News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Friday, 19th October, 2018
9:35 am -  There are some quotes from Mick in this article about the Q Awards.
9:34 am -  A couple reviews of the VGPS box set here and here.
9:06 am -  Here's another video and photo from the Q Awards.
 
 Thursday, 18th October, 2018
10:45 am -  According to this tweet, Ray, Dave and Mick look back on VGPS in issue #301 of Mojo magazine.
10:42 am -  The Proud Galleries Facebook page has official photos of the launch night.
9:27 am -  Here's a photo of a couple VGPS promo badges.
9:26 am -  According to this tweet, Andrew Sandoval will be talking with Michael Shelley on WFMU this Saturday at 11am EDT, about his 30 year journey with the VGPS album.
9:23 am -  You can listen again to the third day of this week's French radio shows about Ray.
9:18 am -  More video and photos from the Q Awards yesterday: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here..
 
 Wednesday, 17th October, 2018
4:34 pm -  Here's an article about Ray, Dave and Mick at the Q Awards today.
2:09 pm -  According to this tweet (with photos), Ray, Dave and Mick were at the Q Awards today. Here's a video. The Kinks were given a "Classic Album" award for VGPS, presented by Paul Weller. More photos from GettyImages. And more photos here, here, and here.
9:59 am -  Here's an article about the first US Kinks show after the ban (49 years ago today).
9:41 am -  Here's an article (in Italian) on the 50th anniversary of VGPS.
9:40 am -  You can listen again to the second day of this week's French radio shows about Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 16th October, 2018
11:29 am -  Here's a review of one of the Ben Crosland Quintet's "The Ray Davies Songbook" gigs.
9:16 am -  Here's an article on Dave's Decade album.
9:14 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame.
9:12 am -  Here's a review of the Kast Off Kinks' recent gig in Redditch.
9:11 am -  Here's the listen again link for the interview with Ray on Radio France yesterday. And here's a link to the full interview.
 
 Monday, 15th October, 2018
2:02 pm -  "Dead End Street" was played on last night's episode of The Simpsons.
11:22 am -  The VGPS performance by Thee Experience in Houston on Nov. 11th will feature the 15-track version of the album plus "Mr. Songbird" and "Days" from the 12-track version, and other Kinks songs recorded around that time ("Wonderboy", "Polly", "Did You See His Name", "Berkeley Mews", "Pictures In The Sand", and "Misty Water"). They are planning to stream the performance on Facebook Live or YouTube Live.
11:01 am -  This interview with Rami Malek mentions Ray discussing his memories of Freddie Mercury during a recent dinner with Malek and Brian May.
10:49 am -  Rolling Stone has a new interview with Dave about his new Decade album.
10:46 am -  The VGPS tribute choral concert in London is now sold out.
10:44 am -  Here's a photo of John Peel's original vinyl copy of VGPS. Watch the Classic Album Sundays video stream with Dave from Saturday.
 
 Friday, 12th October, 2018
1:21 pm -  Here's a photo of the Kinks on the cover of the new issue of Record Collector.
10:44 am -  The Stowmarket event live stream on Facebook will start at 5pm tomorrow.
10:43 am -  Here's a blog post on VGPS.
9:20 am -  Dave's Decade album is released today. (Although on Amazon.co.uk you can buy it as a download or buy the vinyl, but it says the CD will be released on 26 October.) Here's an article about the album.
9:17 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:16 am -  Here's an article about meeting the Kinks.
9:12 am -  Dave is included in this list of 14 Greatest Gay Icons in Rock.
9:10 am -  According to this article, Rayland Baxter covers "Strangers" for "Spotify Singles".
 
 Thursday, 11th October, 2018
1:39 pm -  Here's another new interview with Dave.
1:32 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray will be interviewed on Radio France next week, Monday through Thursday at 2100 (French time).
9:17 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:16 am -  Nick Hemming mentions working with Ray in this interview.
9:16 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' top 10 albums.
9:15 am -  Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid shares a Spotify playlist that includes "WHATGTG".
9:13 am -  Here's a poster for the live performance of the VGPS album at the Continental Club in Houston, Texas on Sunday, 11 November.
9:03 am -  A couple more photos of Ray from the Proud exhibition launch night.
 
 Wednesday, 10th October, 2018
4:08 pm -  Cheaper standing tickets have been released for Dave's Stowmarket event.
4:03 pm -  Rail travel information for those attending the Stowmarket event this Saturday: "Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 2018. Due to track renewal work, lines will be closed between Ipswich and Stowmarket this weekend. A replacement bus service will operate. Please check timetables and allow extra time for your journeys."
4:02 pm -  Here's a blog post on the song "Picture Book".
11:18 am -  Tickets are on sale for the "Classic Albums Sunday" radio programme recording this Saturday with Dave.
11:12 am -  You can enter to win a U-Turn Orbit Turntable from Dave Davies, plus a vinyl copy of Decade.
9:17 am -  Just a reminder that there's a Kinks tribute album, This Is My Street, released earlier this year, available to purchase as a vinyl LP or digital download. (Here's the Discogs link.)
8:50 am -  From an email sent out by the John Peel Centre concerning the recording this Saturday of the Classic Album Sunday radio programme: "We have some bad news but some good news. Ray Davies has had a severe chest infection for the past few weeks and as of yesterday, his doctor said he had to get some rest and has to cancel all engagements. So that is the bad news. The good news is Dave Davies will now be our special guest for this event. We are very pleased that he has agreed to do this on such short notice! In fact we are more than pleased - we are relieved! It has been a tense few hours!" Here's a Facebook event for it.
8:42 am -  Dave is mentioned in this review of a "British Psychedelic Sounds of 1969" compilation. (Dave plays on one of the tracks, Ewan Stephens' cover of "Mindless Child of Motherhood". Also Dave's "Creeping Jean" is included.)
 
 Tuesday, 9th October, 2018
2:53 pm -  Gary Louris mentions working with Ray in this interview. (Also mentions the possibility of future shows with Ray.)
12:54 pm -  The official Kinks web site has been updated.
12:54 pm -  A 1973 orchestral arrangement of "Village Green Overture (Preservation Version) from the VGPS anniversary release is now available to listen to on the Kinks Facebook page and YouTube. Also available to purchase at the various digital music services.
9:22 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this open letter to SNL.
9:19 am -  Here's another photo of Ray from the Proud Galleries exhibition opening night.
 
 Monday, 8th October, 2018
2:10 pm -  Here's an interview with Ray (in Italian).
9:09 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' gig in Redditch on 13th October.
9:08 am -  Some contact sheet images of The Kinks performing Days on Top of the Pops in 1968, taken during rehearsal and the performance: here, here, and here.
9:04 am -  There was a VGPS theme at yesterday's From Independent Market. Here's the Facebook event and an Instagram post.
9:02 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on Finding the perfect name for a chicken.
9:00 am -  Ray will be interviewed on the Jools Holland show on BBC Radio 2, Monday, 22 October at 21:00.
8:59 am -  According to this tweet, the earliest surviving episode of Basil Brush has been discovered, with special guests The Kinks. (June 1968--The Kinks performed "Days", according to Doug Hinman's book.) The episode discovery was also mentioned in this Telegraph article from five years ago.
 
 Friday, 5th October, 2018
11:54 am -  Dave was interviewed on BBC Radio London today. Starts around 00:09:45.
11:06 am -  According to this tweet, Dave will be interviewed tomorrow on the Liz Kershaw show on BBC Radio 6 at 13:00.
11:04 am -  Dave will be interviewed on The Afternoon Show on BBC Radio Scotland next Wednesday at 14:00.
9:04 am -  Here's another photo from the Proud Galleries opening, and an article.
 
 Thursday, 4th October, 2018
4:48 pm -  Here's an article about yesterday's exhibition opening at Proud Galleries.
3:20 pm -  This Facebook album has several photos of the items exhibited at Proud Galleries.
12:23 pm -  The Village Green Experience will be performing a 50th anniversary concert of the VGPS album at Sala Intruso in Madrid, Spain on Saturday, 27 October.
9:23 am -  Several photos of Ray, Dave and Mick at last night's Proud Galleries Kinks exhibit opening: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
9:20 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:19 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the Top 5 British Invasion Acts.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018
3:15 pm -  Here's an article on the song "This Precious Time (Long Lonely Road)" from Dave's album Decade, including a video with the song and footage from Dave's recent tours.
9:34 am -  The Proud Galleries Facebook page has a sneak peek of the Kinks exhibition.
9:33 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the Top 25 British Invasion Acts.
9:32 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on classic songs with a girl's name in the title.
9:32 am -  According to this, there's an article on Ray in the print edition (September issue) of Relix magazine.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018
1:08 pm -  "YRGM" is one of Gene Simmons' 10 Songs I Can't Live Without.
1:07 pm -  The Proud Galleries Facebook page now says "Proud Central is now closed and reopens at 10am on Thursday 4th October". (The grand opening of the Kinks exhibition is Wednesday, and not open to the public.)
1:05 pm -  Several quotes from "Alcohol" in this opinion piece on the Kavanaugh hearings.
10:19 am -  The Kinks Facebook page has an extract from the VGPS anniversary release booklet.
9:12 am -  Here's an article about Dave meeting up with Ray soon.
9:01 am -  There was a round of Kinks questions on University Challenge yesterday.
 
 Monday, 1st October, 2018
10:40 am -  The Official Kinks Facebook page has a reminder video about the Proud Galleries exhibition, which launches this Wednesday. Here's the press release from Proud Galleries.
10:34 am -  According to this article, the November issue of Record Collector News will have a cover story on the Kinks and the 50th anniversary of the VGPS album, including new interviews with Ray and Dave.
10:32 am -  Here's a Facebook event page for Dave's gig in Collingswood, New Jersey next April.
10:25 am -  Leonard Bernstein's performance of YRGM (from his TV program "Young People's Concerts") was featured on the French radio show Pop & Co. on the 100th anniversary of Bernstein's birth.
10:18 am -  "YRGM" was a required song performed by all five finalists at a band competition run by Philadelphia radio station WMGK-102.9FM.
10:10 am -  Various VGPS anniversary events upcoming: The Brighton Beach Boys Become The VGPS, Saturday, 24 Nov. at Brunswick Pub, 1-3 Holland Rd., BN3 1JF Hove; VGPS listening party, Sunday. 14 Oct. at Vinyl Renaissance & Audio Overland Park, Kansas; Live performance of VGPS, Nov. 11 at 9:30pm and Nov. 12 at 11:30pm CST at The Continental Club, Houston, Texas.
10:04 am -  There will be a VGPS choral gig on Sunday, 28 October at St. Luke's, Hillmarton Road, N7 9RE (London). Here's an article.
9:58 am -  Bill Shanley talks about working with Ray in this video.
9:57 am -  Here's an article about the Proud Galleries VGPS exhibition.
9:55 am -  Here's a photo of Dave in Camden Market a few days ago.
9:54 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Italian, and paywalled).
9:53 am -  Our Country is up to #14 in the reader charts of the print edition of the German Rolling Stone (October issue).
 
 Friday, 28th September, 2018
12:44 pm -  Here's a blog post on Lola vs. Powerman....
10:34 am -  Here's an article on "YRGM".
9:56 am -  Today's Metro newspaper has info & a photo of the Proud Galleries exhibition.
 
 Thursday, 27th September, 2018
8:48 am -  Here's an article on the Proud Galleries exhibition on VGPS.
8:47 am -  According to this article, Bill Shanley's new album Midnight Mission (due 20th October) will feature a guest appearance by Ray.
 
 Wednesday, 26th September, 2018
4:01 pm -  Here's the interview with Ray from the latest issue of Mojo.
1:31 pm -  "YRGM" is included in this article on A Brief History of Guitar Distortion.
10:58 am -  Here's a blog post about "Dead End Street".
10:04 am -  "Sunny Afternoon" and "Alcohol" are included in this blog post about poetry and songs mentioning drinking.
 
 Tuesday, 25th September, 2018
2:34 pm -  Here's a blog post (with photos) on the unveiling of the Nicky Hopkins memorial park bench in Ealing.
11:07 am -  According to this tweet, there will be a benefit gig in Lexington, Kentucky on Oct. 26th featuring local musicians performing songs from Pink Floyd and The Kinks. Proceeds go to Habitat For Humanity. Here's the Facebook event page.
10:14 am -  An acoustic version of "Days" (from the upcoming VGPS box set) has been released as a digital download, available from iTunes, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Spotify, and others.
 
 Monday, 24th September, 2018
3:35 pm -  Those who pre-ordered the "Super Deluxe" VGPS box set through Music Glue should have received an email by now so that they can enter to win tickets to the opening night Proud Gallery exhibit launch. The link in the email is only good for 24 hours. Winners will be announced from 26th Sept. all the way up to the opening night.
11:49 am -  A snippet of a previously unreleased acoustic version of "Days" (from the upcoming VGPS box set) has been posted on the official Kinks Facebook page.
10:47 am -  A message from Henny Stahli (formerly of The Kinky2 and now of BUS59): "Happy to announce the extended version of the latest album by "BUS59", called 'THAT'S LIFE' ('The Story Of Freddy & Charlotte') is now uploaded on YouTube. Now you can listen to the whole story of Freddy & Charlotte through the songs, Spoken Word-segments and extra, new music. Some sort of an Audio-book + Music. Duration 1 hour 19 minutes! Put on your headphones and let 'BUS59' take you on a special trip, NO tickets required!"
10:44 am -  There's a piece on (or including) Ray in the November 2018 issue of Mojo.
10:30 am -  A couple of Dave's tweets are quoted in this tribute article to Chas Hodges.
10:29 am -  Dave recorded this promo/station ID for the Rock N Roll Archaeology podcast.
 
 Saturday, 22nd September, 2018
3:45 pm -  Ron Sexsmith's latest cover is "Young And Innocent Days".
2:10 pm -  Here's an interview with Ray.
1:33 pm -  This appreciation of Chas Hodges compares his writing to Ray's and his music to 'the music one of Davies’ characters might have made'.
7:45 am -  Mick is listed as one of the guest musicians at the Eel Pie Club Christmas Party.
 
 Friday, 21st September, 2018
4:10 pm -  Here's a blog post about "Come Dancing".
1:40 pm -  Here's a picture and some video footage of Dave with fans earlier today.
12:08 pm -  Johnny Borrell names "Till The End Of The Day" as the song that defines the teenage him in this interview and associated playlist.
11:38 am -  Here's a picture of Dave earlier today.
11:18 am -  According to these posts Ray is featured in the latest issue of Soundz magazine.
11:00 am -  According to this tweet and this Facebook post on Monday there'll be 'something very special to share from the upcoming #VG50 album release'.
10:26 am -  You can also watch Dave's BUILD Series interview on Facebook and YouTube.
9:56 am -  Questions for Dave's BUILD Series interview can be submitted here.
6:04 am -  Tickets for The Official Kinks Fan Club Meeting on 25th November, featuring the Kast Off Kinks plus special guests/former band members, have now been posted out. Further tickets can be purchased here at the advance price of £22.50 (will be £25.00 on the door if any tickets are still available).
 
 Thursday, 20th September, 2018
5:28 pm -  There will be a live interview event with Dave promoting Decade tomorrow. Free tickets are available here and the event will also be streamed here.
5:22 pm -  Here's a picture of the Kast Off Kinks earlier today.
12:56 pm -  Here's another Spanish article about the VGPS box set.
6:35 am -  Margo Price names Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround and Muswell Hillbillies as the albums that changed or marked her in this interview.
6:25 am -  Here's an article on Ben Crosland and his band playing the Ray Davies songbook.
 
 Wednesday, 19th September, 2018
5:13 pm -  According to this article there will be a Kinks tribute night on 27th September in aid of The Stone Soup Café.
3:51 pm -  Here's a video of Dave from his SiriusXM interview earlier today.
12:08 pm -  This video is a reminder of how to enter to win tickets to the Proud exhibition launch.
11:11 am -  Here's another article about the VGPS box set.
9:47 am -  There are a couple more Spanish articles about the VGPS box set here and here.
6:31 am -  Here's a Spanish article about the VGPS box set.
3:00 am -  Here's a Spanish review of Our Country.
 
 Monday, 17th September, 2018
5:24 pm -  Here's a Johnny Marr quote mentioning Ray.
5:10 pm -  There will be a Kinks tribute night on 25th October in aid of The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee.
6:58 am -  According to this review Garbage's recent Brixton Academy gig included a Kinks song snippet.
5:38 am -  Prints from the upcoming exhibition are now available to purchase online from Proud.
 
 Sunday, 16th September, 2018
6:14 pm -  Here's a video for "Only A Dream".
3:40 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on most underappreciated rock bands.
3:28 am -  Here's an article on Something Else By The Kinks.
 
 Saturday, 15th September, 2018
5:08 pm -  Pre-order Decade on CD from Newbury Comics to receive an autographed booklet.
5:03 pm -  According to this tweet Dave will be interviewed on SiriusXM on Wednesday.
3:29 pm -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on How LGBTQ Musicians Broke Barriers To The Mainstream.
4:31 am -  Here's a video clip featuring Paul Weller's "Days" cover from yesterday.
 
 Friday, 14th September, 2018
8:06 am -  Here's a Facebook post promoting the VGPS box set.
4:38 am -  According to this tweet Paul Weller covered "Days" for The Chris Evans Breakfast Show. You can listen again around 2:56:01.
3:18 am -  Here's a snippet from Dave's Rock N Roll Archaeology interview.
3:00 am -  According to this review the recently released Blu-ray of "The Virgin Soldiers" includes an isolated music track.
 
 Thursday, 13th September, 2018
2:08 pm -  There's a new cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by Reema.
2:00 pm -  The Kinks will be in the next issue of Record Collector (in shops 11th October).
1:19 pm -  Here's an exclusive premiere of "Same Old Blues" and an interview with Dave.
9:02 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in Stuart Maconie's column on 'fractious fraternal bands' in this week's Waitrose Weekend newspaper.
 
 Wednesday, 12th September, 2018
10:52 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in these articles about Carnaby Street in the 1960s.
9:14 am -  This video is a reminder of the draw for tickets for the Proud exhibition launch night.
6:45 am -  Here's a Facebook event for the Proud exhibition.
5:23 am -  According to this review "Picture Book" is one of the musical excerpts in Riot Act’s "Mopey Wrecks" play.
 
 Tuesday, 11th September, 2018
8:35 am -  A previously unreleased alternate mix (with session chat) of Starstruck is out now on all digital services.
3:39 am -  According to this clip an interview with Dave will be on this podcast next month.
 
 Monday, 10th September, 2018
2:21 am -  In the German edition of Rolling Stone magazine, Our Country has entered the reader charts at #15.
 
 Sunday, 9th September, 2018
5:53 pm -  Here's a blog post about Ray.
2:38 am -  This tweet mentions 'a film about the Kinks for Sky TV'.
 
 Saturday, 8th September, 2018
3:01 am -  Dave is interviewed on this podcast.
 
 Friday, 7th September, 2018
1:46 pm -  Here's a post about the Proud exhibition.
1:43 pm -  This article ranks The Kinks' albums.
7:19 am -  This podcast features a Clash vs Kinks 'album fight'.
6:56 am -  "Dead End Street" is quoted in this article.
 
 Thursday, 6th September, 2018
1:32 pm -  VGPS is the featured album on this podcast.
1:01 pm -  Our Country is the featured album on this radio programme.
11:35 am -  Justin Hayward mentions The Kinks in this interview.
11:28 am -  This article mentions the "Mirror of Love" promo mirror.
4:02 am -  Ross Kemp chooses The Kinks as the band for his 'Train Delay Playlist' in today's Shortlist magazine.
3:04 am -  According to this review Ray is quoted in a new Jimmy Page biography.
2:59 am -  Johnny Marr mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 5th September, 2018
5:05 pm -  Mick Mars says The Kinks "changed my life quite a bit" in this interview.
 
 Tuesday, 4th September, 2018
3:25 pm -  YRGM is mentioned in this article and podcast about Link Wray's "Rumble" turning 60 years old.
12:05 pm -  Ron Sexsmith's latest Kinks cover is Village Green.
9:22 am -  Here's a poem: "Descending with Jessica from Accounts and Ray Davies.
 
 Monday, 3rd September, 2018
2:01 pm -  Here are some nice photos by David Liljemark of the Kinks' concert in Aalborg, Denmark, 19 June 1993.
1:48 pm -  "VGPS" (the song) is included in this article on the Top 21 Songs About Nostalgia.
1:47 pm -  "Autumn Almanac" is quoted in this article about autumn.
 
 Sunday, 2nd September, 2018
5:48 pm -  According to this article the organist for the Atlanta Braves played "Lola" to taunt a homophobic opposing player. You can hear it in this tweet.
5:45 pm -  According to this tweet there's a quote from Ray in the Cardiff City FC programme.
5:43 pm -  Mick is included in this article on The First Five Drummers Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
5:41 pm -  According to this article the Kinks are on the soundtrack of the Robert Redford movie "The Old Man and the Gun". (This article says it's "Lola".)
5:39 pm -  This article on Barry Manilow's greatest songs says that "Copacabana" was released as a single at Ray's suggestion.
 
 Thursday, 30th August, 2018
9:29 am -  Here's another article on the VGPS box set.
 
 Wednesday, 29th August, 2018
10:13 am -  In this interview, Advance Base's Owen Ashworth cites "Do You Remember Walter" as a "giant inspiration" for his song "Your Dog".
9:24 am -  A previously unreleased mono mix of "Misty Water" (from the upcoming VGPS anniversary release) is now available on the various digital music services: Amazon.com, iTunes, Spotify, and probably others.
9:16 am -  There's a "sneak peek" video of the VGPS box set on the official Kinks Facebook page and YouTube.
 
 Tuesday, 28th August, 2018
2:12 pm -  Here's another article on the upcoming VGPS box set.
11:53 am -  Here's a review of Our Country.
 
 Monday, 27th August, 2018
1:13 pm -  Portland, Oregon Kinks tribute band "Kinked" will be performing this Saturday, Sept. 1st at The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. in Portland, at 9pm. Here's a Facebook event.
12:50 pm -  Here's an article (in Swedish) on Dave's Decade album.
9:32 am -  In this Rolling Stone article about Dave's Decade album, you can listen to the full song "Cradle to the Grave". (YouTube link)
9:29 am -  There's a quote from Ray in this Showbiz Quotes article.
9:28 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about Band reformations: is it ever a good idea to get back together?.
 
 Friday, 24th August, 2018
2:58 pm -  Here's Ethan Hawke singing "Waterloo Sunset", from the Juliet, Naked soundtrack.
8:57 am -  A couple articles on Dave's upcoming Decade album here and here.
8:57 am -  Lazy Lester, who recorded the original version of "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter", has died at age 85.
8:55 am -  Gilbert O'Sullivan calls Ray one of "the great song-writers of Britain" in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 23rd August, 2018
10:19 am -  There's a new video on Dave's Facebook page, with a snippet of a song from his upcoming Decade album.
9:56 am -  Rupert Wates mentions Ray in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018
12:49 pm -  Ray is included in this article on the 50 Greatest Frontmen in Rock and Roll History.
12:48 pm -  There's an official Kinks Spotify playlist.
9:58 am -  The Proud Central Gallery web site now has info on their upcoming VGPS exhibition.
9:55 am -  According to this article, Ethan Hawke performs a "sad, impromptu solo rendition" of "Waterloo Sunset" in the film Juliet, Naked.
9:47 am -  Here's an article (in Swedish) on The Kinks and "Time Song".
 
 Tuesday, 21st August, 2018
11:41 am -  This article (in Dutch) says that Ray had a rehearsal at a Belgian cafe in 2004.
10:19 am -  The latest album by The Grand Old Uke of York has a cover of "Lola" (you can listen to a sample clip on their web site).
 
 Monday, 20th August, 2018
2:31 pm -  Dave's Decade CD is also available to pre-order now from Amazon US or Amazon UK, to be released on 12th October.
2:30 pm -  You can pre-order the VGPS box set on Amazon US and Amazon UK now.
10:48 am -  "Celluloid Heroes" is quoted in this article on Paul McCartney.
9:25 am -  Here's an article on "Time Song".
9:25 am -  Here's an article on the VGPS 50th anniversary release and the Kinks exhibition at Proud Central Gallery.
 
 Friday, 17th August, 2018
3:21 pm -  You can vote for "Time Song" as Track Of The Week.
9:00 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
 
 Thursday, 16th August, 2018
4:39 pm -  The various editions of the VGPS 50th anniversary releases are also available to pre-order from PledgeMusic.com, priced less than Musicglue. (Apparently not available to order from the US.)
11:27 am -  Here's an article about Pete Townshend contributing an essay to the VGPS anniversary box set.
11:26 am -  A couple clips from Ray's interviews yesterday here and here.
11:25 am -  More articles on "Time Song" and the VGPS anniversary release: here, here, here, here, here (scroll to bottom), here, here, here, and here.
 
 Wednesday, 15th August, 2018
3:21 pm -  Several more articles on "Time Song" and the VGPS anniversary release here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here (in German), here, here, here, here (in Dutch), here, and here.
9:45 am -  This article on "Time Song" and VGPS also has a paragraph on an "exhibition of rare vintage Kinks memorabilia" at London's Proud Central Gallery from 4 Oct. to 18 Nov.
9:40 am -  Here's a video ad for the VGPS anniversary releases.
9:35 am -  Several articles on the release of "Time Song" and the upcoming VGPS 50th anniversary box: here (in Japanese), here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
9:24 am -  You can listen again to another new interview with Ray today from BBC Radio 6 Music (starts around 02:41:10).
9:22 am -  There's a lyric video for "Time Song" on the official Kinks Facebook page. Also on YouTube. You can listen to the song on Spotify, and it should be available to buy/download from some online music stores today.
9:17 am -  Here's the link to pre-order all the variations of the VGPS 50th anniversary releases. The first 1000 orders of the "Super Deluxe Box Set" come with a 7" vinyl single of "Time Song" (2018 Single Mix) / "Village Green" (Alternative Mix). All UK purchasers will be contacted on the 24th September with an opportunity to enter a ballot to win an exclusive pair of tickets to attend the official launch of an exhibition of Kinks memorabilia at Proud Galleries (Central), London on the evening of October 3rd.
9:09 am -  The "something very special" on BBC Radio 2 this morning was a phone interview with Ray, and the first airing of the previously unreleased track "Time Song" from the upcoming VGPS 50th anniversary box set. You can listen again (starts at 01:48:03).
9:07 am -  Folk singer Olivia Chaney talks about hanging out with Ray and him coming to a lot of her shows, in this interview.
9:06 am -  There's a new reissue of Give The People What They Want this week (17 August) on 180g clear vinyl.
 
 Tuesday, 14th August, 2018
4:16 pm -  From the official Kinks Facebook page today: "Tune into BBC Radio 2 at 8.15am tomorrow to hear something very special..."
9:29 am -  The State of Confusion album will be released as a "180g Audiophile LP" on 21st September, available through PledgeMusic.com.
 
 Monday, 13th August, 2018
9:40 am -  Here's an article on Dave's upcoming Decade album. It gives the track list, and a release date of Oct. 12.
9:31 am -  Here's a Facebook event for Ray's Stowmarket event. Tickets are now sold out. Update: According to this Facebook post there are 10 standing tickets available (expected to sell fast). Further update: standing tickets have also now sold out.
9:19 am -  Bobcat Goldthwait mentions he has been talking to Ray about making a series out of Schoolboys in Disgrace in this podcast (starts around 01:19:34).
9:18 am -  Brian D'Addario of The Lemon Twigs names Arthur and Soap Opera as his favorite concept albums in this interview.
9:12 am -  There's a feature on the Kinks (and a photo on the cover) of the latest issue of Lust For Life magazine.
 
 Friday, 10th August, 2018
11:17 am -  Ray will be at the John Peel Centre For Creative Arts in Stowmarket on Saturday, 13th October, for Classic Albums Sundays, discussing the VGPS album. Tickets are £18.
11:12 am -  You can listen to a radio program, Ray Davies in America, from Radio New Zealand yesterday.
 
 Thursday, 9th August, 2018
12:21 pm -  Here's another review of Our Country.
 
 Wednesday, 8th August, 2018
1:06 pm -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
9:18 am -  Here's another review of Our Country.
 
 Tuesday, 7th August, 2018
8:57 am -  Chrissie Hynde mentions Ray and the Kinks in this interview from the "Event" magazine that came with the Daily Mail on Sunday.
8:53 am -  There's a piece on The Kinks in the September issue of Mojo magazine.
 
 Monday, 6th August, 2018
10:53 am -  There's a new Kinks tribute project called The Village Green, raising money for the charity Guitars not Guns. They've recorded a CD of Kinks covers, available to listen to on Soundcloud, YouTube or Spotify. They'll be playing a live show on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Michael's On Main in Sequel, California. Tickets available here. Or you can donate via GoFundMe or buy merchandise via CafePress.com.
9:48 am -  "Lola" is listed as one of the "People" songs and "Waterloo Sunset" is #2 out of 100 songs Neil McCormick's great British songbook.
9:45 am -  The Jayhawks' Gary Louris talks about working with Ray in this interview.
 
 Friday, 3rd August, 2018
11:10 am -  Robby Krieger talks about the ADAAOTN similarity in this article on the 50th anniversary of "Hello, I Love You".
11:08 am -  A few more reviews of Our Country here, here, and here.
10:58 am -  Shemekia Copeland covers "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" on her new album America's Child.
 
 Tuesday, 31st July, 2018
9:22 am -  This article suggests Arthur as a future movie musical.
 
 Monday, 30th July, 2018
9:18 am -  "Days" was played during the end credits of Saturday's episode of the BBC2 show "We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story".
9:16 am -  A couple more reviews of Our Country here and here (in Dutch).
9:14 am -  Gary Louris talks about working with Ray in this interview.
 
 Friday, 27th July, 2018
11:13 am -  There's a detailed review of Our Country in the August edition of Rolling Stone Germany.
 
 Thursday, 26th July, 2018
2:08 pm -  The Kinks are included in this NME article on Nine amazing British acts that America never understood.
9:18 am -  A couple reviews of Our Country here and here (in Italian).
 
 Wednesday, 25th July, 2018
9:40 am -  The September issue of Uncut magazine has a piece on Dave with his take on any Kinks reunion, plus news of his upcoming Decade album with his unreleased recordings from the 1970s, due out this autumn.
 
 Tuesday, 24th July, 2018
1:31 pm -  Our Country is included in this Best Albums of 2018... So Far article.
10:33 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on The Box Tops.
 
 Monday, 23rd July, 2018
9:37 am -  According to this Facebook post, Ray was interviewed on The Spectrum show on SiriusXM channel 28 yesterday.
9:35 am -  A couple more reviews of Our Country here (in Dutch) and here.
 
 Friday, 20th July, 2018
10:36 am -  There's a recent photo of Dave with his grandson and Ray's grandson on Dave's Instagram page.
10:33 am -  Muswell Hillbillies is included in this article on The Greatest London Albums of All Time.
 
 Thursday, 19th July, 2018
9:08 am -  Andrew Sandoval posted about the 50th anniversary release of VGPS on his Facebook page yesterday: "Today I got final sign off on the Village Green Preservation Society project I have spent seemingly my whole life working on - lots of amazing stuff. Will wait for BMG to make the contents public, but this is one of the best reissues of my 30-year career."
9:06 am -  I Go To Sleep was sung in an episode of The Voice Kids Russia last year.
9:03 am -  Some more photos of Ray and Mick at the Rough Trade event last week.
9:02 am -  Here's another review of Our Country.
9:01 am -  There's another new video on Ray's Facebook page.
 
 Wednesday, 18th July, 2018
9:29 am -  A 2010 audio interview with Ray has been uploaded to YouTube.
9:00 am -  A few more reviews of Our Country here, here, and here.
8:59 am -  Here's another new video on Ray's Facebook page.
 
 Tuesday, 17th July, 2018
9:14 am -  A guitar signed by Ray at the Rough Trade event is being auctioned for charity.
9:13 am -  Our Country is still at the top of the UK Official Americana Albums Chart.
 
 Monday, 16th July, 2018
9:53 am -  Our Country moves up from #18 to #2 in the UK Record Store Chart.
9:51 am -  A few reviews of Our Country here, here, and here.
9:50 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at the Rough Trade event last week.
9:49 am -  According to this tweet, Our Country was album of the week on Mojo magazine's Rocks show on Planet Rock Radio on Saturday.
9:42 am -  There's another new video on Ray's Facebook page.
9:41 am -  This article on the Purple Rain movie mentions Ray.
9:40 am -  Rock NYC's list of the "1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s" continues to count down, with "Till The End Of The Day" at #258, "Days" at #244, "David Watts" at #227, "Sunny Afternoon" at #206, "Shangri-La" at #171, and "Dead End Street" at #168.
 
 Friday, 13th July, 2018
9:31 am -  Here's a review of Our Country.
9:30 am -  Slade's Jim Lea talks about The Kinks in this interview.
9:27 am -  Some articles on Ray's recent SiriusXM interview here, here, and here.
 
 Thursday, 12th July, 2018
3:57 pm -  Our Country is at #61 of Billboard's Top Album Sales chart, and at #9 on Billboard's Tastemaker Albums chart.
3:54 pm -  Here's an article about Jim Rodford's death.
9:45 am -  Listen to a 6-minute overview of the Kinks' career.
9:42 am -  Here's a review of Our Country.
9:42 am -  The Jayhawks' Gary Louris shares his favorites (including "The Take" from Our Country in this playlist.
9:40 am -  More photos from Ray's Rough Trade event here and here.
9:36 am -  According to this tweet, there was an interview with Ray on the SirusXM Volume channel yesterday. You can listen to a clip here.
 
 Wednesday, 11th July, 2018
10:26 am -  Ray's Facebook page has a photo of him before heading out to Rough Trade yesterday.
10:00 am -  Several photos and some video of Ray (and Mick!) at the event at Rough Trade yesterday: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
 
 Tuesday, 10th July, 2018
9:21 am -  According to this tweet, Ray's Rough Trade East event tonight is sold out.
9:20 am -  Our Country is at #63 on the Dutch album chart.
9:20 am -  Here's a blog post on The Kinks.
 
 Monday, 9th July, 2018
3:31 pm -  Our Country is at #56 in the Official German Album Charts.
1:33 pm -  Here's a new article/interview with Dave.
9:25 am -  Our Country is at #18 on the UK Record Store Chart.
9:24 am -  Our Country is at #1 on the Americana Album Chart from the Americana Music Association in the UK.
9:21 am -  There's another new short lyric video on Ray's Facebook page.
9:13 am -  This article on the band Trampolene mentions Ray and recording at Konk.
8:54 am -  According to this tweet, Our Country was one of the new releases featured on "Juke Box Jury" on On The Beat on BBC Radio Merseyside last night. (Starts around 0:52:55.)
8:52 am -  Here's a review (in French) of Our Country.
 
 Saturday, 7th July, 2018
6:07 pm -  Our Country is at #41 in the Swedish album chart.
 
 Friday, 6th July, 2018
7:46 pm -  Our Country entered the UK album chart at #58.
12:57 pm -  There's a section on the Kinks in the magazine NME Gold: The Best Of NME 1965-1969, on sale now.
10:42 am -  Ray's Facebook page has another new short lyric video.
10:41 am -  Here's a review of Our Country
10:41 am -  Here's another article (in French) on the reunion talk.
 
 Thursday, 5th July, 2018
9:36 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in German).
9:36 am -  Here's a drawing of Ray.
9:33 am -  A couple reviews of Our Country here and here (in Swedish).
9:29 am -  Here's yet another article on the Channel 4 interview and reunion rumors.
9:13 am -  There's a quote from Ray at the end of this article.
9:11 am -  Here's a photo of Ray "to help promote Run the World".
 
 Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018
2:58 pm -  Here's an article about Dave's son Daniel Davies new album Events Score.
10:43 am -  Ray will be appearing at Rough Trade East in London next Tuesday, 10 July, 7-9pm, "In Conversation with Matt Everett + Album Signing". Tickets are on sale now. Here's the Facebook event page.
10:39 am -  Our Country: Americana Act II is new at #26 in the UK official midweek album chart for sales Friday to Sunday.
10:38 am -  The Proms in the Park 2017 Highlights will be aired on BBC Radio 2 next Wednesday, 11 July at 21:00.
10:36 am -  Here's another article on Ray's Channel 4 interview.
10:35 am -  Ray's recent interview for The Spectator has also been published in The Australian.
10:34 am -  Here's a drawing of Ray.
10:34 am -  This article includes some quotes from Ray about accepting the knighthood.
10:33 am -  There's another new video on Ray's Facebook page.
10:32 am -  Here's an article on Eight Great Kinks Albums.
10:31 am -  Some more reviews of Our Country here (in German), here (in German), here, here, and here.
 
 Saturday, 30th June, 2018
8:09 am -  The vinyl version of Our Country comes with a correction sticker affixed: "~NOTE~ 'A Street Called Hope' is the last song on side B (not the first song on side C)".
8:07 am -  Some articles about and reviews of Our Country here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
8:01 am -  This letter references "Dedicated Follower of Fashion".
7:58 am -  Ray was on the front cover of The Independent yesterday. The interview inside was this one.
7:55 am -  Some more tweets from HMV yesterday here, here, and here.
 
 Friday, 29th June, 2018
7:15 pm -  Here’s the YouTube playlist for the entire Our Country album.
7:09 am -  Today is the release day for Our Country: Americana Act II.
7:07 am -  You can win a copy of Our Country from Proximus.be (page in Dutch).
7:04 am -  HMV branches across the UK are promoting Our Country. Photos here, here, here, and here.
7:01 am -  "Bringing Up Baby" (audio) is now on the official Ray Davies YouTube channel.
7:00 am -  Some reviews of Our Country here, here, here, here, here, and here (in French).
 
 Thursday, 28th June, 2018
3:56 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray being filmed today for Sky TV (to be aired Monday).
1:49 pm -  Allmusic.com has the credits for Our Country.
12:25 pm -  Here's the Spotify link for the Our Country album.
9:51 am -  According to this article, Ray is among the rumoured acts for a surprise performance at the Latitude Festival in July.
9:48 am -  Here's a photo and a caricature of Ray.
9:44 am -  Here's another article on "The Big Guy", a song from Our Country.
9:42 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kinks.
9:24 am -  Some reviews of Our Country here, here, here, here, and here.
9:20 am -  A few more articles about the Channel 4 interview with Ray here, here, here, and here (in Swedish).
 
 Wednesday, 27th June, 2018
11:00 am -  Here's another more realistic article on the reunion talk.
10:28 am -  Listen to "The Big Guy" from Our Country at RollingStone.com. Here are the YouTube links for the song and story.
10:05 am -  According to this tweet, Daniel Rachel will be at the Also Festival this weekend, discussing Ray and other British songwriters from his book Isle Of Noises.
10:02 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' 10 greatest songs.
10:02 am -  A couple new photos of Ray on his Facebook page.
10:00 am -  "Oklahoma USA" is in this best June singles playlist.
9:59 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Ray's 15 best songs.
9:58 am -  A statement Dave posted on Facebook and Twitter yesterday: "Me and Ray have spoken about the possibility of us working on a new album. Ray has a few songs he wants to finish. I have 3 or 4 songs I’ve written with Ray. We’ve been talking about it for some time now. We haven’t discussed shows or anything else at the moment."
9:49 am -  Spin magazine has what might be the most realistic take on the Channel 4 interview.
9:47 am -  Many, many articles re-hashing the Channel 4 interview with Ray: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here (in Italian), here (in French), here, here, here (in Spanish), here (in Catalan), here (in Spanish), here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here (in Spanish), here (in Dutch), here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
9:27 am -  Some reviews of & articles about Our Country here, here, here, and here.
 
 Tuesday, 26th June, 2018
12:03 pm -  More articles on Ray's Channel 4 interview here (in Dutch), here, and here.
11:01 am -  Here's another new interview with Ray.
8:44 am -  Pamela Des Barres writes about "Celluloid Heroes". (While the Kinks did play the Hollywood Palladium on March 9, 1972, the song hadn't even been recorded yet. It was probably April 11, 1973 when she heard the Kinks perform it.)
8:32 am -  A few articles about the Channel 4 interview here, here, and here (scroll down to 10:17am).
8:27 am -  The 35-minute video of the Channel 4 interview with Ray is back on YouTube.
8:22 am -  Here's a review of Our Country.
 
 Monday, 25th June, 2018
3:57 pm -  You can watch a 35-minute version of the Channel 4 interview with Ray on YouTube. [Update: video seems to have been taken down.] Here's the Channel 4 page for the interview, with a condensed 5-minute video.
1:35 pm -  Some new photos of Ray here, here, and here.
1:33 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
1:27 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray will be on Channel 4 News tonight.
10:06 am -  Here's a photo of the CD and vinyl versions of Our Country - Americana Act II, which comes out this Friday, 29 June.
10:01 am -  The Jayhawks' Gary Louris talks about Ray and the new album in this radio interview.
9:56 am -  You can listen again to a brief interview clip with Ray on BBC Radio 6 (starts around 2:36:00).
9:38 am -  UK tribute band The Upside Down Kinks are going on a theatre tour next year. Here's a video of their rehearsal.
9:29 am -  A couple reviews of Our Country here and here (scroll to the bottom).
 
 Saturday, 23rd June, 2018
1:05 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray was at a reading of Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman at Konk Studios today.
1:01 pm -  Ray's Facebook page has another new video.
10:27 am -  According to this tweet, new music from Ray will be played tonight on the Kathy Barham show on Quasar Radio.
 
 Friday, 22nd June, 2018
12:39 pm -  Here's the listen again link for Ray on Radio London (interview starts around 2:10:30).
 
 Thursday, 21st June, 2018
4:40 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray will also be on the Real Music Radio Show on Shoreditch Radio tomorrow.
1:55 pm -  Ray's Facebook page has another photo of Ray, and says that his 'BBC Proms in the Park' performance last September will be on TV soon.
1:53 pm -  Ray will be on the Robert Elms show on BBC Radio London tomorrow at noon.
1:46 pm -  Cary Fleiner presented a paper today at the Britain and the World Conference in Exeter: "This Strange Effect: Americana, Anglophila, and the Kinks". (The conference organisers deliberately scheduled her talk on Ray's birthday.)
11:52 am -  Ray's Facebook page has a photo of Ray with his birthday cards.
11:51 am -  Ray LaMontagne mentions Ray as an influence in this interview.
9:02 am -  Happy 74th Birthday Ray Davies!
9:02 am -  Some birthday articles and blog posts for Ray here, here, here, and here (in Japanese), and here.
9:00 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
 
 Wednesday, 20th June, 2018
2:58 pm -  There's a crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic.com for a memorial bench for Nicky Hopkins, to be located in Perivale Park in Ealing, West London.
8:55 am -  According to this Facebook post, Gary Louris from the Jayhawks is/was on 98.5 WYTX discussing "their stint as backup band for Ray Davies".
 
 Tuesday, 19th June, 2018
4:57 pm -  Here's the listen again link for last night's Radio Woking "Crossing the Tracks" programme, with Ray's song "Bringing Up Baby". (Starts at about 34:04.)
3:33 pm -  The Beyond The Fringe show on radio station KCBX will be celebrating Ray's birthday tonight.
3:31 pm -  The new issue of Uncut (mentioned here yesterday) includes a track from Ray's new album on the CD that comes with the magazine.
12:59 pm -  There's another new Our Country video on Ray's Facebook page.
9:28 am -  According to this tweet, "Bringing Up Baby" (from Our Country) was played on Radio Woking yesterday. It should appear on listen again soon.
 
 Monday, 18th June, 2018
2:06 pm -  Here's a quote from a recent interview with Ray.
2:05 pm -  Here's a recent photo of Dave in Muswell Hill.
10:24 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on 50 Songs That Define the Last 50 Years of LGBTQ+ Pride.
10:23 am -  From a 1973 episode of The Old Grey Whistle Test, here's a debate on "pub rock" with Richard Williams, Dave Dee, Geoff Brown and Ray Davies.
10:18 am -  Here's a book review of Americana.
10:17 am -  A couple photos of Ray at the recent Sandford Awards here and here.
10:15 am -  In the new issue of Uncut, there's a 8/10 review of Our Country by Nick Hasted, plus a brief interview with Ray.
10:13 am -  In this article, Charlotte Eve talks about recording her new song "One Love" at Konk Studios.
10:05 am -  Ray (and accidentally Dave) are mentioned in a birthday list on this radio show (starts around 15:10).
10:02 am -  Rock NYC's list of the "1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s" continues to count down, with "I Need You" at #407, "Where Have All The Good Times Gone" at #380, and "The Village Green Preservation Society" at #292.
 
 Thursday, 14th June, 2018
10:50 am -  A few videos have been posted on Ray's Facebook page the past couple of weeks, featuring an interview with Ray and snippets of songs from the Our Country album: here, here and here.
10:01 am -  UK tribute band The Konks have several gigs lined up this summer and autumn. They're also putting together a stage show "All Day and All of The Night", which they will be performing in small theatres in 2019.
9:18 am -  Here's an article about meeting Ray at the Sandford St. Martin Trust Awards last week.
 
 Wednesday, 13th June, 2018
1:40 pm -  Here's a blog post on Ray's Americana album (Act I) and baseball.
 
 Monday, 11th June, 2018
10:41 am -  One For The Road will be featured on In The Studio the week of June 25.
10:37 am -  Here's an article about Ray's new version of "Oklahoma U.S.A.".
 
 Friday, 8th June, 2018
9:16 pm -  Listen to Ray & The Jayhawks' re-recording of "Oklahoma USA" from the upcoming Our Country album.
 
 Thursday, 7th June, 2018
4:04 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on club owner Peter Stringfellow.
12:35 pm -  "Lola" is included in this article/playlist of the greatest LGBT songs for Pride month.
 
 Wednesday, 6th June, 2018
2:13 pm -  The Muswell Hillbillies album is mentioned in this article about the Archway Tavern.
2:05 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this book review of Duncan Hannah's autobiography 20th Century Boy.
 
 Tuesday, 5th June, 2018
9:32 am -  Several Kinks songs are included in this article on Nicky Hopkins' work.
9:27 am -  Here's an interview with Dave, from around the time his autobiography Kink was published.
9:14 am -  Here's a radio/video discussion of "YRGM" (in French).
 
 Friday, 1st June, 2018
3:56 pm -  Ray is artist of the month at Sony Legacy.
12:47 pm -  Dave is mentioned in this article on Bassist Robert Miller's Project Grand Slam.
10:01 am -  "Victoria" is a Lost Treasure 'V' song at 101.5 WPDH.
9:57 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on garage rock band Las Rosas.
 
 Saturday, 26th May, 2018
10:23 am -  Here’s a new video of Ray.
9:08 am -  This article has some bits from Ray’s recent Uncut interview. The line about Dave not being well is a misquote by Uncut.
9:07 am -  Here’s a blog post on "Lola".
9:05 am -  Bill Bailey has been playing a parody of "Lola" — "Ebola" — during his current tour.
 
 Friday, 25th May, 2018
9:27 am -  Here’s an article on "YRGM". (Also a bit on Ray's donkey, and the Return To Waterloo film.)
9:21 am -  Here’s a review of the "Late Night Tales" compilation.
 
 Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018
12:10 pm -  Here’s another review of Mood Music mentioning Ray.
12:09 pm -  "Prince Of The Punks" is mentioned in this article on "classic rockers grappling with punk and new wave".
 
 Monday, 21st May, 2018
4:02 pm -  Ray talks about "Lola" in this audio clip.
3:33 pm -  "Living On A Thin Line" is mentioned in this interview with Steven Van Zandt.
12:48 pm -  Here's a blog post on "Stop Your Sobbing.
12:33 pm -  In this article, Agnes Obel explains her 'Late Night Tales' track by track, including Ray's "I Go To Sleep".
10:49 am -  Here's another article on Our Country.
8:46 am -  "The Getaway (Lonesome Train)" and "Last Of The Steam Powered Trains" are included in this article on The Top 10 Train Songs.
8:44 am -  Here's a blog post (in Japanese) on Our Country.
 
 Friday, 18th May, 2018
4:11 pm -  Here's an article on the 40th anniversary of the release of Misfits.
1:48 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about Hornsey Town Hall.
1:48 pm -  Connie Voltaire covers the entire Arthur album.
1:47 pm -  Here's a cover of "This Strange Effect" by The Tibbs.
1:43 pm -  Here's another photo of Ray from the BAFTA awards.
 
 Thursday, 17th May, 2018
2:48 pm -  "Strangers" and "Powerman" are included in this article on The Best Songs From Wes Anderson Films.
2:47 pm -  Sleepwalker is included in this article on 1977: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums.
2:46 pm -  Our Country is included in this article on new music releases.
10:07 am -  Andrew Sandoval made a Facebook post recently about upcoming VGPS 50th anniversary release.
9:40 am -  Here's another quote from Ray's Uncut interview.
 
 Wednesday, 16th May, 2018
2:31 pm -  According to this Instagram post, Ferris and Sylvester are releasing a cover of "Waterloo Sunset".
1:48 pm -  Here's a video of a group of portraits by Alistair Morrison of various artists, including Ray.
8:38 am -  Here's a podcast (in French) on the Kinks.
8:38 am -  Ron Sexsmith's latest Kinks cover is Drivin'.
8:37 am -  Here's another article on Our Country.
 
 Tuesday, 15th May, 2018
1:22 pm -  Here's more on the new issue of Uncut.
10:23 am -  According to this tweet, Ray is in the new issue of Uncut magazine. Here's a quote from the interview.
10:20 am -  The Kinks are mentioned a couple of times in this article on a UK Rock 'n' Roll Landmarks tour.
10:17 am -  The Kinks are mentioned as an influence on the late Glenn Branca.
10:15 am -  This article on "glorious concerts" mentions The Kinks.
10:13 am -  Here's an Original vs. Cover: You Really Got Me article.
10:11 am -  Here's another article on Our Country.
 
 Monday, 14th May, 2018
11:09 am -  Here's an article about Dave's upcoming compilation album of unreleased tracks from the 1970s, Decade, as well as the documentary film Strangers.
9:13 am -  Some photos of Ray from yesterday's BAFTA awards here, here, here, here, here, and here. And a video here.
9:11 am -  A couple more articles on Our Country: Americana Act II here and here.
9:06 am -  Ray is mentioned in this Peter Mayer tribute article.
9:06 am -  "YRGM" was "song of the day" yesterday at this blog.
9:04 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with Carl Davenport.
9:04 am -  A couple of new caricatures of Ray here and here.
 
 Sunday, 13th May, 2018
6:59 am -  According to this article, Ray is scheduled to attend the BAFTA awards tonight. The red carpet arrivals will be streamed live here.
 
 Friday, 11th May, 2018
8:59 am -  A Philadelpha DJ has the Kinks in her top 10 list.
8:57 am -  Here's another article on Mood Music that mentions Ray.
 
 Wednesday, 9th May, 2018
4:13 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray being filmed earlier today.
9:02 am -  Here's a new interview with John Dalton.
9:02 am -  "Hay Fever" is included in this blog post on Five Songs About Flowers.
 
 Tuesday, 8th May, 2018
12:44 pm -  A couple more articles on Our Country: Americana Act II here and here.
10:18 am -  "Our Country" is featured on the latest edition of The Classis Rock Podcast (starts around 0:10:28).
 
 Monday, 7th May, 2018
9:05 am -  The song "Our Country" is the "Hottest Record of the Week" on this site.
9:04 am -  According to this tweet there will be a radio show tomorrow evening featuring "songs either performed by The Kinks or written by them, particularly 'Ray Davies', and covered by others".
9:03 am -  A couple more articles on Joe Penahll's "Mood Music" mentioning Ray here and here.
8:59 am -  Here's another Pamela Des Barres interview mentioning Ray.
8:59 am -  Here's another article on Our Country: Americana Act II.
 
 Friday, 4th May, 2018
12:00 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this Pamela Des Barres interview/book extract.
9:47 am -  Some more articles on Our Country: Americana Act II: here, here, here, here (in Spanish), and here (in French).
9:46 am -  A couple more articles on "Mood Music" mentioning Ray here and here.
 
 Thursday, 3rd May, 2018
9:29 am -  Here's a review of the Muswell Hillbillies' latest show, where they played Tom Petty songs.
9:27 am -  Ray is mentioned in a couple articles here and here about Joe Penhall's new play "Mood Music".
9:24 am -  Some more articles about Our Country: Americana Act II: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
 
 Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018
1:51 pm -  Some more articles on Our Country here, here, here, here, and here.
11:32 am -  Ray's web site has been updated with info on Our Country: Americana Act II.
10:50 am -  Rolling Stone has an article on Our Country: Americana Act II.
10:35 am -  Here's a new video from Ray, promoting the new album: Ray Davies - Americana: The Story of Our Country.
9:54 am -  Amazon.co.uk has updated the release date for Our Country: Americana Act II to 29th June, which matches the US release date.
9:23 am -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on "Our Country".
9:05 am -  Ray's "Our Country" has been released as a download/streaming single, available from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, 7digital.com, Spotify and YouTube.
9:00 am -  Here's a blog post (in Japanese) on "Our Country".
8:59 am -  Here's a blog post on the 1995 version of "Waterloo Sunset" with Ray and Damon Albarn.
8:54 am -  Here's a new interview with Joe Penhall (paywalled) mentioning Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 1st May, 2018
4:22 pm -  According to this tweet Ray will be interviewed tonight on radio station CJIM Montreal.
1:40 pm -  Here's a blog post on Arthur.
9:22 am -  Amazon says the release date for Our Country: Americana Act II is 22 June in the UK and 29 June in the US. You can check out the cover art and track list at these pre-order links: Amazon.co.uk (CD), Amazon.co.uk (vinyl), Amazon.com (CD), and Amazon.com (vinyl).
 
 Monday, 30th April, 2018
1:50 pm -  "YRGM" was sung by the ship's band near the end of part 3 of Britain's Biggest Warship shown yesterday on BBC 2.
9:49 am -  This Kia TV ad uses "You Really Got Me".
9:31 am -  Here's Adam Smith's attempt at reconstructing the beginning of the animation Klaus Voormann made for the 1969 TV show "Where Was Spring?"
8:37 am -  Here's some discussion on Why aren't the Kinks mentioned more?
8:28 am -  In this interview clip, Suggs cites Ray as one of his greatest inspirations.
 
 Friday, 27th April, 2018
12:25 pm -  Pamela Des Barres mentions Ray in this video.
10:31 am -  This morning on "Good Morning America", they announced the new royal baby's name (Louis Arthur Charles) to the tune of The Kinks' version of "Louie Louie".
8:45 am -  VGPS is at #9 in The Independent's Playlist: The 20 best albums from 1968.
8:42 am -  According to Discogs.com, there's a typo in the track list on the back of the vinyl Phobia RSD release: "Close To The Wore".
 
 Thursday, 26th April, 2018
8:45 am -  Here's an "unboxing" video of the Kinks' Phobia album on vinyl, a Record Store Day release.
 
 Wednesday, 25th April, 2018
11:17 am -  Here's an article on the 25th anniversary of Phobia and the 50th anniversary of VGPS this year.
 
 Tuesday, 24th April, 2018
11:20 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Waukegan, Illinois show last week.
8:58 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article as a "favorite college story" from a UC Berkeley alum.
8:56 am -  The Jayhawks posted a comment on their Facebook page about the release date of Americana Act 2: "Americana Act 2 is definitely not coming out in 3 weeks. There will be a coordinated worldwide release and it will be announced on various Ray Davies and Sony Legacy online outlets. And we'll be all over it, too. Don't worry, you'll know when it's coming out."
8:54 am -  Lola vs. Powerman... is included in this article on The 50 Best Rock Albums of 1970.
8:50 am -  "Come Dancing" is quoted in this article about the closing of a department store in Des Moines.
8:44 am -  Iñaki and Manuel will be signing copies of their book Atardecer en Waterloo at the Madrid book fair (Feria del Libro de Madrid) on 26 May. Info on this and other appearances can be found on their web site www.atardecerenwaterloo.com.


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