Ray Davies / 24.06.12
Location: Millennium Forum
Date: 24 June 2012
Ray Davies founded the rock band The Kinks with his brother Dave in London in 1963. The band’s string of top ten international hits began with ‘You Really Got Me’, followed by ‘All Day and All of The Night’, ‘Tired of Waiting’, ‘Lola’, ‘Sunny Afternoon’, ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’ and ‘Come Dancing’ among many others. Davies also composed several pioneering rock operas including Arthur, Preservation and Soap Opera.
Affectionately referred to as the “Godfather of Brit Pop”, Ray Davies is cited as a major influence on artists such as Pete Townshend, Paul Weller, Morrissey, Damon Albarn and many more. Ray Davies’ songs have become hits for bands including The Jam, Van Halen, The Pretenders and The Stranglers.
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