
10:57 am -  Here's a photo of Ray with the winner of the Haringey Schools songwriting competition. And here's another photo with GCSE students. Here's a video of the winning song.
10:11 am -  A couple preview articles (in Spanish) for Ray's gigs in Spain here and here.
 
 Friday, 18th July, 2014
9:13 am -  Happy birthday today to Ian Gibbons! Ian has some of his Kinks tour shirts up for bids on eBay.
 
 Thursday, 17th July, 2014
2:10 pm -  According to this tweet the episode of Talks Music with Ray is being repeated tonight.
9:16 am -  Watch a 1971 interview with Ray, recorded during the Kinks' tour of Australia that year.
 
 Tuesday, 15th July, 2014
4:47 pm -  UK residents can vote for "You Really Got Me" as one of BBC Radio 2's Top 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs.
4:46 pm -  From Dave's Facebook page yesterday: "I am happy that BBC promptly addressed my concerns and are correcting the inaccuracies that were in this Tinpan Alley documentary. I look forward to working with the BBC on many other future projects. The link will be restored when the changes are in place."
9:23 am -  CNN has been re-running their The Sixties series a few times this summer. The Kinks are mentioned a few times and clips of them performing "You Really Got Me" and "A Well Respected Man" were shown on "The British Invasion" which is episode 6 of the series.
9:14 am -  The Daily Mail has an article about the recent deaths of two of Ray and Dave's sisters.
 
 Monday, 14th July, 2014
9:42 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is featured in this article.
 
 Saturday, 12th July, 2014
6:48 pm -  50 years ago today: The Kinks recorded "You Really Got Me" at IBC studios in central London.
 
 Friday, 11th July, 2014
5:42 pm -  According to this tweet, Daniel Rachel will be discussing Ray in his talk tonight.
10:16 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' 50th anniversary reissue series.
10:11 am -  Here is some "Waterloo Sunset" tribute art/graffiti.
10:10 am -  Don't forget "Lola" is included in this programme on banned songs, airing on BBC Four tonight.
10:08 am -  In this interview with Rolling Stone editor Anthony Decurtis, he's asked about the most underrated artist.
 
 Thursday, 10th July, 2014
12:27 pm -  Rolling Stone has an article about the Kinks' refutal of the BBC radio documentary on Denmark Street.
9:08 am -  From Dave's Facebook page yesterday, concerning the recent BBC Radio 2 documentary programme on Denmark Street: "BBC TELLS LIES ABOUT DAVE DAVIES AND THE KINKS IN THEIR NEW DOCUMENTARY. PLEASE TWEET YOUR COMMENTS AT BBC DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER @KELLIEREDMOND @dannybaker5live AND @BBCRadio2 . Tell them to get their facts straight...I, Dave Davies, invented the distorted guitar sound and played the solo on You Really Got Me and Ray Davies played rhythm guitar. We never used ANY other guitarists on any Kinks hits. You Really Got Me is my guitar sound that I invented in my mom's front room and I played the solo on the record."
 
 Wednesday, 9th July, 2014
11:17 am -  Here's the web site for Lyndon Hayes, the illustrator who created the poster for the Bruce Castle Museum exhibit: www.lyndonhayes.co.uk.
11:05 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in the Telegraph's Summer playlist: 30 perfect songs.
9:50 am -  Will Hawthorne will perform the entire Arthur album at the Buxton Festival Fringe in the Old Hall, Buxton, the next three Fridays (11th, 18th and 25th July) at 5.30pm.
9:47 am -  Dave will be part of The Joy of the Guitar Riff documentary airing on BBC 4 on Friday, 18 July at 9pm.
 
 Tuesday, 8th July, 2014
10:38 am -  Pete Quaife is included in this Guardian quiz on bass players.
10:34 am -  Here's another Hop Farm review.
10:34 am -  You can listen again to a BBC Radio 2 programme on Denmark Street, which includes Ray.
10:23 am -  The Kinks and Ray were mentioned on last night's episode of Coronation Street, and "Waterloo Sunset" was played.
10:22 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
10:21 am -  "Lola" is included in a list of 16 songs banned by the BBC, for a programme to be aired on BBC 4 this Friday at 22:00.
10:16 am -  New at the official Kinks merchandise store: tote bags.
 
 Sunday, 6th July, 2014
3:48 pm -  Here's another Hop Farm review.
7:55 am -  More Hop Farm photos here.
7:54 am -  Vote for "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" at this Dutch radio show web page.
 
 Saturday, 5th July, 2014
8:03 am -  Here's a review of Ray's Hop Farm gig yesterday.
8:01 am -  Several photos from Ray's Hop Farm Festival concert last night: here, here, here and here.
7:58 am -  This article picks the top 10 best ever Ray Davies songs.
 
 Thursday, 3rd July, 2014
4:05 pm -  From The Kinks' Facebook page today: "Dave and Ray's sister Rosie sadly passed away yesterday. Just a few weeks after their sister Joyce unexpectedly died. Our thoughts are with them and their family."
12:22 pm -  Here's the poster for the Ray Davies "See My Friends" exhibit at the Bruce Castle Museum from 25th July through 21st December. The background image top right shows Muswell Hill (1959), and the drawing of Ray is by illustrator Lyndon Hayes.
11:25 am -  The deluxe reissue of Lola vs. Powerman... is now listed on Amazon.co.uk, with a release date of 18 August.
10:42 am -  Here's another 50th anniversary article.
9:22 am -  Here's an article on the 50th anniversary of the Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014
4:21 pm -  A couple photos of Ray from today, at a London Screen Archives presentation.
1:04 pm -  Dave is mentioned in this review of the Jigsaw Seen's upcoming album Old Man Reverb.
 
 Tuesday, 1st July, 2014
11:03 am -  A reminder that this Sunday, 6th July, is Kinks Night at the Clissold Arms.
9:57 am -  Ray will be interviewed for In The Studio the week of July 21, on the 35th anniversary of Low Budget.
 
 Monday, 30th June, 2014
9:40 am -  Tickets for Sunny Afternoon performances through 29th November are now on sale.
 
 Friday, 27th June, 2014
4:06 pm -  You can listen to a mid-1990s radio interview with Ray. (Interview starts about 2/3 through the show.)
4:01 pm -  The Kinks' Facebook page is offering for sale a limited edition "retro" bag. Only 50 made.
9:57 am -  Two reviews of Dave's autobiography Kink: here and here.
 
 Thursday, 26th June, 2014
3:02 pm -  The official web site for the Sunny Afternoon musical is www.sunnyafternoonthemusical.com.
12:39 pm -  The Sunny Afternoon musical now has its own Facebook page.
10:54 am -  Tickets for Sunny Afternoon performances from 4 October to 1 November are now on sale at ATG Tickets.
10:54 am -  The London Evening Standard has an article on Sunny Afternoon.
9:12 am -  Here's an article on the Sunny Afternoon musical. And another article here.
9:11 am -  Here's a review of WMNF's tribute concert to the Kinks in Tampa this past weekend.
9:05 am -  Here's an article on the Kinda Kinks album.
 
 Wednesday, 25th June, 2014
9:16 am -  News from the Official Kinks Fan Club: "We understand tickets for the West End production of Sunny Afternoon, at the Harold Pinter Theater, will go on sale on June 30th, the show will run from October and there will be a competition with the Fan Club to win a pair of tickets. All fans traveling to the Fan Cub Convention in November should allow enough time to catch the show at least once, you will not be disappointed."
9:14 am -  "Sitting In The Midday Sun" is included in this list of Classic Summer Songs.
 
 Tuesday, 24th June, 2014
2:36 pm -  Issue #2 of Teenage News has a feature on Dave.
 
 Monday, 23rd June, 2014
3:12 pm -  Dave's Facebook page has photos of him Skyping with Ray and Julien Temple on Ray's birthday.
12:17 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray with Julien Temple from Ray's birthday Saturday.
9:59 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:57 am -  Here's an article on the Sleepwalker and Misfits albums.
9:56 am -  This article (in Dutch) lists the top 10 singles of the Kinks.
9:56 am -  Here's an article (in German) on Ray.
9:55 am -  Here's a scan of an old interview with Ray.
9:54 am -  Here's an article on bands that deserve Broadway musicals.
9:50 am -  More blog posts and articles for Ray's birthday here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
9:47 am -  Here's another radio tribute for Ray's birthday.
 
 Saturday, 21st June, 2014
7:40 am -  Happy 70th Birthday to Ray Davies! Here are a couple birthday articles, and info on a couple more birthday radio shows here and here. Also, the Steve Hoffman forum has a Ray birthday thread.
 
 Friday, 20th June, 2014
5:04 pm -  Here's another birthday article for Ray.
11:37 am -  In honor of Ray's birthday tomorrow, Facebook users can set their status to a Ray/Kinks lyrics. Twitter users can use the hashtag #Happy70thBirthdayRayDavies.
9:34 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks in America.
 
 Thursday, 19th June, 2014
11:12 am -  The LA Times has an article on Ray turning 70.
10:14 am -  This podcast has several covers of Kinks songs.
9:57 am -  Birthday wishes and photos posted to this Facebook event will be printed out and delivered to Ray.
9:45 am -  Ray's Facebook page today has scans of an article (in Italian) on Ray from a recent issue of La Repubblica.
9:38 am -  Ron Lancs will host a Ray Davies birthday tribute radio show on Scotland 69am Radio this Friday at 11:30pm UK time, 6:30pm EST and 3:30pm PST. Featuring "50 years of KinKs tunes along with a bunch of shout outs from Ray's fans from around the world."
9:35 am -  Here's another video with highlights from Ray's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last week.
9:32 am -  There are half-priced tickets to the Hop Farm Festival.
 
 Wednesday, 18th June, 2014
4:19 pm -  According to this Facebook post, the Kinks & Ray will be featured on Tampa radio station WMNF 88.5 FM tonight. (They're also sponsoring the tribute concert happening there this Saturday.)
9:04 am -  For those who missed Chris Kocher's radio show tribute to Ray's birthday, as well as an interview with former Kinks/Ray guitar tech Kirk Madsen, you can find it archived here. Kirk has a couple Kinks-related items for sale in his Etsy shop here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 17th June, 2014
10:54 am -  Chris Kocher's radio show celebrating Ray's 70th birthday airs at 7pm today on WHRW FM in Binghamton (listen online). His in-studio guest will be Kirk Madsen, who worked for the Kinks and Ray from 1990 to 1998 as a guitar tech and production manager. More details on this Facebook event.
9:53 am -  There will be a 70th Birthday Tribute concert this Saturday, June 21st, at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa, Florida, featuring various local bands.
9:29 am -  There's an article (in German) in yesterday's issue of Frankfurter Allgemeine, on the occasion of Ray's 70th birthday. The caption is: 'Die klügste Katze im ganzen Baum ' (the most intelligent cat on the tree), an allusion to the song "Phenomenal Cat".
 
 Sunday, 15th June, 2014
9:10 pm -  ADAAOTN is used in a new TV ad for Garnier.
9:06 pm -  Ray and Dave are mentioned in the planning statement for The Alexandria pub on Fortis Green.
9:04 pm -  According to this, there are discounted Hop Farm Festival tickets available to NHS staff.
9:02 pm -  Some Songwriters Hall of Fame articles here, here, here, here and here. Some photos here and here, and videos here And here.
8:52 pm -  Here's a review of X-Ray.
 
 Thursday, 12th June, 2014
4:42 pm -  From Ray's Facebook page today:
Sadly Ray Davies will not be able to attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction due to the unexpected death of his sister Joyce. In his place Jon Bon Jovi will be acknowledging Ray's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Songwriters Hall of Fame are totally sympathetic to the situation.

Ray say's " I am profoundly honoured to have been inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame and disappointed not to have been at the event in New York but I felt it necessary to be near my family at this sad time of my sisters funeral. I wish to thank everyone at the Songwriters Hall of Fame who voted for me and give a special thanks to all the loyal Kinks fans who have stood by us all these years. I hope to repay such loyal support by trying my best to continue to write songs in the future that are worthy of such an accolade "
4:39 pm -  A couple Songwriters Hall of Fame articles here and here.
4:37 pm -  According to this tweet, Kinks songs will be played on 8 Radio Ireland tonight.
4:35 pm -  Here's a blog post about Ray's lyrics.
2:16 pm -  Here's an article on Ray.
2:15 pm -  Here's an article on the Kinks.
2:13 pm -  Here's a preview article for Chris Kocher's radio special for Ray's birthday.
 
 Wednesday, 11th June, 2014
2:56 pm -  Here's a preview article for Dave's York, Pennsylvania gig. Tickets go on sale June 16.
12:51 pm -  The Songwriters Hall of Fame Facebook page wants readers to comment on who their favorite inductee is.
12:46 pm -  Some new Kinks shirts and bags are coming to the official Kinks merchandise store.
12:43 pm -  Here's a new watercolor painting of Ray. Prints are for sale on Etsy.com.
12:40 pm -  A couple more articles confirming the Sunny Afternoon musical's transfer to the West End here and here.
12:37 pm -  Some more Stoke Newington photos here and here.
9:55 am -  Some videos from Ray's Stoke Newington appearance here, here, here and here.
 
 Monday, 9th June, 2014
6:06 pm -  According to this article, the "Sunny Afternoon" musical's transfer to the West End has been confirmed.
1:00 pm -  Here's an article on the next Pete Quaife tribute album, "Legends -- Shoulder to Shoulder", currently being put together. (Also, a reminder that the Michael Julin "Veritas" album is available now, featuring the songs he and Pete wrote to accompany Pete's Veritas book.)
11:39 am -  Ray is included in this Billboard article on the Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees. (Induction ceremony is this Thursday in NYC.)
11:00 am -  From Dave's Facebook page this weekend, regarding reunion talk in recent articles: "I met and talked with Ray but nothing has been agreed on yet." And later, "Ray & Dave Davies have started meeting about a potential The Kinks reunion, but we're not there quite yet." Tickets for Dave's show in Bethlehem, PA in November are on sale now.
10:55 am -  This article from The Guardian paraphrases the Sunday Times article.
10:21 am -  Several photos from Ray's appearance at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival yesterday: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
9:43 am -  The Sunday Times also has a new interview with Ray.
9:43 am -  The Telegraph has a new interview with Ray.
 
 Friday, 6th June, 2014
2:47 pm -  Spanish Kinks fan Javier is doing research on the reaction to The Kinks' music in Europe, and is looking for copies of German and French press articles (magazines, newspapers, etc.) on the Kinks from the '60s, '70s or '80s. Also any fanzines from those areas and eras (e.g. "Kinky Mirror" or "Kuppa Kinks"). Send Javier an email if you can help.
11:33 am -  Here's a preview article for Ray's appearance at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival this weekend.
11:18 am -  Here's a new interview with Mick (a preview for the Kast Off Kinks' gig in Lancashire tomorrow.
 
 Thursday, 5th June, 2014
9:22 am -  The Clissold Arms will be hosting a Kinks night on Sunday, 6 July, according to this tweet. There is some more info on Facebook. Also here's a Facebook event for those going.
 
 Wednesday, 4th June, 2014
11:27 am -  The exhibition "See My Friends" Ray Davies: The Kinks, Konk and Kin at the Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham will run from 25 July to 21 December 2014. The extended closing date allows those traveling to London for the Official Kinks Fan Club konvention in November to check out the exhibition.
10:25 am -  The Kinks are included in this Rolling Stone playlist of the best of the sixties British Invasion. (So are the Turtles, curiously.)
 
 Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014
12:50 pm -  Here's am article on Ray.
9:39 am -  Here's an interview with Dave.
 
 Monday, 2nd June, 2014
11:10 am -  A limited supply of the Pete Quaife/Michael Julin album Veritas Project is for sale.
10:18 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on 5 Unexpected True Stories Behind Famous Gender-Bending Songs.
10:11 am -  Be sure to tune in to WHRW 90.5 FM Binghamtom on Tuesday, June 17 from 7pm-10pm for Chris Kocher's "Ray Davies 70th Birthday Tribute" radio show.
9:49 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with Madness frontman Suggs.
9:21 am -  You can watch a new interview with Dave.
 
 Friday, 30th May, 2014
5:23 pm -  Here's a news article that quotes VGPS.
 
 Thursday, 29th May, 2014
2:23 pm -  Here's an article on Ray.
2:10 pm -  Here's another preview article for Dave's show in Bethlehem, PA this November.
9:21 am -  This new TV ad for Yoplait yogurt features "All Day And All Of The Night".
 
 Wednesday, 28th May, 2014
1:24 pm -  Here's an article on Ray with quotes from his Hay Festival appearance.
11:02 am -  Here's an article about the Sunny Afternoon musical.
11:01 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's show in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in November.
10:59 am -  Here's a review of the Nick Hasted Kinks bio book.
10:07 am -  Here's a video of Shakey Graves, Wild Child and Marmalakes performing a cover of "Dead End Street".
 
 Tuesday, 27th May, 2014
1:55 pm -  The Kinks are at #6 on this list of the top 10 British Invasion bands.
12:20 pm -  Here's another review of Ray's Hay Festival appearance.
10:42 am -  Here's an article on the next CD from the Pete Quaife Foundation (to be officially announced at a concert in Covent Garden this Saturday).
10:38 am -  According to this tweet, there are CDs signed by Ray for sale at Tower Records Dublin.
10:36 am -  This BBC Radio documentary mentions "You Really Got Me" and the little green amp.
10:34 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon musical.
10:31 am -  Here's a review of Ray's Hay Festival appearance.
10:29 am -  Several photos of Ray at the Hay Festival yesterday: here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. And here's a video.
10:25 am -  Here's a preview article for Ray's appearance at the Hay Festival.
9:32 am -  Here's an article on the 49 year anniversary of the Cardiff incident.
9:27 am -  Here's an article about "Some Mother's Son" and Memorial Day.
9:25 am -  According to this tweet, Dave is on an episode of the We Are The Mods podcast.
9:22 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
 
 Friday, 23rd May, 2014
11:20 am -  Here's a press release for the Kast Off Kinks' appearance at King's Heath on 8th June 2014.
9:20 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks.
9:20 am -  Here's a preview article for the Hay Festival.
9:19 am -  Ray and Dave are mentioned in this article on Readers recommended: can't live with or without you songs.
 
 Thursday, 22nd May, 2014
4:23 pm -  According to this tweet, Dave is at today's Sunny Afternoon performance.
2:41 pm -  Johnny Marr talks about Ray in this video (around the 0:30 mark).
2:39 pm -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon.
2:39 pm -  Here's a photo from a Q&A session with the cast of Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Wednesday, 21st May, 2014
11:39 am -  Henny Stahli (ex-The Kinky2) now has his own Youtube site, including some 30 of his own songs and several Kinks kovers, spread over 8 different "playlists": youtube.com/user/hennystahli.
11:33 am -  Some more photos from Ray's Dublin appearance this week here.
11:33 am -  The May 2014 issue of Guitar Noise newsletter talks about "Victoria".
11:32 am -  A couple more reviews of the Sunny Afternoon musical here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 20th May, 2014
12:51 pm -  Here's another review of Ray's book reading in Dublin.
11:42 am -  The Dutch Kinks fan meeting will be held on 28th Sept. 2014 in Harderwijk, The Netherlands, featuring a performance by the Kast Off Kinks with the Kinky Horns from Norway. Local band The Flamin' Stars are the support act. See this flyer for all the information, or visit the Facebook group.
11:12 am -  Here's a video of Katie Melua performing a cover of "Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl".
11:10 am -  Here's a brief interview with Ray.
11:07 am -  According to this tweet, Ray was on Dublin radio yesterday.
11:07 am -  Some more photos of Ray in Dublin here, here, here and here.
11:05 am -  Here's a review of Ray's book reading in Dublin.
11:04 am -  Here are some pro-shot photos of Ray in Dublin yesterday.
 
 Monday, 19th May, 2014
3:20 pm -  Some photos from Ray in Dublin tonight here, here, here and here.
3:17 pm -  Here's a blog post on "Do It Again".
1:13 pm -  According to this tweet Ray was on the radio this morning. Here's the podcast to listen again.
1:10 pm -  This article mentions VGPS.
1:09 pm -  Here is some artwork inspired by "This Time Tomorrow".
1:07 pm -  Here's another chance to win tickets to Ray's Dublin appearance.
 
 Friday, 16th May, 2014
1:13 pm -  Here are some more photos from Sunny Afternoon.
1:11 pm -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
1:10 pm -  Here's an interview with Ray.
 
 Thursday, 15th May, 2014
12:19 pm -  There's a new interview with Ray.
12:16 pm -  According to this tweet and this tweet, Ray will be interviewed on the Tom Dunne show tonight.
12:11 pm -  Here's a review of The Sunny Afternoon musical.
11:28 am -  This article features "Waterloo Sunset".
11:19 am -  Dave commented on his Facebook page yesterday about the Sunny Afternoon musical: "The present script is full of inaccuracies. I do not endorse this play in any way."
11:17 am -  50 handbills from Dave's recent London gig, signed by Dave, are being auctioned on eBay.
 
 Wednesday, 14th May, 2014
3:04 pm -  Here's a petition to save Denmark Street.
9:15 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at Konk last week.
 
 Monday, 12th May, 2014
4:12 pm -  There will be a Ray Davies "session"(?) aired on BBC Radio 6 tonight.
4:11 pm -  More merchandise from the official Kinks store available to pre-order: button/badge set, 50th anniversary t-shirt (red), and 50th anniversary t-shirt (green).
11:25 am -  Here's an article about the David Vaughan exhibition at Konk, and a slideshow.
11:17 am -  Here's a review of Julien Temple's talk on Ray (part of the 32 Londoners event).
9:29 am -  The Low Budget Men are playing the Nice Jazz Festifal on Saturday, 12 July.
9:24 am -  Here's a Facebook event for fans going to Ray's Stoke Newington book reading in June.
9:23 am -  There's a new keyring on the official Kinks merchandise store.
9:14 am -  Two different competitions to win tickets to Ray's appearance at the Dublin Writers' Festival: here and here.
9:13 am -  Here's a review of Ray's book reading in Norwich.
9:13 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at Konk last week.
9:12 am -  Here's a photo of Ray in Norwich on Saturday.
9:00 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon musical.
 
 Friday, 9th May, 2014
4:42 pm -  According to this tweet, you can win a pair of tickets to Ray's book reading in Dublin.
3:02 pm -  According to this tweet, tonight's performance of Sunny Afternoon has been canceled due to illness.
10:53 am -  "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" is included in this article on Compelling Characters in Music.
9:42 am -  From the Haringey Council web site: there will be an exhibit at the Compton Gallery starting 23 July 2014, titled "See My Friends: Ray Davies: The Kinks, Konk and Kin".
9:34 am -  According to a couple tweets (here and here), some extra tickets have been released for Ray's book reading in Norwich tomorrow.
9:32 am -  Here's an article on the Kast Off Kinks (a preview for their 27th June Cardiff gig).
9:24 am -  "Mindless Child of Motherhood" is included in this list of 10 Great Songs About Motherhood.
 
 Thursday, 8th May, 2014
9:08 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 7th May, 2014
2:53 pm -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon.
9:21 am -  Here's a photo of Mick and the actor who plays him in the Sunny Afternoon musical.
9:19 am -  Here's a video promoting a silent auction which includes a guitar signed by Ray. Proceeds go to the Portland Community College Foundation.
 
 Tuesday, 6th May, 2014
3:22 pm -  There's a new Kinks 50th anniversary pin/badge in the official merchandise store.
3:20 pm -  Here's a recent photo of Ray.
12:42 pm -  According to this tweet, there will be a special on the Kinks on Radio Warwickshire tomorrow at 7pm.
11:34 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
9:20 am -  According to this tweet, there is a returned ticket available for Ray's Norwich book reading this weekend.
 
 Monday, 5th May, 2014
3:16 pm -  According to this tweet, the episode of Talks Music with Ray will be aired on Canada's HiFi channel tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
11:40 am -  Here's the IKEA commercial featuring multiple cover versions of "You Really Got Me", from a couple months ago.
11:36 am -  A cover of "This Time Tomorrow" by Gaz Coombes (of Supergrass) is used in this TV ad for John Lewis.
10:46 am -  The Hampstead Theatre Facebook page has more photos from press night last week.
10:34 am -  More reviews of Sunny Afternoon here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. You can also listen again to a discussion of Sunny Afternoon on the BBC Radio 4 programme Saturday Review (starts at about 03:20).
 
 Friday, 2nd May, 2014
1:23 pm -  This article mentions West End and film interest in Sunny Afternoon.
11:16 am -  According to this tweet from the Hampstead Theatre, all remaining shows are completely sold out. (But any returns are resold at the box office an hour before curtain up.)
11:15 am -  Here's a photo of Ray with the Sunny Afternoon cast last night.
9:26 am -  Last night was "press night" for the Sunny Afternoon musical. Today there are reviews from The Telegraph, The Times, Daily Mail, TheatreCat, Evening Standard (fans can click on Reader Rating and give it 5 stars), Time Out London and The Guardian. The Carlin Music Facebook page has some photos.
9:21 am -  Here's an article on Dave.
9:17 am -  This new TV ad uses "She's Got Everything".
 
 Thursday, 1st May, 2014
10:15 am -  Some signed t-shirts from Dave's recent London gig are available on eBay.
10:08 am -  This article on influential Londoners mentions Ray.
10:07 am -  Here's a photo of Ray in Stratford on Monday.
10:05 am -  According to this tweet there are fewer than 150 tickets left for the entire run of Sunny Afternoon.
9:25 am -  I was asked to post this message from some of the Dutch fans:
Dear Kinks Fan,

Because of a growing difference of opinion about the organization of Dutch Kinks Fan Meetings we regret to inform you that we, Simon van den Bergh and Ruud Kerstiens (recently) and Rob Kopp (last year), have decided that we no longer participate in organizing Dutch Kinks Fan Meetings.
At the same time it also means that we are no longer member of the board of the Dutch ‘Foundation The Kinks Preservation Society’. We emphasize that we are not quarrelling with each other. We all are Kinks Fans and stay friends of course.
See you at some Kinks event in the future.

‘Thank you for the Days’,

Simon van den Bergh
Ruud Kerstiens
Rob Kopp
 
 Wednesday, 30th April, 2014
9:20 am -  The Davies Diaries will re-air on BBC Radio 6 this weekend.
9:19 am -  According to this review, Ray is mentioned in Lisa Robinson's memoir.
 
 Tuesday, 29th April, 2014
3:04 pm -  Here's a blog post on Ray's songwriting.
2:44 pm -  Here's an article on Ray.
9:22 am -  Julien Temple's talk on Ray, part of the 32 Londoners series of talks, is sold out.
9:20 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kinks.
9:16 am -  Here's a flyer for the Kinks sculpture exhibition at the Clissold Arms, which will be there until 27 June.
9:13 am -  A new Microsoft/Nokia ad uses "I'm Not Like Everybody Else".
9:09 am -  Some photos of Ray in Stratford last night here, here and here.
9:08 am -  There's an anecdote about Ray in this interview with Johnny Borrell.
 
 Monday, 28th April, 2014
10:15 am -  Ray is ranked #23 on this list of The Greatest Songwriters of All Time.
10:13 am -  Minneapolis/St. Paul Kinks tribute band Kinda Kinky will play their next gig on May 24th at Lee's in Minneapolis.
9:48 am -  From Dave's Facebook page a few days ago: "Working on a new solo album to be released this year, editing Rock n Roll Journey tour documentary with my son Martin-and I will be playing more shows in 2014 in Europe and USA!"
9:46 am -  Here's some info on an art exhibition at the Clissold Arms.
9:44 am -  According to this Facebook post, John Kosh is designing the next CD cover for the Pete Quaife Foundation.
9:43 am -  Here's a large batch of photos from the Sunny Afternoon musical.
9:38 am -  From the Kinks Facebook page this weekend: "There are still a few tickets left for Ray Davies' reading and in-conversation this coming Monday at the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival. Following the Q&A you can get your book signed and meet Ray."
9:38 am -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon.
9:30 am -  The Bashful Badger blog has a poem about the Kinks' 1982 Rockpalast concert.
9:27 am -  Here is Olga's review of Sunny Afternoon.
9:25 am -  "You Really Got Me" is used in the trailer for the Sky Atlantic TV series Mr. Sloan. "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" is also featured in an episode.
 
 Friday, 25th April, 2014
4:12 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with Alice Cooper.
1:53 pm -  According to this tweet, Sunny Afternoon actor Ben Caplan was interviewed on the BBC TV programme Spring Kitchen today.
 
 Thursday, 24th April, 2014
1:14 pm -  According to this tweet, there's limited availability of tickets for all remaining performances of Sunny Afternoon. (Here's some advice from Bill Orton: "Although tickets for Sunny Afternoon are limited, it's worth checking near the date you want as tickets are being held or returned. Also, you do not want to be in the front row, as the show is interactive through the middle of the audience, so seats further back give the best views.")
9:28 am -  Here's a one-off Ray t-shirt, hand drawn with a Sharpie.
 
 Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014
3:23 pm -  The Clissold Arms Facebook page has a photo of part of a Kinks sculpture being installed there. (It looks like the Daniel Østvold sculpture displayed at the Nordic Kinks fan konvention last June.)
9:39 am -  According to this Facebook post, Norwegian Kinks tribute band Kinky Way will play at the Clissold Arms on August 16th this year.
 
 Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014
4:04 pm -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
11:33 am -  The media is picking up on Dave's advice to Malcolm Young. Here's a Rolling Stone article. Dave says, "I didn't mean to make a big deal of this, I just know what it's like to be on the wrong end of it and believe me you need all the help you can get. Sometimes people can be callous. I wish him well."
10:31 am -  Here's a preview article for Ray's book reading in Norwich.
9:23 am -  According to this tweet, there are only two tickets remaining for Ray's book reading in Norwich.
9:20 am -  The Spring issue of This England magazine has a feature on the Kinks. (Page 13 of online edition and pages 36 and 37 of print edition.)
9:18 am -  UltimateClassicRock.com has yet another poll. I think they've become addicted to our clicks.
 
 Monday, 21st April, 2014
9:05 am -  The Kinks are featured in the May 2014 issue of German magazine Musik Express. The blurb on the cover says "ein Loblied auf die Erfinder von Britpop und Hardrock" (an ode to the inventor of Britpop and hard rock).
9:02 am -  A couple reviews of Sunny Afternoon here and here.
9:00 am -  Here's a photo of Ray from Friday's performance of Sunny Afternoon.
8:59 am -  Here's an interview with Ben Caplan, who plays publisher Edward Kassner in the Sunny Afternoon musical.
8:56 am -  Here's a blog post about "Holiday Romance".
8:55 am -  Here's a poster advertising the next art show at Konk.
 
 Friday, 18th April, 2014
10:59 am -  In a post on his Facebook page yesterday, Dave offers advice to Malcolm Young, after rumors the AC/DC guitarist suffered a stroke.
10:50 am -  Here's a painting of Ray, done by a fan.
10:48 am -  According to this tweet from the Hampstead Theatre, tickets for Sunny Afternoon are "selling like hot cakes".
10:42 am -  The Daily Mail has a review of Sunny Afternoon.
10:40 am -  From the Kinks Facebook page yesterday: "The Kinks 50 years T shirt now re-stocked in all sizes at our official online store here."
10:38 am -  Here's a blog review of the Sunny Afternoon musical.
10:36 am -  This blog post mentions Ray.
 
 Thursday, 17th April, 2014
1:50 pm -  At the Kast Off Kinks' 2nd May gig at The Half Moon Putney, singer/guitarist Terry Reid will join the band to sing "Waterloo Sunset". This will be recorded for inclusion on the "Pass It On, vol. II" CD from the Pete Quaife Foundation.
8:53 am -  John Dunbar (of the Rutles-like parody of the Kinks, "The Kunks") has a new album.
8:51 am -  The Hampstead Theatre Facebook page has a bunch of photos from a Sunny Afternoon performance.
 
 Wednesday, 16th April, 2014
1:14 pm -  According to this tweet, extra (cheap) tickets have been released for Sunny Afternoon this week.
 
 Tuesday, 15th April, 2014
1:47 pm -  Here's another review of Dave's Barbican show.
10:09 am -  According to this tweet, extra tickets have been released for tonight's performance of Sunny Afternoon.
9:20 am -  A 2-CD tribute to Wes Anderson will be released May 13th, and includes cover versions of "This Time Tomorrow", "Strangers" and "Nothin' In This World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl". Listen to "This Time Tomorrow" by Telekinesis here.
9:15 am -  Here's yet another voting poll from UltimateClassicRock.com.
9:14 am -  Here's a photo from the Sunny Afternoon musical rehearsals.
 
 Monday, 14th April, 2014
9:56 am -  According to this tweet, extra tickets have been released for Sunny Afternoon tonight.
9:54 am -  Some reviews from Dave's Barbican show here, here, here and here.
9:52 am -  Here are some audience videos from Dave's Barbican show.
9:51 am -  Here's the set list from Dave's show.
9:48 am -  Some photos from Dave's Barbican show here, here, here, here, here and here. Also many photos on Dave's Facebook page.
9:45 am -  Ben Caplan talks about the Sunny Afternoon musical on the Dermot O'Leary show on BBC Radio 2. (Starts around 01:29:00.)
9:38 am -  There's an anecdote involving Ray in this article on Kiss' RnRHoF induction.
 
 Friday, 11th April, 2014
5:14 pm -  Dave's gig is number 5 in today's Evening Standard's Go Guide to the ten hottest tickets in town.
1:26 pm -  According to this tweet someone is giving away two free tickets to Dave's show tonight at Barbican.
1:24 pm -  The Pete Quaife Foundation has a new Twitter account.
1:24 pm -  Ray is "hottie of the week" at this blog.
9:12 am -  Here's an article on Dave and the recording of "YRGM".
 
 Thursday, 10th April, 2014
3:48 pm -  You can see a pair of custom painted shoes with Arthur artwork, made by a fan.
11:35 am -  Ham & High has an article on Ray, Dave and the Sunny Afternoon musical.
9:55 am -  Here are Facebook events for Ray's September shows: Southend-on-Sea and Cardiff.
9:40 am -  There are some last minute discount tickets for Dave's gig tomorrow.
9:37 am -  You can watch this Skype interview with Dave from last week.
9:35 am -  The Bashful Badger blog has a poem about "Waterloo Sunset".
9:33 am -  According to this article, Hank Marvin covers "Waterloo Sunset" on his new album.
9:31 am -  Here's a press release for new t-shirts to be sold at Dave's concert tomorrow.
8:57 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at the Laugharne festival.
 
 Wednesday, 9th April, 2014
9:38 am -  Signed copies of Americana are available from the Hampstead Theatre shop.
9:33 am -  Ray and the GTPWTW album are name-checked in this article on hockey general manager Mike Gillis.
9:10 am -  According to this tweet there are only two tickets left to Ray's book reading in Norwich.
9:09 am -  Here's an interview with Dave (has the same text as the Modculture interview yesterday).
9:07 am -  According to this Instagram, the School Of Rock in Doylestown, PA will have two Kinks tribute shows the weekend of April 25th.
9:03 am -  According to this tweet, you can enter to win a pair of tickets to see Dave at the Barbican this Friday.
 
 Tuesday, 8th April, 2014
3:43 pm -  Here's a Facebook event for Ray's Hay Festival book reading in May.
10:26 am -  "YRGM" lost against Heart's "Barracuda" in the final round of March Riff Madness. (But the real winner is the UltimateClassicRock web site, which generated lots of extra hits and increased their ad revenue.)
10:22 am -  Here's a blog review of the Laugherne Festival, including Ray's book reading.
9:21 am -  For anybody still looking for tickets to Dave's Barbican gig this Friday, front stalls (including third row) tickets have been released for sale.
9:19 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at Laugharne.
9:18 am -  According to this tweet, tickets for the Sunny Afternoon musical are selling fast, with some shows already sold out.
9:17 am -  According to this tweet the Sky Arts "Talks Music" TV programme with Ray will be re-aired tonight.
9:15 am -  Here's another new  
 Monday, 7th April, 2014
3:52 pm -  Here's a video of Dave on BBC Breakfast.
11:02 am -  Voting for "You Really Got Me" vs. "Barracuda" closes tomorrow at 9 AM EDT. You may vote once per hour.
10:52 am -  Here's a blog post on "Celluloid Heroes" and the passing of Mickey Rooney.
9:30 am -  Here's an interview with Joe Penhall, the writer for the Sunny Afternoon musical.
9:26 am -  Here's a photo of the set being built at the Hampstead Theatre for the Sunny Afternoon musical.
9:23 am -  "All Day And All Of The Night" is used in a new TV ad for Garnier shampoo.
9:22 am -  Here's a photo of Ray in Laugharne.
9:20 am -  Here are some photos of Dave on BBC Breakfast.
9:17 am -  Here's another interview with Dave.
9:16 am -  Here's a preview blog post for Ray's Dublin event.
9:15 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
 
 Friday, 4th April, 2014
4:46 pm -  Here's a Facebook event for Ray's La Mar de Mùsicas festival gig.
3:54 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:35 am -  You can enter this competition to win a pair of tickets to Sunny Afternoon and a signed copy of Americana.
9:31 am -  The 17th April issue of UK fortnightly satirical newspaper Private Eye includes a Kinks-themed cartoon.
9:25 am -  Some photos of Ray at the cinema last night here.
 
 Thursday, 3rd April, 2014
3:41 pm -  A fan is selling a spare ticket for Dave at Barbican Hall.
1:27 pm -  Here's a preview article for Ray's Laugharne event this weekend.
9:20 am -  From the Kinks Facebook page today: "Dave interviewed in the Independent today. Dave will also be on BBC Breakfast TV tomorrow morning so tune in. Dave will be in concert April 11th, London Barbican, playing tracks from The Kinks and his more recent solo albums."
9:19 am -  Here's an NME article based on the Independent interview with Dave.
9:16 am -  Dave wrote the forward to this new book.
9:15 am -  "Lola" tops this list of 20 Shocking Lyrics You Didn't Notice In Famous Songs.
9:07 am -  The Independent has an interview with Dave.
9:05 am -  Here's a song that Ray helped to finalise.
 
 Tuesday, 1st April, 2014
9:29 am -  Here's an interview with the actor playing Ray in the Sunny Afternoon musical.
9:28 am -  Here's a podcast interview with Dave.
9:26 am -  This article on celebrities who have been shot and survived features Ray.
9:25 am -  Here's a blog post on "Quiet Life".
9:20 am -  Here's a clip with just Dave's interview on the Robert Elms show on BBC London yesterday.
9:12 am -  Here's a performance of All Day And All Of The Night by The (Dutch) Passengers, as part of the continuing THUIS BIJ GP (At Home with GP) series in Heiloo, The Netherlands. The next show is April 12th from 9 till 12 pm, with free admission. There will probably be live versions of "Apeman", "Lola", "Days" & "YRGM".
9:07 am -  According to this tweet, Dave was interviewed by Planet Rock Radio, to be aired April 6th.
 
 Monday, 31st March, 2014
11:55 am -  "You Really Got Me" won the semi-final round against Motorhead, and has advanced to the final round against Heart's "Barracuda".
11:53 am -  You can listen again to Dave on the Robert Elms show on BBC London 94.9 today.
11:50 am -  Here's Kinks internet radio station. (There's also a Facebook page for it.)
10:12 am -  Just a reminder if anyone hasn't yet requested or returned their book survey (see 25 Feb. entry below), email kinks.book.survey@gmail.com.
Hallo, folks, Just a reminder that today is the last day to request surveys if you'd like to contribute your thoughts and anecdotes towards a chapter in a book I'm working on about the Kinks. The response has been fantastic -- nearly 200 people from around the world have requested surveys so far (and a friendly nudge to those of you who still need to return them -- everyone's responses have been fantastic, so I look forward to yours!).

The deadline for returning surveys is 30 April, so there's still plenty of time as yet.

Thanks so much, everyone!
10:00 am -  Here's an interview with the person who put together the 2-LP "Kontroversial Kovers" compilation.
9:58 am -  "You Really Got Me" was performed by contestants on the The Voice UK on Saturday. Here's a video.
9:55 am -  You can listen again to the BBC WM 95.6 "Introducing..." programme from Saturday where Robert Lane talks about being in Ray's songwriting class (at about 0:50:00 into show).
 
 Friday, 28th March, 2014
10:14 am -  Don't forget to vote for YRGM. You can vote once per hour.
10:10 am -  This article on music in Boston mentions Ray.
 
 Thursday, 27th March, 2014
3:43 pm -  According to this article, Ray was at a funeral for journalist Tom Margerison last week.
9:23 am -  UK residents can enter to win a pair of tickets to Dave's London gig and a Gibson BFG guitar.
 
 Wednesday, 26th March, 2014
11:23 am -  This interview with director Edward Hall mentions the Sunny Afternoon musical.
9:16 am -  Here's a behind-the-scenes video from the Sunny Afternoon musical rehearsals.
9:12 am -  Three new t-shirts are available for pre-order from the Kinks merchandise store.
 
 Tuesday, 25th March, 2014
11:17 am -  Julien Temple will give a talk on Ray on 1st May as part of the "32 Londoners" series of talks.
9:03 am -  Here's an updated blog post on who should play Ray and Dave in the Kinks movie.
9:02 am -  Kinks music is included in The Chorus Project -- watch a video of the kids performing "Waterloo Sunset".
 
 Monday, 24th March, 2014
12:20 pm -  "You Really Got Me" beat Rush's "Limelight" in the last round of voting, and moves on to the next round against Motorhead's "Ace of Spades".
10:10 am -  You can vote for Holly Homan's photo of Dave in a photo contest.
9:10 am -  A fan has one ticket for Dave's London show for sale at face value.
 
 Friday, 21st March, 2014
1:38 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:06 am -  Fans can pre-book tickets for the Kast Off Kinks' gig in Broxbourne on 17th August, where they will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of YRGM (and the 20th anniversary of the Kast Off Kinks).
8:55 am -  "Arthur" was played during an ABC News 24 report about Australian senator Arthur Sinodinos.
 
 Thursday, 20th March, 2014
11:15 am -  Here's an article on the Sunny Afternoon musical rehearsals.
8:57 am -  Dave's I Will Be Me album is now available on the iTunes store.
8:55 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
 
 Wednesday, 19th March, 2014
10:20 am -  The Official Kinks Fan Club now has details up about this year's fan konvention on 16th November at the Boston Arms, celebrating "50 Years of Kinks Music".
10:17 am -  Here's a photo of costumes from the Sunny Afternoon musical.
10:15 am -  Here's a preview article for Jim Rodford's St. Albans gig.
 
 Tuesday, 18th March, 2014
1:01 pm -  There are some rehearsal photos from the Sunny Afternoon musical on Facebook.
11:54 am -  According to this tweet, Ray's book reading in Norwich is nearly sold out.
11:40 am -  There's a new interview with Jim Rodford about the Pioneer Club in St. Albans.
9:31 am -  YRGM won the recent round of voting against Led Zeppelin. Now it's up against Rush.
9:28 am -  The Brothers In Arms documentary will be re-aired on BBC TV Four this Friday, followed by Kinks at the BBC.
9:06 am -  "Where Are They Now" was used in the background of the TV show How I Met Your Mother last night.
 
 Monday, 17th March, 2014
9:23 am -  A followup to the survey request posted last month (see 25 Feb. entry below):
Hi folks -- many thanks for the strong response to my request for survey respondants! Nearly 100 requests (99, actually!) from many parts of the world. Just a reminder that I will be sending out surveys only until 31st March; if you've received one, do please get it back to me before 30th April. Thank so much -- it's much appreciated, and there have been many lovely and informative responses so far; your responses will greatly help to shape this chapter. [Email kinks.book.survey@gmail.com for a copy of the survey or to return it.]
cdf
8:57 am -  Here's a review of Ray's Milton Keynes gig.
8:55 am -  Here's the most recent blog post in Pencil Storm's series "Ray Davies is the Best Songwriter".
8:53 am -  Here are some recent photos of Dave being fitted for clothes at Ben Sherman shop in NYC.
8:49 am -  The new Kinks/Ray t-shirts, sold at Ray's recent gigs, are now available at the official merchandise store.
8:47 am -  Here's a clip from Ray's BT Sport interview last week.
 
 Friday, 14th March, 2014
4:00 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page is giving away a pair of tickets to Dave's London gig.
1:09 pm -  Here are some new photos of Dave at the Gibson Guitar showroom in NYC.
12:10 pm -  Here's another photo of Ray being interviewed yesterday, as well as a preview clip.
10:16 am -  Here's an article on Dave and the Alexandria Pub on Fortis Green.
10:10 am -  You can vote for "Lola" to be played on Dutch radio. (Select Lola, move red arrow at bottom to the right and click on STEM! to vote.)
 
 Thursday, 13th March, 2014
2:33 pm -  According to this tweet, the interview with Ray today will be broadcast tomorrow.
12:13 pm -  A couple photos of Ray being interviewed today here and here.
10:18 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be interviewed on BBC Radio 2 today.
10:12 am -  Watch Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche do a cover of "Lola".
8:43 am -  Here's another Kinks cover ("I'm Not Like Everybody Else") from the At Home with GP (THUIS BIJ GP) at the Thuis Bij pub in Heiloo, The Netherlands.
 
 Wednesday, 12th March, 2014
9:19 am -  Here's another new interview with Dave.
9:15 am -  Some Kinks from the BBC archive will be aired on BBC Four on Friday, 21 March at 23:55.
9:01 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
 
 Tuesday, 11th March, 2014
10:02 am -  Some videos and photos of Dave at WBAB studios last week here.
9:57 am -  Here's a review of Ray's Union Chapel show.
9:56 am -  Here's a photo from Ray's Union Chapel show.
 
 Monday, 10th March, 2014
1:04 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray will be performing at the Hop Farm Festival in July. Here's a Facebook event for fans to join.
12:52 pm -  The Kinks won last week's vote against AC/DC on UltimateClassicRock.com, advancing on to the next round against Led Zeppelin.
12:00 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a new photo of Dave and mention of a new recording project.
11:56 am -  There are some photos on Facebook of Dave at the Billy J. Kramer gig in NYC this weekend.
11:51 am -  This BBC radio interview with Wes Anderson has some Kinks content.
11:45 am -  Here's a nice photo of Konk from 1981.
11:02 am -  A couple new t-shirts are coming to the official Ray/Kinks merchandise store.
10:59 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on farewell gigs.
 
 Friday, 7th March, 2014
10:27 am -  Dave's Twitter feed has a photo of him with a Gibson Flying V at the WBAB studio earlier this week.
9:14 am -  Here's what the Sunny Afternoon musical's box office poster looks like.
9:07 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:06 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article by Bob Geldof.
 
 Thursday, 6th March, 2014
1:36 pm -  This article on musical talent in Britain has a photo and mention of the Kinks.
12:22 pm -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:34 am -  For those wanting good seats at Dave's London show, SeeTickets.com and possibly other sites have rows of good seats available (seats that are shown as unavailable on the Barbican booking site).
9:03 am -  Here's Dave Quayle's review of Ray's Milton Keynes show.
 
 Wednesday, 5th March, 2014
4:28 pm -  According to this tweet, Dave was interviewed by Long Island radio station 102.3 WBAB today. To be aired next week.
1:07 pm -  Here's another review of Ray's Union Chapel show.
10:19 am -  Here's a review of Ray's Union Chapel show.
10:17 am -  Here's a Facebook event for fans to join for Ray's Norfolk & Norwich Festival appearance in May.
10:16 am -  Here's the setlist from ray's Union Chapel gig. (Don't forget that you can submit set lists here, too.)
9:52 am -  Here's a song written by Pete Quaife and Michael Julin, from an album to be released in May to coincide with the full publishing of Veritas as an ebook. See info about the CD/book release event here.
9:40 am -  Check out this unplugged version of "Sunny Afternoon" with a 4-piece horn section, from the "Thuis Bij GP" (At Home with GP) series of performances in Heiloo, the Netherlands. Coming this Saturday is a performance of "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" by a singer-songwriter, and "All Day And All Of The Night" by an unplugged band.
9:28 am -  Ray is mentioned as an influence in this article on the Sam Roberts Band.
9:24 am -  Here are some pro-shot photos from Ray's Union Chapel show last night. Other photos here, here, here, here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 4th March, 2014
9:29 am -  Here's a report on Ray's Milton Keynes show yesterday. There are photos here, here and here.
9:26 am -  UltimateClassicRock.com has yet another vote for the Kinks.
9:24 am -  This article on the Last of the Steam Powered Sawmills mentions the Kinks.
 
 Monday, 3rd March, 2014
3:18 pm -  Here's a photo of the book for the Sunny Afternoon musical.
2:38 pm -  Some more Bexhill photos here and here.
1:33 pm -  Here's a photo of guitars being used in the Sunny Afternoon musical.
1:30 pm -  Here's a review of Ray's Bexhill show.
12:53 pm -  Here's a report from Ray's Bexhill gig, with details on films shown and new songs played. Also photos here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
12:36 pm -  There will be a Kinks night at the Citrus Club in Edinburgh on Tuesday, 17th April from 7pm, with several bands playing their own versions of favourite Kinks songs.
12:31 pm -  Some more preview articles for Dave's London gig here, here and here.
12:28 pm -  This L.A. Times article uses Kinks songs as examples of storytelling.
12:21 pm -  "You Really Got Me" is currently being in an IKEA commercial on Swedish TV channel 4.
11:18 am -  "Tired of Waiting" played in the background during the skating rink scene in episode 5 of HBO's "True Detective".
 
 Saturday, 1st March, 2014
8:54 am -  This person will be tweeting updates from Ray's Bexhill gig tomorrow.
 
 Friday, 28th February, 2014
12:04 pm -  Here's a comic (in French) titled "Stand Up Comic (Ray Davies)".
11:12 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be interviewed on Radio Sussex tomorrow at 11:10am.
11:11 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:39 am -  Here's another preview article for Dave's London gig.
9:38 am -  The Independent has small piece (scroll to middle of the page) on the Sunny Afternoon musical and choosing the actor who plays Ray.
 
 Thursday, 27th February, 2014
9:15 am -  Here's a blog post on Americana.
9:15 am -  Here's a promo video for Dave's London show, "made with footage from the USA shows we filmed for Rock 'n Roll Journey."
9:01 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's show in London.
9:00 am -  From Ray's Facebook page today: "Ray will be signing copies of his book 'Americana' after the Bexhill on Sea show at the De La Warr Pavilion this Sunday. Copies will be on sale at the venue. Please note Ray will only be signing books and there will not be a signing at the London or Milton Keynes shows."
8:58 am -  A couple preview articles for Ray's Dublin book appearance here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 26th February, 2014
11:43 am -  Here are Facebook events for fans going to Dave's show at Barbican Center in London and Ray at the Dublin Writers Festival.
11:06 am -  Here's a preview article for Ray's appearance at the Dublin Writers Festival in May. And here's another preview article.
10:13 am -  Here's a press release for Dave's show at the Barbican Hall in London in April.
9:25 am -  According to a posting on a "missing episodes" forum, audio recordings have been found for 7 episodes of The Eleventh Hour, 6 of which include a song written by Ray for that episode and performed by Jeannie Lamb. (Scroll to the last post at the bottom.)
 
 Tuesday, 25th February, 2014
9:47 am -  Please consider taking part in this survey for a new Kinks book:
Hi folks,
I’m working on a book The Kinks: An English Working Band, to be published (again, tentatively!) in early 2016 by Scarecrow/Tempo Press. More information on this music series can be found here.

I’d like feedback from fans for a chapter on fandom, audience, and influence of the works and performance of the Kinks 1964-1996 (although if you have comments to make about individual encounters and performances of their solo work, that will be considered as well).

Email me at kinks.book.survey@gmail.com, and I’ll send to you a copy of the survey as a Word document with instructions about returning it.

I will be sending surveys through to 31st March 2014; any email request received after that will not be answered. Do please have your surveys sent back to me by 30th April 2014.

I will get the survey to you asap, but do please keep in mind I’m working on my own and have a full time job!
Thanks so much! And many thanks to Dave Emlen for graciously helping me to get the word out about my project.

With kind regards,
cdf
9:34 am -  The March 2014 issue of Record Collector has a feature on "The British Invasion at 50". The Kinks are one of the bands pictured on the cover.
9:30 am -  A fan who can't make it to the shows is selling a pair of tickets for Ray's Milton Keynes show (row C) and one ticket for Bexhill (also row C). Contact Jayne on Facebook.
9:26 am -  Here's an article (in Norwegian) on tribute band Kinky Way's gig in Fredrikstad.
9:16 am -  According to this tweet, Dave will be interviewed on Long Island radio station WBAB 102.3 next week.
 
 Monday, 24th February, 2014
9:41 am -  According to this tweet, extra tickets have been released for Ray's appearance at Union Chapel.
9:37 am -  The full cast of the Sunny Afternoon musical has been announced. There's a photo of the cast on Facebook.
9:33 am -  Here's an interview with Dave Quaife about his brother Pete.
9:22 am -  You can listen again to Ray on Loose Ends from Saturday.
 
 Friday, 21st February, 2014
10:09 am -  Here's a video of the band Temples covering "Waterloo Sunset" in a radio station studio.
10:03 am -  This person (Facebook link) is recording a new song "answering and honoring Ray Davies".
9:53 am -  From Ray's Facebook page today: "Recording an interview for BBC4 Radio Loose Ends this morning, broadcast tomorrow at 6:15 PM GMT. Still tickets for my Bexhill on Sea show, March 2, but London and Milton Keynes are sold out." Also, "we announce all the shows here so please check back often. Hope to have some more shows towards the end of the year."
9:20 am -  This article on Muswell Hill mentions Ray and the Kinks.


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