News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Wednesday, 26th November, 2014
2:00 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
1:20 pm -  Dave's show in Pittsfield, Massachusetts tonight has been postponed due to inclement weather.
9:25 am -  Ray will be on Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR today, talking about the new box set.
9:23 am -  This short article quotes from a new Rolling Stone interview with Ray.
9:22 am -  During the Sky Sports preview to the Manchester City v. Bayern Munich Champions League football match last night, "You Can't Win" was played over the introduction of the game.
 
 Tuesday, 25th November, 2014
12:59 pm -  Here's a review of Dave's first City Winery New York show last night.
12:56 pm -  The Gibson web site has an interview with Dave.
 
 Monday, 24th November, 2014
4:12 pm -  Here's a review (with video) of Dave's Bethlehem show.
3:50 pm -  Here's an article on the Kinks.
3:49 pm -  Here's a short video interview with Dave.
12:16 pm -  This person has written an instrumental song dedicated to Ray: My Heart Is An Island (To Ray Davies).
11:13 am -  Here's an article about the author attending a 1975 Kinks concert.
11:05 am -  According to this article, Ray attended a PRS reception last Thursday.
10:40 am -  Here's a preview article/interview for Dave's show in Pittsfield, Mass. this week.
10:26 am -  Kinks tribute band Kinda Kinky! will have their 4th Annual Kinky Kristmas and Happy Hanukkah Holiday Concert and Food Drive at the Minneapolis Eagles #34 on Friday, December 12th, 2014 from 8pm to 12:30am. Admission is $10, or $5 with a non-perishable food donation for The Food Group.
 
 Friday, 21st November, 2014
3:10 pm -  The Sunny Afternoon Facebook page posted several photos from the cast's appearance on the BBC Children In Need program last week.
10:35 am -  The Ray Davies Meltdown Festival poster can be seen in this music video by The Midnight River Crew (at the beginning of the video and at other points during it).
8:13 am -  A couple articles for Dave's Bethlehem, PA show here and here (the second one includes part of an interview, with the full interview here).
 
 Wednesday, 19th November, 2014
1:05 pm -  A fan has two extra tickets (orchestra row B seats) for Dave's Norfolk show tomorrow (Thursday) for sale at cost. Email Jay.
10:43 am -  There's an anecdote about Ray in this article.
10:41 am -  Here's an article on the 30th anniversary of the Word Of Mouth album.
 
 Tuesday, 18th November, 2014
6:12 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
5:41 pm -  Here's the interview with Ray and Dave from the Sunday Express.
5:36 pm -  Here's a review of Dave's Ferndale show.
5:33 pm -  Here's a preview article for Dave's Connecticut shows this week.
5:45 am -  "The Anthology 1964 - 1971" box set was released in the UK yesterday. The U.S. release is December 15th.
 
 Monday, 17th November, 2014
5:54 pm -  Sunny Afternoon and John Dagleish have both been nominated for Evening Standard theatre awards.
3:40 am -  There was a double-page photo of Ray and Dave, plus interviews, in yesterday's Sunday Express.
 
 Sunday, 16th November, 2014
3:24 am -  Svenska Dagbladet has an article on the Kinks/interview with Ray (in Swedish).
3:20 am -  Check out this Facebook post about the Sunny Afternoon cast on Children In Need.
 
 Friday, 14th November, 2014
2:16 pm -  In this interview with Johnny Marr, he mentions meeting Ray.
2:15 pm -  Here's another fan with spare Sunny Afternoon tickets.
2:11 pm -  You can listen again to Chris Kocher's interview with Dave.
 
 Thursday, 13th November, 2014
10:07 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Milwaukee show.
9:30 am -  The next gig for Kinks tribute band The Kinx is Saturday, 6th December at Linby/Papplewick church hall in Nottinghamshire, with support from The Elderly Bros (Everley's tribute). Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £9 on the door, and proceeds go to music at Linby/Papplewick church.
9:27 am -  According to this article, the cast of Sunny Afternoon will be performing on the BBC Children In Need 2014 special, which starts tomorrow at 19.30. The Sunny Afternoon performance will be around 1.45am. "A lively climax to the show from the cast of Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon."
9:18 am -  You can listen to a podcast interview with Dave.
9:18 am -  Here's a new photo of Dave with Sam Llanas (the support act for Dave's Milwaukee gig earlier this week).
9:03 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave (preview article for his Detroit show this Friday).
 
 Wednesday, 12th November, 2014
10:11 am -  According to this post on the Sunny Afternoon Facebook page, you can listen again to the Radio 2 Arts Show, where they talk about Sunny Afternoon and play a track from the cast album. (Starts about 01:26:10 in.)
9:36 am -  A couple reviews of Sunny Afternoon here and here.
9:34 am -  One more video from the Blue Meanies' Kinks tribute show: Sunny Afternoon.
9:32 am -  A couple competitions to win the Sunny Afternoon cast CD here and here.
9:32 am -  According to this Facebook post, there's a piece on Dave in the December 2014 issue of Goldmine magazine.
9:30 am -  A couple photos from Dave's gig in Milwaukee last night here and here.
9:29 am -  Here's another fan with spare tickets for Sunny Afternoon for sale at face value (for 25th November).
 
 Tuesday, 11th November, 2014
4:11 pm -  Another fan has a spare ticket for Sunny Afternoon for sale for this Saturday's matinee show.
12:21 pm -  The Kinks' Facebook page has posted another request for fans to submit photos of their Kinks collection (singles, albums, ticket stubs, programmes, etc.).
10:25 am -  A reminder that Chris Kocher's interview with Dave airs tonight at 7pm on WHRW 90.5 FM in Binghamton.
10:10 am -  The Muswell Hillbillies (Legacy Edition) CD/DVD is out in the US this week.
9:56 am -  Some more videos from the Blue Meanies' Kinks tribute show in August: Till The End Of The Day, Come Dancing and Destroyer.
9:39 am -  There's a review of Sunny Afternoon in the current (7th November) issue of Islington Tribune. It's not on their web site yet, but here's a scan.
9:32 am -  You can listen to an interview with Dave.
9:27 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave (a preview for his Milwaukee gig, which kicks off his US tour tonight).
9:27 am -  You can watch an interview and performance by Dave from radio station Q104.3.
 
 Monday, 10th November, 2014
12:03 pm -  A couple fans are selling front row tickets for Sunny Afternoon this week: one ticket for Wednesday and up to four tickets for Friday.
10:09 am -  Be sure to check out these videos from the Blue Meanies' Kinks tribute show in August: Catch Me Now I'm Falling, Where Have All The Good Times Gone, Set Me Free, Lola, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion and Low Budget.
9:31 am -  According to this tweet, there will be a Kinks guided walk next Monday, 17 Nov. starting at 10:30am at the Clissold Arms.
9:13 am -  Here's a non-review review of Sunny Afternoon.
9:04 am -  Getty Images has pro-shot photos of Dave on the Tonight Show last week.
9:03 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks.
 
 Saturday, 8th November, 2014
12:49 pm -  News from the Official Kinks Fan Club: "Mick Grace who toured France and Belgium with the Kinks when Ray was ill in early 1966 has passed away after a short illness."
12:48 pm -  Bob Henrit will be signing copies of his book at the Official Kinks Fan Club event at the Boston Arms next week. From the fan club: "The Boston Arms is SOLD OUT, there will be no tickets on the day, if you are not booked in, do not expect to get tickets on the day."
12:46 pm -  You can sign up for a Sony newsletter in order to listen to an alternative mix of "She's Got Everything" from the upcoming box set.
12:44 pm -  Here is video of Dave on the Tonight Show yesterday.
12:43 pm -  Here's another competition you can enter to win a copy of the Sunny Afternoon cast album. (UK residents only.)
12:42 pm -  Here's a review of Dave's Rippin' Up Time album.
12:41 pm -  Dave's Facebook page has some behind-the-scene photos from The Tonight Show yesterday.
12:39 pm -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Friday, 7th November, 2014
3:34 pm -  Here's a preview article for Dave's show in York, Pennsylvania.
9:57 am -  You can listen to a podcast interview with Dave (starts at 1:01:37).
9:54 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:54 am -  Here's an article on the Chris Stein exhibition private viewing.
 
 Thursday, 6th November, 2014
4:20 pm -  You can enter to win a Sunny Afternoon cast album CD.
10:05 am -  Here is Chris Kocher's interview with Dave. Tune in to Chris's radio show Tuesday at 7pm on WHRW 90.5FM to hear his interview with Dave.
9:32 am -  Here's an article (in Italian) on Ray.
9:32 am -  Here's an article with an anecdote about Ray.
9:31 am -  Here's a video of Ron Sexsmith covering "Two Sisters".
9:29 am -  "The Best Of Eleanor Rigby Vol. 1" album is being reissued. It includes a cover of "See My Friends". There's an opportunity to purchase the CD in conjunction with this "Dedicated Follower" fanzine which includes an exclusive interview with Ray from 1985/86.
9:17 am -  There's an a article on Ray in the November issue of the German version of Rolling Stone magazine.
9:16 am -  Ray attended a showing of Chris Stein's photographs last night at Somerset House in London. There are several photos from the event here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
 
 Wednesday, 5th November, 2014
1:57 pm -  According to the NBC schedule, Dave Davies will be on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this Friday. ("Dave Davies sits in with the Roots".)
12:33 pm -  MusicWeek has a new interview with Ray (paywalled).
10:10 am -  Debi Doss will be releasing her first solo EP on 24 November 2014 (but already available as a download from Amazon and iTunes, and there will be copies available at the Official Kinks Fan Club meeting at the Boston Arms in London on 16th November). It was partly recorded at Konk Studios with Mick Avory on percussion, and Ray & Dave's nephew Phil Palmer plays guitar on two tracks.
9:37 am -  Arthur is included in this article on Five Timeless Rock Albums From 1969.
9:00 am -  Here's a video of Porc&Pyn & Friends performing "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" at the Kinks Tribute Night in BukBuk, Heiloo, the Netherlands this past Saturday.
 
 Tuesday, 4th November, 2014
8:41 am -  A couple new interviews with Dave here and here.
8:39 am -  The current print issue of Time Out has an article about and review of Sunny Afternoon, as well as a review of the "Essential Kinks" compilation.
 
 Monday, 3rd November, 2014
12:07 pm -  Ron Lancashire's interview with Dave will be re-aired on Scotland 69am a few times this week: Tuesday, 4 November at Midnight UK/7pm Eastern; Wednesday, 5 November at 3pm UK/10am Eastern; and Thursday 6 November at 9.30am UK/4.30am Eastern.
9:54 am -  Here is information on the final Kinks Night at The Clissold Arms, Saturday, 15th November. The band will start playing at 6.30pm. The page has a link to the set list with lyrics, so you can practice your sing-along skills.
9:39 am -  The "Dead End Street"/"Big Black Smoke" single was featured on BBC Radio 2's Sounds Of The Sixties programme (starts around 12:20).
9:29 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks And Muswell Hill.
9:24 am -  You can nominate Sunny Afternoon for the WhatsOnStage Awards. (Requires sign-up.)
9:06 am -  Here's a blog post on "Waterloo Sunset" and Ray's influence on David Bowie.
9:05 am -  Dave's Facebook page has a photo of Dave with Sinead O'Conner.
8:58 am -  You can listen again to an interview with John Dagleish (starts around 35:00).
8:54 am -  Here's an article on Ray.
8:52 am -  A few more reviews of Sunny Afternoon here, here and here.
8:48 am -  You can enter to win a pair of Sunny Afternoon tickets.
 
 Friday, 31st October, 2014
11:18 am -  Many tweets from/about the Sunny Afternoon press night have been collected on Storify.com.
9:45 am -  Here's a Facebook event for an upcoming Dave interview podcast.
9:44 am -  Here's a new video promo for the Sunny Afternoon musical, with clips from the press night red carpet and after party.
9:41 am -  Wednesday's Evening Standard had an article on Sunny Afternoon.
9:31 am -  Joe Perry's new autobiography has some mentions of the Kinks -- being influenced by them and opening for them with Aerosmith.
9:30 am -  You can listen again to the WFMU Kinks special.
 
 Thursday, 30th October, 2014
9:30 am -  Dave has a new video for "Through My Window", a song off his Rippin' Up Time album.
9:23 am -  A couple reviews of Dave's Rippin' Up Time album here and here.
9:23 am -  According to this tweet there will be an interview with Dave in an upcoming episode of the WeAreTheMods podcast.
9:22 am -  Here's a video featuring interviews with the Sunny Afternoon cast.
9:20 am -  Here's another article rehashing Ray's Telegraph interview.
9:20 am -  "Wicked Annabella" is included in this list of 25 classic Halloween songs.
9:18 am -  Here's an article on How The Kinks Roughed Up Their Sound.
9:12 am -  Here's a list of The Top 10 Fuzzy-Guitar Hits that led up to "You Really Got Me".
9:10 am -  More Sunny Afternoon reviews here, here, here (free registration required), here, here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 29th October, 2014
11:03 am -  According to this, Dave will be making an in-store appearance at Looney Toons music store on Long Island on Thursday, December 4th. Entrance requires purchase of a Rippin' Up Time CD and wristband (which you can do in advance online).
11:00 am -  Listen to a short interview with Dave about his new album.
10:57 am -  A couple reviews of Dave's Rippin' Up Time album here and here.
10:54 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
10:26 am -  The Sunny Afternoon Facebook page has a press night photo album.
9:44 am -  TheatreBreaks.co.uk offers "Sunny Afternoon" ticket and hotel packages in London.
9:23 am -  Last night was "press night" for the Sunny Afternoon musical. Here are some red carpet photos: here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. And some photos from the after-party here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Some more pro-shot photos here.
9:16 am -  Here's a ticket offer for Sunny Afternoon.
9:14 am -  Many reviews of the Sunny Afternoon musical: The Guardian, LondonTheatre1.com, Daily Mail, LastMinuteTheatreTickets.com, Timeout, Londonist.com, TheStage.co.uk, Evening Standard, and WhatsOnStage.com. And here's a review round-up.
 
 Tuesday, 28th October, 2014
9:02 am -  Today is the release day for Dave's new album Rippin' Up Time.
9:01 am -  Ron Lancashire will be talking with Dave about his new album and spinning some tracks for it on his radio show this Friday, 31 October at 11.30pm UK / 7.30pm Eastern / 4.30pm Pacific on Scotland 69am.
8:58 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
8:54 am -  The latest issue of the Swedish Rock'n'Roll Magazine (issue #6) is out today, and includes a 6-page feature on the Kinks with lots of photos (some previously unpublished) plus new interviews with Ray, Dave and Andrew Sandoval.
8:51 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Monday, 27th October, 2014
10:03 am -  Sunny Afternoon's run on the West End has been extended until May 2015.
9:43 am -  From the Official Kinks Fan Club: you don't need to be a member to attend the fan club event at the Bruce Castle Museum the afternoon of 15th November. Admission is free, but please email Bill Orton your intention to come, which will help with the count for catering, etc.
9:37 am -  Today is the release day for the Sunny Afternoon cast album. It is also available on iTunes.
9:36 am -  Ray will be on Front Row on BBC Radio 4 tonight at 7:15pm, talking about Sunny Afternoon.
9:34 am -  The Sunny Afternoon press night is included in this Highlights of the Week article.
9:31 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on the Sunny Afternoon cast album.
9:25 am -  Kate Walsh wore a Kinks t-shirt on a recent episode of the NBC series Bad Judge.
9:17 am -  Here's a review of the Essential Kinks 2-CD compilation.
9:16 am -  Here's a new article with photos on the Sunny Afternoon musical.
9:12 am -  You can listen again to a radio interview with the Sunny Afternoon cast.
 
 Friday, 24th October, 2014
4:13 pm -  Here's a new video interview with Sunny Afternoon cast members.
4:09 pm -  A couple more articles rehashing the Ray interviews this morning here and here.
10:36 am -  This "Dedicated Follower" fanzine includes an exclusive interview with Ray.
10:30 am -  This article rehashes Ray's Telegraph interview.
10:29 am -  Here's another Sunny Afternoon review.
10:29 am -  New interviews with Ray today in The Daily Mail and The Telegraph.
 
 Thursday, 23rd October, 2014
4:39 pm -  You can listen to Dave's new song "Nosey Neighbours" from his Rippin' Up Time album in this podcast (starts at 24:24 in).
10:42 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Rippin' Up Time album.
9:26 am -  Sunny Afternoon is included in this "theatre picks" article.
9:25 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
9:12 am -  There was a question about the Kinks on the TV quiz show Eggheads this week. UK residents can watch again (starts about 03.00).
9:10 am -  According to this Facebook post, members of the Sunny Afternoon cast will be interviewed on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm tomorrow (Friday, 24th October) on The Arts Show.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014
3:19 pm -  Here's a new interview with John Dagleish (who plays Ray in the Sunny Afternoon musical).
9:10 am -  Ray and the Kinks are mentioned in this interview with Noel Fielding and Serge Pizzorno, from The Big Issue magazine.
8:59 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
8:52 am -  Peter Morén mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Tuesday, 21st October, 2014
2:27 pm -  According to this page, there's a new biography on Ray written by Jonny Rogan, to be published next March.
1:20 pm -  Here's another article on Sunny Afternoon.
11:46 am -  According to this Facebook post, Dave will be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday November 7th.
10:47 am -  According to this tweet Chris Kocher interviewed Dave yesterday, to be aired on WHRW 90.5FM in Binghamton in a few weeks.
10:23 am -  Here's an article on the Sunny Afternoon cast album (you can listen to 4 tracks).
10:12 am -  Portland, Maine band Lovers of Fiction will be performing Kinks songs at a Halloween event at SPACE Gallery in Portland on Friday, October 31st.
10:08 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
10:07 am -  According to this tweet, there will be a performance from the Sunny Afternoon musical on the BBC Children In Need appeal show, Friday, 14th November.
10:05 am -  Here's a new cover of "Tired Of Waiting" by guitarist Bill Frisell.
 
 Monday, 20th October, 2014
12:03 pm -  There are some recent photos of Dave with Paul Shaffer on Dave's Facebook page.
12:02 pm -  According to this Facebook post, there will be a feature on Dave in the November 2014 issue of Ugly Things magazine.
12:00 pm -  Here's a blog post on Muswell Hillbillies.
11:57 am -  Here's a review of the "Essential Kinks" compilation. And another review here.
11:54 am -  A reminder about the Kinks Tribute Night at BukBuk in Heiloo, The Netherlands on Saturday, 1st November. Here's a short teaser film.
11:44 am -  According to this Facebook post, Clissold Arms owner George will be writing a book on the Clissold Arms and the Kinks.
11:43 am -  According to Amazon.co.uk, the UK release of Dave's Rippin' Up Time album has been pushed back a week to 3 November.
11:41 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' debut.
11:40 am -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Friday, 17th October, 2014
12:48 pm -  Here's a In Memory of Kai video made by Maureen and Sharon Vreeburg. (Here's an alternate download link.)
12:29 pm -  Here's an interview with George Maguire (who plays Dave in Sunny Afternoon).
12:28 pm -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Thursday, 16th October, 2014
9:48 am -  A couple Ebola parody songs sung to the tune of "Lola": here and here.
9:46 am -  Here's an article about Jeff Root's new album, which includes a tribute song to Ray.
9:39 am -  Here's a review (of sorts) of Sunny Afternoon. And a couple more reviews here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 15th October, 2014
1:57 pm -  Some new photos from Sunny Afternoon on Facebook.
9:54 am -  According to this tweet you can enter a competition to win Sunny Afternoon tickets.
9:53 am -  This Mexican TV ad features "You Really Got Me".
 
 Tuesday, 14th October, 2014
4:46 pm -  At this NME blog you can preview tracks from the Sunny Afternoon cast recording.
4:43 pm -  According to this tweet, the Harold Pinter Theatre is offering a Sunny Afternoon related prize if they gain enough Twitter followers.
1:56 pm -  Today is the release day for "The Essential Kinks" 2-CD compilation, with liner notes by David Bowie.
11:44 am -  Here's a brief interview video of Ray from the BMI awards last night. (Here's the same thing on YouTube.)
9:33 am -  Here's another Randy Bachman interview mentioning Ray.
9:33 am -  A couple photos of Ray at the BMI awards last night: here and here. And here's an article (with more pics).
 
 Monday, 13th October, 2014
2:22 pm -  Here's a blog review of the Sunny Afternoon musical.
10:01 am -  According to this tweet Ray will be interviewed tonight (at the BMI London awards, which he's scheduled to attend).
10:00 am -  Minneapolis/St. Paul tribute band Kinda Kinky! will be doing three gigs in Canada: Montreal on Oct. 31, Toronto on Nov. 1 and Hamilton, ON on Nov. 2.
9:04 am -  Noel Fielding makes a joke about "Ray Davies' jam jar" in this audio interview (at around 6:13 in).
8:49 am -  Here's a blog review of the deluxe Lola/Percy reissue.
8:43 am -  This article has a couple photos of Ray at a restaurant's 10th anniversary celebration.
 
 Friday, 10th October, 2014
1:16 pm -  The "Anthology 1964 - 1971" 5CD box set is available to pre-order (here are the links for Amazon UK and Amazon US). Also don't forget the "Legacy Edition" of Muswell Hillbillies (Amazon US) and Dave Davies' Rippin' Up Time (Amazon UK and Amazon US).
12:52 pm -  Here's an article on the Arthur album.
9:12 am -  You can rate the Sunny Afternoon musical at this article (no sign-up or login required).
9:11 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with Johnny Marr.
9:07 am -  A 1979 Kinks gig was mentioned in this article about the former Music Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts.
 
 Thursday, 9th October, 2014
4:01 pm -  The Sunny Afternoon cast album is available for pre-ordering. (To be released on 27 October.)
12:57 pm -  Here's a flyer for Bob Henrit's lunchtime talk at the Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham on Monday, 24 November 2014, 12.15pm - 1.15pm. Free admission.
11:56 am -  The Sunny Afternoon social media manager is inviting music bloggers to an event.
 
 Wednesday, 8th October, 2014
3:37 pm -  According to this tweet, Sunny Afternoon is up for an award. You can vote for it here.
10:49 am -  Here's a cover of "Strangers" (with video) by Lucius.
10:47 am -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on five Kinks songs.
 
 Tuesday, 7th October, 2014
11:27 am -  According to this Facebook post, there's a ticket available for a performance of Sunny Afternoon this Saturday (11th).
9:07 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" was used in the 'intros round' of yesterday's episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks. (At 11:41 into the show.)
 
 Monday, 6th October, 2014
5:03 pm -  Dave's Facebook page has a bunch of photos of Dave with the cast of the Sunny Afternoon musical at the first West End performance this past weekend. (Also Grenville Collins!)
9:33 am -  Here's a blog post on the top 10 lyrics by Ray.
9:32 am -  "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" is used in this Acura TV ad.
9:28 am -  Here's another chance to win tickets to the Sunny Afternoon musical.
 
 Sunday, 5th October, 2014
8:17 am -  According to this Facebook post the official Kinks merchandise store has been restocked.
8:16 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks.
7:58 am -  Here's a review of the Isle Of Noises book.
 
 Thursday, 2nd October, 2014
12:27 pm -  Win tickets to the Sunny Afternoon musical here.
12:08 pm -  According to this Facebook post, the Raglan Hotel in Muswell Hill has some rooms available for the konvention weekend. Contact Geordi Mitchell a.s.a.p.
11:22 am -  The Sunny Afternoon Facebook page has a bunch of new rehearsal photos.
9:29 am -  There will be a Kinks tribute show at BukBuk in Heiloo, The Netherlands on Saturday November 1st, "with some 10 local acts doing Kinks songs in their own way from garage band to stand-up comedian, from an all horns group to a ladies choir. And the well known Dutch Flamin' Stars will close the tribute in Heiloo after midnight." You can view a trailer for the show. Tickets are 10€ each and can be ordered here.
9:13 am -  You can watch again the discussion of the Kinks on the Netherlands talk show De Wereld Draait Door from earlier this week.
9:07 am -  Here's an article on the Sunny Afternoon musical. And here's another one.
 
 Wednesday, 1st October, 2014
9:15 am -  Guitar Aficionado has an article on Dave's upcoming Rippin' Up Time album, including a track list.
9:03 am -  Here's a Facebook event for fans going to the Sunny Afternoon musical's first preview show this Saturday.
8:59 am -  The Telegraph has an article on The Kinks' 10 Greatest Songs.
8:58 am -  Fans have 1 spare ticket for sale at cost to the Sunny Afternoon first preview performance and the sold-out Fan Club convention.
 
 Tuesday, 30th September, 2014
2:38 pm -  According to this Facebook post there will be a special about the Kinks on Dutch TV tonight.
2:36 pm -  "Lola" is included in this list of banned songs.
2:35 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this NME feature on music rivalries.
11:29 am -  The Fan Club gig at the Boston Arms in November is now sold out!
9:03 am -  Here is some archive video of The Kinky2: live at the Archway Tavern (2001) and live at Stairway To Heaven, Utrecht (2006) (with John Gosling on keyboards on "Get Back In The Line").
8:47 am -  Here's a review (in Dutch) of the VGPS album.
8:46 am -  Here's a notice of a couple days when the Ray/Kinks exhibit at the Bruce Castle Museum is not open to the public.
8:44 am -  Uncut has a review of the deluxe Lola/Percy release, which includes a Q&A with Ray.
8:40 am -  Here's another article quoting Ray's Sunday Times Culture interview.
 
 Monday, 29th September, 2014
12:53 pm -  This article has quotes from the Sunday Times Culture interview with Ray.
12:35 pm -  The Sunny Afternoon musical's Facebook page has a new video of rehearsals and a cast interview.
 
 Sunday, 28th September, 2014
9:01 am -  According to this article, Ray is thanked in the acknowledgments of Tore Renberg's novel See You Tomorrow.
2:07 am -  Here's the Sunday Times Culture interview with Ray (subscription required).
 
 Saturday, 27th September, 2014
8:39 pm -  The soundtrack to the latest episode of BBC One's Casualty featured (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman (at approximately 03:29).
8:32 pm -  I Took My Baby Home was on the intro tape at The Libertines' reunion gig at North London's Alexandra Palace tonight.
8:30 pm -  Here's an interview with Ben Caplan re Sunny Afternoon.
11:18 am -  According to this Tweet, there will be a new interview with Ray in tomorrow's Sunday Times Culture.
3:17 am -  Here's another article on 50 years of the Kinks.
 
 Friday, 26th September, 2014
7:22 am -  Ian McGlynn's cover of Waterloo Sunset is helping to raise funds for this family.
6:47 am -  On Adelaide AM radio station Cruise 1323 this morning at 7.45 AM they played 'You Really Got Me' in recognition of its Australian release; 50 years ago today.
 
 Thursday, 25th September, 2014
1:10 pm -  Here's a 1977 interview with Ray produced for the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
8:05 am -  The Kinks are featured in a forthcoming Japanese magazine, CROSSBEAT presents Rock'n'Roll Special, due for publication on 14th October.
7:46 am -  Proceeds from this eBay auction will go to the Pete Quaife Foundation. Also available to buy here.
6:42 am -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on 50 years of the Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 24th September, 2014
8:12 pm -  The Sunny Afternoon musical has a new trailer.
8:08 pm -  Here's an article on the Kinks' albums from worst to best.
 
 Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014
10:24 am -  Ray is included in the London's top ten near-misses feature in the current issue of Time Out magazine.
 
 Monday, 22nd September, 2014
10:35 pm -  Here's a review of Lola vs. Powerman.
8:04 pm -  You can read an old interview with Ray from the July 1980 issue of Rip It Up, New Zealand's free rock music monthly magazine.
7:19 pm -  There will be a reading of Preservation at the Balch Street Theatre in Akron, Ohio tomorrow.
5:42 pm -  Here's a blog post about Ray's recent Royal Festival Hall gig and afterparty.
2:17 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave (in French).
12:51 pm -  Other sites, such as Music Times and Giter Done Gossip, are rehashing the Rolling Stone article.
11:05 am -  Here's another new Rolling Stone interview with Dave.
9:27 am -  Rockol has an article (in Italian) about Dave's new album.
4:46 am -  Here's another review of the Lola vs. Powerman deluxe reissue (scroll down).
 
 Sunday, 21st September, 2014
1:20 pm -  The Sunny Afternoon soundtrack is available to pre-order.
10:30 am -  Olga is arranging a floral tribute for Kai's funeral on Thursday. Fans can contribute via PayPal.
 
 Saturday, 20th September, 2014
6:39 pm -  On Thursday, 25th September, there's a Linn Lounge Kinks event being held in Glasgow.
9:14 am -  Waterloo Sunset featured on the soundtrack (at approximately 27:00) of last night's episode of BBC TV series Boomers.
4:57 am -  There's a Spotify playlist of Dave's favourite American music, along with various other themed playlists.
3:56 am -  Here's some audience footage of Ray performing Heard That Beat Before at his recent Royal Festival Hall show.
 
 Friday, 19th September, 2014
12:15 pm -  Here's a new Rolling Stone interview with Dave.
2:24 am -  A big loss among Kinks fans: Norwegian Kinks fan Kai Arne Armann, one of the WhyKinks.net webmasters and one of the organizers of the Norse Kinks fan konventions, has passed away. He will be greatly missed.
 
 Thursday, 18th September, 2014
5:24 pm -  This LA Times article mentions the US reissue of Muswell Hillbillies.
12:14 pm -  On the official Sunny Afternoon musical Facebook page they're asking for photos of posters spotted around London.
 
 Wednesday, 17th September, 2014
2:16 pm -  Here's another Italian review of Ray's Royal Festival Hall show.
10:30 am -  The Japanese documentary series Song To Soul has an episode about You Really Got Me.
9:32 am -  This article on the Anthology box set has a cover photo.
 
 Tuesday, 16th September, 2014
3:53 pm -  This article on the Sunny Afternoon album says an official cast recording album has been produced by Ray at Konk, and will be released in October on Chrysalis BMG.
12:59 pm -  Here is some nice artwork inspired by songs from the VGPS album.
12:07 pm -  For Kinks fans going to the Dutch Kinks fan meeting on 28th September, if you also spend some time in Amsterdam, you may enjoy Henny Stahli's new song, The Canals Of Amsterdam.
12:05 pm -  You can enter to win VIP tickets to a Sunny Afternoon performance.
9:26 am -  Tickets for December and January performances of the Sunny Afternoon musical are now on sale. Here's an article on it being extended.
 
 Monday, 15th September, 2014
3:53 pm -  You can take this photography class and have the opportunity to photograph Dave during the first three songs of his concert at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, PA on November 22nd. (Limited to 6 participants.)
11:55 am -  Here's a blog post on "This Strange Effect".
9:57 am -  The NME has an article on David Bowie's liner notes for the Essential Kinks compilation. And here's one from Uncut.
9:08 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kink Kronikles compilation and one of Ray's Storyteller shows.
9:06 am -  This article (scroll to the bottom) quote Ray about Scotland.
9:03 am -  According to this Facebook post, "You Really Got Me" was included in the intro music for Jeff Lynn's Hyde Park gig yesterday.
9:02 am -  Here's an article on the upcoming "Anthology" box set, plus a list of some Kinks songs about London places.
9:00 am -  Minneapolis/St. Paul Kinks tribute band Kinda Kinky! has some gigs scheduled this month.
8:58 am -  According to this Facebook post, the Kinks' London Walk Of Fame star award from 2005 is for sale.
8:55 am -  According to this tweet, there is currently priority booking (with no fees) for Sunny Afternoon dates over Christmas.
8:54 am -  Here's a review of Ray's Cardiff show.
 
 Friday, 12th September, 2014
2:59 pm -  A reminder that Ron Lancashire's Kinks 50th Anniversary Special radio show will air tonight on www.scotland69am.com at 11.30pm UK time, 6.30pm Eastern, 3.30pm Pacific. Ron says, "My very special co-presenter will be Olga Ruocco and we will be spinning some of the rarely played Kinks tracks derived from the Kinks 24 studio albums." The show will be repeated tomorrow (Saturday) at the same times, and further repeats are scheduled for Tuesday 16 Sept. at Midnight UK time and Wednesday 17 Sept. at 3pm UK time.
2:02 pm -  Here are audience recordings of a couple new songs Ray performed at his recent Cardiff show: Heard That Beat Before and Rock and Roll Cowboys.
11:38 am -  Here's a review of the Lola vs. Powerman deluxe reissue (scroll down).
11:22 am -  The web site for the Sunny Afternoon musical has been launched.
11:20 am -  Here's a review of Ray's Royal Festival Hall show.
11:19 am -  According to this, the episode of Talks Music with Ray will re-air tonight at 11:30pm on Sky Arts 1.
11:18 am -  Here's the Sony press release on the Kinks reissues on PRNewswire.com.
11:16 am -  There's a post about David Bowie's liner notes in the upcoming "Essential Kinks" compilation on David Bowie's Facebook page.
 
 Thursday, 11th September, 2014
2:50 pm -  Here's a review (in Italian) of Ray's Royal Festival Hall show.
12:15 pm -  The Defibulators will perform the Muswell Hillbillies album live on Wednesday, September 24th at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. See here for more info.
11:42 am -  The paperback edition of the Isle of Noises book (which includes a chapter with Ray), is out today. Here's the Facebook page.
11:39 am -  The Sunny Afternoon musical is mentioned in this article.
11:38 am -  Here's an article on "You Really Got Me" covers.
11:32 am -  Here's an article on the Sony reissues.
 
 Wednesday, 10th September, 2014
2:47 pm -  A new 5-CD box set, "The Anthology 1964-1971", is due for release on 19th November 2014. Here's the track list (in Spanish). Here's an NME article about it.
12:57 pm -  Here's a new press release from Sony. Highlights include: 16 Kinks albums (all the RCA and Arista albums) "were remastered and made available as hi-resolution digital downloads" as of yesterday; David Bowie contributes liner notes for the "Essential Kinks" 2-CD compilation to be released October 14th; and a "expanded CD/DVD deluxe edition of Muswell Hillbillies" will be released on November 10th. See press release for track listings.
10:50 am -  50 years ago today: "You Really Got Me" is at number 1 in the NME and Record Mirror.
10:19 am -  According to this Guitar Player article, Dave's new album will be titled Rippin Up Time and will be released on October 28, 2014, in time for his US tour in November. Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken will be playing drums with Dave's band for the November tour, with the exception of the Bethlehem, PA date when Jim Sclavunos from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will be the guest drummer.
10:04 am -  A couple reviews of Ray's Royal Festival Hall show here and here.
10:04 am -  Lots of photos and videos from Ray's Royal Festival Hall show here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
9:56 am -  Here's a video from Ray's Southend show.
9:55 am -  According to this tweet, there's a review of Ray's Southend show in today's Essex Echo.
9:54 am -  Here's a review of Ray's Cardiff show.
9:54 am -  The current print issue (9-15th September) of Time Out magazine and the 9th September issue of Metro newspaper include preview articles for Ray's Royal Festival Hall gig (which was last night).
 
 Tuesday, 9th September, 2014
10:25 am -  On Saturday, 15th November -- the day before the Official Kinks Fan Club konvention at the Boston Arms in London -- Kinks fans will be gathering at the Bruce Castle Museum from 2.00pm till 5.00pm for the Ray Davies/Kinks Exhibition. Lite refreshments and "State Of Confusion Ale" (specially brewed for the Fan Club by Redemption Brewing) will be served. No admission charge.
10:21 am -  Don't forget that the Dutch Kinks fan meeting will be held on 28th Sept. 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.
9:20 am -  This article mentions the Sunny Afternoon musical.
8:59 am -  Some photos of Ray in Cardiff on Sunday here and here.
 
 Monday, 8th September, 2014
9:38 am -  Here's a review of Ray's Cardiff show yesterday.
9:24 am -  You can see Pete Quaife's last painting (unfinished).
9:17 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article (along with Matt Nathanson's "Kinks Shirt" song).
9:14 am -  This article (paywalled) talks about a new book, The Art of Noise: Conversations with Great Songwriters, which includes a chapter with Ray. It's not clear if it's the same book as Isle of Noises, published last year. (Maybe a different book, but the same chapter with Ray?)
 
 Friday, 5th September, 2014
3:59 pm -  According to this tweet, the support act for Ray's upcoming gigs is Lucas & King.
12:27 pm -  The Kinks collection photos that fans have been posting on the Kinks Facebook page are being collected in a photo album.
9:25 am -  According to this tweet (and its follow-ups), a new phone interview with Ray will be published in Monday's Southend Echo.
 
 Thursday, 4th September, 2014
1:34 pm -  Yet more front stalls tickets have been released for Ray's London gig.
1:00 pm -  The latest issue of the Swedish Rock'n'Roll Magazine (issue #5 2014) has a 5-page article on Kinks fan Henrik Jönsson.
9:54 am -  Here's an article on the 50th anniversary of "YRGM".
9:52 am -  On the official Kinks Facebook page they're requesting fans to post photos of their Kinks collection: singles, albums, concert tickets, badges, tour programs, etc. Several people have already posted some nice photos.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd September, 2014
9:58 am -  30 more front stalls tickets have been released for Ray's London gig.
9:55 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kinks.
9:53 am -  Here's a new photo of Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014
10:33 am -  Olga has a spare front seat ticket for the Kast Off Kinks at the Millfield Theatre Edmonton on 19th September.
10:31 am -  "VGPS" was used in a BBC TV programme (at approximately 40:23 in the show).
10:30 am -  This fan has a spare front-row ticket for the 31st October performance of "Sunny Afternoon" for sale at cost.
10:22 am -  This fan has two spare front row tickets for Ray's Southend show available at face value.
10:21 am -  More front stalls tickets for Ray's London gig have been released.
10:19 am -  On the Iain Anderson show on BBC Radio Scotland, Ray was named "Songwriter of the Week".
10:18 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray (in Italian).
10:17 am -  The "Save The Alex" (pub) campaign has a Facebook page.
10:17 am -  This blog has reviews of Kinks albums.
10:11 am -  Here's a Ray tribute playlist.
10:09 am -  "Dead End Street" is #8 in this list of The 25 Best Songs for Labor Day.
 
 Friday, 29th August, 2014
3:32 pm -  Here's an article on The 8 Best Dave Davies Moments With The Kinks.
9:20 am -  A fan has two front-row tickets for Ray's Cardiff show for sale. See this Facebook post.
9:08 am -  Here's a blog post on Little Green Street and Denmark Street in London.
9:08 am -  Some more articles on reunion talk here, here and here.
 
 Thursday, 28th August, 2014
3:12 pm -  Jonathan Lea mentions the Pete Quaife Foundation in this interview with the Jigsaw Seen.
1:07 pm -  Here's an article on the "Return To Waterloo" film.
1:03 pm -  This Facebook post from the Sunny Afternoon musical is looking for photos of Kinks merchandise.
1:02 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this article about muses in music.
9:28 am -  Here's a review of Working Man's Café.
9:16 am -  Here's an article on recent reunion talk. Also one from The Guardian. And another article here. And here's one from NME.
9:14 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this YouTube show.
 
 Wednesday, 27th August, 2014
1:17 pm -  Ray and his Storyteller shows are mentioned in this interview with Randy Bachman.
10:42 am -  Here's a tweet from Dave today.
8:58 am -  Here's an article on Ray's upcoming UK gigs. And another article here.
8:58 am -  Here's a tweet from a trumpet player at a recording session with Ray.
8:56 am -  You can enter to win tickets to the Sunny Afternoon musical.
8:54 am -  Other sites are rehashing the Mojo interview with Ray: UltimateClassicRock.com, Rolling Stone (Germany), NerdsAttack.net (in Italian), Rolling Stone (Spain) and ED.nl (in Dutch).
 
 Tuesday, 26th August, 2014
9:21 am -  Today is the release day of the US version of the deluxe Lola vs. Powerman 2-CD set (identical to the UK/Europe release, but made in the US). Here's an image of the cover sticker.
9:08 am -  Here is Dave's ALS ice bucket challenge, with a nice twist.
8:57 am -  Here's a podcast on the Kinks.
8:56 am -  The Songbook episode with Ray will re-air on Sky Arts 1 tonight.
8:53 am -  According to this Facebook post, Ron Lancashire will air a Kinks 50th anniversary show on Scotland 69am radio on Friday, 12 September.
8:51 am -  This interview with Michael Cera mentions the Kinks (about 2/3 the way down).
8:50 am -  There's a 2-CD compilation titled The Essential Kinks due for release in October.
8:48 am -  The Mojo web site has a teaser article for their interview with Ray in the latest issue.
 
 Monday, 25th August, 2014
3:55 pm -  Here's an article about the VGPS album.
3:53 pm -  Here's an article on YRGM at 50.
2:09 pm -  James has put a nice collection of Kinks picture sleeve singles up for bids on eBay.
11:29 am -  According to this Facebook post, Dave Clarke is looking for video footage of the Kast Off Kinks' recent gig/anniversary party at Broxbourne.
9:56 am -  "You Really Got Me" is in the top 20 of BBC Radio 2's Top 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs. The live countdown is going on now. [Update: according to this tweet, YRGM came in at #9 on the list.]
9:43 am -  Here's an article on Five forgotten Kinks singles.
9:33 am -  The Mojo article mentioned Friday is a new full-page interview with Ray.
 
 Friday, 22nd August, 2014
9:27 am -  There's an article on the Kinks in the latest issue of Mojo (Kate Bush on the cover).
7:27 am -  Ray is mentioned and quoted in this interview with King Creosote.
 
 Thursday, 21st August, 2014
10:49 am -  The "Midnight Special" Collector's Edition 11-DVD set from Time Life will be released on September 8th. It contains one Kinks track, "You Really Got Me".
10:19 am -  Jayne has two spare tickets (circle seats) for Ray's Cardiff show, and three tickets (stalls row G) for Southend. Any fans interested can send a Facebook message.
9:09 am -  Front stall tickets have been released for Ray's show at the Royal Festival Hall.
 
 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".


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