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  Ray Davies
Ray was taken to a local hospital and was treated before being released.
The Kinks’ Ray Davies is among stars perfomers confirmed for the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Ray Davies is the song-writer and creative force behind The Kinks, and many of his songs have also become hits for bands and musicians world-wide.
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  Ray Davies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Davies was born and raised in the North London area of Muswell Hill.
Davies wrote a semi-fictional memoir called X-Ray, wittily subtitled 'the unauthorised autobiography', which is an ironic romp through the Swinging Sixties, and settles burning issues ranging from which band produced the first concept album (not The Who), to whether tour companion Gene Pitney had an affair with Marianne Faithfull or not.
Davies and the Kinks were the third British band (along with The Who) to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, at which Davies was called "almost indisputably rock's most literate, witty and insightful songwriter." They were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ray_Davies   (1067 words)

 Ray Davies - Biography - AOL Music
Ray Davies is the lead singer, chief songwriter, and rhythm guitarist in the Kinks, one of the most long-lived of the British Invasion rock groups of the 1960s.
In effect, the Kinks have always been merely a backup group for Davies, who writes and sings nearly all their songs with only the occasional contribution from his brother, Dave, who plays lead guitar in the group.
Davies himself released a book of the same name, filled with short stories, and a similarly titled album that captured one of his solo acoustic concerts.
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 Ray Davies - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ray and Dave Davies were the youngest of eight children whose ages spanned almost 30 years; the six elder siblings were all girls.
Ray is always acknowledged as the great mind behind the Kinks, but lurking in the shadows of the band's story is the niggling sense that Dave completes him in some way -- or, at the very least, tends to piss him off so much that the tension throws off a creative charge.
The uneasiness between Ray and Dave Davies has fueled a number of Kinks' songs, like the baroque and eerie 1966 "Two Sisters," in which brotherly strife is transmuted into a story about a married woman's envy of her sister's freedom: "She was so jealous of her sister...
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 CNN.com - Kinks star shot in New Orleans - Jan. 5, 2004
Ray Davies, the lead singer with the British rock band The Kinks, is recovering after being shot in New Orleans.
Davies, 59, ran after the suspects, and was shot in the leg, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Capt. Marlon DeFillo said.
Davies founded the Kinks, which was one of the most influential bands of the 1960s, with his brother Dave in London in 1963.
www.cnn.com /2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/05/davies.shot/index.html   (357 words)

 CNN.com - Paying tribute to the Kinks' Ray Davies - April 24, 2002
Ray Davies: The songs by the Kinks' ringleader are the subject of a new tribute album.
Ray Davies, he observed, was never fashionable, and his songs for his band, the Kinks, were "as pared as nursery rhymes."
Sexsmith is one of 16 artists -- including Davies himself, singing with Blur's Damon Albarn -- who cover Kinks songs on "This Is Where I Belong: The Songs of Ray Davies and the Kinks" (Ryko), a tribute album to the King Kink.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/24/ray.davies   (982 words)

 Ray Davies: Other People’s Lives - PopMatters Music Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ray Davies has done it more than almost any other man in rock, and Other People’s Lives is as a good a collection as you’re going to hear in 2006.
Davies sings about “the barrier we cross” as “we crawl outside ourselves”—an optimistic song about the “morning after” something that might be 9/11 but is just as likely a smaller problem—yours or mine.
Davies cranks his voice into a nasal overdrive, but still harbors optimism—seeing the moment “after the mist clears” even though the narrator is a “sinner waiting at the travelers’ rest seeking refuge from the storm” who is “falling upwards into the great, wide blue”.
www.popmatters.com /pm/music/reviews/ray_davies_other_peoples_lives   (975 words)

 Ray Davies News
Learning that Ray Davies, erstwhile leader of the Kinks, was finally putting out his first elpee of original solo material, lo, these many years after his band's dissolution initially spurred some heavy mixed...
Ray Davies The legendary Kinks frontman Ray Davies makes a rare American television appearance, showcasing classic songs from the former quintessential Brit band as well as his eagerly received first-ever solo...
Ray Davies, who was just honored by the Broadcast Music Inc, suggested that he might try to get together with his brother.
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 Ray Davies - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Ray Davies, one of rock and roll's most successful and influential songwriters, releases his eagerly anticipated solo album Other People's Lives on V2 Records, February 7, 2006.
Combining Ray's distinctive vocals with astutely observed lyrics, the new album brims effervescently with Ray's heady, unmistakable style and talent.
Rooted in Ray's American experience of New Orleans, 'The Tourist' is a new direction for Ray's quintessential British songwriting.
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 Ray Davies Tickets, Ray Davies Concert Tickets at StubHub!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fans have been clamoring for Ray Davies concert tickets for over 40 years, whether he was playing as a solo act or with one of his highly-successful bands.
Davies remained with the band until the members went their separate ways in 1996, but he engaged in several side projects during this period.
Ray Davies concert tickets embody the style that he developed with The Kinks, and many credit his innovations as the precursor to modern-day heavy metal.
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 Erwin Troost
Ray was erg gemotiveerd om ons iets te leren en bovendien een heel leuke man om omheen te zijn.
Daisy zelf laat het graag in het midden..
Ray Davies had haar en 12 andere songwriters uit vele aanmeldingen geselecteerd om met hem een week in een oud molenaarshuis te verblijven en daar aan nieuw materiaal te werken.
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 Kinks star Ray Davies shot after chasing muggers | | Guardian Unlimited Arts
Davies, 59, who became a CBE in the New Year's honours list, was strolling through the French quarter at around 8.30pm on Sunday after dinner at a local restaurant with a woman friend when a passing car stopped and a gunman jumped out and demanded the woman's purse before running off.
Davies was treated in a local hospital and released.
Davies and his brother Dave, both from Muswell Hill, north London, formed the Kinks in the 60s and had hits with You Really Got Me and All Day and All of the Night.
arts.guardian.co.uk /news/story/0,11711,1116944,00.html   (416 words)

 Golden Age of the Kinks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Whether Ray did or didn't slug someone isn't important- the result is that the band was banded from gigging in the USA for four years.
Ray's songs ran the gamut from the commercialization of culture, a plea to a lost love, working as a sideman and a sympathetic nod to a fop.
Ray wasn't depressed anymore it seemed and he wasn't a working-class hero either- he seemed to find a country respite.
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 USATODAY.com - Kinks' Ray Davies shot in robbery attempt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Singer-songwriter Ray Davies of the celebrated British rock band the Kinks was shot in the leg while chasing thieves who snatched a purse from a woman he was with, police said Monday.
Police said Davies, 59, and the woman were walking near the edge of the French Quarter when the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m.
Davies was treated and released at a hospital, said Capt. Marlon Defillo, a police spokesman.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/news/2004-01-05-davies-shot_x.htm   (399 words)

 Hour.ca - Music - Ray Davies
Ray Davies will always be synonymous with The Kinks even though the band no longer exists.
Davies said he found the inspiration for many of his Kinks songs in the surroundings of the north London suburb of Muswell Hill.
Ray Davies was in vintage form, belting out new tunes, old classics and everything in between, backed by a crack band.
www.hour.ca /music/music.aspx?iIDArticle=8712   (683 words)

 MetroActive Music | Ray Davies
Ray and Davey went on to form the nucleus of the Kinks.
In the Front Room, Ray Davies first hammered out on the family piano the opening chords of the band's first pop hit, "You Really Got Me," and brother Davey set up his distortion-heavy guitar amp dubbed the Green Monster.
Within months, Ray Davies, then 19, and his bandmates were thrust into the international spotlight.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/05.14.98/raydavies-9819.html   (836 words)

 Amazon.ca: Other Peoples Lives: Music: Ray Davies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the leader of one the most vital and volatile bands of the British Invasion, Ray Davies may also have been one of the genre's most underappreciated, often playing second fiddle to the likes of Lennon, McCartney, and Jagger, but never failing to reignite the flame on a now-legendary songwriting caldron.
Ray Davies has claimed that he delayed completing this album for so long because he went through a crisis of confidence.
Ray Davies's great strength as a songwriter is his ability to write unpretentious lyrics that come to resonate as they become more familar.
www.amazon.ca /Other-Peoples-Lives-Ray-Davies/dp/B000E1JOPM   (755 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Kinks singer Ray Davies wounded
The Kinks singer Ray Davies is recovering after being shot in the thigh while on holiday in New Orleans.
Davies was walking in New Orleans' French Quarter at 2030 local time on Sunday (0230 Monday GMT) when two men approached, police said.
Davies' wistful tales of love and longing, set to raucous rock riffs and melodic pop tunes, won the band a legion of young fans and established him as one of the most important songwriters of his generation.
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 Ray Davies: A Chat
As for 52-year-old frontman Ray Davies, his latest self-reinvention has come in the form of a small solo show that evolved out of the publication of his book X-Ray: The Unauthorized Autobiography in 1994.
Davies is too proud to be openly bitter-thus X-Ray's caustic and at times monomaniacal sentiments are somewhat blurred by its narrative structure, a faux interview between a young journalist with a bitter old man called R.D. But he's still ambitious enough to recognize the power of his own past.
Davies and The Kinks never imploded, by they never really exploded the way some of their contemporaries did.
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Ray is pleased to confirm that the contract has been agreed with V2 records for the release of his solo album later this year.
Ray is expected to make a swift recovery, however the doctors have advised him not to play any concerts until the end of March.
Ray Davies was admitted to hospital on Wednesday 31st March 2004 suffering from physical exhaustion.
www.raydavies.info /news.html   (2214 words)

 Ray Davies Tickets Available - Easy and Secure Online Ordering!
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Kinks leader Ray Davies gets CBE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ray Davies and daughter Eva outside the Palace
The Kinks singer Ray Davies received his CBE medal from the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
Davies wrote classic 1960s songs such as Waterloo Sunset, You Really Got Me and Lola - and was a major influence on Britpop bands such as Blur and Oasis.
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 Variety.com - Reviews - Ray Davies
Yet Davies writes masterful lyrics from the perspective of the observer -- a point of view that dominates solo album "Other People's Lives," his first -- and weaves the new material in and out of Kinks classics for a staggeringly enjoyable two hours in concert.
Davies, 61, who has battled demons seemingly since "All Day and All of the Night" hit the charts in 1965, is at the top of his game, focused and comfortable climbing in and out of songs written in periods of anger, despair and disappointment.
Davies had come to the U.S. in the hopes of finding inspiration and settled on New Orleans; after he was shot during a robbery and forced to stay, Davies emerged from a period of turmoil with a cogent work that plays as well onstage as it does on CD.
www.variety.com /review/VE1117931096?categoryid=34&cs=1&nid=2579   (519 words)

 The Kinks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ray Davies took to his familiar role as a touchstone for yet another generation of British rockers, and acted as Britpop's "godfather" in a manner reminiscent of his relationship to The Jam and The Pretenders in the late-1970s.
Ray Davies was awarded the rank of Commander of the British Empire or CBE (the rank below Knighthood) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004, for "services to music." A number of the Kinks' former supporting players, such as John Dalton, John Gosling and Mick Avory, perform in Europe and the UK as the "Kast-Off Kinks".
On January 4, Ray Davies was shot in the leg while chasing thieves who had snatched the purse of his companion in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Kinks   (6755 words)

 Ray Davies gets on with his 'Lives'
Davies tried to run after a man who stole his then-girlfriend's purse.
Davies had gone through a divorce, watched a record deal fall by the wayside and dealt with the dissolution of the Kinks, which he led along with his brother Dave, the band's guitarist, until 1996.
Ray does talk to his brother, but they haven't collaborated musically since the band's demise.
www.startribune.com /457/story/341479.html   (1069 words)

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