News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 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.
 
 Thursday, 20th February, 2014
4:05 pm -  On the Theatre Royal Stratford East Facebook page, you can voice your opinion for a revival of the Come Dancing musical.
9:53 am -  Norwegian Kinks tribute band Kinky Way will be playing at the Verdensspeilet in Fredrikstad, Norway on Saturday, 22nd February at 20.00 hours.
 
 Tuesday, 18th February, 2014
9:25 am -  According to this Facebook post, The Rails are supporting Ray for his gigs in March. Their guitarist will also be accompanying Ray.
 
 Saturday, 15th February, 2014
7:24 am -  Happy 70th Birthday to Mick Avory!
 
 Thursday, 13th February, 2014
10:52 am -  At a pub in Heiloo, the Netherlands, there is a monthly show called "Thuis Bij GP" ("At Home with GP") where locals are given the opportunity to perform. Kinks songs will be featured prominently this year as part of the Kinks' 50th anniversary. Here's a promo video featuring a performance of "Celluloid Heroes". The next show is Saturday March 8th.
 
 Wednesday, 12th February, 2014
11:07 am -  The "Do It Again" film will be shown in Oslo on February 20th at the Vanguard cafe and rock venue, as part of the "Tett På" series of rock-theme evenings. Here's a Facebook event.
10:00 am -  Some more articles on the Songwriters Hall of Fame here, here, here and here. It was also mentioned on ABC World News Tonight last night, with early footage of the Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 11th February, 2014
9:34 am -  This article on Ray includes some new quotes from him, including talk of an opera project.
9:30 am -  A couple articles on the Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees here and here.
 
 Monday, 10th February, 2014
1:38 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray is a Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2014 inductee.
11:41 am -  Some recent photos of Dave on Facebook here and here.
11:38 am -  According to this tweet, Ray was at the Ben Waters gig at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London yesterday.
11:36 am -  According to this tweet, Ray's appearance at the Laugharne Weekend is sold out.
11:32 am -  An interview with Ray is included in the Science of Rock n Roll exhibit at Science Museum Oklahoma.
 
 Friday, 7th February, 2014
9:27 am -  Here's an article on the Gibson web site on Dave Davies' 10 Greatest Kinks Performances.
9:07 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be on Tracks Of My Years on BBC Radio 2 next week. But it's actually Dave, not Ray, and there will be something from him every day next week.
9:06 am -  This tweet from the Laugharne Festival says tickets for Ray are close to selling out.
9:05 am -  According to this Facebook post a Ray song will be played on the Private Passions show on BBC Radio 3 this Sunday.
 
 Thursday, 6th February, 2014
1:56 pm -  Happy birthday to John Gosling!
1:41 pm -  According to this article, Ray will be at the Stratford Literary Festival in April. (Here's a Facebook event.)
9:19 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' gig at the Flowerpot in Derby this weekend.
9:17 am -  Some photos of Dave at the Who exhibition launch party at Proud Camden last night here, here, here, here and here. That last one mentions the possibility of a Kinks exhibition at some point.
 
 Wednesday, 5th February, 2014
9:20 am -  The Alan's Album Archive blog has a review of State of Confusion.
 
 Tuesday, 4th February, 2014
2:37 pm -  Here's a tweet about a possible Kinks biographical comic.
11:39 am -  According to this tweet, Ray's book Americana and Rob Jovanovic's God Save The Kinks will be reviewed on RTÉ Radio 1 tonight.
10:57 am -  Here's a lengthy blog post on the history of the Kinks.
9:25 am -  Here's an article on Dave.
 
 Monday, 3rd February, 2014
10:01 am -  Happy 67th birthday to Dave Davies!
10:01 am -  Dave has written a new book, Heal, A Guide to Meditation, available as a Kindle book.
9:51 am -  Dave songs will be featured on UIC Radio today from 12-4 PM CST.
9:49 am -  Dave was interviewed 102.9 WMGK (Philadelphia) this morning.
9:48 am -  Ray's Milton Keynes gig is sold out.
9:47 am -  You can vote for the Kinks at the web site of Radio 5 Nostalgia (the Netherlands).
9:44 am -  Here's a recent photo of Dave with Brian Eno.
9:41 am -  Here's an article on the 50th anniversary (Sat., 1st Feb.) of the first concert billed as The Kinks.
9:39 am -  According to this tweet, there was a 70th birthday party for Mick at Ealing Golf Club, with Ray in attendance.
 
 Friday, 31st January, 2014
11:54 am -  Here's a video review of Americana.
11:53 am -  Here's a preview article for Ray's Bexhill gig.
 
 Thursday, 30th January, 2014
9:49 am -  Dave's son Daniel Davies wrote and performed on the "I, Frankenstein" movie soundtrack.
 
 Wednesday, 29th January, 2014
9:31 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Kinks-related places in London.
 
 Tuesday, 28th January, 2014
9:38 am -  Here's a direct link for tickets to Ray's event at the Laugharne Weekend. Also, a fan has a spare ticket for Milton Keynes (second row side aisle seat) for sale at cost price or best offer. Contact Jayne on Facebook.
 
 Monday, 27th January, 2014
3:59 pm -  Here's a new interview with Mick.
3:50 pm -  VGPS is included in this list of 20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys.
3:48 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about a CNN special on the British Invasion, to air on January 30th.
 
 Friday, 24th January, 2014
9:26 am -  50 years ago today: Mick Avory auditioned for the Kinks at the Camden Head pub in London. (from Doug Hinman's book)
9:24 am -  Here's an article on a legal battle resulting from using Kinks songs in the musical ModRock.
9:02 am -  Here's an article on bands with brothers.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd January, 2014
10:56 am -  According to this Facebook post, "Education" was played on an ITV programme today. Will be available for UK residents to watch again later at ITV.com.
9:08 am -  According to this Facebook post, Ray will be/was on Seaside Radio this morning (repeated Wednesday at 9pm).
 
 Monday, 20th January, 2014
12:11 pm -  Here's a blog post on the possibilities of a Kinks reunion.
9:24 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
9:21 am -  There's another upcoming Ray/Kinks programme scheduled for Absolute Radio on Sunday, 26 January. (A repeat of the "Waterloo Sunset" program from last September.)
 
 Saturday, 18th January, 2014
7:21 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be on Absolute Radio tonight.
 
 Friday, 17th January, 2014
3:11 pm -  There was an interview with Ray on Finnish TV today. (The video clip might only work in Finland. Here it is on YouTube.)
11:11 am -  There's a Kinks anecdote in this article on the 50th anniversary of the Whisky a Go Go.
11:08 am -  According to this article (with photos), Ray was at a birthday bash for SANE charity founder Marjorie Wallace.
 
 Thursday, 16th January, 2014
9:57 am -  Bruce Springsteen mentions the Kinks in the middle of this long interview.
 
 Wednesday, 15th January, 2014
11:45 am -  Norwegian Kinks tribute band "Kinky Way" starts celebrating the 50 year anniversary of their musical heroes by playing a concert at Verdensspeilet, Fredrikstad, Norway the 22nd of February.
11:34 am -  Here's an interview with Dave Quaife about the Pete Quaife Foundation.
10:56 am -  Here's a review of Other People's Lives.
9:38 am -  There will be a Kinks tribute show at The Silver Dollar Room in Toronto on Saturday, February 15th, featuring Kinks covers performed by band The Golden Dogs with many special guests. (Here's a link to the event on Facebook.)
 
 Tuesday, 14th January, 2014
9:08 am -  You can vote for "Sunny Afternoon" at this Dutch radio web site for the next hour (or less). Click on "Sunny Afternoon", push the arrow to the right then click on STEM. [Update: voting is over and the Kinks won, according to this Facebook post.]
8:58 am -  A couple reviews of Americana here and here.
 
 Monday, 13th January, 2014
10:47 am -  Here's a review of the Rob Jovanovic God Save The Kinks biography book.
10:46 am -  Here's a photo of Ray from Saturday.
10:45 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
 
 Friday, 10th January, 2014
10:28 am -  On the Kinks Facebook page, you can listen to playlists of songs picked out by Mick Avory, Dave Davies, John Dalton and John Gosling.
 
 Thursday, 9th January, 2014
9:53 am -  The Kast Off Kinks gig in King's Heath, Birmingham on 8th June will mark the 48th anniversary of John Dalton's first appearance with the Kinks (which was in King's Heath). Another interesting note: in addition to 2014 being the 50th anniversary of the Kinks, it's also the 20th anniversary of the Kast Off Kinks.
9:41 am -  Some bits of news from the Uncut article: 1. The deluxe "Lola" reissue is due for a February release and will include two unreleased songs, "The Good Life" and "Anytime". 2. Expanded reissues of the first 5 albums plus Arthur are due in May (although these may be the existing deluxe releases rebranded under BMG). 3. A deluxe reissue of "Live At Kelvin Hall" is due in July. 4. A 5-CD box set is due for September (although it may be the Picture Book box set rebranded under BMG). 5. The deluxe album reissues are said to continue "through the 70s and beyond." 6. Ray says the deluxe Everybody's In Showbiz "is going to be a big one because one half of it's live, and there are going tone a lot of live outtakes from Carnegie Hall."
9:17 am -  Here's a video (news report) on the Kinks' 50th anniversary.
9:07 am -  According to this tweet Ray is #97 on Phantom radio's list of top 500 icons. Here's the full list.
9:05 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' 1965 concert in Paris.
 
 Wednesday, 8th January, 2014
9:33 am -  The Kinks' 1973 concert at Fordham University is featured in this article (PDF file) on concerts at Fordham.
 
 Monday, 6th January, 2014
11:52 am -  Here's a cool new 2-LP set of Kinks kovers, recorded by bands from around the world from 1964-69.
9:30 am -  The Kinks and Ray are referenced throughout this article on 1992.
9:25 am -  Here's a recent video of Dave watching buskers in England.
9:23 am -  Queen drummer Roger Taylor talked about the Kinks and played "All Day And All Of The Night" on his BBC Radio 2 show Taylor Made (listen-again link). The bit about the Kinks starts at 01:23:42.
9:13 am -  Several sites are still posting reunion talk from the Uncut article, including Billboard and Austria's ORF.at (in German).
 
 Friday, 3rd January, 2014
1:14 pm -  From Dave's Facebook page today: "Me and my girlfriend had a nice vegetarian curry with my Ray and his girlfriend the other night. We had a lovely evening-It was a wonderful way to kick off a new year! Happy 2014 everyone. Love, Dave".
9:43 am -  Videos of Ray's Hootenanny performances are up on YouTube: All Day And All Of The Night, Lola and Skin and Bone(!).
9:39 am -  According to this tweet, Ray was on the The Nolan Show on BBC Radio Ulster today. (It turned out to be a repeat, and you can listen to it here.)
9:36 am -  There's an anecdote about Ray in this article about a club owner.
9:32 am -  This article on events at The Stables in Milton Keynes mentions Ray's upcoming show there, as well as a recent Kast Off Kinks appearance.
9:31 am -  Several articles rehash the Uncut interviews, including here, here and here. And here's a post from the Cool Album of the Day blog.
 
 Thursday, 2nd January, 2014
9:18 am -  According to this article, a new TV drama was inspired by "Waterloo Sunset".
 
 Wednesday, 1st January, 2014
8:17 am -  "Lola" is featured in this list of Top 10 Songs About Crossdressers.
8:14 am -  Here's a blog post on recent reunion talk.
8:13 am -  Here's an article on the Jools Holland Hootenanny last night, including a photo of Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 31st December, 2013
2:41 pm -  Remembering Pete Quaife today on what would have been his 70th birthday.
2:40 pm -  Don't forget Ray is appearing on the Jools Holland Hootenanny tonight.
2:37 pm -  The psychedelic-painted Buick on the cover of the Sunny Afternoon compilation LP is featured in this Facebook post.
2:32 pm -  Classic Rock Review chose VGPS as 1968 album of the year.
2:29 pm -  Here's an Uncut article on the possibility of a Kinks reunion.
2:24 pm -  Here's an audio clip of Ray.
2:23 pm -  You can watch an interview with Dave.
2:22 pm -  Americana is selling for half off at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
2:19 pm -  Here's a review of Americana.
2:15 pm -  The Kinks won the Christmas song showdown against Bruce Springsteen.
2:13 pm -  The Kinks are featured in the latest issue of Uncut.
 
 Tuesday, 24th December, 2013
4:47 pm -  "Father Christmas" is at #4 in this list of Yuletide moments.
12:14 pm -  "Father Christmas" comes in at #2 on this list of Top 10 Christmas songs.
11:39 am -  Here's another blog post on "Father Christmas". ('Tis the season!)
8:21 am -  Here's a blog post on "Father Christmas".
 
 Monday, 23rd December, 2013
4:13 pm -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:53 am -  The Guardian has an archive interview with Ray from 23 December 1977. And here's a scan of the original article.
9:49 am -  The autographed portrait photo of Ray that was up for bids in a charity auction on eBay has sold for £165.
9:47 am -  The Sky Arts Talks Music interview with Ray will air on Monday, 30 December at 9pm.
9:43 am -  The Clissold Arms Facebook page has a recent photo of Dave with the owner George.
9:19 am -  A new cover of the Dave song "One Fine Day" by The Gentleman's Agreement was played on the Sirius Underground Garage channel yesterday. It can be found on the Soundflat Records Ballroom Bash! vol. 7 compilation.
 
 Friday, 20th December, 2013
2:57 pm -  The New York Times has a review of Americana.
1:57 pm -  The first Portland Kinks Tribute Festival starts tonight at 8:45pm at The Secret Society in Portland, Oregon. "5 great acts pay homage to on of the greatest and most influential rock bands ever, The Kinks!" (Includes Portland tribute band Kinked.) More info here.
9:18 am -  Ray was on the Today with Sean O'Rourke show on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning. You can listen again.
9:15 am -  UltimateClassicRock.com has yet another competition where you can vote for the Kinks.
9:14 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
 
 Wednesday, 18th December, 2013
9:28 am -  Just a reminder about tribute band Muswell Hillbillies' show at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Massachusetts this Sunday, Dec. 22nd at 7pm. The band will be donating the bulk of the proceeds to the Hadley Business Fire Relief Fund (a devastating fire there in late October wiped out 11 businesses).
9:15 am -  According to this tweet, Ray was on the Robert Elms radio programme today. You can listen again -- the part with Ray starts at 02:33:00, just after "Lola" ends.
 
 Monday, 16th December, 2013
10:29 am -  Here's a transcript from one of Ray's recent US radio interviews.
10:24 am -  Here's another article on the "Sunny Afternoon" musical. And another article from Rolling Stone.
10:23 am -  A copy of the Paul Heneker portrait photograph of Ray, signed by Ray, is up for bids on eBay, with proceeds going to charity.
10:18 am -  Here's an interview with author Andy Miller.
 
 Friday, 13th December, 2013
12:08 pm -  More articles on the "Sunny Afternoon" musical here and here.
9:11 am -  Here's another article on the "Sunny Afternoon" musical.
9:09 am -  According to this Daily Mail article, a new musical called "Sunny Afternoon", about the early days of the Kinks, will run at the Hampstead Theater from April 7 to May 22 next year. (Priority booking for members is now open. Public ticket sale opens Friday, Dec. 20th.)
9:02 am -  A couple photos of Ray from the Jools Holland New Year's Eve taping this week: here and here.
9:00 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 10th December, 2013
8:56 am -  Ray will be on Jools Holland's New Year's Eve Hootenanny. It will be taped in Maidstone tomorrow evening.
 
 Monday, 9th December, 2013
9:46 am -  "Superman" was played during the Panthers/Saints (American football) game yesterday. The nickname for the Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton is Superman.
9:43 am -  TheGuardian has a new interview with Ray.
 
 Friday, 6th December, 2013
10:42 am -  A new edition of the French book The Kinks: Une histoire anglaise by Alain Feydri has been published.
9:07 am -  Here's an article by Andy Miller on the VGPS album at 45.
 
 Thursday, 5th December, 2013
12:55 pm -  The Big Bill Broonzy documentary is now on YouTube. Ray is at 01:30 and 51:59.
12:53 pm -  The Lionel Bart documentary is now on YouTube. Look for Ray at about 12:55 and 44:20.
9:37 am -  This article on recently found, previously lost Doctor Who episodes mentions that an episode of the Basil Brush Show featuring the Kinks was also found.
9:32 am -  Here's an article on Ray and Americana.
 
 Wednesday, 4th December, 2013
2:59 pm -  Ray is one of the interviewees in this documentary on Lionel Bart, airing on BBC 4 tonight.
1:37 pm -  Bob Henrit's autobiography Banging On is now available.
9:12 am -  Julien Temple's web site has some info on the Kinks film he is working on.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd December, 2013
9:24 am -  Here are Facebook events for Ray's Milton Keynes and Bexhill shows next March.
9:19 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:18 am -  From the Pete Quaife Foundation web site: "Due to our ex-publisher's failure to honor copyright laws, the publishing of volume II has been long delayed, however this problem is now resolved. Veritas - A Rock and Roll Story as a whole book will be published early next year as an eBook and will be available in many formats to suit your needs.
 
 Monday, 2nd December, 2013
3:45 pm -  Some photos from Dave's recent tour.
10:03 am -  Here's a blog post on "Days".
10:02 am -  Here's a blog post on the VGPS album.
9:54 am -  Here's a twitter pic of the photo of Ray in the LookListen exhibition.
9:49 am -  You can watch an interview with Ray from last June.
9:45 am -  An instrumental version of "Waterloo Sunset" is used in this new TV ad.
 
 Thursday, 28th November, 2013
12:15 pm -  This radio station has some audio of Ray's thoughts on Thanksgiving.
12:14 pm -  Here's another blog post on Ray and Thanksgiving.
12:12 pm -  Here's an article about Ray and Thanksgiving.
12:11 pm -  According to this tweet the latest issue of Record Collector magazine has a piece on Ray.
12:06 pm -  Here's a blog post on Ray and "Thanksgiving Day".
12:05 pm -  There's a photo of Ray in the LookListen exhibition. You can also see it on Facebook.
 
 Wednesday, 27th November, 2013
11:30 am -  Dave Quayle posted a review of the fan club konvention on his blog.
9:47 am -  From Ray's Facebook page today: "Tune in to BBC4 TV this Sunday at 9:00PM GMT for Ray being interviewed on a new Big Bill Broonzy documentary. Broonzy was a big influence on Ray." Here's the BBC link.
9:23 am -  The Kinks Facebook page today has info on a Ray book reading/performance/film gig in London next March. Let other fans know you're going by signing up at this event page.
9:20 am -  Here's a recent photo of Ray.
9:19 am -  The latest issue of Distort magazine features articles on the Kinks.
9:13 am -  Here's a blog post on the VGPS album.
 
 Tuesday, 26th November, 2013
10:10 am -  Here's the blog version of the Wall Street Journal review of Americana.
 
 Monday, 25th November, 2013
4:29 pm -  Listen to an interview with the Kast Off Kinks, recorded last week.
4:27 pm -  Here's a blog post on Dave's suit fitting.
10:58 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at Konk last Friday.
10:01 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:09 am -  Here's a video from the Peter Harris event at Konk this weekend.
9:06 am -  Here's an article on "Thanksgiving Day".
9:03 am -  This article on Autumn mentions "Autumn Almanac".
9:00 am -  According to this tweet, Ann Arbor radio station 107.1 had an interview with Ray yesterday.
8:58 am -  Dave's Facebook page has some new photos of him at Blank Label menswear of Chicago, a sponsor for Dave's tour.
 
 Friday, 22nd November, 2013
12:52 pm -  You can watch an interview with Dave from Chicago radio station K-HITS 104.3.
12:30 pm -  Here's an article on the 45th anniversary of the release of VGPS.
10:43 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Evanston, Illinois show this week.
10:15 am -  Kinks tribute band Kinda Kinky will hold their A Kinky Kristmas and Happy Hanukkah III Holiday Concert & Food Drive at the Eagles Club 34 in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Friday, December 13th from 8pm to 12:30am.
10:07 am -  Here's a blog post on "Berkeley Mews".
10:06 am -  The Uncut web site has a snippet of the interview with Ray they recently published. (You can read the full article from a scan on the official Kinks Facebook page.)
 
 Thursday, 21st November, 2013
3:15 pm -  An upcoming episode of Blues at the BBC will feature archive footage of the Kinks.
2:54 pm -  The Miami Herald has a new interview with Dave.
10:17 am -  Here's a review of Ray's book event in Bristol yesterday.
10:14 am -  Here are some photos of Dave in Chicago on Monday.
10:07 am -  Here's another review of Dave's Niagara Falls show.
10:06 am -  Here's a caricature of Ray done for the Wall Street Journal.
10:01 am -  Here's an interview with Dave about the Kinks' and Van Halen's versions of "You Really Got Me".
9:56 am -  According to this tweet Ray was on BBC Radio Bristol today. You can listen again to the interview. (The part with Ray starts at 12:10 in.)
9:38 am -  Ray did a book reading in Bristol yesterday. Some photos from the event here, here, here, here and here.
9:25 am -  Some video of Ray at the Boston Arms on Sunday.
 
 Wednesday, 20th November, 2013
9:07 am -  Here's a clip from a radio interview with Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 19th November, 2013
1:00 pm -  Here's a trailer for the Sky Arts HD TV show "Talks Music", which features Ray in an upcoming episode.
12:30 pm -  According to this tweet, you can offer question suggestions for an interview with Mick, Ian and Jim this Friday.
11:50 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:39 am -  A couple articles on reunion talk here and here.
9:30 am -  Be sure to check out KonvencionKinks.com for information on past, present and future Spanish Kinks fan konventions.
 
 Monday, 18th November, 2013
2:19 pm -  From Ray's Facebook page today: "The Peter Harris film, 'Higher Powers', will be shown this Friday the 22nd- 7:00pm at Konk Studios, London and followed by a Q&A" with the artist.
9:33 am -  Here's an article on yesterday's fan club konvention.
9:32 am -  Several photos from the Official Kinks Fan Club konvention yesterday: here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
9:28 am -  Here's an article about Ray.
9:27 am -  According to this Facebook post, Chicago radio station UIC Radio will feature the Village Green Preservation Society album today between noon and 4pm CST, for the album's 45th anniversary.
9:24 am -  According to this artist's Facebook page, he delivered a "super sized" Pye "Waterloo Sunset" single (artwork) to BBC Radio 2.
9:19 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
9:15 am -  Some reviews of Dave's Niagara Falls show here, here and here.
9:12 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:11 am -  The Clissold Arms Facebook page has photos and video from Saturday's Kinks fan singalong.
 
 Friday, 15th November, 2013
9:42 am -  Some audience videos from Dave's New Jersey show last night here, here and here.
9:41 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has now passed one million 'likes'.
9:40 am -  Here's an interview with Dave (a preview for his Chicago gig).
9:19 am -  According to this tweet, Ray was at the Classic Rock Awards last night in London.
9:12 am -  Here's a video of Dave performing "The Healing Boy" earlier this week.
 
 Thursday, 14th November, 2013
9:08 am -  According to this tweet, you can win tickets to Dave's Chicago show from CHIRP Radio. (Not sure if the contest is still going on, but here's the link.)
8:58 am -  A couple preview articles for Dave's Niagara Falls show here and here.
8:53 am -  Here's the third part in the series of "Delayed Perspective" blog posts: Give The People What They Want.
 
 Wednesday, 13th November, 2013
11:29 am -  Here's a review of Dave's show in NYC last night.
10:13 am -  From the Pete Quaife Foundation Facebook page this morning: "We only have a few 1st edition CD's left now so if you want a copy it is best to do it soon". You can order the "Pass It On" CD here. One of the contributors to the CD is Pete's friend Michael Julin, who is recording songs he co-wrote with Pete, for a CD to be released next March.
9:34 am -  Some photos from Dave's NYC show last night here, here and here.
9:33 am -  The Independent has a review of Americana.
9:32 am -  From a post by Michael Faust on Facebook yesterday: "I interviewed Bobcat Goldthwait today and asked him about the film adaptation of SCHOOLBOYS IN DISGRACE. He's says he's still planning to make it, that Ray is on board and will be re-recording the songs and possibly writing a new one, and that the film will also include a few songs from Preservation (including 'He's Evil') "
9:30 am -  Dave's Facebook page has a new photo of him at a guitar shop in NYC yesterday.
9:29 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:28 am -  You can enter to win tickets to Dave's Chicago show from radio station K-Hits 104.3.
 
 Tuesday, 12th November, 2013
11:33 am -  Dave's tour starts tonight in NYC. Here's a photo of the tour t-shirt.
9:08 am -  Here's a drawing of Ray by the artist currently showing at Konk.
 
 Monday, 11th November, 2013
1:37 pm -  Variety has another new interview with Ray.
11:49 am -  Here's a blog post with lots of photos, of the current art show at Konk.
9:55 am -  Here's an article on Dave's documentary film project.
9:54 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:53 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
9:53 am -  Here's a review of Americana (subscription required).
 
 Friday, 8th November, 2013
1:01 pm -  Win a copy of Americana from Rock Solid: Tweet 1 and Tweet 2.
10:14 am -  From the Kinks Facebook page yesterday: "Speaking of fans, this fb page is just 10,000 likes short of a million. Come on fans, time to get it over a million likes this week. Please invite/tell/force your friends, your Katy-Perry-listening-kids and your enemies to join the page. And to all of you fans, thanks!"
10:02 am -  A couple reviews of Americana here and here.
 
 Thursday, 7th November, 2013
11:15 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
10:06 am -  If you're going to the Kinks Night at the Clissold Arms and the Official Kinks Fan Club konvention at the Boston Arms next weekend (16th & 17th Nov.), and you've booked a room at the Raglan Hotel, here's an important message: "The Raglan Hotel's booking system has gone haywire! Could anyone who has booked a room there for the KK weekend 16-17 November 2013 please contact the hotel to confirm your booking, to avoid them letting it to someone else." Phone 0208 8839836 or email reservations@raglanhall.com.
9:18 am -  According to this article, the "Do It Again" film will be screened in Youngstown, Ohio on Nov. 15th & 16th.
 
 Wednesday, 6th November, 2013
12:40 pm -  Dave's Facebook page has a new photo of Dave with Mick Taylor.
9:33 am -  According to this tweet, Anthony DeCurtis will be "interviewing Dave Davies for the Rock Hall on Friday".
9:26 am -  The Kinks Facebook page has a scan of the Uncut article on the deluxe Muswell Hillbillies release. Also, "Lola vs the Powerman deluxe will be released next Feb."
9:23 am -  According to this Mojo article, Ray will be on Sky Arts 1 HD's "Talks Music" programme sometime in the near future.
9:22 am -  An article on the Mojo web site: Ray Davies: The Kinks v The Beatles.
9:19 am -  Yo La Tengo played "There Is No Life Without Love" at their concert in Munich last night.
9:14 am -  Here's a roundup of Kinks posts at this blog.
 
 Tuesday, 5th November, 2013
11:00 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
11:00 am -  According to this tweet, Ray was on Crouch End Radio this morning.
 
 Monday, 4th November, 2013
11:53 am -  GQ magazine has a review of Americana.
11:51 am -  Here's another radio interview with Ray, on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
9:25 am -  An update from the fundraising project for Dave's "Rock 'n' Roll Journey" film today: "Thank you to everyone who contributed to and supported our Indiegogo campaign! We are looking forward to start filming on Friday, and are setting up a new website at www.davedaviesfilm.com where we'll be posting regular updates about the project."
9:24 am -  WhyKinks.net have added a video to YouTube of the Kast Off Kinks performing "Shangri-La" from the 2nd Nordic Kinks fan konvention in Oslo last June.
9:15 am -  According to this tweet, Ray was on Absolute Radio yesterday (could have been a repeat of the Waterloo Sunset programme).
9:12 am -  This article on sibling bands includes the Kinks.
9:10 am -  Here's a web site that has photos of Kinks albums.
 
 Friday, 1st November, 2013
11:45 am -  According to the Kinks Facebook page, there's a new interview with Ray in the latest issue of Mojo.
9:32 am -  There's a review of the deluxe Muswell Hillbillies in today's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (page 38), by Edo Reents titled "Ihr Bestes" (Their best).
9:30 am -  Here's an article on Ray's appearance at Barnes & Noble in NYC.
9:29 am -  Here's an article with Ray among celebrities photographed for the 25th anniversary issue of GQ magazine. There's also a video.
9:19 am -  Geoff Edgers reviews Americana for The Boston Globe.
 
 Thursday, 31st October, 2013
12:39 pm -  Dave and Martin Davies were interviewed about their Rock 'n' Roll Journey film.
12:30 pm -  There's a photo of Ray with Julien Temple from Monday's UK Music Video Awards here. Also a couple articles here and here.
12:28 pm -  Ray's SiriusXM interview is now online.
 
 Wednesday, 30th October, 2013
9:06 am -  The interview with Dave on Scotland69am.com will re-air tonight at 11.30pm UK time, 7.30pm Eastern time, 4.30pm Pacific time.
8:56 am -  You can listen to a radio interview with Ray, from KZOK 102.5 in Seattle.
 
 Tuesday, 29th October, 2013
10:01 am -  The Official Kinks fan club konvention is sold out, but you can sign up to win a pair of tickets from Universal Music.
10:00 am -  PopMatters.com has an excerpt from chapter 5 of Americana.
9:58 am -  This list of Halloween songs includes Jonathan Lea's favorite, "Wicked Annabella".
9:57 am -  According to this tweet, Ray presented an Icon award to Julien Temple at the UK Music Video Awards yesterday. Here's a photo.
9:54 am -  A couple more photos of Ray in NYC here and here.
9:53 am -  An interview with Ray on KGB 101.5 San Diego last week is available to listen to online.
9:52 am -  The interview with Ray on Lone Star 92.5 radio yesterday is now online.
 
 Monday, 28th October, 2013
9:30 am -  According to this tweet Ray will be on Lone Star 92.5 this morning.
6:46 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray in New York.
6:44 am -  On his Facebook page yesterday, Dave asks for ideas for a blues song to add to his set list.
 
 Sunday, 27th October, 2013
7:36 am -  Ray is mentioned in this New York Times opinion piece.
7:32 am -  Interesting item on eBay: a 1978 concert contract signed by Ray.
7:30 am -  Here's an article on "Waterloo Sunset".
7:27 am -  Dave was a guest on Scotland 69am radio yesterday.
7:23 am -  Here's another video of Ray at Barnes & Noble in NYC on Friday.
7:21 am -  Tickets for the Official Kinks Fan Club meeting at the Boston Arms are now sold out!
 
 Saturday, 26th October, 2013
7:50 am -  Tribute band The Muswell Hillbillies will be performing at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Massachusetts on Sunday, December 22nd.
7:44 am -  Here's an ad that features "YRGM".
7:43 am -  Here are some pro-shot photos of Ray in NYC last night.
7:41 am -  Some videos of Ray in NYC here, here, here, and here.
7:38 am -  Some photos of Ray at Barnes & Noble in NYC last night here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here,.
7:29 am -  According to this article, Ron Delsener wants to book Ray to play Café Carlyle
7:27 am -  The video of Ray on Fox TV is now online.
7:26 am -  Here's an article on Dave's documentary film project.
7:24 am -  Here's a photo of Ray on GDNY yesterday.
 
 Friday, 25th October, 2013
10:17 am -  The Official Kinks Fan Club meeting with Kast Off Kinks on Sunday 17th November is close to sell out status, so anyone interested should get in touch sooner rather than later. Please note that all international tickets are held at the door for collection on the day.
10:13 am -  According to this Facebook post, Ray will be at 2014 Laugharne Weekend festival.
10:10 am -  Here's another interview with Ray.
10:09 am -  A couple mire photos of Ray at the SirusXM studios here and here.
10:07 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
10:06 am -  Colin Meloy covers "Do You Remember Walter".
10:04 am -  Here's an interview with Ray.
10:03 am -  You can listen to Ray on the Leonard Lopate show.
 
 Thursday, 24th October, 2013
12:39 pm -  Here's a new promo video of Dave in North London, for his "Rock 'n' Roll Journey" film project.
9:39 am -  From The Kinks' official Facebook page today: "Village Green Preservation Society Tea Towel - weekend offer. 20% OFF at The Kinks online merch store. Simply enter the code CUPPATEA20 when prompted at checkout to claim your 20% discount on the tea towel. Discount only applies to Tea Towel."
9:14 am -  Here's an article and video (in Norwegian) of a Kinks fan who is sharing his photos of the Kinks' last concert with Dave Davies for an upcoming documentary film. (Anybody else with good photos of Dave, please let me know. You can find out more about the documentary here.)
8:58 am -  You can listen to an interview with Ray from Portland radio 92.3 KGON yesterday.
8:55 am -  You can listen to an interview with Ray on Milwaukee radio WKLH 96.5 yesterday.
8:53 am -  From Ray's Facebook page yesterday, there will be an exhibit of Peter Harris's art at Konk from 7th Nov. to 7th Dec. "Ray has selected a series of 25 artworks by Peter Harris based on Harris’s collaborations with musicians, among them David Bowie, Pete Townshend and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. There will also be an exclusive Kinks print available. Come down and check it out!"
8:51 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be on the Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC today.
 
 Wednesday, 23rd October, 2013
9:15 am -  Some photos of Ray at the SiriusXM studios yesterday here, here and here.
8:57 am -  Here's a photo of Ray in the Bloomberg TV studio yesterday, and here's the video.
8:55 am -  Here's a blog post on reunion talk.
 
 Tuesday, 22nd October, 2013
4:13 pm -  Here's a photo of "Freaky" Frank Reda with Ray today in NYC.
3:39 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray will be on the Dennis Miller radio show tomorrow between 10am and 1pm EDT.
3:08 pm -  According to this tweet, you can send questions for Ray for the Bloomberg TV later this afternoon.
12:20 pm -  Here's a playlist of Kinks Favorites.
11:57 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be interviewed at 5:45pm EDT today on Bloomberg TV's "Taking Stock with Pimm Fox". You should be able to watch live here.
11:53 am -  According to this Facebook post, Dave will be interviewed for Tell magazine.
11:50 am -  According to this tweet from the Interrobang, they have or will have Ray in the studio.
9:42 am -  A couple new photos of Dave here and here.
9:39 am -  The Kinks are included in the BBC radio documentary on BBC recordings. The part on the Kinks starts at 17:08.
9:35 am -  This article lists Ray's promotional appearances in the US this week.
 
 Monday, 21st October, 2013
12:11 pm -  Tribute band The Kinx's cover of "Waterloo Sunset" was used in the French film Boule et Bill. (To be released in New York next month.)
11:55 am -  Here's an article on Ray's 1966 review of Revolver.
11:36 am -  Here's a new photo of Dave in North London last week.
9:57 am -  An interview with Ray for the Times Education Supplement is now up on the author's web site (click the "My Best Teacher: Ray Davies" link).
9:47 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
 
 Friday, 18th October, 2013
9:11 am -  Here's an article on 11 Bizarre Songs By The Kinks.


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