News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Saturday, 28th March, 2015
8:46 am -  You can listen again to Ray's recorded message on the Brian Matthew 25th anniversary show (at 01:27:16).
8:43 am -  Here's a preview article for Ray's interview on the Tom Robinson show tonight.
 
 Friday, 27th March, 2015
11:10 am -  Here's an article on Ray's songwriting.
9:23 am -  The Porc & Pyn & Friends band that played at the Kinks 50 Years Tribute Night in Heiloo (in Holland) last November have changed their name to "You Really Got Me" and only play Kinks songs now. Their first gig will be Saturday, April 4th at the Queens Bar in Heiloo from 23.00 till 24.00 hours. (Here's their performance of This Strange Effect from November.
9:18 am -  Enter the word 'FIVER' in the promotion code field to get £5 tickets for the Making Sunny Afternoon event this Sunday.
9:17 am -  You can listen again to Ray on BBC Radio Kent from yesterday (starts at 13:27).
 
 Thursday, 26th March, 2015
11:27 am -  According to this Facebook post, tonight's Haringey Young Musician's show (with special guest appearance from Ray) is free entry.
10:25 am -  Yoshi has a spare Sunny Afternoon ticket (front stalls table) for next Wednesday, April 1st.
9:38 am -  Here's a Sunny Afternoon ticket offer.
9:36 am -  VGPS is #8 in this blog post list of Top Albums of 1968. Also, Face To Face is #7 for 1966 and Arthur is #6 for 1969.
9:34 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be on BBC Radio Kent today at 4pm.
9:28 am -  Dave is included in this article on 18 Stars Who Prove Queer People Can (Classic) Rock.
 
 Wednesday, 25th March, 2015
9:25 am -  In this video of a recorded argument with his parents set to animation, the guy includes a Kinks poster (in the animation) and photos of himself with Ray and Dave.
9:15 am -  Julien Temple's talk on Ray last year as part of the 32 Londoners series of talks is now available to listen to as a podcast.
 
 Tuesday, 24th March, 2015
12:44 pm -  At Ray's appearance at the Haringey Young Musicians show on Thursday he will be a Q&A session.
9:24 am -  Ray will be discussing music at the Fulcrum Festival at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton on 24th April 2015. Tickets are on sale now.
9:15 am -  According to a post on the Kinks Facebook page, VGPS is the album of the day this Friday on BBC6.
 
 Monday, 23rd March, 2015
10:43 am -  An exhibition of Kinks photographs and other artwork will run at Snap Galleries in London from 16th May to 27th June, 2015.
 
 Wednesday, 18th March, 2015
9:55 am -  A "Waterloo Sunset" artwork piece (the enlarged Pye single seen here) was sold on a recent episode of Channel 4's Four Rooms.
9:46 am -  The Tom Robinson interview with Ray will be aired on BBC Radio 6 on Saturday, 28th March at 9pm. (It was originally scheduled to air on 6th March.)
9:43 am -  Ray is mentioned in this Bruce Foxton interview.
 
 Tuesday, 17th March, 2015
3:45 pm -  Here's a blog review of Sunny Afternoon.
12:31 pm -  Here's a video of the Sunny Afternoon cast performing for Comic Relief.
12:31 pm -  Here's an article about Dave's letter to Rolling Stone.
12:26 pm -  An Australian TV ad for Just Jeans uses "All Day And All Of The Night".
9:21 am -  According to this tweet, Ray is doing a Masterclass at BIMM on 23rd April.
9:04 am -  Here's the poster for the Haringey Young Musicians concert next week, at which Ray will be a special guest.
 
 Monday, 16th March, 2015
12:49 pm -  Ray will be a special guest at a performance of the Haringey Young Musicians Stage Band at Earl Haig Hall in London (N8) on Thursday, 26th March 2015 at 7.30pm, in support of the group's fundraising for their cultural exchange visit to Peru in August. Reserve tickets in advance via email.
10:47 am -  Sunny Afternoon has been nominated for an Also Recognized Award for Best Musical Direction.
10:38 am -  Noel Gallagher also talks about Ray in this BBC Radio 6 programme (at 42:33).
10:36 am -  Here's the English version of the Noel Gallagher article where he includes "Waterloo Sunset" in his top 5 songs.
10:34 am -  This BBC documentary on The Strypes includes footage of and several references to The Kinks.
 
 Friday, 13th March, 2015
11:39 am -  According to this tweet, you can enter to win a pair of Sunny Afternoon tickets.
11:37 am -  Noel Gallagher is quoted as saying "Ray Davies is my hero" in a recent issue of Red Bulletin magazine (the German language version, possibly other versions as well).
10:39 am -  According to this tweet, the Sunny Afternoon cast will be performing for Comic Relief.
 
 Thursday, 12th March, 2015
9:24 am -  Americana is on the short list for the inaugural Penderyn Music Book Prize (to be announced on 12th April 2015).
9:22 am -  Here's a Sunny afternoon meal and ticket offer.
9:21 am -  Here's an interview with George Maguire.
9:20 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about ripped off songs.
 
 Wednesday, 11th March, 2015
10:08 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
9:54 am -  Tickets are on sale now for Ray Davies in Conversation with Jude Kelly at the Southbank Centre on Friday, 17 April 2015.
9:51 am -  There will be three 7" vinyl Kinks releases (2 EP reissues and the single from the Anthology box set) on Record Store Day (April 18th, 2015).
9:48 am -  Here's a video review of Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Tuesday, 10th March, 2015
9:17 am -  Here are a few links relating to the Olivier Awards nominations: a quote from John Dagleish, and video of John Dagleish.
9:13 am -  Here's a blog post on Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Monday, 9th March, 2015
2:57 pm -  Dave is mentioned in this article about electric guitar effects.
9:21 am -  Sunny Afternoon has 5 Olivier Awards: Matt McKenzie for Best Sound Design, George Maguire for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, John Dalgleish for Best Actor in a Musical, Ray Davies for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Sunny Afternoon for Best New Musical.
9:17 am -  Weird Al performed "Yoda" with a girl with autism on last night's Night Of Too Many Stars benefit. (Click link to watch.)
9:13 am -  Ray is mentioned in this Ham & High article about Highgate.
9:11 am -  There was an interview with Ray (in French) in yesterday's issue of L'Équip (paywalled).
 
 Saturday, 7th March, 2015
2:59 pm -  Here's a Clissold Arms blog post on their top 10 favourite Kinks hits.
2:57 pm -  Sunny Afternoon is included in this list of the Top 10 New Musicals in the West End.
2:55 pm -  Sunny Afternoon was named Most Inspiring West End show.
 
 Thursday, 5th March, 2015
10:52 am -  Yesterday's episode of Pop Gold on ITV included a 1978 performance of "Lola" by Ray and Gordon Edwards.
9:55 am -  The Kinks are on the cover of the latest issue (No. 46) of Shindig! magazine.
9:53 am -  There will be an "Akoustik Kinks" performance at the Clissold Arms on Thursday, 2nd April at 8pm.
9:51 am -  Here's an article on the Kinda Kinks album.
 
 Wednesday, 4th March, 2015
8:52 am -  Here's a blog post on Sunny Afternoon.
8:52 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be in this Sunday's issue of L'Équip (the French sports newspaper).
 
 Monday, 2nd March, 2015
3:18 pm -  Here's a blog post on Sunny Afternoon.
10:28 am -  Ray is included in this article on musicians who have lived in New Orleans.
9:52 am -  Here's another discount ticket offer for Sunny Afternoon.
9:51 am -  Most of "Apeman" was played at the beginning of the new TV show "The Last Man On Earth" last night.
9:44 am -  Here's a recent photo of Ray.
9:44 am -  The Brothers in Arms and The Kinks at the BBC specials were re-aired on BBC Four this past weekend. UK residents can watch again online.
9:18 am -  Here's an interview with the Kast Off Kinks from BBC Radio Berkshire (starts about 1:34:40).
9:12 am -  Here's a radio interview with Ian Gibbons, and another interview with the Kast Off Kinks.
 
 Friday, 27th February, 2015
8:59 am -  A blog post about the Sunny Afternoon musical: part 1 and part 2.
8:58 am -  Here's a new photo of Ray.
 
 Thursday, 26th February, 2015
2:44 pm -  Tickets are still available for a Making Sunny Afternoon event next month.
9:27 am -  Here's an article about Ray headlining the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza in August.
9:20 am -  Konk studios is mentioned in this interview with Swervedriver.
 
 Wednesday, 25th February, 2015
9:57 am -  You can vote for Sunny Afternoon as the most inspiring West End show.
9:47 am -  Here's another Sunny Afternoon ticket offer.
9:32 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' gig in Maidenhead tomorrow.
9:30 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this article about the Brit Awards.
9:30 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" tops this list of the ten best songs about London.
9:29 am -  A couple recent articles about Ray here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 24th February, 2015
9:15 am -  Here's a poem dedicated to Ray.
9:14 am -  Here's a Facebook group for Sunny Afternoon fans.
9:08 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Monday, 23rd February, 2015
9:14 am -  The Third Spanish Kinks Fans Konvention will happen on 21st March in Madrid. More information and tickets at KonvencionKinks.com. (And here's a Facebook event for the konvention.)
9:02 am -  Billboard has a new interview with Dave.
9:02 am -  Here's an article about Campbell Bruce, Ray's art college teacher.
8:57 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
8:56 am -  This article mentions that UK foreign secretary Phillip Hammond attended a performance of Sunny Afternoon recently.
 
 Thursday, 19th February, 2015
2:06 pm -  There's a "flash sale" on Sunny Afternoon tickets at this site.
9:00 am -  There's a special merchandise offer on the Kinks Facebook page today.
8:57 am -  Ron Sexsmith covers "Scrapheap City".
 
 Wednesday, 18th February, 2015
1:37 pm -  Nashua, New Hampshire's The Telegraph has an article on The Kinks (paywalled after the first 1.5 paragraphs).
11:49 am -  A snippet of "This Time Tomorrow" was featured on last night's episode of Uncle on BBC 3.
9:58 am -  Here's a ticket offer for Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Tuesday, 17th February, 2015
1:40 pm -  Here's a new interview with George Maguire from Sunny Afternoon, answering fans' questions.
8:56 am -  Carl Barât talks about the Kinks' influence on his music in this interview (from around 30:37).
 
 Monday, 16th February, 2015
9:35 am -  On Dave's Facebook page there's a photo of him reunited with his Kinks shirt -- the frilly one that goes with the hunting jackets, which was stolen in 1965.
9:23 am -  Here's a blog post about attending every evening performance of Sunny Afternoon in a week.
9:03 am -  UK residents can watch again the cast of Sunny Afternoon perform "Waterloo Sunset" on the Andrew Marr show from yesterday.
 
 Sunday, 15th February, 2015
3:32 pm -  Here's an article about Ray's appearance on the Andrew Marr show.
3:25 pm -  UK residents can watch again the Andrew Marr interview with Ray from this morning. (Here it is on YouTube for now.)
3:22 pm -  This article is partly about a cover version of "I'm Not Like Everybody Else".
3:21 pm -  Ron Mael mentions Ray in this Sparks interview.
3:19 pm -  "Lola" is included in this article about the Top 5 Songs about Transsexuals & the Transgendered
 
 Friday, 13th February, 2015
2:49 pm -  Here are some more photos of Ray at today's taping of the Andrew Marr show.
2:20 pm -  Dave responds to a remark Ray made in the Rolling Stone article about the creation of the guitar sound for YRGM.
2:02 pm -  Here's an article on the VGPS album.
11:28 am -  According to this Facebook post, premium seats for Ray's Greenwich gig are almost gone.
11:28 am -  Here's a photo of Ray being filmed for the Andrew Marr show this Sunday.
9:49 am -  The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an article about Ray (part of the magazine's "My life in fifteen songs" series).
8:45 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' gig in Dundee on 22nd Feb.
 
 Thursday, 12th February, 2015
9:12 am -  The Kinks are included in this article about Bands Planning a Reunion.
9:10 am -  Here's a blog post on Dave's Flying V guitar.
 
 Wednesday, 11th February, 2015
3:29 pm -  Here's a Facebook event for Ray's London gig.
12:57 pm -  Here's a new video interview with Sunny Afternoon actor Ben Caplan.
8:55 am -  You can enter a competition to win a pair of Sunny Afternoon tickets.
 
 Tuesday, 10th February, 2015
10:05 am -  Ray is mentioned in this Ben Goldacre article/post.
9:05 am -  Here's an anecdote about Ray from Tim Rogers.
9:02 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
 
 Monday, 9th February, 2015
2:28 pm -  Carl Barât mentions Ray in this interview.
9:04 am -  On the Andrew Marr show yesterday morning, they said Ray will be on next week's show.
 
 Saturday, 7th February, 2015
7:26 am -  Here's a news video from the Kast Off Kinks charity gig last night.
 
 Friday, 6th February, 2015
3:49 pm -  Two Kinks songs are mentioned in this list of sound-alike songs.
11:23 am -  Tickets for next Sunday's WhatsOnStage Awards Concert concert are now sold out, but if you missed out you can catch all the highlights on awards.whatsonstage.com.
9:57 am -  The Deathray Davies and a Ray anecdote are mentioned in this article about punny band names.
9:53 am -  Ray may (or may not) be on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC 1 this Sunday at 9am.
 
 Thursday, 5th February, 2015
9:11 am -  According to this tweet, tickets go on sale tomorrow for a Ray gig in Bristol. (Here's a Facebook event for the gig.)
 
 Wednesday, 4th February, 2015
1:22 pm -  Here's part 2 of the World Cafe interview with Ray.
8:51 am -  There is new artwork for the Sunny Afternoon musical on their Facebook page.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd February, 2015
4:18 pm -  Here's an article about the Kinks' appearance on Beat Beat Beat.
2:22 pm -  You can listen again to part one of the World Cafe interview with Ray.
12:41 pm -  Happy 68th Birthday to Dave Davies!
 
 Monday, 2nd February, 2015
9:52 am -  Here's an article about Sunny Afternoon being extended to 24 October 2015.
9:51 am -  A fan is selling a front stalls ticket for Sunny Afternoon tonight.
9:50 am -  According to this Facebook post, Ray will be interviewed on the World Cafe radio programe on WXPN in Philadelphia this Tuesday and Wednesday.
9:48 am -  ATGTickets.com has a Sunny Afternoon ticket and meal offer.
9:40 am -  New on the Kast Off Kinks web site: lots of good pics and videos of the 2014 Official Kinks Fan Club konvention.
 
 Friday, 30th January, 2015
4:19 pm -  Watch The Decemberists doing a cover of "Do You Remember Walter" in this video (at about 32:00).
2:20 pm -  From looking at ATGTickets.com, Sunny Afternoon is now booking until October 24th.
9:40 am -  The Sunny Afternoon Facebook page has announced their "dedicated follower" winners.
9:39 am -  According to this tweet, you can win tickets to Sunny Afternoon and a signed poster. More info here
 
 Thursday, 29th January, 2015
9:38 am -  Here's a review of the Muswell Hillbillies Legacy Edition.
 
 Wednesday, 28th January, 2015
1:08 pm -  You can win a pair of tickets from the Sunny Afternoon Facebook page.
9:26 am -  Billboard has a statement from Dave regarding his son Daniel and John Carpenter. ContactMusic.com also has a rehash of the Billboard article.
 
 Tuesday, 27th January, 2015
8:30 am -  Here's a blog post on the You Really Got Me album.
 
 Monday, 26th January, 2015
9:16 am -  According to this tweet, Tom Robinson's interview with Ray will be broadcast on Saturday, March 7th.
9:12 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Friday, 23rd January, 2015
4:15 pm -  At the Harold Pinter Theatre Facebook page you can win a free copy of the Sunny Afternoon programme.
3:07 pm -  Here's a blog review of Americana.
12:27 pm -  According to the Union Chapel Facebook page, Ray's gig there was voted "best gig of 2014".
 
 Thursday, 22nd January, 2015
1:05 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Liverbirds.
12:58 pm -  A couple rehashes of the Rock Cellar interviews here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 21st January, 2015
12:52 pm -  The Sunny Afternoon musical is looking for their #1 "Dedicated Follower" on Twitter and Facebook.
9:11 am -  Here's an article on the Legends: Shoulder To Shoulder album release by the Pete Quaife Foundation.
 
 Tuesday, 20th January, 2015
9:34 am -  The Kinks (and a new interview with Dave at the Clissold Arms) are included in this French TV show about the beginnings of Rock.
9:30 am -  Ray is included in this article about Greatest Rock Frontmen.
 
 Monday, 19th January, 2015
9:37 am -  The Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One album is included in this We're Still Waiting... article.
9:32 am -  Here's a blog review of Sunny Afternoon.
9:31 am -  This blog post by John Mendelssohn includes mentions of the Kinks and Ray.
9:27 am -  Here's an interview with Ray and Dave.
9:25 am -  UK residents can watch again Ray's appearance on the Andrew Marr show yesterday morning.
9:22 am -  Here's a blog review of Sunny Afternoon.
9:18 am -  This Financial Times article opens by quoting "Shangri-La" lyrics.
9:16 am -  Ray is included in this Celebrity Heroes gallery.
 
 Friday, 16th January, 2015
12:24 pm -  You can vote for Ray's gig as the the favourite gig of 2014 at Union Chapel.
9:52 am -  You can listen again to the first segment of an Austrian radio interview with Ray.
9:24 am -  Here's an article on Ray by Tom Robinson, and an accompanying Spotify playlist.
 
 Thursday, 15th January, 2015
9:13 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
9:12 am -  The Jigsaw Seen's newly remixed version of "This Is Where I Belong" will be the "Power Play Track Of The Week" beginning this Friday, Jan. 16 at radio station Scotland 69AM in Edinburgh. The song has been remixed exclusively for inclusion on the album "Legends Shoulder To Shoulder" to benefit The Pete Quaife Foundation (with proceeds going to help children on dialysis) which will be released on Jan. 21.
 
 Monday, 12th January, 2015
2:00 pm -  Here's an article on Sunny Afternoon.
12:37 pm -  The Official Kinks Fan Club has posted ticket info on their web site for the 2015 fan club meeting (Sunday, 22nd November 2015).
9:21 am -  The Blues at the BBC TV programme featuring the Kinks will be repeated this Friday.
9:19 am -  Here's an interview with Ray and Dave.
 
 Thursday, 8th January, 2015
3:21 pm -  According to this article Ray has been approached to sing on a "Save Soho" single.
2:55 pm -  Here's a blog post about "Waterloo Sunset".
 
 Wednesday, 7th January, 2015
9:29 am -  Here's another episode of the Danish TV program with some great 1966 footage of the Kinks.
 
 Tuesday, 6th January, 2015
11:40 am -  The Kinks Facebook page has a limited number of Anthology box sets autographed by Ray and Dave for sale.
9:50 am -  The official Kinks merchandise store has a new metal "Superman" pin badge.
 
 Monday, 5th January, 2015
12:46 pm -  There's a new video of Ray on the Kinks Facebook page, talking about the recording of "I Need You".
11:10 am -  Tickets are on sale for An Evening with ROB HEGEL and MICK BOLTON in support of the Pete Quaife Foundation, Friday, 15 May at the Clissold Arms.
10:31 am -  Here's a blog post that's partly about Ray.
10:28 am -  Dave talks about "Death of a Clown" in a Classic Rock magazine article (paywalled).
10:24 am -  You can listen again to the Johnnie Walker interviews with Ray and Dave (a rebroadcast from 2010).
10:18 am -  Footage of the Kinks was used in this BBC documentary on the Clash (starts at 20:08).
10:16 am -  Some 1966 footage of the Kinks in Denmark was used in this Danish TV programme (starts around 32:15).
9:58 am -  One more video from the Blue Meanies: The Village Green Preservation Society.
 
 Sunday, 4th January, 2015
7:24 am -  Johnny Walker interviews Ray and Dave on BBC Radio 2 today at 17:00.
 
 Friday, 2nd January, 2015
11:43 am -  Here's another review of the Anthology box set.
11:43 am -  Here's a preview of an article about the Kinks in the latest issue of Mojo.
11:41 am -  This article about VH-1 mentions Ray and Storytellers.
11:40 am -  Ray is mentioned in a BBC article about books being published this year.
 
 Thursday, 1st January, 2015
10:03 am -  Here's another review of the Anthology box set.
 
 Tuesday, 30th December, 2014
4:25 pm -  According to this Facebook post, the official Kinks merchandise store is improved and "optimised for use on smart phones and tablets as well as desk top and laptop computers".
4:13 pm -  Here's a review of recording engineer Glyn Johns' autobiography Sound Man.
4:10 pm -  Two more videos from the Blue Meanies: Days and I Need You.
4:09 pm -  Dave's Facebook page is having a photo caption contest.
4:08 pm -  Here's a review of the Anthology box set.
4:06 pm -  The Kinks Facebook page is asking for photos of fans with their copies of The Anthology box set.
4:02 pm -  You can listen again to this morning's interview with Dave on BBC Three Counties Radio (starts about 02:31:30 into the programme).
3:48 pm -  Here's a petition to save Tin Pan Alley/Denmark Street in London.
 
 Monday, 29th December, 2014
10:38 am -  Iain Lee will interview Dave tomorrow morning at 8:30 on BBC Three Counties Radio.
10:36 am -  A couple new videos from the Blue Meanies: Dandy and Destroyer.
10:34 am -  Ray talks about "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" in a new video on The Kinks' Facebook page.
 
 Saturday, 27th December, 2014
9:16 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article.
9:15 am -  This Guardian article mentions Ray and Dave.
9:14 am -  Be sure to vote for Sunny Afternoon as Best New Musical, and George Maguire as Best Supporting Actor.
9:12 am -  "Victoria" is used in a new TV ad.
9:12 am -  Sunny Afternoon is mentioned in this "2014 in review" article.
9:10 am -  According to the Sunny Afternoon Facebook page, Ben Caplan (who plays Eddie Kassner) was on ITV's 'Weekend' Christmas Special yesterday.
 
 Thursday, 25th December, 2014
6:46 pm -  Dave has a Christmas photo on his Facebook page.
7:36 am -  Here's a blog post on "Father Christmas".
7:35 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with Spoon.
7:32 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this list of Christmas songs.
 
 Tuesday, 23rd December, 2014
9:57 am -  The Kinks Facebook page has a new video of Ray talking about the recording of "Waterloo Sunset".
9:54 am -  Here's a tweet about Ray and the 50th anniversary of Lola race cars.
9:51 am -  "Money Talks" was played on this BBC TV program (you can hear it at around 1 minute into the clip).
 
 Monday, 22nd December, 2014
11:09 am -  The Kinks Facebook page has a short video of Ray talking about "Autumn Almanac".
11:06 am -  From Henny Stahli: "To celebrate the Kinksmas holiday season I bring you: 'The Kinky2' Live at The Boston Arms - London - 2004. Have a nice time and best wishes for 2015!"
9:28 am -  This 2006 feature on Sid Barrett from Uncut magazine has a quote from Ray.
9:27 am -  Sunny Afternoon is one of two "shows of the year" according to this theater critic.
9:26 am -  The Kinks are included in this list of Essential Cricket Songs (although not the Kinks song you would expect).
9:10 am -  Here are some pro-shot videos from the Blue Meanies' Kinks tribute concert in August: Do It Again, Victoria, She's Got Everything, A Well Respected Man, and A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy.
 
 Saturday, 20th December, 2014
3:00 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about The Alexandra pub.
 
 Friday, 19th December, 2014
3:27 pm -  Rumor is that Sunny Afternoon's run on London's West End has been extended to October 2015.
9:48 am -  "The Kast Off Kinks would like to wish all Kinks Fans/Friends a very merry Christmas and a happy new year."
9:47 am -  In this interview with Johnny Marr, he mentions Ray's influence.
9:46 am -  Rolling Stone includes the Legacy Edition of Muswell Hillbillies in their list of the 20 Best Reissues of 2014.
 
 Thursday, 18th December, 2014
2:09 pm -  Some photos from Ray's autograph session at the Harold Pinter Theatre today: here, here, here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 17th December, 2014
2:20 pm -  Here's another Christmas song list containing "Father Christmas". ('Tis the season...)
2:19 pm -  This restaurant article mentions Ray.
9:32 am -  A fan has a spare ticket for Sunny Afternoon this Saturday (20th December) for sale.
9:28 am -  George and John from Sunny Afternoon are in this Christmas video.
9:28 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this list of 12 songs of Christmas.
 
 Tuesday, 16th December, 2014
10:28 am -  According to Amazon.co.uk, the Phobia CD will be reissued on 5 January 2015.
 
 Monday, 15th December, 2014
4:35 pm -  Today is the release day for the US version of "The Anthology 1964 - 1971" box set.
3:36 pm -  You can listen to a radio interview with Debi Doss, which includes two tracks from her EP. (Scroll down to the "BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interview" link.)
11:29 am -  The January 2015 issue of Guitar Player magazine has an article & interview with Dave on pages 42 to 46.
11:10 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Friday, 12th December, 2014
9:52 am -  BMG is reissuing Kinks albums on vinyl. The first three are out on Monday. Face to Face and Something Else follow on 22nd December. VGPS and Arthur will be out in the new year.
9:29 am -  According to this article, the new trailer for Sunny Afternoon was watched by 175000 people in 24 hours.
 
 Thursday, 11th December, 2014
9:14 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 10th December, 2014
3:56 pm -  "Get Into London Theatre" is offering discount tickets for non-weekend performances of Sunny Afternoon in January and February.
1:00 pm -  According to a Sunny Afternoon Facebook page post (since removed), John Dagleish will be on the TV show The Wright Stuff tomorrow at 9:15am.
9:49 am -  According to BroadwayWorld.com, Ray will be signing copies of the Sunny Afternoon cast CD, the deluxe Lola vs. Powerman reissue, and "The Anthology 1964-1971" box set at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London on Thursday, 18th December from 4:00pm to 5:15pm. (Note: the date is 18th Dec., not 11th Dec.!)
9:45 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Rippin' Up Time album.
9:45 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon.
9:45 am -  Billboard has a quote from Ray about Hal David.
9:31 am -  There's a new trailer video for the Sunny Afternoon musical.
 
 Tuesday, 9th December, 2014
9:32 am -  Here's a new cover of "Father Christmas" by the band Flamingo Road.
9:17 am -  Here's a blog review of Face To Face. Also check out the author's poem about Ray.
 
 Monday, 8th December, 2014
10:09 am -  There was an article (in Dutch, paywalled) in de Volkskrant last week.
9:27 am -  The cast of Sunny Afternoon wish you a Merry Christmas in this video.
9:25 am -  Here's a blog post on Sunny Afternoon.
9:25 am -  George Maguire makes this list of 10 standout theatrical performances of 2014 for his portrayal of Dave in Sunny Afternoon.
9:18 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon cast CD.
9:15 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:15 am -  Here's a picture of Ray "photobombing".
9:14 am -  The recent interview with Ray was repeated on NPR's Fresh Air Weekend.
9:13 am -  Here's part 2 of the 1971 interview with Ray.
9:12 am -  One more article on the knitting needle/razor blade.
 
 Friday, 5th December, 2014
12:00 pm -  The Sunny Afternoon musical and George McGuire are nominated for WhatsOnStage awards. The public can vote here. Tickets for the awards concert are now on sale here.
11:57 am -  According to this Facebook post, there's an article on the fashion of the Kinks in the December 2014 issue of ICON magazine from Spanish newspaper El País.
11:39 am -  Here's a poem written by Ray.
11:35 am -  The Looney Tunes Music Store's Facebook page has several photos of Dave's in-store appearance yesterday, as well as a video snippet.
11:32 am -  VintageRock.com has an interview with Dave, a review of Rippin' Up Time, and a review of the "Essential Kinks" compilation and Muswell Hillbillies (Legacy Edition) reissue.
 
 Thursday, 4th December, 2014
1:22 pm -  Here's an op-ed piece on the Kinks.
9:39 am -  Here's a couple of photos of Ray reading an article on Thierry Henry.
9:28 am -  Here's a cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by the band Mystery Fox.
9:25 am -  This article on "selfies" quotes "Celluloid Heroes".
 
 Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014
9:34 am -  Here's a review of the "Anthology" box set.
9:27 am -  Artist Pete McKee also has a "Waterloo Sunset" print available (in addition to the VGPS print mentioned here on Monday).
9:24 am -  Here's an article on One For The Road.
9:23 am -  Here's a review of Dave's NYC-area shows.
9:18 am -  Here's a 1971 interview with Ray.
9:18 am -  Here's one more article on the knitting needle/razor blade saga.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014
4:16 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray about the Lola vs. Powerman... album.
1:56 pm -  According to this Facebook post you can enter to win a pair of Sunny Afternoon tickets.
9:40 am -  Just a reminder that the last day of the "'See My Friends' - Ray Davies: The Kinks, Konk and Kin" exhibition at the Bruce Castle Museum is Saturday, 20 December 2014.
9:30 am -  Here's yet another article rehashing the Rolling Stone interview with Ray.
9:29 am -  Here's a recent interview with Ray.
9:27 am -  Here's a photo of Ray reading a copy of Lewes Musical Express.
9:25 am -  Some articles on the knitting needle/razor blade saga from UltimateClassicRock.com, FiveFeetOfFury.com, ABC News Radio Online, MusicTimes.com, and WROR.com.
9:16 am -  The Kink Kontroversy is reviewed on Alan's Album Archives. Also some of his older reviews have been extended: Face To Face, Arthur and Give The People What They Want.
 
 Monday, 1st December, 2014
10:29 am -  The Kinks were mentioned in yesterday's Frazz comic strip.
9:41 am -  Amazon.co.uk has the Anthology box set for £32 today (£10 less than it was originally priced).
9:29 am -  Here's a blog post on reunion thoughts.
9:26 am -  Here's a mid-1990s In The Studio interview with Ray.
9:24 am -  Artist Pete McKee is selling a print titled Village Green Preservation Society.
9:23 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Bergen Performing Arts Center show.
9:21 am -  Some photos of Ray from this weekend: here, here and here.
9:15 am -  Many sites have rehashes of the Rolling Stone interview with Ray: NME, Uncut, Noise11.com, 103.5 The Arrow, UltimateClassicRock.com, Music-News.com, Boston Globe (quote of the day), Live4Ever.com, Ultimate-Guitar.com, and HuffingtonPost.co.uk.
9:06 am -  Here's an article on the song "Come Dancing".
9:05 am -  Here's a new cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by the band First Aid Kit.
 
 Friday, 28th November, 2014
1:30 pm -  According to this Facebook post, the official Kinks merchandise store is offering a Black Friday discount. There is also a new t-shirt and sweatshirts.
12:10 pm -  Here's an article on Ray (a rehash of his Rolling Stone interview).
12:09 pm -  Here's an article on the campaign to save The Alex pub in Fortis Green, supported by Dave.
12:06 pm -  You can listen again to an interview with John Dalgleish and George Maguire from BBC Radio London yesterday. (Starts at 01:01:21.)
12:03 pm -  Dave's Facebook page has a photo of him with promoter Ron Delsener.
11:59 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
11:58 am -  Here is the Rolling Stone interview with Ray.
11:56 am -  According to this article, Muswell Hillbillies will be released as a double LP on Black Friday Record Store Day (which is today, I assume).
11:54 am -  A quote from Ray at the PRS For Music reception last week is included here.
11:52 am -  Here's an interview with Dave.
11:49 am -  This article has highlights from the NPR interview with Ray. You can listen again to the full interview.
11:48 am -  Here's a scan of an article on John Degleish.
11:46 am -  According to this article, Ray was involved in the creation of the Creative Industries Foundation, which will promote arts funding.
11:44 am -  Billboard has an article (with photo) of the PRS for Music reception that Ray attended last week.
 
 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
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.


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