News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Monday, 23rd October, 2017
9:19 am -  A couple photos from Ray's songwriting class last week here and here.
9:14 am -  The revised edition of Nick Hasted's book You Really Got Me: The Story of The Kinks is out on October 26, and is "much more thoroughly revised and updated than the initial paperback, with 22,500 new words, three additional chapters, new interviews, and thorough and up to date accounts of Ray and Dave's relationship, working and otherwise, and the making of Sunny Afternoon and Americana."
9:09 am -  Here's a preview article/interview with the Kast Off Kinks, for their gig at the Cavern Club on 30 November.
 
 Thursday, 19th October, 2017
3:30 pm -  According to this Facebook post in the new issue of Louder Than War magazine there's an interview with Baxter Dury and Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods, and they talk about making Ray "almost nauseous with disappointment".
2:12 pm -  Dave is included in this article on 10 Music Icons Of The '60s Rocked By Alien Encounters.
9:21 am -  Here's an article about the Kinks ban in America.
8:52 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' gig in Tavistock on Friday next week.
 
 Monday, 16th October, 2017
9:36 am -  Earl Slick talks about the influence of "Waterloo Sunset" on David Bowie's song "Valentine's Day" in this interview.
 
 Sunday, 15th October, 2017
3:02 pm -  Ray's web site has been updated with a new look.
 
 Thursday, 12th October, 2017
10:09 am -  Here's the latest photo of Ray's old Bentley.
9:40 am -  Steve Van Zandt mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:38 am -  "Picture Book" is included in this video on songs that have been ripped off by other artists.
 
 Wednesday, 11th October, 2017
1:03 pm -  Dave is selling original paintings and silkscreen prints at DaveDaviesArt.com.
1:00 pm -  This article on the influence of British pop music mentions the Kinks and has a photo.
9:15 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on guitar distortion effects.
 
 Monday, 9th October, 2017
10:17 am -  This Ham & High article on the Hornsey Town Hall development has been updated with a quote from Dave. Here's the print version.
10:01 am -  "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?" is used in the trailer for the movie The Meyerowitz Stories.
9:58 am -  There's a Think Visual tour t-shirt in the photo accompanying this article.
9:56 am -  The Kinks are included in this list of the 100 most influential artists.
9:54 am -  Here's an article about The Shacks and their cover of "This Strange Effect" used in the iPhone 8 commercial.
 
 Friday, 6th October, 2017
12:04 pm -  Liam Gallagher mentions Ray in this interview.
9:27 am -  Ray's early solo shows are mentioned in this article on Broadway and Rock music.
 
 Thursday, 5th October, 2017
9:31 am -  According to this review, Chrissie Hynde mentioned Ray at a recent concert. Also at another recent concert.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017
12:59 pm -  Clive Davis mentions Ray in this interview.
9:20 am -  A couple Facebook posts here and here about the death of saxophonist Nick Newell, who was part of the Mike Cotton Sound for the Preservation tour and played on the Soap Opera, Schoolboys in Disgrace and Sleepwalker albums.
9:14 am -  Here's a video of Tom Petty covering "I Gotta Move" on the Tonight Show in 2003.
9:13 am -  The Kinks were featured on the Political Beats podcast. You can listen to it here.
 
 Monday, 2nd October, 2017
7:02 pm -  Dave has a nice tribute to Tom Petty on his Facebook page.
9:25 am -  Here's a review of the 2014 compilation "The Essential Kinks".
9:22 am -  A cover of "This Strange Effect" by The Shacks is used in this iPhone 8 commercial.
 
 Saturday, 30th September, 2017
9:36 am -  This Daily Mail article mentions the Hornsey Town Hall objection.
 
 Friday, 29th September, 2017
1:10 pm -  Here's an article on Americana.
9:09 am -  Here's an article on Ray's objections about the Hornsey Town Hall redevelopment.
 
 Thursday, 28th September, 2017
12:55 pm -  "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" is quoted in this article on consumerism.
12:51 pm -  There are some more photos from Hyde Park on Ray's Facebook page.
 
 Wednesday, 27th September, 2017
12:27 pm -  James Walbourne names Ray as one of his heroes and inspirations in this profile, and selects "Do You Remember Walter" for the accompanying playlist. (Also "Get Back In Line".)
10:55 am -  Here's an article on "YRGM".
 
 Tuesday, 26th September, 2017
6:11 pm -  This Hornsey Town Hall planning application has objections from Ray (scroll down to 314.pdf and 319.pdf).
4:41 pm -  Ray's Facebook page has a photo of Ray with Clive Davis from the film screening a couple weeks ago.
 
 Monday, 25th September, 2017
12:44 pm -  Here's a new cover of "People Take Pictures Of Each Other" (along with an animated video) by NYC band The Dig.
10:36 am -  A couple photos of Ray at a reunion of the Come Dancing musical's cast here and here.
10:29 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks gig in Uppermill on Friday, 6 October.
10:27 am -  According to this tweet Dave was interviewed on Las Vegas radio yesterday. It should be available to listen to here soon.
10:07 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks.
10:06 am -  Here's a parody of "VGPS".
10:05 am -  For those attending the fan club meeting and singalongs in London in November, there are 10 holiday apartments above the Archway Tavern (the pub itself is currently closed for refurbishment).
9:57 am -  According to this article, Cheap Trick will be releasing a Christmas album which will include a cover of "Father Christmas".
 
 Thursday, 21st September, 2017
12:34 pm -  According to this book review, Tim Rogers' memoir contains details of a "fleeting encounter" with Ray.
9:29 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at the "Ink" play.
 
 Wednesday, 20th September, 2017
1:30 pm -  The BBC footage of "ADAAOTN" and "Waterloo Sunset" is now on YouTube (may get taken down, so check it out while you can).
9:34 am -  "Lola" and "Out Of The Wardrobe" are included in this article (and Spotify playlist) about gender identity.
9:33 am -  Two more photos of Ray at the "Ink" play here.
 
 Tuesday, 19th September, 2017
4:16 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this "brushes with greatness" article.
1:59 pm -  Some photos of Ray at the opening night of "Ink" at the Duke of York's theatre tonight here and here
12:00 pm -  Here's a panoramic photo of the newly redecorated Kinks room at the Clissold Arms (click & drag to pan around the photo).
 
 Monday, 18th September, 2017
10:18 am -  Here's a new "Waterloo Sunset" parody: Tatooine Sunset.
10:16 am -  Here's a 1964 photo of Ray in Walthamstow.
10:15 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at a champagne reception in Highgate on Friday.
 
 Friday, 15th September, 2017
10:32 am -  Here's a review of Something Else.
9:28 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" from the Proms gig was played on the highlights programme (starts around 01:04:14).
 
 Thursday, 14th September, 2017
9:01 am -  Australian band The Angels devote a whole chapter of their new book to touring with the Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 13th September, 2017
11:34 am -  Here's the poster for the Kinksfan Kollektiv sing-alongs in November: at the Clissold Arms on Friday the 24th and at the Edward Lear on Saturday the 25th. The Kollektiv is bigger than ever this year, and includes a horn section. And of course the Official Kinks Fan Club meeting is Sunday the 26th.

   
10:51 am -  According to this Facebook post there's a new Muswell Hillbillies messenger satchel on the official Kinks merchandise store. Early bird price 20% off until midnight Sunday 24th September.
10:12 am -  The Proms highlights TV broadcast will be this Sunday the 17th at 19:00 on BBC4. (Online broadcast will only be available to UK TV license holders.)
 
 Tuesday, 12th September, 2017
9:36 am -  Here's a review of Misfits, the latest & last of the 23 Kinks album reviews at Alan's Album Archives.
9:18 am -  There's a Waterloo Sunset ale now available in some Waterloo pubs.
9:16 am -  According to this tweet and this Instagram post, there's an EP of Kinks covers due out soon.
 
 Monday, 11th September, 2017
4:38 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray from today.
4:37 pm -  Here's another photo of Ray and Clive Davis from the film screening last week.
1:24 pm -  Ron Sexsmith's latest YouTube Kinks cover is Get Back in Line.
11:56 am -  The audio from Ray in Hyde Park is also on YouTube.
11:52 am -  Several photos from the Proms on Saturday here, here, here, and here.
10:34 am -  Here's a new portrait photo of Ray.
 
 Saturday, 9th September, 2017
7:01 pm -  You can listen again to the Proms radio broadcast. Ray starts around 03:52:45.
6:57 pm -  Here's BBC footage of "Waterloo Sunset" in Hyde Park.
12:32 pm -  Here's the Radio Times interview with Ray.
7:30 am -  Here's an article about today's Proms concert.
 
 Friday, 8th September, 2017
12:44 pm -  More Proms rehearsal photos here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
9:50 am -  At the end of this article the author muses about a Kinks reunion.
9:13 am -  Here's a preview of part of Ray's Proms wardrobe.
 
 Thursday, 7th September, 2017
10:24 am -  Nick Hasted is publishing an updated edition of his 2011 book The Story of The Kinks: You Really Got Me, which you can pre-order at PledgeMusic.com.
9:21 am -  More Proms rehearsal photos here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 6th September, 2017
1:27 pm -  More Proms rehearsal photos here, here, and here.
1:26 pm -  Here's an article on Why "Lola" Is One Of The Most Significant Songs Of All Time.
9:49 am -  Ted Leo mentions an encounter with Ray in this interview.
9:46 am -  Some photos of Ray attending a screening yesterday of the film "Clive Davis - The Soundtrack of Our Lives" here, here, here, here, here, and here.
 
 Tuesday, 5th September, 2017
9:31 am -  There's a new interview with Ray in next week's issue of Radio Times. The full interview isn't online, but bits of it are reproduced in this Independent article.
9:27 am -  Here's another photo of Ray (and Bill Shanley) at rehearsal for the Proms.
9:26 am -  Here's a blog post on Dave and the Kinks.
9:25 am -  Here's a Facebook post about a rare guitar played by Ray (and others).
 
 Saturday, 2nd September, 2017
12:16 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray at rehearsal today. (With John and Karen from The Jayhawks.)
 
 Thursday, 31st August, 2017
9:13 am -  Here's the link to listen live to Ray's Proms in the Park gig on Saturday, 9 September.
 
 Tuesday, 29th August, 2017
11:03 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave: my 10 tips for guitarists.
8:51 am -  Here's some video of The Minks from their gig at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA a few weeks ago.
 
 Monday, 28th August, 2017
9:18 am -  Here's an article about the 1995 BBC documentary "I'm Not Like Everybody Else - The World of Ray Davies and the Kinks".
 
 Thursday, 24th August, 2017
11:07 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article about film director John Carpenter's new album and tour dates.
 
 Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017
3:27 pm -  Here's an article about Instagram banning Dave's account because they thought he was impersonating himself. Update: it seems to be back up.
 
 Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017
12:55 pm -  Paul Kelly mentions The Kinks in this interview.
10:51 am -  There's another 20% off sale at The Kinks Official Merchandise Store this week until midnight Sunday. Enter code KINKS20 at checkout.
10:47 am -  "Mister Pleasant" is used in Peter Doherty's latest tour video diary.
 
 Monday, 21st August, 2017
3:13 pm -  The Kinks' version of "Days" was played during yesterday's BBC Sport tribute to Mo Farah's career.
1:37 pm -  Here's another review of Carey Fleiner's book The Kinks: A Thoroughly English Phenomenon.
1:24 pm -  "A Well Respected Man" was used in the pilot episode of the TV series Mr. Mercedes (at about 11:50 in).
1:21 pm -  Here are some more photos of the Bentley that formerly belonged to Ray, which is currently "undergoing some recommissioning".
 
 Friday, 18th August, 2017
8:31 am -  Here's a new article (in Spanish) on the Preservation albums.
 
 Sunday, 13th August, 2017
9:12 am -  This new interview with Ray says that the Sunny Afternoon musical is about to go to America and Australia.
 
 Tuesday, 8th August, 2017
4:53 pm -  There's a new TV ad in Australia featuring "YRGM".
9:19 am -  Just a reminder that tribute band The Minks will be playing a free show at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA this Saturday at 2:30PM.
 
 Friday, 4th August, 2017
11:31 am -  Here's a review of Something Else.
 
 Thursday, 3rd August, 2017
7:00 pm -  According to the BBC, Hywel Bennet has died. He starred in the film "Percy", for which The Kinks provided the soundtrack.
 
 Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017
10:48 am -  According to this Facebook post there are three silkscreen paintings made by Dave for sale at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in LA.
 
 Monday, 31st July, 2017
11:31 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
11:29 am -  According to this tweet, Ray is on the cover of the August 2017 issue of Choice magazine.
11:26 am -  Here's some video from the Dutch Kinks tribute band The Well Respected Men.
11:24 am -  Dave is included in this list of 25 Best Musicians Named Dave.
11:15 am -  Tribute band The Kinks Experience have three upcoming gigs in August.
 
 Saturday, 29th July, 2017
12:58 pm -  Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters posted this photo with Ray taken at the Arsenal match today.
 
 Friday, 28th July, 2017
4:49 pm -  There's a 20% discount at The Kinks Official Merchandise Store this weekend (until midnight Sunday, Eastern time), using the code "KONK20".
9:30 am -  Sam Cohen mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:30 am -  Here's a blog post on The Road live album.
 
 Thursday, 27th July, 2017
12:49 pm -  You can watch Dave's session at Paste Studios from yesterday.
12:29 pm -  Here's a video of Natalie Merchant performing "VGPS" in concert. You can also hear a bit of the studio recording in this trailer (at about 01:05) for The Natalie Merchant Collection.
 
 Wednesday, 26th July, 2017
12:06 pm -  From Dave's Facebook page: "Please tune in to @PasteMagazine music page on Wednesday July 26 for Dave Davies' Live Facebook session at 2:30pm ET. Please watch, listen + share!"
 
 Tuesday, 25th July, 2017
4:59 pm -  This Facebook post on the Jayhawks page says, "watch for more 'Rayhawks' news coming soon."
4:57 pm -  Here's a 1978 photo of Ray at a Manchester Poly Christmas party.
3:30 pm -  You can listen to & read about James Elkinton's 3-song tribute to the Kinks.
9:06 am -  Here's an article on the 10 Best Kinks Albums To Own On Vinyl.
 
 Monday, 24th July, 2017
9:47 am -  The Struts' Luke Spiller mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:46 am -  Chris Jericho sings YRGM with a wedding band.
9:46 am -  Here's a review (in French) of Americana.
9:45 am -  Americana is among the best rock albums of the first half of 2017, according to this article (in Spanish).
9:25 am -  Here's a photo of Ray with a painting he and others signed.
9:24 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with guitar tech Tim Marten.
 
 Friday, 21st July, 2017
1:07 pm -  According to this Facebook post, Ray's recording with the CEFC yesterday was for his new single.
9:39 am -  Dave's Facebook page has several photos from his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
9:08 am -  Here's a photo of Ray listening to a recording take. And here's another one of Ray with a member of the chorus.
 
 Tuesday, 18th July, 2017
9:31 am -  A reminder that Dave will be on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.
 
 Monday, 17th July, 2017
1:51 pm -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in this hot weather playlist article.
11:10 am -  Here's a photo of Ray rehearsing with the Crouch End Festival Chorus on Friday.
10:38 am -  Here's an article on (and audio from) the Kinks' 1974 London Hippodrome gig.
 
 Thursday, 13th July, 2017
5:05 pm -  In this interview with Ron Sexsmith, he describes Ray as "part of my musical DNA at this point."
10:54 am -  In this interview with Liam Gallagher (paywalled), he mentions Ray as a rock star who has impressed him.
9:45 am -  You can vote for Americana as rock album of the year so far (requires registration).
9:44 am -  Here's an article on the VGPS album.
 
 Tuesday, 11th July, 2017
7:02 pm -  According to this tweet, Dave will be on Jimmy Fallon next week, on July 18th.
 
 Thursday, 6th July, 2017
9:50 am -  Former Sunny Afternoon cast members John Dagleish and George Maguire are doing a show in London called ...A Long Way From Home. There will be two performances: 7th and 15th August 2017.
9:18 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on Most explosive rock and roll feuds.
 
 Wednesday, 5th July, 2017
10:47 am -  Ray will be teaching his Arvon songwriting class the week of Oct. 16-21, 2017.
 
 Sunday, 2nd July, 2017
8:09 pm -  According to this tweet, "Broken" is a new entry at #3 on the Retro Charts.
 
 Friday, 30th June, 2017
5:32 pm -  You can enter to win Kinks LPs and other item from Sony Legacy.
3:13 pm -  Ray's "Another Country" interview Is being re-aired right now.
 
 Thursday, 29th June, 2017
12:02 pm -  Here's a new interview with John Dalton (preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' Norden Farm gig).
9:27 am -  Americana by Ray Davies is at #1 in the readers' charts of Rolling Stone Germany, July Edition.
 
 Wednesday, 28th June, 2017
9:17 am -  You can listen again to Ray on the Another Country radio show last night. (Starts around 01:05:00.)
9:16 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray's appearance on the Another Country radio show last night.
9:14 am -  There will be a limited edition pink vinyl release of One For The Road in the UK on 28 July. Also in the US.
 
 Tuesday, 27th June, 2017
9:41 am -  Here's a short article on "Don't Forget To Dance".
 
 Monday, 26th June, 2017
3:35 pm -  This new French TV ad uses a cover of "You Really Got Me".
3:28 pm -  According to this, the PBS Americana radio special will be rebroadcast at 7pm on July 4th on WMKY.
11:28 am -  According to this press release, Ray is a confirmed celebrity special guest at "A Summer Soiree Garden Party" presented by the International Animal Rescue, this Thursday. Tickets available here.
8:27 am -  All-girl Kinks tribute band The Minks will be performing at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 12.
8:23 am -  Here's an article on Ray (in Swedish).
 
 Saturday, 24th June, 2017
6:51 am -  Bob Henrit makes an appearance as an advisor in the Dutch TV show De Nieuwe Stradivarius, where musicians build their own instruments. (The segment with Bob starts around 7 minutes in.)
 
 Friday, 23rd June, 2017
9:04 am -  Americana is included in this list of Top 20 Classic Rock Albums of 2017 ... So Far.
 
 Thursday, 22nd June, 2017
2:05 pm -  You can listen again to Chris Kocher's Ray Davies birthday celebration radio show from last night.
11:05 am -  Here's the Sony Legacy "Ray Davies - A Love Story" page, with tributes from fans.
8:57 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
8:55 am -  Here's a "video roundup" for Ray's birthday yesterday.
 
 Wednesday, 21st June, 2017
3:12 pm -  Ron Sexsmith sings Sitting In The Midday Sun in honour of Ray's birthday.
1:36 pm -  Americana is "Best Album by a Septuagenarian" in The Ringer's Midyear Music Awards.
11:14 am -  Some articles for Ray's birthday here, here, here (in Italian), and here (in Spanish).
11:14 am -  Here's a blog post (in German) on the Golden Hour of The Kinks compilation.
10:42 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' first album.
10:41 am -  Here's a portrait of Ray.
10:40 am -  Here's an article about a 1967 Kinks gig at Hastings Stadium.
10:33 am -  On the 10-CD set "The Natalie Merchant Collection" due out next month, Natalie includes a cover of "Village Green Preservation Society".
 
 Tuesday, 20th June, 2017
1:56 pm -  The Kast Off Kinks, Kinky Way and the local choir Picocanto will perform together in Brygga Kultursal in Halden, Norway on August 25 2017. Parts of the Kinks Choral Collection will be performed.
8:16 am -  There will be an interview with Ray on BBC Radio Scotland on Tuesday, 27 June at 21:00.
 
 Monday, 19th June, 2017
9:26 am -  According to this tweet, there's a London pub walk with live music this Wednesday for Ray's birthday.
9:23 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
 
 Saturday, 17th June, 2017
3:54 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray from today.
10:18 am -  Here's an article on Dave.
 
 Friday, 16th June, 2017
9:30 am -  According to this tweet, Ray's Rock Talk interview is scheduled to be repeated Sunday and Tuesday on NWL radio.
 
 Thursday, 15th June, 2017
9:16 pm -  There's a mashup of Ray's and Chrissy Hynde's versions of "I Go To Sleep" on YouTube.
9:12 pm -  The Kinks' cover of "Beautiful Delilah" is included in this article on 10 Great Covers of Chuck Berry Songs.
9:10 pm -  Wesley Stace talks about Ray and Americana in this interview.
9:08 pm -  A couple photos of Ray at the Sony Legacy Global Catalog Conference in Surry yesterday here and here.
9:05 pm -  Here's a review (in Spanish) of Americana.
9:04 pm -  According to this Facebook post, Ray was on Montreal radio station CJIM yesterday.
 
 Tuesday, 13th June, 2017
12:01 pm -  This article recommends Americana as "music to enjoy with Dad".
9:30 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
 
 Monday, 12th June, 2017
9:11 am -  Here's an article on Gordon Edwards and the efforts by his niece to raise funds for a headstone for his grave.
9:09 am -  Here's a photo of Ray from last night's Samaritans Calling gig.
9:08 am -  "Autumn Almanac" and VGPS are mentioned in this article on 30 Beautiful Lyrics About Nature As Chosen By NME Readers.
9:06 am -  Here's an article on "Strangers".
9:05 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on 10 extraordinary things that also happened on the day Sgt. Pepper was released.
 
 Friday, 9th June, 2017
8:56 am -  According to this article Ray is among the "41 music giants" who signed a guitar to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support. Bidding is open now, and the auction ends in 8 days.
 
 Thursday, 8th June, 2017
1:21 pm -  Rob Lind of the Sonics mentions Ray and the Kinks in this interview.
1:17 pm -  Here's a review of Ray's Americana and Dave's Open Road albums.
 
 Wednesday, 7th June, 2017
3:00 pm -  This article on photographer Don Morley includes a 1965 photo of The Kinks.
9:16 am -  Ray was the featured artist in the "Spotlight" segment of this radio show.
9:15 am -  Here's a review (in Spanish) of Americana.
9:15 am -  There's a "Waterloo Sunset" poster currently being exhibited at The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. Prints available to purchase online.
 
 Tuesday, 6th June, 2017
9:12 am -  A couple more Americana reviews here and here.
 
 Monday, 5th June, 2017
12:42 pm -  Here's another review of Americana. And another one here.
9:37 am -  This article suggests that the "sheer endurance" of Ray (and others) "has had the effect of making pop and rock an all-generational phenomenon."
9:33 am -  Chris Kocher is having his annual Ray Davies Birthday Celebration radio show on Ray's birthday, June 21, from 7 to 10pm EDT. Listen online at WHRW 90.5FM. Chris will be joined by Kirk Madsen, who was Ray's guitar tech and production manager on the road from 1990 to 1998.
9:26 am -  There's a free Ray Davies birthday event in Portland, Oregon on June 21st.
9:25 am -  Here's a review (in Italian) of Americana.
 
 Friday, 2nd June, 2017
2:11 pm -  This song, Tell The Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can by Ray Wylie Hubbard, mentions The Kinks. "Our last band covered The Clash, The Kinks and The Replacements".
9:10 am -  Something Else is among the Independent's list of 20 Greatest Albums of 1967.
9:09 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on 10 Infamous In-Band Feuds.
 
 Thursday, 1st June, 2017
4:15 pm -  There's a 2-page review of Americana in issue #12 (print edition, not online) of the German magazine Mint - Das Magazine für Vinyl-Kultur.
9:24 am -  There's a thread on the Steve Hoffman forums speculating about Ray touring with the Jayhawks.
 
 Wednesday, 31st May, 2017
3:13 pm -  Here's a digital art portrait of Ray.
1:14 pm -  And here's a Facebook post by Bill Shanley about working on "Broken".
12:54 pm -  Here's a tweet from the artist who played the Hammond and Wurlitzer on "Broken".
9:07 am -  Here's an Instagram post from the drummer who performed on "Broken", with more info on the recording and production.
 
 Tuesday, 30th May, 2017
1:51 pm -  Something Else is included in this article on 20 great albums released in 1967.
10:11 am -  Here's a review of the Return To Waterloo DVD.
10:01 am -  Part 2 of the article about The Kinks touring in The Netherlands in & around 1965 is now online.
9:45 am -  Here's an article on Ray's song "Broken".
9:34 am -  The Kinks' complete concert from 23 Nov 1984 at Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany is now on YouTube.
9:31 am -  Here's an article on the "Yoda" parody of "Lola".
9:27 am -  The Sony Legacy request to "Share Your Ray Davies Love Stories" is also on their web site.
9:26 am -  The Garden of Earthly Delights Kinks special is now up on Mixcloud. "Over two hours of Kinks stories, classics, rarities and cover versions."
 
 Friday, 26th May, 2017
11:32 am -  A sports writer had fun with the title of this Major League Baseball article.
11:26 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
10:02 am -  Some articles on the just-announced Ray concert at the BBC Proms In the Park (Hyde Park, 9 Sep. 2017) here, here, and here. Tickets on sale now (see Tour Dates page for links). From the Musicweek.com article: the concert will be "broadcast live on BBC Radio 2" and a "highlights show will be broadcast at a later date on BBC Four".
10:00 am -  This Instagram account has rare 1970s photos of the Kinks that they've acquired the negatives and copyright to.
9:51 am -  On their Facebook page, Sony Legacy is requesting stories for an upcoming "Ray Davies - A Love Story" feature.
9:50 am -  According to this Facebook post, Ben Waters may be working with Ray again soon.
9:48 am -  Some more reviews of Americana here, here (in Greek), here (in Spanish), and here (in French).
 
 Thursday, 25th May, 2017
1:06 pm -  This article on the 40th anniversary of Star Wars mentions "Lola" and Weird Al's "Yoda" parody.
1:01 pm -  Here's a review of the book My British Invasion by Rhino Records' Harold Bronson, which features The Kinks.
11:53 am -  A couple more reviews of Americana here and here (in Spanish).
9:17 am -  Here's another photo of Ray with his Rolls from Tuesday's photoshoot.
9:17 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the 10 Best Sibling Rock Bands.
 
 Wednesday, 24th May, 2017
11:36 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
11:13 am -  "Broken" is now available on UK iTunes, US iTunes and Spotify.
11:11 am -  Here's another photo of Ray and the Ray-inspired Rolls Royce.
11:09 am -  Here's an article mentioning Ray's "Broken" song.
11:08 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on How 15 Rock Bands Reacted to The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper.
11:07 am -  Here's an audio clip (in Spanish) about Americana.
 
 Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017
3:59 pm -  According to this, because of the Manchester error attack the premier of the Broken TV show has been rescheduled for next week.
9:56 am -  Some more reviews of Americana here (in Spanish), here (inPortuguese), and here (in Spanish).
9:54 am -  Bob Stanley's Record Collector article on the Kinks is now online.
 
 Monday, 22nd May, 2017
9:18 am -  UK TV license holders can watch the first episode of Broken online tomorrow. According to this site, the Sense of Sound Singers worked with Ray on the recording of the soundtrack. And according to this site, composer Steve Wright also worked with Ray on recording the titles.
9:07 am -  Here's an article about the mention of New Hampshire in "The Great Highway".
9:06 am -  Here's a blog post pairing Working Man's Caré with Barista Belgian Ale.
9:05 am -  Some more reviews of Americana here (in Spanish) and here.
9:03 am -  The Big Bill Broonzy TV documentary featuring Ray is scheduled to be rebroadcast on Monday, 29 May.
 
 Friday, 19th May, 2017
9:39 am -  Here's a review (in Italian) of Americana.
9:38 am -  According to this Facebook post, the Garden Of Earthly Delights show on 1 Brighton 101.4 FM will dedicated the entire show to songs of the Kinks, this Sunday, May 21st, 6-8pm.
9:35 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is in this list of 12 essential songs that defined 1967.
 
 Thursday, 18th May, 2017
9:59 am -  Here's a blog post on "Waterloo Sunset".
 
 Wednesday, 17th May, 2017
11:35 am -  Manuel Recio and Iñaki García's book Atardecer en Waterloo is for sale at SílexEdiciones.com.
11:05 am -  According to this Facebook post the song "Broken" for the upcoming TV series of the same name is "written, composed and sung by Ray Davies".
10:07 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" has entered the UK iTunes chart at #70.
10:06 am -  Here's a blog post on "Waterloo Sunset".
9:53 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" was trending on Twitter during the BBC Radio 4 special on the 50th anniversary of the song (the show is available to listen again).
 
 Tuesday, 16th May, 2017
9:19 am -  Some more reviews of Americana here, here, and here (in Spanish).
 
 Monday, 15th May, 2017
10:27 am -  According to this tweet you can listen to MVY Radio all day today to win a copy of Americana.
10:26 am -  Here's another review of Americana.
10:22 am -  A song by Ray will be used during the end credits of the upcoming new BBC TV drama "Broken". The production company tweeted lyrics to "Scattered". We probably won't know until the premiere on Tuesday, 23 May if the song used is actually "Scattered" or a different/new song, and if is performed by the Kinks, by Ray solo, or another artist.
10:16 am -  You can listen again to the BBC World Service interview with Ray.
10:15 am -  The Sunny Afternoon touring cast have posted a farewell video.
10:13 am -  Here's a blog review of Americana.
10:12 am -  Here's Helge Buttkereit's review (in German) of Americana.
9:55 am -  This site says that Ray's Bentley sold for £26,000 on Saturday, but this tweet says it sold for £29,250.
9:52 am -  Ray is included in this article on 10 Famous Guys Who Are Real-Life Superheroes.
9:46 am -  Here's a Spill Magazine Artist Portrait of Ray.
 
 Friday, 12th May, 2017
12:19 pm -  Here's another review of Americana.
11:26 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
11:22 am -  There's an upcoming BBC Radio show on "Waterloo Sunset" to mark its 50th anniversary.
11:21 am -  A couple of photos of Ray watching Sunny Afternoon in Plymouth here and here.
11:20 am -  Some more articles with Ray's political quotes from yesterday's Guardian interview here (in Turkish), here, here (in Spanish), here and here.
 
 Thursday, 11th May, 2017
2:57 pm -  A couple articles with Ray's political quotes from today's Guardian interview here and here.
2:55 pm -  Chris Berman of ESPN quotes "Celluloid Heroes" in this profile of him from 1993.
2:52 pm -  There's an interview with Ray (and he's on the cover) in the May issue of Rock Cellar magazine (print edition).
2:51 pm -  Here's another new interview with Ray from The Guardian.
2:28 pm -  You can watch a school orchestra playing YRGM.
12:33 pm -  You can listen again to a French radio show on the Kinks and Americana.
12:30 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
12:29 pm -  A few more reviews of Americana here, here (in Italian), and here (in German).
12:27 pm -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Plymouth.
 
 Wednesday, 10th May, 2017
9:20 am -  You can listen again to Ryan O'Donnell interviewed about Sunny Afternoon (starts around 02:13:42). This is the last week of tour.
9:16 am -  Americana tops the WORT (89.9FM community radio, Madison, Wisconsin) music charts.
9:13 am -  A couple reviews of Americana here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 9th May, 2017
3:15 pm -  You can check out Americana's iTunes chart performance statistics.
3:13 pm -  Here's a review (in Danish, paywalled) of Americana.
3:12 pm -  Here's an article on The Kinks on Pye: Part 2.
3:11 pm -  Here's a brief interview with Dave.
9:30 am -  Jazz group The Ben Crosland Quintet has some more "Ray Davies Songbook" gigs scheduled, and they're even planing a Volume 2 of the album.
13th October 2017 - Jazz at the Keys, The Keys Restaurant, Huddersfield
14th October 2017 - Lincoln Jazz (venue TBA)
18th November 2017 - Teignmouth Jazz Festival
19th January 2018 - Birmingham Jazz (Red Lion UAB, Warstone Lane)
4th February 2018 - Southport Jazz festival
9:03 am -  Here's another review of Americana.
 
 Monday, 8th May, 2017
11:27 am -  According to this tweet, Sunny Afternoon won the "Show We'll Miss In The West End" Mousetrap award.
11:25 am -  Here's an article on "Days" and the Sunny Afternoon musical.
11:24 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kinks.
11:22 am -  Ray will be on BBC World Service radio this Saturday, 13 May at 09:06.
11:21 am -  A couple more articles on the 50th anniversary of "Waterloo Sunset" here and here.
11:16 am -  Some more reviews of Americana here (in German), here, here (in Italian), here, here (in French), and here.
11:02 am -  Alice Cooper praises Ray's song "Poetry" in this interview.
11:01 am -  Americana entered the Austrian album chart at #41.
 
 Friday, 5th May, 2017
3:32 pm -  Americana is the album of the week at this site (in German).
3:12 pm -  Ray is this week's "Featured Geezer" on Geezer Rock (starts around 0:22:55).
2:22 pm -  Here's a review (in Swedish) of Americana.
11:22 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is the song of the day at RockNuts.net.
11:18 am -  The Andrew Marr interview with Ray from a couple weeks ago is now on YouTube.
11:15 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Belfast.
9:42 am -  Here's an article on the 50th anniversary of the release of "Waterloo Sunset" (today).
9:10 am -  You can listen again to Ray on the Top of the Pops radio show from last week (a repeat of the Simon Mayo interview, starts around 16:32).
9:09 am -  Americana enters the Spanish album chart at number 16.
9:08 am -  The feature on Ray from the April issue of Ruta 66 magazine is now online.
9:08 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Americana.
9:07 am -  This Billboard article mentions Americana as Ray's highest charting solo album.
9:06 am -  Here's a review of Americana. And a few more here, here, and here (in French).
 
 Thursday, 4th May, 2017
4:50 pm -  Here's a review (in French) of Americana.
2:27 pm -  Here's the interview with Ray from last week's Waitrose Weekend.
1:44 pm -  Ron Sexsmith sings another Kinks song: Oklahoma U.S.A..
12:38 pm -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Americana.
12:37 pm -  "Americana" is the song of the week on this podcast.
9:34 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave. You can listen to the audio interview here.
9:33 am -  Here's a review of one of Dave's City Winery (NYC) shows.
9:21 am -  There's a new feature/interview with Ray in the new issue of the Camden New Journal (the print edition, not online, issue no. 1816 dated today). It will also most likely be in tomorrow's Islington Tribune.
9:19 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017
10:38 am -  The book Atardecer en Waterloo by Manuel Recio and Iñaki García will be released this Friday, 5 May (the 50th anniversary of the release of "Waterloo Sunset"). They will be doing presentations of the book at these dates & places:
• May 5th: Barcelona, Llibreria de la Imatge (Sepúlveda 87), 19:00
• May 11th: Madrid, El Argonauta (Fernández de los Ríos 50), 19:00
• May 20th: Bilbao, Louise Michel Liburuak (Elcano 27), 12:00
• May 27th: Sevilla, Espacio Caótica (José Gestoso 8), 19:00
• June 17th: Salamanca, Letras Corsarias (Rector Lucena 1), 19:00
• June 24th: Valencia, Fnac Valencia (Guillem de Castro 9), 19:00

And on June 4th and 10th they will be on the "Feria del Libro de Madrid" from 18:00 to 21:00
10:31 am -  Americana enters the Billboard album chart at #79. It also enters Billboard's top album sales chart at #20.
10:30 am -  You can bid online for Ray's Bentley.
10:30 am -  Here's a poster for a seminar on Ray and concert on 11 May in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
10:26 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Belfast.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017
10:35 am -  Here's another John Mellencamp interview mentioning the Kinks and Ray.
9:53 am -  Here's another article on Ray's Bentley.
9:52 am -  Here's a review (in German) of Americana. (Scroll down about halfway.)
9:51 am -  Here's a Spanish radio podcast on the Kinks.
9:25 am -  The Alan's Album Archive blog has a new post on the Kinks' first album.
 
 Monday, 1st May, 2017
3:09 pm -  Here's a video review of Americana.
2:22 pm -  A couple articles on the Bentley Ray is selling here and here.
2:12 pm -  Ray is Sony Legacy's artist of the month.
11:27 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:09 am -  Americana enters the Norwegian album chart at #19.
9:08 am -  Americana enters the Irish album chart at #69.
9:08 am -  Americana enters the Belgian album chart at #22.
9:06 am -  Here's a review (in Dutch) of Americana.
9:04 am -  Here's an article on Ray's recent quotes on a sequel to Americana.
9:03 am -  If you've never seen it before, you can watch the 1/2 hour VH-1 UK Jive special from 1990.
9:00 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
8:59 am -  Americana enters the Dutch album chart at #18.
8:58 am -  Here's a review (in Italian) of Americana.
8:57 am -  Here's the clip with just Ray (rather than the entire radio show) where he tells his favorite American songs.
8:56 am -  John Mellencamp mentions touring with the Kinks in this interview.
8:55 am -  Americana enters the Official Americana album chart (UK) at number 2.
 
 Friday, 28th April, 2017
4:36 pm -  There's an interview with Dave (in German) in the latest issue of Eclipsed rock magazine.
4:25 pm -  Americana enters the official German Album Chart at #26.
4:24 pm -  Some German articles/reviews of Americana here, here, and a feature from Sony Legacy. Also, the latest issue of the German version of Rolling Stone includes the interview with Ray from the US issue.
4:22 pm -  According to this tweet, you can listen to a podcast discussing Americana.
4:21 pm -  You can listen again to Ray on the Robert Elms show from earlier today (a repeat of Monday's broadcast).
12:49 pm -  Americana enters the Official UK Album chart at #15.
12:03 pm -  Here's a review of Dave's show in Riverhead, NY earlier this week.
11:59 am -  You can watch the video of Danny Bonaduce's interview with Dave (but Dave is just on the phone).
11:55 am -  Americana is the Reader's Pick on Twangville.com.
11:54 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Belfast.
11:53 am -  There's a new interview with Ray in the 27th April issue of Waitress Weekend magazine.
9:41 am -  Americana is at 21 on the Swedish album chart.
9:28 am -  You can listen again to Danny Bonaduce's interview with Dave.
9:27 am -  You can read the full Die Zeit interview with Ray (requires registration).
9:26 am -  Ray shares his playlist of favorite American songs.
9:23 am -  Some more reviews of Americana here, here, here, and here (in Dutch).
 
 Thursday, 27th April, 2017
2:34 pm -  Here's a review (in Swedish) of Americana.
11:46 am -  According to this tweet, Dave will be talking to Danny Bonaduce today on KZOK FM 102.5 Seattle, at 9am Pacific/12 noon Eastern.
10:19 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's upcoming shows in Nashville.
9:11 am -  A few more reviews of Americana here, here, and here.
9:10 am -  Americana is a featured album on Afternoon Ramble on WPPB.
9:09 am -  Here's an article (in German) with quotes from Ray's recent interview for De Zeit.
9:08 am -  Ray is listed as being on the Robert Elms show again this Friday. Could be an error, could be a repeat, or could be a new interview.
 
 Wednesday, 26th April, 2017
10:00 am -  Silverstone Auctions has more photos of Ray's 1960 Bentley S2, including a Preservation-era promo photo of the Kinks with the car, and some information about the car from Ray.
9:59 am -  Here's an illustration of Ray.
9:58 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Dutch).
9:53 am -  Here's a podcast (in Spanish) on Americana.
9:32 am -  Here's another review of Americana.
9:32 am -  Americana is at #4 on the HMV digital album chart.
9:31 am -  Here's a review of Americana. And another one here.
9:31 am -  In this interview with Shel Talmy he mentions the Kinks.
9:30 am -  This blog post on colour includes a recent quote from Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 25th April, 2017
3:02 pm -  According to this tweet there will be a radio show on Ray and Americana tonight on Los Residentes M80 Radio.
2:56 pm -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on the 15 best songs of Ray and The Kinks.
12:41 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray from when he did the interview for Clash magazine.
12:39 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
12:36 pm -  A couple more articles about Ray's voting quotes here and here.
12:35 pm -  Here's another review of Americana.
11:12 am -  You can enter to win a copy of Americana from Eagle 96.9 Sacramento, California.
10:22 am -  Here's a review (in Spanish) of Americana.
10:09 am -  Here's an article on Ray's recent quotes about voting, as well as the Kinks/Sunny Afternoon biopic.
10:07 am -  Here's another interview with Ryan O'Donnell from Sunny Afternoon.
10:06 am -  Americana is the "Out of the Box CD of the Week" on WHRO Norfolk, Virginia.
10:05 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Americana.
10:04 am -  A couple articles on Ray's recent interview quotes here and here.
10:03 am -  Here's a review (in German) of Americana.
10:03 am -  Here's another article on the Kinks/Sunny Afternoon biopic. And another one here.
9:59 am -  Here's a photo of Ray with Simon Mayo from yesterday.
9:58 am -  There's another "Americana" video on Ray's Facebook page.


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