News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 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.
 
 Friday, 20th April, 2018
8:58 am -  Here's a previously unpublished audio interview with Ray.
8:49 am -  Here's the official illustrated lyric video for Famous Tracheotomies.
 
 Thursday, 19th April, 2018
9:09 am -  Here's a brief interview with Dave.
 
 Wednesday, 18th April, 2018
9:39 am -  Here's an English translation of a 1978 Swedish fanzine article: Kinks In My Head.
9:37 am -  Here's an Original vs The Cover blog post on "You Really Got Me".
9:36 am -  Here's a blog review of the Okkervil River song "Famous Tracheotomies", which includes a mention Ray.
9:20 am -  Rock NYC's list of the 1000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s continues to count down. "She's Got Everything" is at #626, and "A Well Respected Man" is at #559.
 
 Tuesday, 17th April, 2018
11:56 am -  The Kinks are at #1 on this list of The 15 Most Underrated Classic Rock Bands Of All Time.
9:09 am -  A message from John Gosling: "Brigitte of the fan club recently presented me with a wonderful compilation of good wishes and photos for my 70th Birthday, from many fans/friends on facebook. I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to everyone."
9:07 am -  According to this article, Phil Angotti will be performing the Something Else album at 2pm this Saturday (Record Store Day) at Laurie's Planet of Sound in Chicago.
 
 Monday, 16th April, 2018
12:21 pm -  Here's a Spanish cover of This Strange Effect ("Efecto Extraño") by Silva de Alegría.
9:30 am -  A couple of sites have started advertising Our Country: Americana Act 2: imusic.dk says it will be released on vinyl on 22nd June in Denmark, and this person on eBay says the CD will be released in Japan on 9th May. These dates may not be accurate.
9:12 am -  AXS TV posted a trailer video on Facebook for the Kinks special that aired last night.
9:10 am -  Alex Gruenburg talks about Arthur in this interview.
 
 Friday, 13th April, 2018
11:45 am -  Kraig Johnson talks about working with Ray in this interview.
11:10 am -  Just a reminder that Rock Legends - The Kinks premieres on AXS TV on Sunday, April 15th at 8:30pm EDT. (Will be repeated several times over the next week.)
9:05 am -  Here's the full interview video of Ray discussing the new remastered albums.
8:57 am -  Here's a blog post on "Stop Your Sobbing" (discussing the original version as well as a few cover versions).
 
 Wednesday, 11th April, 2018
11:25 am -  Here's an article on The Smithereens, mentioning them opening for Dave next week.
 
 Monday, 9th April, 2018
4:46 pm -  Ron Sexsmith's newest YouTube Kinks cover is Underneath The Neon Sign.
9:08 am -  A couple reviews of Dave's Montclair, NJ show here and here.
9:07 am -  The Ray Davies Mastertapes radio shows are being rebroadcast. You can listen again here and here.
9:05 am -  In this interview, Mark Oliver Everett of Eeels chooses VGPS and Arthur as two of the "three albums you can listen to from start to finish at any point".
8:56 am -  "You Really Got Me" is included in this list of Top 10 Classic Rock Guitar Riffs.
 
 Friday, 6th April, 2018
8:33 am -  Here’s a review of the Kast Off Kinks’ show in Coventry in February.
8:27 am -  Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra discusses "Do You Remember Walter?” in this article and it's on the accompanying playlist.
8:26 am -  According to this article, "I Go To Sleep" (Ray’s version) appears on a Late Night Tales compilation curated by Danish artist Agnes Obel.
 
 Wednesday, 4th April, 2018
3:20 pm -  Here's an article on traveling on airlines with guitars, with several quotes from Dave.
3:18 pm -  Here's another preview article for Dave's Montclair, NJ show.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018
2:25 pm -  You can enter to win a pair of tickets to Dave's show in Montclair, NJ this Saturday.
12:01 pm -  Here's a blog review of Americana.
12:00 pm -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on the Kinks.
9:03 am -  Rock Legends - The Kinks premieres on AXS TV on Sunday, April 15th at 8:30pm EDT.
 
 Monday, 2nd April, 2018
9:02 am -  Here's an article on Something Else.
9:02 am -  Ray is featured in this programme on Big Bill Broonzy, to be re-aired next Sunday at 00:30am.
8:56 am -  Here's a blog post on AFL1-3603 and Chosen People.
8:55 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
8:54 am -  Here's another article on the 7 remastered early Kinks albums.
 
 Friday, 30th March, 2018
1:24 pm -  The official Kinks Facebook page has more video of Ray talking about the remastered albums, released digitally today and available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer, and also available as HD downloads (96kHz/24bit) from places like HDtracks.com.
1:19 pm -  Here's a blog post on Dave.
1:17 pm -  Here's an interview/preview article for Dave's Montclair, NJ show.
12:35 pm -  Henny Stahli also says that his other band, "BUS 59", has a new album out now: "That's Life" (The Story Of Freddy & Charlotte). Available on Spotify, iTunes, etc., or you can order a CD by emailing Henny at hss@knoware.nl. Three songs from the album are on YouTube: I'm So Sorry, A Day Out and The Shower. (Later this year an extended version, including spoken words and extra, new music will be shown on YouTube.)
12:27 pm -  Henny Stahli says that one of his "Dutch Riffers" bandmates, bass player Johan Roukema (aka "Johnny Riff"), passed away recently. Here's The Dutch Riffers performing a live version of I'm Not Like Everybody Else.
 
 Thursday, 29th March, 2018
11:13 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's tour.
11:12 am -  "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" is quoted in this article on vintage photos of fashions and outfits in New Jersey.
 
 Wednesday, 28th March, 2018
9:06 am -  Here's another article on the remastered Kinks albums for digital release on 30 March.
9:04 am -  This interview with a music shop owner has an anecdote about Ray.
 
 Monday, 26th March, 2018
9:25 am -  Here's an article on the remastered early Kinks albums due for release (via download or streaming) this week.
9:23 am -  Here's a review of Something Else.
9:23 am -  Lola vs. Powerman was the WPDH album of the week.
9:21 am -  You can listen to a clip of Ray talking about the Beatles' Please Please Me album on SiriusXM.
 
 Friday, 23rd March, 2018
9:11 am -  The "KinKs Heath Fest" will occur on Sunday, 20 May 2018 in King's Heath, celebrating the 52nd anniversary of the Kinks' Birmingham UK debut and John Dalton's debut on bass with the Kinks. There will be a "Kinda Kinks Session" at 3pm at Fletchers Bar, where local musicians will play their favorite Kinks songs, and the Kast Off Kinks will perform at 7:30pm at the Hare & Hound. Click on the flyers below for more info, or visit www.kingsheathwalkoffame.org.uk.
   
8:58 am -  The 1977 Kinks at the Rainbow concert will be rebroadcast tomorrow at 02:00 on BBC Radio 6 Music.
8:55 am -  According to this tweet, The Kinks won a "Battle of the Bands" against The Coral on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal. You can listen again here (announced around 1:05:56).
8:53 am -  The Blues at the BBC TV show, featuring The Kinks, will be repeated tomorrow at 23:30 on BBC Four.
8:52 am -  John Parr chooses "YRGM" in the Tracks of My Years (starts around 2:17:44).
 
 Thursday, 22nd March, 2018
1:16 pm -  News from BMG: "On March 30th, 7 remastered titles from the [Kinks'] PYE catalogue will be made available to download and stream."
11:35 am -  On the office Kinks Facebook page, there's a new video of "Ray talking to Matt at Konk about the imminent Mastered For iTunes catalogue albums."
9:04 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has added a "shop now" button for merchandise. There's also new merchandise in the store: Kinks sunglasses and Kinks Union Jack sunglasses.
8:57 am -  According to this Facebook post, you can win a pair of tickets to Dave's Peekskill, NY show on March 29th.
 
 Wednesday, 21st March, 2018
11:58 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be on SiriusXM Channel 18 tomorrow, discussing the 55th anniversary of the Beatles' Please Please Me album.
9:20 am -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on Something Else.
 
 Tuesday, 20th March, 2018
11:50 am -  According to this tweet, Tucker Finlayson has died. He played double bass on Ray's Storyteller album.
 
 Monday, 19th March, 2018
11:14 am -  According to this article, Dave will be releasing an album of unreleased tracks recorded in the 1970s.
10:24 am -  There will be Kinks music used in this dance show tour.
10:21 am -  This article says The Kinks are going to play at the Electric Picnic festival, but it seems the author has confused them for The Kooks.
9:22 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks gig in Derby this Friday.
9:18 am -  You can listen again to an interview with Mark Johnson where he talks about attending one of Ray's songwriting courses. (Interview starts around 0:24:45.)
9:11 am -  Here's the video for Hailey Tuck's cover of "Alcohol".
 
 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, www.thekinks.info, 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!" www.scotland69am4u.com.
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), UltimateClassicRock.com, 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".


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