News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)

 Friday, 16th March, 2018
2:10 pm -  According to this tweet, it was St. James Church in Muswell Hill where Ray was interviewed yesterday.
1:25 pm -  According to this post on The Kinks official Facebook page, you can enter to win a guitar signed by Ray.
10:02 am -  The official Kinks web site,, looks like it will be updated soon.
10:00 am -  Here's a blog post (in Portuguese) on The Kinks' first album.
10:00 am -  Here's a photo of Ray filming in Highgate yesterday.
 Thursday, 15th March, 2018
9:09 am -  Ray will be featured on this Italian radio show today at 3pm.
9:07 am -  Here's another article on the "Love, Simon" film, mentioning that vintage Kinks album covers are seen on the set.
 Tuesday, 13th March, 2018
4:34 pm -  According to this tweet by Damon Albarn, "Park Life" is Ray's favourite Blur song. (There's a longer quote by Ray -- a few paragraphs -- in the May 2018 issue of Q magazine.)
12:46 pm -  Here's a review of the Michael Caine film "My Generation".
10:35 am -  "Lola" is included in this list of classic rock songs that were banned.
9:09 am -  Dave and The Kinks are used as examples in this voice search optimization article, written by another Dave Davies.
 Monday, 12th March, 2018
10:18 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) by Javier de Diego Romero (author of a recent book on The Kinks) on 10 Kinks non-hit songs, plus one Ray Davies solo song as a bonus track.
10:13 am -  According to this article, the Kinks are featured in the new Michael Caine "My Generation" film.
10:12 am -  "Young singer-songwriter Fiach Moriarty performs his Gaelige version of a Ray Davies song" on the programme Ar Duain airing Tuesday, 20 March on BBC Alba.
10:08 am -  Mark Hamill tweeted a quote from "Celluloid Heroes" after receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
10:06 am -  According to this article, "Waterloo Sunset" is used in the film "Love, Simon".
9:48 am -  "Tired of Waiting for You" is at #864, and "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" is at #694 in Rock NYC's list of "1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s".
9:38 am -  According to this article, "Sunny Afternoon" was used in Burberry's weather-themed fashion runway show. They have a playlist on iTunes.
 Friday, 9th March, 2018
6:58 pm -  This Instagram post by Andrew Sandoval says he’s working on the 50th anniversary release of VGPS.
11:20 am -  Ray is among those who "salutes Damon Albarn at 50" in the May 2018 issue of Q magazine.
 Thursday, 8th March, 2018
4:47 pm -  This article on the NME ceasing publication of their print edition uses a photo of an issue with Ray on the cover.
10:07 am -  This 2015 article on Mick Avory from the print edition of Modern Drummer was recently put online.
10:04 am -  Here's a blog post on "The Kinks at the BBC" documentary.
 Wednesday, 7th March, 2018
9:08 am -  The Phobia album will be released as a double-LP on Record Store Day, April 21, 2018.
9:05 am -  Here's an article about Crouch End Festival Chorus director David Temple receiving a MBE. Ray is mentioned in the article.
 Tuesday, 6th March, 2018
11:45 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kinks.
 Monday, 5th March, 2018
9:18 am -  Van Halen's cover of "YRGM" is mentioned in this article.
9:17 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this Top 10 list on musical acts where two or more bandmates hated each other.
9:12 am -  According to this article, Max Evans skated to "YRGM" in Dancing On Ice.
9:10 am -  Here's an article on "Yoda", Weird Al's parody of "Lola".
 Friday, 2nd March, 2018
11:53 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's show in Norfolk, Connecticut.
11:52 am -  Here's a photo of Ray.
11:49 am -  Here's a blog post on "Waterloo Sunset".
 Thursday, 1st March, 2018
12:09 pm -  New on the Kast Off Kinks web site: Bob Henrit in conversation about his long-time friend and band-mate, Jim Rodford.
9:11 am -  The Kinks' cover of "Got Love If You Want It" is mentioned in this blog post on Slim Harpo.
9:09 am -  Here's another article about the 2019 Rock Legends Cruise that Dave will be on.
 Wednesday, 28th February, 2018
8:43 am -  According to this article, a cover of "Alcohol" will be the lead single off of Hailey Tuck's new album Junk.
8:38 am -  Rick Springfield talks about "YRGM" in this interview.
 Tuesday, 27th February, 2018
3:27 pm -  According to this Instagram post, the Ray-inspired Rolls Royce is currently in Edinburgh.
11:47 am -  Here's a blog post on the VGPS album.
8:46 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' Chesterfield and Derby gigs.
 Monday, 26th February, 2018
8:59 am -  This article says that Ray enjoys "a full English breakfast and a cup of tea" on a daily basis.
 Friday, 23rd February, 2018
8:59 am -  "Listen to The Police Casually Cover The Kinks and Cream During a 1984 Soundcheck" in Buffalo.
 Thursday, 22nd February, 2018
1:16 pm -  Paul Weller says "Wonderboy" was the first record he ever bought, in this article.
8:52 am -  Mark Nevin mentions Ray in this interview.
 Monday, 19th February, 2018
10:16 am -  According to this article, Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms will sing with the surviving members of the Smithereens when they open for Dave in Waukegan, Illinois on April 19th. The article also says Chris Collingwood of the Fountains of Wayne will open for Dave in Montclair, NJ on April 7th.
9:02 am -  Toyah Willcox chooses "Sunny Afternoon" from the musical cast album as one of her Top 5 Showtunes.
8:59 am -  You can watch a radio interview with Dave from 104.3 The Hippo in Monterey, California.
8:56 am -  Paul Weller mentions Ray in this interview.
 Friday, 16th February, 2018
10:19 am -  Here's another preview article for Dave's Monterey show tonight.
10:14 am -  Billboard has a new interview with Dave/review of his Roxy show.
8:51 am -  Here's a review and photos of Dave's show at the Roxy.
8:50 am -  Video of the interview with Dave on Jonesy's Jukebox has been put on YouTube.
8:48 am -  "Imaginary Man" and "Kinkdom Come" will be screened at the Regent Street Cinema in London on March 23rd. Here's a Facebook event for the screening.
 Thursday, 15th February, 2018
7:39 pm -  Happy birthday to Mick Avory!
1:28 pm -  A report from Dave's show last night at the Roxy in West Hollywood: "Dave spoke a kind tribute to Jim Rodford and then dedicated 'See My Friends' to him. Mark Hamil, aka Luke Skywalker, was in the crowd."
10:14 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's show in Monterey tomorrow. And another one here.
10:14 am -  Here's an article comparing "Hello I Love You" to "ADAAOTN".
 Wednesday, 14th February, 2018
3:09 pm -  Dave's tour starts tonight. Check out the poster for the tour on Facebook.
2:28 pm -  You can listen again to Dave on Jonesy's Jukebox from yesterday.
 Tuesday, 13th February, 2018
4:08 pm -  Ferris & Sylvester cover "Waterloo Sunset" during this session (starts around 16:02).
3:44 pm -  Here's a bit of trivia about the suit Ray wore in the "Come Dancing" video.
1:42 pm -  Tickets are now on sale for the Official Kinks Fan Club konvention on Sunday, 25th November 2018.
12:50 pm -  Here's an article with an anecdote about a past songwriting course with Ray.
11:10 am -  Bill Orton of the Official Kinks Fan Club writes, "I did attend the funeral yesterday for Jim Rodford. It was a real tribute to the man to see so many family, friends and musicians attending (including Ray Davies). A wonderful service and a wonderful send off for a well loved man. I did leave a donation cheque from the fan club."
 Monday, 12th February, 2018
1:56 pm -  Here's an article on the service for Jim Rodford today. And a photo album here.
1:15 pm -  The launch ceremony of Javier de Diego's new book, The Kinks: música, cultura y sociedad, will take place Thursday, February 15th at 19 h. in the bookshop El Argonauta (Madrid, C/Fernández de los Ríos, 50).
1:12 pm -  According to this article, Okkervil River's new song "Famous Tracheotomies" "chronicles notable figures who've endured the titular procedure", including Ray.
1:09 pm -  Some sketches of Ray here and here.
 Friday, 9th February, 2018
1:14 pm -  In this article on Van Halen's first album, there's a debate on who did "YRGM" better. Scroll down a bit to find that section.
12:27 pm -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
11:51 am -  "This Time Tomorrow" is included in a list of songs that Brian Fallon listened to while making his second solo album.
11:20 am -  Here's a photo of Ray in London in 1993.
9:25 am -  The Kinks are included in the book When The Stars Came To Town - Pop Package Tours at Derby's Gaumont Cinema 1959 to 1966.
9:15 am -  According to this article, Ray was the subject of one of the stories told by author Martin Davies (no relation) at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival.
9:06 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on photographer Alec Byrne's new book London Rock - The Unseen Archive.
9:02 am -  The Kinks are mentioned as clients of the late accountant Bert Padell in this obituary.
9:00 am -  Here's an article about the currently closed Archway Tavern (mentions the Muswell Hillbillies album cover).
8:55 am -  This article compares the Small Faces/Steve Marriott musical "All Or Nothing" with the Sunny Afternoon musical.
 Thursday, 8th February, 2018
2:29 pm -  Here's an article about "Celluloid Heroes".
8:58 am -  VGPS is included in this music professor's top 5 albums of 1968.
8:57 am -  Here's an article about Ray's tribute to Jim Rodford.
 Wednesday, 7th February, 2018
10:04 am -  Some more photos from the Mad Dogs and Englishness book launch on Monday.
 Tuesday, 6th February, 2018
9:23 am -  Happy 70th birthday to John Gosling!
9:12 am -  According to this article, a pair of siblings aged 8 and 9 won a talent contest playing "Waterloo Sunset". Here's some video.
9:01 am -  Here's a photo of Bob Henrit at the book launch event for Mad Dogs and Englishness. Bob is on the right side of the table in the photo. On the left side is Carey Fleiner, who contributed a chapter on the Kinks.
8:55 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at the Clissold Arms on Saturday.
 Monday, 5th February, 2018
9:56 am -  Daisy Durham talks about "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" in this interview.
9:35 am -  Some photos of Ray at the Clissold Arms on Saturday night here and here. Ray stopped by to enjoy the performance of the Kinksfan Kollektive.
9:32 am -  Music from Dave was featured on Chris Carter's British Invasion show on SiriusXM Channel 21 over the weekend, in celebration of Dave's birthday.
9:16 am -  Here's a 1967 interview with Ray.
 Saturday, 3rd February, 2018
8:29 am -  Happy birthday to Dave Davies!
 Friday, 2nd February, 2018
8:16 pm -  Here is Ray’s tribute video to Jim Rodford.
2:03 pm -  Here's a Happy Birthday Dave article.
 Thursday, 1st February, 2018
1:57 pm -  "Come Dancing" is a Classic Cut at 94.7 WCSX in Detroit.
9:44 am -  Bill Eatwell shared a short chat with John Verity from Argent about Jim Rodford.
 Tuesday, 30th January, 2018
4:48 pm -  An update from the Zombies Facebook page: "In lieu of flowers, Jim's family is requesting donations to fight Multiple Sclerosis in honour of his sister Carol."
 Monday, 29th January, 2018
12:01 pm -  Here's an article on Jim Rodford's funeral.
11:29 am -  Those who missed Ron Lancashire's radio tribute to Jim Rodford this weekend can listen to it on MixCloud (not available in all areas).
11:00 am -  Here's a blog post on Rasa's contributions to the Kinks.
10:35 am -  Jamie Arlon, son of Kinks manager Deke Arlon, and who also worked with Ray himself, has died at age 47.
8:57 am -  Here's an article on Everything You Need To Know About Van Halen's 'You Really Got Me'.
8:55 am -  Here is some video of the Kinks playing "Got Love If You Want It" on the Red Skelton show in 1965.
 Friday, 26th January, 2018
3:44 pm -  Some info about Jim Rodford's funeral: "Following a private family funeral taking place in the morning, the public are invited to attend a public funeral at The Abbey for Jim Rodford on Monday 12th February at 1pm." St. Albans.
2:25 pm -  Here's an article on VGPS.
9:05 am -  Ron's radio show tribute to Jim Rodford tonight (see the news item below for details) will be replayed on Saturday 27 January - 8pm UK / 3pm Eastern / Noon Pacific, and on Sunday 28 January - 4pm UK /11am Eastern / 8am Pacific.
 Thursday, 25th January, 2018
5:01 pm -  Ron Lancashire will be doing a special rock and blues show on Scotland69am World wide web internetradio: "Friday 26 January:Midnight UK/ 7pm Eastern /4pm Pacific - The Jail Cell:Rock and Blues Show...with a special feature remembering the bass genius Jim Rodford. I will be joined in the studio by Patrick Costello (aka Hugh Bond) with chat and some cool bass lines!...and also with very special guest DAVE DAVIES!"
11:33 am -  Olga has collected £800 so far for the flowers/charity in memory of Jim Rodford. There's still time to contribute. See the Facebook group to pay using PayPal, or contact her directly (her email address is on that Facebook page) to contribute by cheque or bank transfer.
10:28 am -  Mark E. Smith of the band The Fall passed away yesterday. They covered Victoria in 1988, and Mark was a big Kinks fan in general.
 Wednesday, 24th January, 2018
9:17 am -  The Zombies fan club Facebook page has a letter from Jean Rodford to fans.
9:16 am -  Here's a photo of Ray, Bill Shanley and Karen Grotberg from the video shoot at Konk for the second Americana album.
9:13 am -  Here's a 2018 update to the "Amendola Song", a parody of "Lola" for New England Patriots fans.
 Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018
9:14 am -  The Official Kinks Fan Club has put up a tribute to Jim Rodford on the fan club web site.
9:12 am -  Olga is collecting money from fans for a floral arrangement and/or charity donation in memory of Jim Rodford.
9:04 am -  According to this article there will be a new album of Kinks covers released next month, "This Is My Street". 12" vinyl and digital download available to pre-order now. (You can listen to a couple of the tracks at the pre-order link.)
 Monday, 22nd January, 2018
5:01 pm -  The Zombies fan club has US and UK postal addresses for fans to send sympathy cards & messages to Jim Rodford's family.
11:57 am -  VGPS is at #7 in this article on 15 Best Albums of 1968.
9:15 am -  The Telegraph has Jim Rodford's obituary.
9:14 am -  Some more articles on Jim Rodford's death here (in Dutch), here (in Dutch), herehere.
 Sunday, 21st January, 2018
10:27 am -  Some more articles on Jim Rodford's death from the BBC, Evening Standard, Spin, Welwyn Hatfield Times (includes a great photo of Jim with his honorary degree),, Aftonbladet (in Swedish), and Expressen (in Swedish).
 Saturday, 20th January, 2018
5:42 pm -  Dave writes about Jim Rodford here.
5:35 pm -  Some articles on Jim Rodford's death from Rolling Stone, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Billboard, The Mirror, The Independent, and NME.
11:47 am -  Rod Argent has written a moving tribute to Jim Rodford.
9:14 am -  It’s being reported that Jim Rodford passed away this morning.
 Thursday, 18th January, 2018
1:34 pm -  Here's an interview with Mick from March 2017, which I somehow neglected to include here at the time.
9:02 am -  Dan Graham talks about Ray in this interview.
 Wednesday, 17th January, 2018
2:00 pm -  Benny Andersson names Ray as one of his favourite songwriters in this interview.
11:08 am -  Here's an article about Mick's marriage last week.
 Tuesday, 16th January, 2018
10:40 am -  According to this Facebook post, a guitar signed by Ray (and others) will be auctioned off on 2nd February.
10:30 am -  Dave is quoted in this article about the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan.
 Monday, 15th January, 2018
1:59 pm -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Manuel Recio & Iñaki García's book Atardecer en Waterloo.
1:43 pm -  "The Kinks at the BBC" TV show will be rebroadcast on Saturday, 27th Jan. at 00:40 on BBC Four.
11:53 am -  "Schooldays" is being used as the theme song for the Dutch TV series De Luizenmoeder.
10:14 am -  Here's an article about the Pat DiNizio tribute, with Dave's appearance.
 Friday, 12th January, 2018
2:45 pm -  According to Dave's Facebook page he will be playing a song or two at the Pat DiNizio tribute concert tomorrow at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey.
 Wednesday, 10th January, 2018
1:54 pm -  Ray's web site has been updated with a page for "Broken", the song he wrote for the TV show of the same name.
12:12 pm -  According to articles here and here, Ray is named as one of the musicians support the campaign for the Agent Of Change law.
 Tuesday, 9th January, 2018
3:15 pm -  Ray's songwriting course for this year is scheduled for 16th - 21st July 2018.
1:30 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray backstage at the Berklee Performance Center, Nov. 2009.
1:26 pm -  Here's an anecdote of Ray attending a Chicago Bulls game in the '90s. (In the comments is a photo of Ray co-hosting a broadcast at Buddy Guy's Legends venue in Chicago.)
1:24 pm -  Here's the latest Ron Sexsmith cover video: "Have A Cuppa Tea".
 Monday, 8th January, 2018
9:23 am -  The Kinksfan Kollektiv will be playing at the Clissold Arms on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of February, starting at 8:30pm and free admission, as a Memorial for George Karageorgis. The sets will be slightly different both nights, and there will be some more Dave songs to celebrate his birthday on the 3rd.
 Friday, 5th January, 2018
9:16 am -  Here's a brief piece about Dave's recent experience of having to check his guitar as luggage on a flight because of a recent policy change by British Airways.
 Thursday, 4th January, 2018
1:45 pm -  Dave is mentioned (with a photo) in this article on the Gibson Flying V.
 Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018
10:37 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's upcoming tour.
 Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018
9:52 am -  "YRGM" was mentioned by Slash in this article on songs that influenced him.
9:50 am -  Here's an article on Muswell Hillbillies.
 Thursday, 28th December, 2017
12:21 pm -  Here's a partially pay-walled article on Ray.
 Tuesday, 26th December, 2017
3:21 pm -  "Father Christmas" is in this list of Prime 20 non-problematic Christmas occasion bangers.
3:20 pm -  "Americana" is at #5 in this list of Festive 50 Favorite Songs of 2017.
3:19 pm -  Channel Nine Australia played "Sunny Afternoon" between overs during the Ashes cricket test in Melbourne.
3:17 pm -  According to this and this, the Australian Prime Minister "began his Christmas day [...] dancing to the Kinks".
 Sunday, 24th December, 2017
1:49 pm -  Here's an article on "Father Christmas".
1:47 pm -  According to this tweet the episode of "ICONS with Ronnie B" with Ray will be rebroadcast tomorrow on the Volume Channel.
1:43 pm -  Here's a blog review (in Spanish) of Americana.
 Friday, 22nd December, 2017
10:10 am -  Here's an article on Dave's 2018 US tour.
10:09 am -  There's a quote from Dave in this article on a Pat DiNizio tribute concert.
 Thursday, 21st December, 2017
3:22 pm -  Joshua Chiang names "Waterloo Sunset" as the song he wishes he wrote in this interview.
9:29 am -  A message from Henny (formerly of The Kinky2): "Dear Kinkers, Best wishes for 2018 and some snippets from our new CD, available March-April: 'BUS 59' - 'THAT'S LIFE' (The Story of Freddy & Charlotte). We hope you'll have a look! Take care! Henny & Amir (The Busdrivers)"
 Wednesday, 20th December, 2017
9:23 am -  Writer-producer Gary Theroux is working on a TV special for 2018 which will salute key hitmakers of the 1955-69 era, and is looking for home movies of The Kinks in the 1960s taken by fans -- "fans who will be paid for the use of their color silent 8mm of 16mm film footage." Send me an email and I'll put you in touch with Gary.
9:11 am -  According to this article, Ray and the musicians who played on the new album "will be recording some film to promote the album in January."
9:08 am -  Here's another article on the latest issue of Uncut, with a longer version of the quote from Ray.
 Tuesday, 19th December, 2017
2:43 pm -  John Gosling sends a message wishing all Kinks fans "a Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year."
10:29 am -  Here's an article on the week that Mark Hamill interviewed Ray and Dave for the Big Issue.
9:30 am -  Here's some more info on the new issue of Uncut, with a quote from Ray.
9:25 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's show in Hopewell, Virginia in April.
 Monday, 18th December, 2017
9:35 am -  Here's a higher quality version of the "Father Christmas" promo video than we're used to seeing.
9:33 am -  According to this tweet, Ray remembers the "Great Lost Venues of Britain" in the new issue of Uncut.
9:27 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in an article about a scientific paper on the evolution of pop songs. And another article here.
9:23 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this Best Holiday Rock article.
9:22 am -  The new issue (# 291) of Mojo states that VGPS will be reissued in autumn 2018 for its 50th anniversary.
9:21 am -  This charity single is a cover (of sorts) of "Days". Here's the video.
9:16 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article about the Crosbie family.
9:14 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray and Charles Dickens.
 Friday, 15th December, 2017
10:43 am -  Radio show Rock on Neon Live's slogan is "Some that your recognize, some that you hardly even heard of".
9:38 am -  A new Spanish book, The Kinks - Música, cultura y sociedad by Javier de Diego Romero, has been published. From the author: "Since I'm an historian, I've tried to make the contribution of placing the band's music in its sociopolitical, cultural and literary context. I've tried to formulate --sometimes new-- interpretations of The Kink's songs in the light of its historical context."
 Thursday, 14th December, 2017
4:24 pm -  Here's a preview article for tribute band Kinda Kinky's gig in Minneapolis this Saturday.
11:29 am -  Here's an article on various covers of "I'm Not Like Everybody Else".
10:13 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on The Kinks.
9:37 am -  Pete Quaife and the Kinks were mentioned in this flashback interview with Pat DiNizio
9:36 am -  The Kinks are used as an example of playing music on an Amazon Echo.
9:34 am -  Here's a blog post on Americana.
9:34 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this Rockers' Christmas tunes article.
9:32 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks in London.
 Wednesday, 13th December, 2017
9:41 am -  Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens has passed away. Some articles here, here, and here. There are statements on the official Smithereens web site.
8:56 am -  According to this article, Mick played with The 60s All Stars last night at the London Welsh Rugby Club.
 Tuesday, 12th December, 2017
9:07 am -  This article on The Raincoats talks about their cover of "Lola".
9:06 am -  "Father Christmas" is on the Christmas playlist.
 Monday, 11th December, 2017
12:40 pm -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on Christmas songs.
11:44 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on alternative/underplayed Christmas music.
9:47 am -  The Kinks are mentioned (along with "YRGM" and "Waterloo Sunset" played) in this TV programme (about 0:10:30 in), during an interview with Lionel Digby, a former promoter who booked the Kinks in Torquay in the 1960s.
9:41 am -  The book accompanying Wim Wenders' Polaroids exhibition contains a quote from "People Take Pictures Of Each Other" (also printed on the staircase wall of the exhibition).
9:26 am -  Here's a new cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by Ollie McKenrick. And here it is on YouTube.
 Friday, 8th December, 2017
3:00 pm -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on the song "Come Dancing".
9:09 am -  Here's a review of the VGPS album.
 Thursday, 7th December, 2017
10:07 am -  Tickets for the Kast Off Kinks gig at the Half Moon in Putney this Saturday are now sold out.
 Wednesday, 6th December, 2017
4:04 pm -  Here's a blog post on "Father Christmas".
1:03 pm -  Some more photos of Ray's old Bentley have been posted on Facebook.
 Tuesday, 5th December, 2017
9:20 am -  The Kinks are mentioned and pictured in today's Metro newspaper feature on Fortis Green.
9:18 am -  Here's a blog post on the fan club konvention.
 Monday, 4th December, 2017
11:02 am -  Americana is included in this list of 2017's best rock albums.
10:59 am -  You can vote for the Kinks in a "Top 2000" list from NPO Radio 2.
9:09 am -  Americana tops this list of Best Music Releases of 2017.
9:08 am -  Highlights from Cerys Matthews' interview with Ray will be rebroadcast on Saturday, 9 Dec. 2017.
 Saturday, 2nd December, 2017
1:17 pm -  The Kooks' Konk album was mentioned on this radio show about recording locations as album titles.
1:15 pm -  Amy Macdonald mentions Ray in this interview.
1:12 pm -  Here's another review of Americana.
 Friday, 1st December, 2017
3:22 pm -  Here's a portrait photo of Ray.
3:08 pm -  Here are Francine Brody's photos from the singalong at the Clissold Arms last Friday. She was wearing the dress and brought the book from the "Lost And Found" video.
9:15 am -  Americana and Open Road are included in this article on 2017 in Review: New Albums by Classic Rockers.
 Thursday, 30th November, 2017
9:11 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:10 am -  Ray's web site has added a photo of Ray with the Kast Off Kinks.
9:09 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Link Wray.
9:07 am -  Here's another photo of Ray from the fan club konvention on Sunday.
 Wednesday, 29th November, 2017
11:30 am -  The Ben Crosland Quintet has several "Ray Davies Songbook" gigs booked for the new year:
8th January: Pizza Express Dean Street
19th January: Birmingham Jazz
4th February: Southport Jazz Festival
8th February: Cambridge Modern Jazz Club
29th April: Wigan Jazz Club
2nd June: Great Broughton Village Hall, Middlesbrough
11:25 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about a new box set from The Jam.
9:14 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this Holiday Favorites article and associated Spotify playlist.
 Tuesday, 28th November, 2017
9:46 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at the Clissold Arms last Friday (giving an uppercut to Rob Kopp).
9:42 am -  Here's an audio interview with Ray.
9:40 am -  Here's an article on the Lola vs. Powerman... album.
 Monday, 27th November, 2017
8:16 am -  Seen on Facebook: "Holiday Sale starts now! Limited time only - silkscreen prints, original watercolors & giclee prints."
8:06 am -  Here’s an article on the Kink Kontroversy album.
3:55 am -  Some photos of Ray and the Kast Off Kinks at the fan club konvention yesterday here and here. And also some video.
3:51 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on a new plaque commemorating Carnaby Street.
 Saturday, 25th November, 2017
11:56 am -  Here's an article On "Father Christmas".
9:12 am -  A couple more photos of Ray from last night here and here. And here's a video.
5:11 am -  According to this post on the Kinks' Facebook page, everything in the merchandise store is 20% off this weekend.
5:09 am -  Here’s a photo of Ray with Francine Brody last night at the Clissold Arms. She was in the Kinks' "Lost and Found" music video.
5:06 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on gigs in Taunton.
5:03 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on Candy Darling.
 Friday, 24th November, 2017
8:41 am -  Here’s an article on "Waterloo Sunset".
4:22 am -  A couple articles about "Thanksgiving Day": here and here.
4:20 am -  You can listen to a short clip of Ray talking about Otis Redding.
4:17 am -  Ray and The Kinks were mentioned in last night’s second episode of Coronation Street.
 Thursday, 23rd November, 2017
5:21 pm -  "I Need You" is at #9 in this list of 10 Greatest Guitar Chords Of All Time.
 Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017
9:04 am -  Ray is quoted in this article on Brexit.
 Tuesday, 21st November, 2017
3:37 pm -  Here's a blog review of Americana.
2:59 pm -  There's an original ink portrait of Ray up for bids on eBay.
10:11 am -  A 1973 performance of YRGM/ADAAOTN by The Kinks is the video of the week on Joe Bonamassa's web site, with a quote from Joe, "This is one of the coolest rock and roll riffs ever!"
 Monday, 20th November, 2017
9:54 am -  Paul Weller talks about "Waterloo Sunset" in this video.
9:29 am -  Dave is mention in this article about the Gibson Flying V.
9:27 am -  The 2011 radio show The First Time With... Ray Davies will be rebroadcast Saturday at 4am.
9:26 am -  Here's a recent photo of Ray.
 Sunday, 19th November, 2017
12:08 pm -  The Official Kinks Fan Club meeting at the Boston Arms next weekend is now sold out. Fans attending should be aware that it is the venue policy that no food or drink is allowed to be brought in from outside.
12:07 pm -  Not Kinks related, but for those traveling to the Boston Arms next weekend, be alert for moped-riding phone thieves in the area.
 Friday, 17th November, 2017
2:23 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray's old Bentley, back on the road again.
1:31 pm -  Ray's web site has added a page on the Adoration Trilogy event.
1:02 pm -  Here's another photo of Ray from the Adoration Trilogy event this week.
10:18 am -  The Kinks are included in this list of the 20 greatest British rock bands of all time.
 Thursday, 16th November, 2017
2:13 pm -  The band Cats On Holiday will do their "God Save the Kinks" show at the Music Box in Cleveland on Friday Nov. 24.
11:31 am -  Here's a new photo of Ray.
9:14 am -  Here's another article on Monday's "Adoration Trilogy" event. And some more photos here, here, here and here.
 Wednesday, 15th November, 2017
9:19 am -  Here are two more photos of Ray from the 1980 Ulster Hall Kinks concert.
9:17 am -  Here's an article about the Teen Cancer Trust event that Ray attended on Monday. And another article here.
9:16 am -  Here's an article on how an autograph hunter got Ray to sign all his stuff.
 Tuesday, 14th November, 2017
9:35 am -  Some photos of Ray from yesterday's Adoration Trilogy Event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London: here, here, here, here and here. And here's a video.
9:33 am -  Here are a couple unpublished photos of Ray and Dave at Ulster Hall in 1980.
9:25 am -  According to this article a documentary on the Us Festival in 1982 will premiere on AXS TV on Nov. 28th at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific time. Here's a trailer. The Kickstarter page for the documentary says it includes an interview with Ray.
9:20 am -  "Living On A Thin Line" was played at the end of the season finale of HBO's "Vice Principals" on Sunday night.
 Monday, 13th November, 2017
10:38 am -  There will be a "Ben Crosland Quartet plays the Ray Davies Songbook" gig at Pizza Express Live in Soho, London on 8 January 2018.
 Friday, 10th November, 2017
2:03 pm -  Here’s an article (paywalled) by one of Ray’s songwriting course students.
10:40 am -  "Get Back In Line" was picked as a "perfect pop song" for this playlist of pop masterpieces article.
10:20 am -  Here's a condensed version of a 2009 interview with Ray, published online this week for the 49th anniversary of VGPS.
10:17 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on living in Muswell Hill.
10:07 am -  The Kinks' "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter" is included in this Billboard article on songs that Jimmy Page played on.
 Tuesday, 7th November, 2017
12:16 pm -  Ray’s web site has an article on his songwriting course.
8:30 am -  Here’s a direct link to the recent "Words & Music Ray Davies" podcast.
 Monday, 6th November, 2017
6:54 pm -  Here’s another photo of Ray and Stevie Van Zandt.
 Sunday, 5th November, 2017
9:08 am -  Here's a backstage photo of Ray with Steven Van Zandt.
9:07 am -  "Lola" is included in this list of nine favourite songs by the lead singer and guitarist Juliette Jackson from the band The Big Moon.
 Saturday, 4th November, 2017
11:22 am -  Gail Petersen of The Catholic Girls mentions Ray and The Kinks in this interview.
8:19 am -  According to this Facebook post a show of Kinks cover songs will stream on the Plateau channel of today at 8am and tomorrow at 6pm, "Words & Music Ray Davies, a collection of people doing songs created by the Kinks’ main man, him as well!." It will be available as a podcast to listen to on demand starting Monday.
 Friday, 3rd November, 2017
11:13 am -  Here's another interview with Paul Kelly where he mentions The Kinks as an influence.
10:11 am -  This video about the Captain Beefheart Trout Mask Replica album includes a comparison of "Frownland" with YRGM (as polar opposites on the rock spectrum).
 Wednesday, 1st November, 2017
9:25 am -  Quotes from Dave are included in this article on The British Amp Invasion: Birth of the Crunch.
 Tuesday, 31st October, 2017
9:11 am -  Here are a couple new songs by BUS 59 (with Henny Stahli, formerly of The Kinky2).
9:04 am -  Here's a vintage photo of an ad for The Kinks' first gig North Wales on this day in 1964.
 Monday, 30th October, 2017
9:47 am -  Some more photos from Ray's songwriting course here and here.
9:46 am -  YRGM was played at the end of yesterday evening's episode of the BBC drama The Last Post.
9:44 am -  On the Jools Holland show this weekend, when he asked Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics what he wanted from his music when he started, the reply was "to be remembered for a strong catalog of songs like C C Revival and the Kinks."
 Friday, 27th October, 2017
11:15 am -  Here's a review of a recent gig by the Ben Crosland Quartet where they performed jazz interpretations of Kinks songs.
11:03 am -  Norwegian Kinks fan Bjørn Eilert Mork (a.k.a. "Bergenkink") and his band have released a new single: God morgen ("Good morning").
 Thursday, 26th October, 2017
2:05 pm -  Dave will be performing on the Rock Legends Cruise VII, sailing February 14-18, 2019 on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas. Book here.
 Tuesday, 24th October, 2017
10:07 am -  According to this review of the film "My Generation" (about Michael Caine), one or more Kinks songs are featured in the film.
 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
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.

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