News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Monday, 22nd May, 2017
9:18 am -  UK TV license holders can watch the first episode of Broken online tomorrow. According to this site, the Sense of Sound Singers worked with Ray on the recording of the soundtrack. And according to this site, composer Steve Wright also worked with Ray on recording the titles.
9:07 am -  Here's an article about the mention of New Hampshire in "The Great Highway".
9:06 am -  Here's a blog post pairing Working Man's Caré with Barista Belgian Ale.
9:05 am -  Some more reviews of Americana here (in Spanish) and here.
9:03 am -  The Big Bill Broonzy TV documentary featuring Ray is scheduled to be rebroadcast on Monday, 29 May.
 
 Friday, 19th May, 2017
9:39 am -  Here's a review (in Italian) of Americana.
9:38 am -  According to this Facebook post, the Garden Of Earthly Delights show on 1 Brighton 101.4 FM will dedicated the entire show to songs of the Kinks, this Sunday, May 21st, 6-8pm.
9:35 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is in this list of 12 essential songs that defined 1967.
 
 Thursday, 18th May, 2017
9:59 am -  Here's a blog post on "Waterloo Sunset".
 
 Wednesday, 17th May, 2017
11:35 am -  Manuel Recio and Iñaki García's book Atardecer en Waterloo is for sale at SílexEdiciones.com.
11:05 am -  According to this Facebook post the song "Broken" for the upcoming TV series of the same name is "written, composed and sung by Ray Davies".
10:07 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" has entered the UK iTunes chart at #70.
10:06 am -  Here's a blog post on "Waterloo Sunset".
9:53 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" was trending on Twitter during the BBC Radio 4 special on the 50th anniversary of the song (the show is available to listen again).
 
 Tuesday, 16th May, 2017
9:19 am -  Some more reviews of Americana here, here, and here (in Spanish).
 
 Monday, 15th May, 2017
10:27 am -  According to this tweet you can listen to MVY Radio all day today to win a copy of Americana.
10:26 am -  Here's another review of Americana.
10:22 am -  A song by Ray will be used during the end credits of the upcoming new BBC TV drama "Broken". The production company tweeted lyrics to "Scattered". We probably won't know until the premiere on Tuesday, 23 May if the song used is actually "Scattered" or a different/new song, and if is performed by the Kinks, by Ray solo, or another artist.
10:16 am -  You can listen again to the BBC World Service interview with Ray.
10:15 am -  The Sunny Afternoon touring cast have posted a farewell video.
10:13 am -  Here's a blog review of Americana.
10:12 am -  Here's Helge Buttkereit's review (in German) of Americana.
9:55 am -  This site says that Ray's Bentley sold for £26,000 on Saturday, but this tweet says it sold for £29,250.
9:52 am -  Ray is included in this article on 10 Famous Guys Who Are Real-Life Superheroes.
9:46 am -  Here's a Spill Magazine Artist Portrait of Ray.
 
 Friday, 12th May, 2017
12:19 pm -  Here's another review of Americana.
11:26 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
11:22 am -  There's an upcoming BBC Radio show on "Waterloo Sunset" to mark its 50th anniversary.
11:21 am -  A couple of photos of Ray watching Sunny Afternoon in Plymouth here and here.
11:20 am -  Some more articles with Ray's political quotes from yesterday's Guardian interview here (in Turkish), here, here (in Spanish), here and here.
 
 Thursday, 11th May, 2017
2:57 pm -  A couple articles with Ray's political quotes from today's Guardian interview here and here.
2:55 pm -  Chris Berman of ESPN quotes "Celluloid Heroes" in this profile of him from 1993.
2:52 pm -  There's an interview with Ray (and he's on the cover) in the May issue of Rock Cellar magazine (print edition).
2:51 pm -  Here's another new interview with Ray from The Guardian.
2:28 pm -  You can watch a school orchestra playing YRGM.
12:33 pm -  You can listen again to a French radio show on the Kinks and Americana.
12:30 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
12:29 pm -  A few more reviews of Americana here, here (in Italian), and here (in German).
12:27 pm -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Plymouth.
 
 Wednesday, 10th May, 2017
9:20 am -  You can listen again to Ryan O'Donnell interviewed about Sunny Afternoon (starts around 02:13:42). This is the last week of tour.
9:16 am -  Americana tops the WORT (89.9FM community radio, Madison, Wisconsin) music charts.
9:13 am -  A couple reviews of Americana here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 9th May, 2017
3:15 pm -  You can check out Americana's iTunes chart performance statistics.
3:13 pm -  Here's a review (in Danish, paywalled) of Americana.
3:12 pm -  Here's an article on The Kinks on Pye: Part 2.
3:11 pm -  Here's a brief interview with Dave.
9:30 am -  Jazz group The Ben Crosland Quintet has some more "Ray Davies Songbook" gigs scheduled, and they're even planing a Volume 2 of the album.
13th October 2017 - Jazz at the Keys, The Keys Restaurant, Huddersfield
14th October 2017 - Lincoln Jazz (venue TBA)
18th November 2017 - Teignmouth Jazz Festival
19th January 2018 - Birmingham Jazz (Red Lion UAB, Warstone Lane)
4th February 2018 - Southport Jazz festival
9:03 am -  Here's another review of Americana.
 
 Monday, 8th May, 2017
11:27 am -  According to this tweet, Sunny Afternoon won the "Show We'll Miss In The West End" Mousetrap award.
11:25 am -  Here's an article on "Days" and the Sunny Afternoon musical.
11:24 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kinks.
11:22 am -  Ray will be on BBC World Service radio this Saturday, 13 May at 09:06.
11:21 am -  A couple more articles on the 50th anniversary of "Waterloo Sunset" here and here.
11:16 am -  Some more reviews of Americana here (in German), here, here (in Italian), here, here (in French), and here.
11:02 am -  Alice Cooper praises Ray's song "Poetry" in this interview.
11:01 am -  Americana entered the Austrian album chart at #41.
 
 Friday, 5th May, 2017
3:32 pm -  Americana is the album of the week at this site (in German).
3:12 pm -  Ray is this week's "Featured Geezer" on Geezer Rock (starts around 0:22:55).
2:22 pm -  Here's a review (in Swedish) of Americana.
11:22 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is the song of the day at RockNuts.net.
11:18 am -  The Andrew Marr interview with Ray from a couple weeks ago is now on YouTube.
11:15 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Belfast.
9:42 am -  Here's an article on the 50th anniversary of the release of "Waterloo Sunset" (today).
9:10 am -  You can listen again to Ray on the Top of the Pops radio show from last week (a repeat of the Simon Mayo interview, starts around 16:32).
9:09 am -  Americana enters the Spanish album chart at number 16.
9:08 am -  The feature on Ray from the April issue of Ruta 66 magazine is now online.
9:08 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Americana.
9:07 am -  This Billboard article mentions Americana as Ray's highest charting solo album.
9:06 am -  Here's a review of Americana. And a few more here, here, and here (in French).
 
 Thursday, 4th May, 2017
4:50 pm -  Here's a review (in French) of Americana.
2:27 pm -  Here's the interview with Ray from last week's Waitrose Weekend.
1:44 pm -  Ron Sexsmith sings another Kinks song: Oklahoma U.S.A..
12:38 pm -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Americana.
12:37 pm -  "Americana" is the song of the week on this podcast.
9:34 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave. You can listen to the audio interview here.
9:33 am -  Here's a review of one of Dave's City Winery (NYC) shows.
9:21 am -  There's a new feature/interview with Ray in the new issue of the Camden New Journal (the print edition, not online, issue no. 1816 dated today). It will also most likely be in tomorrow's Islington Tribune.
9:19 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017
10:38 am -  The book Atardecer en Waterloo by Manuel Recio and Iñaki García will be released this Friday, 5 May (the 50th anniversary of the release of "Waterloo Sunset"). They will be doing presentations of the book at these dates & places:
• May 5th: Barcelona, Llibreria de la Imatge (Sepúlveda 87), 19:00
• May 11th: Madrid, El Argonauta (Fernández de los Ríos 50), 19:00
• May 20th: Bilbao, Louise Michel Liburuak (Elcano 27), 12:00
• May 27th: Sevilla, Espacio Caótica (José Gestoso 8), 19:00
• June 17th: Salamanca, Letras Corsarias (Rector Lucena 1), 19:00
• June 24th: Valencia, Fnac Valencia (Guillem de Castro 9), 19:00

And on June 4th and 10th they will be on the "Feria del Libro de Madrid" from 18:00 to 21:00
10:31 am -  Americana enters the Billboard album chart at #79. It also enters Billboard's top album sales chart at #20.
10:30 am -  You can bid online for Ray's Bentley.
10:30 am -  Here's a poster for a seminar on Ray and concert on 11 May in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
10:26 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Belfast.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017
10:35 am -  Here's another John Mellencamp interview mentioning the Kinks and Ray.
9:53 am -  Here's another article on Ray's Bentley.
9:52 am -  Here's a review (in German) of Americana. (Scroll down about halfway.)
9:51 am -  Here's a Spanish radio podcast on the Kinks.
9:25 am -  The Alan's Album Archive blog has a new post on the Kinks' first album.
 
 Monday, 1st May, 2017
3:09 pm -  Here's a video review of Americana.
2:22 pm -  A couple articles on the Bentley Ray is selling here and here.
2:12 pm -  Ray is Sony Legacy's artist of the month.
11:27 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:09 am -  Americana enters the Norwegian album chart at #19.
9:08 am -  Americana enters the Irish album chart at #69.
9:08 am -  Americana enters the Belgian album chart at #22.
9:06 am -  Here's a review (in Dutch) of Americana.
9:04 am -  Here's an article on Ray's recent quotes on a sequel to Americana.
9:03 am -  If you've never seen it before, you can watch the 1/2 hour VH-1 UK Jive special from 1990.
9:00 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
8:59 am -  Americana enters the Dutch album chart at #18.
8:58 am -  Here's a review (in Italian) of Americana.
8:57 am -  Here's the clip with just Ray (rather than the entire radio show) where he tells his favorite American songs.
8:56 am -  John Mellencamp mentions touring with the Kinks in this interview.
8:55 am -  Americana enters the Official Americana album chart (UK) at number 2.
 
 Friday, 28th April, 2017
4:36 pm -  There's an interview with Dave (in German) in the latest issue of Eclipsed rock magazine.
4:25 pm -  Americana enters the official German Album Chart at #26.
4:24 pm -  Some German articles/reviews of Americana here, here, and a feature from Sony Legacy. Also, the latest issue of the German version of Rolling Stone includes the interview with Ray from the US issue.
4:22 pm -  According to this tweet, you can listen to a podcast discussing Americana.
4:21 pm -  You can listen again to Ray on the Robert Elms show from earlier today (a repeat of Monday's broadcast).
12:49 pm -  Americana enters the Official UK Album chart at #15.
12:03 pm -  Here's a review of Dave's show in Riverhead, NY earlier this week.
11:59 am -  You can watch the video of Danny Bonaduce's interview with Dave (but Dave is just on the phone).
11:55 am -  Americana is the Reader's Pick on Twangville.com.
11:54 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Belfast.
11:53 am -  There's a new interview with Ray in the 27th April issue of Waitress Weekend magazine.
9:41 am -  Americana is at 21 on the Swedish album chart.
9:28 am -  You can listen again to Danny Bonaduce's interview with Dave.
9:27 am -  You can read the full Die Zeit interview with Ray (requires registration).
9:26 am -  Ray shares his playlist of favorite American songs.
9:23 am -  Some more reviews of Americana here, here, here, and here (in Dutch).
 
 Thursday, 27th April, 2017
2:34 pm -  Here's a review (in Swedish) of Americana.
11:46 am -  According to this tweet, Dave will be talking to Danny Bonaduce today on KZOK FM 102.5 Seattle, at 9am Pacific/12 noon Eastern.
10:19 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's upcoming shows in Nashville.
9:11 am -  A few more reviews of Americana here, here, and here.
9:10 am -  Americana is a featured album on Afternoon Ramble on WPPB.
9:09 am -  Here's an article (in German) with quotes from Ray's recent interview for De Zeit.
9:08 am -  Ray is listed as being on the Robert Elms show again this Friday. Could be an error, could be a repeat, or could be a new interview.
 
 Wednesday, 26th April, 2017
10:00 am -  Silverstone Auctions has more photos of Ray's 1960 Bentley S2, including a Preservation-era promo photo of the Kinks with the car, and some information about the car from Ray.
9:59 am -  Here's an illustration of Ray.
9:58 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Dutch).
9:53 am -  Here's a podcast (in Spanish) on Americana.
9:32 am -  Here's another review of Americana.
9:32 am -  Americana is at #4 on the HMV digital album chart.
9:31 am -  Here's a review of Americana. And another one here.
9:31 am -  In this interview with Shel Talmy he mentions the Kinks.
9:30 am -  This blog post on colour includes a recent quote from Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 25th April, 2017
3:02 pm -  According to this tweet there will be a radio show on Ray and Americana tonight on Los Residentes M80 Radio.
2:56 pm -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on the 15 best songs of Ray and The Kinks.
12:41 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray from when he did the interview for Clash magazine.
12:39 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
12:36 pm -  A couple more articles about Ray's voting quotes here and here.
12:35 pm -  Here's another review of Americana.
11:12 am -  You can enter to win a copy of Americana from Eagle 96.9 Sacramento, California.
10:22 am -  Here's a review (in Spanish) of Americana.
10:09 am -  Here's an article on Ray's recent quotes about voting, as well as the Kinks/Sunny Afternoon biopic.
10:07 am -  Here's another interview with Ryan O'Donnell from Sunny Afternoon.
10:06 am -  Americana is the "Out of the Box CD of the Week" on WHRO Norfolk, Virginia.
10:05 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Americana.
10:04 am -  A couple articles on Ray's recent interview quotes here and here.
10:03 am -  Here's a review (in German) of Americana.
10:03 am -  Here's another article on the Kinks/Sunny Afternoon biopic. And another one here.
9:59 am -  Here's a photo of Ray with Simon Mayo from yesterday.
9:58 am -  There's another "Americana" video on Ray's Facebook page.
 
 Monday, 24th April, 2017
4:25 pm -  Americana has entered the official UK midweek album chart at #11. Here's an article.
4:23 pm -  Here's a very short clip of Ray on the Robert Elms show earlier today.
3:44 pm -  Here's an article on Ray's comments about voting in his interview with Simon Mayo.
3:41 pm -  You can listen again to a new interview with Ray on the Simon Mayo Drivetime show from today (starts around 01:08:01). And a couple of brief clips here and here.
12:37 pm -  Here's a review of Dave's New Hope, Pennsylvania show last week.
12:32 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
11:26 am -  Ray is mentioned in this Preservation Hall Jazz Band interview.
11:25 am -  You can listen again to another new interview with Ray on BBC Radio London (starts around 02:37:00).
11:24 am -  90.7 WFUV has an article on the Kinks with a playlist to listen to.
11:14 am -  Ray and the song "Denmark Street" are mentioned in this article on Denmark Street.
11:13 am -  Jeremy Corbyn, who was on the Andrew Marr Show yesterday just after Ray, compliments Ray at the start of his interview.
10:12 am -  BBC News has a new interview with Ray. Here's the same interview in video form. And here's an article that mentions the interview.
10:10 am -  UK TV license holders can watch again Ray on the Andrew Marr Show from yesterday morning. Here's a photo, and a video clip.
10:00 am -  This article(paywalled) mentions Ray's 2010 concert at The Grand in Delaware.
9:54 am -  You can listen again to the Tom Robinson interview with Ray (starts around 41 minutes in). Another link here. And here's an unbroadcast bonus clip from the interview.
9:52 am -  Here's the playlist and link to the stream of the Real Punk Radio show featuring songs from Americana and Kinks covers.
9:51 am -  According to this tweet, Americana was the album of the week on Planet Rock Radio.
9:49 am -  Here's a blog review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Wolverhampton.
9:49 am -  Here's a new illustration of Ray.
9:48 am -  Here's a short video of the Kinks movie news from last week.
9:47 am -  Here's a blog post on Muswell Hillbillies.
9:47 am -  Here's another link to Ray's World Cafe (NPR) interview.
9:41 am -  More reviews and articles on Americana here (in Spanish), here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here (in French), and here.
9:18 am -  Here's an interview with Ryan O'Donnell of Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Friday, 21st April, 2017
4:45 pm -  You can listen again to Ray's World Cafe interview.
12:34 pm -  According to this Facebook post, Real Punk Radio will be playing tracks from Americana and Kinks covers tonight at 7pm Eastern time.
12:32 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
10:05 am -  Today is the release day for Ray's Americana album.
10:04 am -  The audio of all Americana tracks is now available on YouTube and Vevo.
10:03 am -  The 18 May 2017 issue of German magazine Musikexpress has a new interview with Dave.
9:57 am -  According to this tweet you can save £2 on Americana if you also purchase the 7" "Rock 'n' Roll Cowboys" single at HMV. Fopp stores have the same offer.
9:54 am -  HMV.com has an article on Ray's solo work.
9:53 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with Iestyn Davies.
9:52 am -  A couple articles on a Kinks biopic movie here and here. It will be based on the Sunny Afternoon musical.
9:50 am -  More reviews/articles on Americana here, here, here, here (in Swedish), here (in Swedish, paywalled), here (in Spanish), here, here (in Spanish), here, here (in French), here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
 
 Thursday, 20th April, 2017
11:01 am -  You can listen again to an interview with Dave from WKXL Concord News Radio.
10:59 am -  Here's a review of Open Road.
10:57 am -  Here's a photo of the Americana LP & CD, as well as the HMV-exclusive Rock 'n' Roll Cowboys/Oklahoma USA 7" single.
10:38 am -  Here's an article (in French) on Americana.
10:34 am -  According to this tweet you can/could have won a copy of Americana today on WFPK 91.9 Louisville, Kentucky.
10:31 am -  Another radio station web site is hosting the 52-minute special program on Americana.
10:28 am -  According to this tweet an interview with Sunny Afternoon cast members will be on TV today.
10:26 am -  Alice Cooper mentions Ray in this interview.
10:25 am -  A couple reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Wolverhampton here and here.
10:15 am -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on Americana.
10:14 am -  Here's a blog review of Sunny Afternoon in Wolverhampton.
10:14 am -  More reviews of Americana here, here, here, and here.
10:13 am -  This paywalled interview with Ray in The Australian is likely the same interview that was in The Times.
10:10 am -  Audio for "A Place In Your Heart" is now on YouTube.
 
 Wednesday, 19th April, 2017
11:16 am -  The Jayhawk's Facebook page has the audio for "A Place In Your Heart".
10:05 am -  Here's a blog review of Dave's Natick, Massachusetts show.
9:21 am -  There's a new book on the VGPS album by Chris Wade.
9:15 am -  Spain's El País newspaper has the exclusive first stream of the full Americana album.
9:13 am -  You can listen to Ray Davies presents Americana.
9:10 am -  The "Americana" video is now on Vevo and YouTube.
9:10 am -  A couple reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Wolverhampton here and here.
9:09 am -  Here's a review (in Spanish) of Americana. Other reviews (in English) here, here, here, and in the latest issue of Under The Radar magazine.
 
 Tuesday, 18th April, 2017
4:51 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
4:45 pm -  Here's a review of Dave's Cape Cod show.
4:42 pm -  Here's a Backstage With Dave Davies video.
4:39 pm -  Here's another article (in Spanish) on Americana.
4:32 pm -  There's a new video for "Americana", filmed at Konk.
4:11 pm -  According to this tweet a 1960 Bentley S2 owned by Ray will be auctioned next month.
4:07 pm -  Here's an article (in Dutch) on when the Kinks toured the Netherlands in 1965.
3:33 pm -  HMV will have an exclusive 7" vinyl single of Rock 'n' Roll Cowboys, with "Oklahoma USA" as the B-side, to be released this Friday.
3:27 pm -  Here's a photo of the Americana LP and CD.
3:10 pm -  Ray will be on the Simon Mayo Drivetime show on BBC Radio 2 next Monday at 17:05.
3:08 pm -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Americana and "The Great Highway".
3:03 pm -  It may be too late, but according to this post you can listen to WXHC to win a copy of Americana.
3:01 pm -  Ray will be on World Cafe on KXT 91.7 this Friday at 10pm.
3:00 pm -  Some reviews of Americana here, here, here and here. There's also a review in the new issue of Uncut, out this Thursday.
 
 Monday, 17th April, 2017
12:03 pm -  Here's a preview article for Dave's show at Rams Head in Maryland next Monday (with brief reviews of Open Road and Americana).
11:15 am -  According to this post, Eliza Carthy will be performing "Sunny Afternoon" on Jools Holland's show on BBC Radio 2 tonight.
10:52 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's show in Riverhead, NY on Saturday.
10:51 am -  Here's another review of Americana.
9:56 am -  Here's another review of Americana.
9:55 am -  According to this tweet, Americana was reviewed in the Irish Mail on Sunday.
9:54 am -  Here's another Spanish interview with Ray.
9:53 am -  Some Americana tracks were played on the "Roots n' Boots" show on 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville, and on All Mixed Up on WDHA yesterday.
9:48 am -  Here's a photo of Ray from this weekend.
9:45 am -  You can purchase a miniature woodcut artwork of Ray for $300.
9:43 am -  Here's a review of Carey Fleiner's book The Kinks: A Thoroughly English Phenomenon.
9:41 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:27 am -  According to this tweet, Ray's song "I've Heard That Beat Before" was played on BBC 6 Music on Saturday. You can listen again to it (at 01:06:55).
9:24 am -  Here are photos of the front cover and back cover of the Americana LP. It includes a digital download.
9:22 am -  A new book, Davies and Penhall's Sunny Afternoon (The Fourth Wall) by John Fleming is due to be published at the end of June.
9:15 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Spanish).
9:15 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Wolverhampton.
9:14 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Norwich.
9:14 am -  The pre-order price for Americana on Amazon.com has been reduced to $9.99.
 
 Friday, 14th April, 2017
3:57 pm -  Here's a photo of the Record Store Day (22 Apr) Kinks EPs.
3:25 pm -  According to this tweet, Americana is a 5 star CD of the week in The Sunday Express this weekend.
12:08 pm -  This article on the American Federation of Musicians includes discussion of the Kinks ban.
10:17 am -  In this article Dave picks his "six best books".
10:16 am -  Here's a review of Dave & Russ Davies' Open Road album.
10:15 am -  Just a reminder that Ray will be on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC Two on Sunday, 23rd April at 09:00.
10:14 am -  The Sun has a new interview with Ray.
10:12 am -  Ray will be interviewed by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 on Saturday, 22 April at 21:00.
10:11 am -  Here's a photo of Ray and Bill Shanley with The Jayhawks.
10:07 am -  Here's a video of the Ray-inspired Rolls Royce.
10:07 am -  Here are some photos of Ray at the Gatehouse Theatre last night.
10:04 am -  A couple rehash articles of the New Statesman interview with Ray here and here.
10:03 am -  Marc Perlman of The Jayhawks discusses working with Ray in this interview. And here's another one, with the Jayhawks' Gary Louris.
 
 Thursday, 13th April, 2017
12:06 pm -  The recent Rolling Stone interview with Ray is now online.
11:01 am -  Here are some photos from Dave's shows in NYC this week.
10:59 am -  Here's a review (in Swedish) of Dave's Open Road album.
10:51 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
10:50 am -  Ray's Facebook page has images of the paywalled Wall Street Journal review of Americana.
10:48 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
10:46 am -  According to this Facebook post, Ray is on the cover of the latest issue of the French magazine Rock & Folk, with an interview inside.
 
 Wednesday, 12th April, 2017
11:07 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's show in New Hope, PA next week.
10:40 am -  Ray's Facebook page has a short video clip for "The Great Highway".
10:39 am -  Here's a review of the Jon Savage-compiled album of songs from 1967, including "Susannah's Still Alive".
10:35 am -  A couple reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Norwich here and here.
10:35 am -  Here's an article (in Dutch) on "The Great Highway".
10:22 am -  The New Statesman has a new interview with Ray.
10:09 am -  Here's a blog post on "Waterloo Sunset".
10:08 am -  The release date for Dave's Open Road on Amazon.co.uk keeps changing. Right now it's 28 April.
10:05 am -  "The Great Highway" is now on Vevo and YouTube.
10:02 am -  The Wall Street Journal has a review of Americana (paywalled).
10:01 am -  There's a Metacritic page for Americana reviews.
10:00 am -  According to this tweet there's a miniature portrait of Ray on display at the Robert Ostberg gallery, by artist Lisa Brawn.
9:46 am -  Uncut has issued a "deluxe remastered edition" of their Ultimate Music Guide for The Kinks (previously issued in 2012).
 
 Tuesday, 11th April, 2017
10:26 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Open Road album.
10:24 am -  You can listen again to a new interview with Dave on WNYC.
10:22 am -  You can listen to the new Ray song "The Great Highway" on ConsequenceOfSound.net.
10:07 am -  Here's another new interview with Ray.
10:05 am -  The London Kinks tribute concert mentioned here last week appears to be cancelled -- the Facebook event has been deleted.
10:01 am -  You can listen again to a new NPR interview with Ray.
9:59 am -  The Kinks are included in this blog post on 6 bands with sibling band members.
9:58 am -  Iain Lee's uncut interview podcasts with Ray and Dave are available to download.
9:55 am -  Here's a top 5 Kinks songs/preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Norwich.
9:54 am -  Ray's Facebook page has another Americana video.
9:54 am -  More photos of the Ray-inspired Rolls Royce here and here.
9:53 am -  According to this tweet, Ray was on BBC Front Row last night. It's available to listen again (starts around 19:30).
9:20 am -  This blog post on "secondary songwriters" in bands talks about Dave.
9:15 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
 
 Sunday, 9th April, 2017
3:35 pm -  Jeff Ament thanks/blames Ray during Pearl Jam's 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction speech.
8:18 am -  Ray will be on the Andrew Marr show in two weeks (Sunday, 23rd April) from 9-10am on BBC1.
8:17 am -  Amazon.co.uk has a release date of 21 April for Dave's Open Road album.
 
 Saturday, 8th April, 2017
9:21 am -  According to this, the Ben Crosland Quintet will be performing songs from the Ray Davies Songbook at the Bonington Theatre in Nottingham this coming Thursday.
 
 Friday, 7th April, 2017
3:01 pm -  The Washington Times has an article/interview with Dave.
2:59 pm -  Here's a review of Carey Fleiner's book .
2:57 pm -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Wolverhampton.
2:56 pm -  According to this tweet, there's an interview with Ray in tomorrow's Eastern Daily Press.
2:54 pm -  According to this tweet, you can view the Ray-inspired Rolls Royce next Tuesday, 11th April. More details here.
 
 Thursday, 6th April, 2017
3:00 pm -  Here's another photo of Ray from yesterday's Folk Awards.
10:01 am -  According to this tweet there's an interview with Ray in the latest issue of New Statesman.
10:00 am -  Here's a digital portrait of Ray.
9:59 am -  The links to watch/listen again for the Folk Awards are on this page. This video has a brief clip of Ray presenting an award.
9:55 am -  There's another photo of Ray at the Folk Awards yesterday here (scroll down about halfway).
9:53 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Canterbury.
9:50 am -  Here's another Gary Louris interview mentioning Ray.
 
 Wednesday, 5th April, 2017
4:51 pm -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in this Gibson article about tax songs.
4:33 pm -  Some photos of Ray at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards today here, here, here, and here. According to this tweet, Ray presented the award for Best Group.
9:42 am -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on Ray.
 
 Tuesday, 4th April, 2017
1:26 pm -  The date for the Kinks tribute concert in London (mentioned here yesterday) has changed to 19 May 2017.
12:30 pm -  Here's an interview with Gary Louris from the Jayhawks, about working with Ray.
9:25 am -  Rolling Stone has a new interview with Dave.
9:20 am -  There's another Americana video clip on Ray's Facebook page.
 
 Monday, 3rd April, 2017
10:11 am -  There's a GoFundMe fundraiser for a memorial headstone for Gordon Edwards (keyboard player for the Kinks in 1978 & 1979).
10:04 am -  The Kinks are on the cover of the April issue of the Spanish magazine Ruta 66.
10:02 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on the Top 10 Banned Songs.
9:42 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on comedian Jimmy Wheeler.
9:30 am -  The Kinks are included in this new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame interactive guide.
9:18 am -  According to this Facebook event there will be a Kinks tribute concert in London on 26 June.
 
 Friday, 31st March, 2017
11:05 am -  Today is the release day for Dave & Russ Davies' Open Road album. The vinyl version is due June 2nd, 2017.
10:47 am -  Ray's Facebook page has a 30-second video for "Rock 'n' Roll Cowboys".
10:42 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Wimbledon.
10:37 am -  You can watch a 4-minute video "Ray Davies - The Story of Americana" on YouTube or Vevo.
10:33 am -  Here's another Rolls Royce article and some more photos from the launch here.
10:32 am -  The podcast with the interview with Milton McDonald (who played guitar in Ray's band in 2007-2008) is now online.
10:17 am -  Record Collector has a review of Americana.
 
 Thursday, 30th March, 2017
12:51 pm -  "Set Me Free" is used in this new H&M Spring Fashion 2017 commercial.
12:06 pm -  According to this, Dave will be interviewed on WFMU-FM 91.1/Jersey city, 90.1/Hudson Valley, NY this Saturday at 3pm.
11:29 am -  Here's the Rolls Royce press release. And a couple more articles here and here. And photos of Ray with "his" Rolls here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. And here's a video from the launch.
 
 Wednesday, 29th March, 2017
2:33 pm -  Carey Fleiner was interviewed on Talk Radio Europe today about her new book, The Kinks: A Thoroughly English Phenomenon. You can listen again (starts around 0:29:30).
2:24 pm -  According to this Instagram post, Ray was interviewed today for broadcast 22nd April on BBC Radio 6 Music.
2:22 pm -  A few articles with more info on the Ray-inspired Rolls Royce Wraith, which launches tonight, here, here, and here. Some photos here (the first one taken outside the Archway Tavern) and here, and here (with Ray).
2:19 pm -  The recent Rolling Stone interview with Ray is now on Ray's Facebook page.
2:18 pm -  According to this tweet, guitarist Milton McDonald will discuss working with Ray in a podcast this Friday.
2:17 pm -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Wimbledon.
9:19 am -  Paste magazine has an article on Dave & Russ Davies's Open Road album, including a stream of the full album.
9:17 am -  Here's a non-paywalled version of yesterday's Telegraph interview with Ray.
9:16 am -  Here's a preview of a new interview with Ray in Music Week. And here's the paywalled full interview.
 
 Tuesday, 28th March, 2017
10:48 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
10:46 am -  The Mojo review of Ray's Americana album is now on Ray's Facebook page.
9:56 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
 
 Monday, 27th March, 2017
11:53 am -  The Independent has a Q&A with Dave and Russ Davies, as well as the premiere of their video for the song "Path Is Long".
9:27 am -  According to this tweet, there's a piece on Ray in the new issue of Music Week.
9:22 am -  There is now a complete free online archive of Rock Scene magazine. You can find the May 1973 issue with Ray on the cover here.
9:19 am -  Here's a review of the Return To Waterloo DVD.
 
 Friday, 24th March, 2017
3:20 pm -  The latest issue of Rolling Stone has a new interview with Ray.
10:48 am -  Ray's Facebook page has a 30-second video clip of "Poetry".
9:19 am -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon in Dublin.
 
 Thursday, 23rd March, 2017
12:41 pm -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on Americana.
12:00 pm -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Dublin.
11:02 am -  Here's a preview article for Sunny Afternoon in Dublin.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017
1:13 pm -  Two reproductions of French Kinks EPs are due for release on Record Store Day (22 Apr 2017). Details here and here.
11:48 am -  Here's another knighthood article.
11:47 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with A. C. Newman of The New Pornographers.
11:45 am -  According to this, there's a feature on Ray in issue 103 of Clash magazine.
 
 Tuesday, 21st March, 2017
9:43 am -  Here's a message from Henny Stahli (formerly of The Kinky2:
The new album of "BUS 59" (Henny Stahli [ex-"The Kinky2"] & Amir Sofic) "ON A ROCKY ROAD" has just seen the light of day.... We're happy to let you listen to one of the tracks, called "JOHNNY". If you're interested in this 9-tracker, the album is € 10,-- / $ 11,-- / £ 9,-- INCL. P&P. Please send an email to: hss@knoware.nl. The album "BUS 59" - "ON A ROCKY ROAD" is also available on Spotify, I-tunes etc. We hope you'll give it a try!

Henny & Amir
(The busdrivers)
9:37 am -  According to this, Ray's Americana album is reviewed in the latest issue of Mojo.
9:36 am -  Here's a £25 ticket offer for Sunny Afternoon in Wimbledon.
9:35 am -  Ray and Dave are in the "Blood Relatives in Bands" footnote of this article on The Jesus and Mary Chain.
9:32 am -  According to this article, a Rolls Royce car inspired by Ray will be auctioned off for a charity of his choice.
9:14 am -  According to this tweet, a 1996 interview with Ray is being rebroadcasted.
 
 Monday, 20th March, 2017
3:57 pm -  Geoff Edgers has a new interview with Dave for the Washington Post, including a preview of the title track from "Open Road".
10:35 am -  Here's an interview with Dave/preview article for his show in Provincetown on April 15th.
10:34 am -  This article has some recent comments from Ray about the low probability of a Kinks reunion.
10:31 am -  According to the official Kinks Facebook pageyesterday, Gary Calamar of KCRW Los Angeles talked about the Kinks Mono Collection box set on his show last night. You should be able to listen again soon, once the show is archived.
10:26 am -  A couple more knighthood articles here (in Swedish), and here.
10:18 am -  Here's a Five Kinks Songs You Should Own article.
10:16 am -  According to this Instagram post there will be a Kinks tribute show at the Hope & Ruin in Brighton on Sunday, 18 June. Here's a Facebook event for it, and you can get tickets here.
 
 Sunday, 19th March, 2017
11:14 am -  There's a quote from Ray in this Chuck Berry tribute article.
10:54 am -  From Dave's Facebook page yesterday: "Today's the day music died-probably the most important musical influence in my life. RIP Chuck Berry - Love, Dave".
 
 Saturday, 18th March, 2017
10:13 am -  Carey Fleiner's book, The Kinks: A Thoroughly English Phenomenon is now available in the US (Amazon link), and should be available in the UK in 3-4 weeks.
10:07 am -  According to this Facebook post a new book on the Kinks (in Spanish) is due for publication soon. Atardecer en Waterloo, by Manuel Recio and Iñaki García, will contain a full biography with the story of the Kinks up to 2017 and a special section on the Kinks' visits to Spain, for which they conducted around 50 interviews, including most members of the band. Dave Davies contributed a brief introduction to the book.
8:49 am -  Some photos of Ray at Konk yesterday here, here and here.
8:47 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Canterbury.
8:37 am -  Ray's Talks Music episode will be re-aired Thursday, 23 March at 4pm.
 
 Friday, 17th March, 2017
5:57 pm -  Here's another video from the palace yesterday.
1:19 pm -  Here's a preview article/cast interview for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Dublin.
9:49 am -  Here's an article on a gala at the Roundhouse that Ray attended last night. Also some photos here, here, here, and here.
9:43 am -  Here's some video of Ray at the palace yesterday.
9:41 am -  Some more knighthood articles here, here, here, here, here (in Italian), here, here, here, here, and here..
9:39 am -  Here's an article about Ray's plans to make a musical about siblings.
9:38 am -  Carlin Music has a playlist in honor of Ray's knighthood.
9:38 am -  Here's a article.
9:36 am -  There's a "No More Looking Back" lyrics artwork on display at the Royal College of Art.
 
 Thursday, 16th March, 2017
12:36 pm -  Here's a video from the ceremony.
12:19 pm -  Here's some video from the palace. And others here and here.
11:53 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at the palace.
11:48 am -  According to this tweet (with photo), Ray will be on 5 News at 5pm today.
10:33 am -  Here is a photo of Ray being knighted by Prince Charles.
9:10 am -  Some photos of Ray at Buckingham Palace here, here, here and here.
9:09 am -  Some articles on Ray's knighthood here, here, here (in Dutch), here, here, here here, here (in French), here, here, here, here, here, here, here (in Spanish), here (in Spanish), here (in Spanish), and here (in Portuguese).
9:06 am -  Here's an article and video of Ray's ITV news interview. (Video also on YouTube.)
9:01 am -  Some photos of Ray being interviewed at the Clissold Arms yesterday here, here, here and here.
8:59 am -  Ray is included in this Rock Stars Who Have Been Knighted article.
 
 Tuesday, 14th March, 2017
1:27 pm -  According to this Instagram post, there will be a Kinks tribute night at Idle Hour in Baltimore this Friday night.
10:49 am -  Here's an article on Dave's Open Road album, with a preview of the track "Slow Down" from it.
10:47 am -  Here's a clip from Dave's SiriusXM interview.
10:43 am -  According to this Facebook post, Dave will be interviewed on Concierto Hit Radio this Thursday at 3pm CDMX, 1pm Pacific, 21:00 UK time.
8:47 am -  "I Gotta Move" was played on the latest episode of the TV show Last Man On Earth.
 
 Monday, 13th March, 2017
4:52 pm -  There's a recent photo of Ray in this article about Kate Moss.
1:01 pm -  Here's a preview article for Sunny Afternoon in Wimbledon, with an interview with Ryan O'Donnell.
10:59 am -  According to this tweet, there was an interview with Ray in the Edinburgh Evening News on Saturday.
10:56 am -  According to this tweet, an interview with Ray was aired on Brazilian TV on Saturday.
10:50 am -  Here are reviews of "Poetry" and "Rock 'n' Roll Cowboys".
10:48 am -  The Gibson web site has a new Gibson Guitar Greats Dave Davies article.
10:42 am -  Here's an article (in Dutch) on Ray's "Rock 'n' Roll Cowboys" song.
10:40 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Bristol.
10:40 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Dublin.
10:39 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Bradford.
 
 Friday, 10th March, 2017
9:24 am -  Here's an article on the Kinda Kinks album.
 
 Thursday, 9th March, 2017
3:24 pm -  You can enter to win a signed copy of the mono LP box set from Amoeba Music.
 
 Wednesday, 8th March, 2017
1:00 pm -  Entertainers aboard P&O Cruises are performing a section of music and dance from Sunny Afternoon.
12:58 pm -  Some reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Bristol here, here, here, here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 7th March, 2017
10:32 am -  Here's a video of Three Questions with Dave Davies.
10:29 am -  The Kurt Loder interview with Dave will air on SiriusXM channel 106 next Monday, March 13, at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific.
9:42 am -  You can listen again to a 2-hour Kinks vinyl radio show that aired yesterday.
9:40 am -  Spotify has the complete playlist from Thursday night's Today FM Kinks special.
9:39 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Bradford.
9:38 am -  This fan has two tickets to Sunny Afternoon in Bristol for sale.
 
 Saturday, 4th March, 2017
4:48 pm -  Here's another new interview with Ray (in Spanish).
10:43 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray (paywalled).
10:40 am -  Here's a blog post on the Kinks.
 
 Friday, 3rd March, 2017
4:06 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray (in Spanish).
4:04 pm -  Here's the listen-again link for the full Today FM show (the previous one was just the Ray interview).
4:01 pm -  Here's a review of Return To Waterloo.
10:28 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray being banned from Neath.
10:27 am -  Here's a preview article for Sunny Afternoon in Bristol.
10:25 am -  You can listen again to the Today FM interview with Ray (plus song previews).
10:23 am -  According to this tweet, Sunny Afternoon was the topic on RTE radio yesterday (promoting the Dublin performances).
 
 Thursday, 2nd March, 2017
12:45 pm -  According to this tweet, there will be "2 world exclusive plays of 3 new Ray Davies tracks" on a programmer on Today FM tonight.
12:41 pm -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on "Rock N Roll Cowboys".
9:20 am -  Arthur is at #1 in this article on Top 10 Rock Operas.
9:18 am -  Here's an interview with Ryan O'Donnell about Sunny Afternoon.
9:17 am -  Here's another review Of Sunny Afternoon in Bradford.
9:16 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks in Derby.
9:11 am -  Here's an article about "Rock N Roll Cowboys".
 
 Wednesday, 1st March, 2017
2:24 pm -  Here are direct links to Ray's song "Rock N Roll Cowboys" on Vevo, YouTube and Spotify.
11:33 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Bradford, and a preview of Sunny Afternoon in Wimbledon.
11:27 am -  Uncut has a review of Return To Waterloo.
9:39 am -  Here's a photo of Ray being filmed at Konk yesterday.
9:36 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Bristol.
 
 Tuesday, 28th February, 2017
3:42 pm -  Geoff Edgers has an article about Americana with a sneak peek of the song "Rock N Roll Cowboys".
3:40 pm -  According to this post, Ray is filming at Konk today.
1:09 pm -  Here's a photo of Dave at ABC Radio today.
10:47 am -  You can watch Ray in Scenes From A Video Marriage, directed by Julien Temple, from a 1983 BBC TV programme It's All True.
10:22 am -  A couple new photos of Ray here and here.
 
 Monday, 27th February, 2017
4:05 pm -  A radio interview with Ray will be broadcast Thursday night on Today FM.
9:40 am -  Ray's Talks Music Sky Arts will be rebroadcast Sunday, 5th March at 5:00am.
9:39 am -  The Irish Times has a new interview with Ray.
9:39 am -  Other articles on Americana here, here and here.
9:37 am -  There's footage of Ray at the Westbeth Theatre in 1996 on YouTube here and here.
9:35 am -  This article on Americana says Ray is "set to release a second album later this year".
9:34 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on bands reuniting (or not reuniting).
9:33 am -  According to this post there was a 4-hour radio show on the Kinks today on PBS 106.7FM Melbourne. You can listen again here and see the playlist.
9:17 am -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon in York.
9:16 am -  Here's a video review of Preservation Act 1.
 
 Friday, 24th February, 2017
3:47 pm -  A 7" vinyl single of Ray's "Rock 'n' Roll Cowboys" is available to preorder on HMV (release date of 21st April).
11:08 am -  The Sunny Afternoon Facebook page has the video of the cast performing on Dancing With The Stars Ireland.
11:08 am -  Here's an interview with Ryan O'Donnell, who plays Ray in the Sunny Afternoon touring company.
9:12 am -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon in York.
 
 Thursday, 23rd February, 2017
2:36 pm -  In this article, Dave picks 5 Most Underrated Kinks Songs.
1:23 pm -  Here's a press page for Americana.
1:22 pm -  A couple reviews of Sunny Afternoon in York here and here.
1:22 pm -  You can watch the Sunny Afternoon touring company performing on Dancing With The Stars Ireland on YouTube (not available in all places due to copyright).
1:20 pm -  90 Degrees Picture Framing (in Tufnell Park) has a window display that includes some Kinks images.
 
 Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017
1:35 pm -  According to this tweet, Dave was on the radio (WBIG in Washington, DC) today.
11:30 am -  According to this Instagram post, Eliza Carthy has recorded a version of "Sunny Afternoon" for an upcoming Jools Holland Radio 2 show.
9:28 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in the trailer for the new Shirley MacLaine movie The Last Word (at about 01:45).
 
 Monday, 20th February, 2017
3:49 pm -  There is some Kinks artwork on the wall of the Mossy Well pub in Muswell Hill.
10:35 am -  The latest Ron Sexsmith Kinks cover is Tired Of Waiting.
9:20 am -  A version of "You Really Got Me" was used about 10 minutes into last night's episode of The Good Karma Hospital on ITV.
9:15 am -  According to this tweet, you can win tickets to Sunny Afternoon in Bradford from Pulse 2 Radio.
9:14 am -  Here's an interview with Garmon Rhys, who plays Pete Quaife in the touring company of Sunny Afternoon.
 
 Saturday, 18th February, 2017
7:07 am -  According to this Facebook post, the Sunny Afternoon cast will perform on Dancing With The Stars Ireland tomorrow (Sunday).
 
 Friday, 17th February, 2017
9:15 am -  Here's another preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in York.
 
 Thursday, 16th February, 2017
9:46 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in York.
9:46 am -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon in Llandudno.
9:45 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Wolverhampton.
9:42 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) about Arthur.
 
 Wednesday, 15th February, 2017
3:02 pm -  Here's an article on Dave and Russ Davies' upcoming album Open Road.
9:28 am -  A couple reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Llandudno here and here.
9:26 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Norwich.
 
 Tuesday, 14th February, 2017
10:35 am -  Here's an article on the Sunny Afternoon tour.
9:21 am -  According to this tweet, Robbie Boyd has been co-writing a song with Ray.
9:20 am -  Here's a review of Sunny Afternoon in Oxford.
9:19 am -  Here's a review of the Return To Waterloo DVD.
 
 Monday, 13th February, 2017
3:18 pm -  According to a Facebook post by Ray and Dave's brother-in-law Mike Picker, Sunny Afternoon may open on Broadway in 2018.
1:26 pm -  Dave's Facebook page has some photos of him at the Sirus Radio Xm studios, being interviewed by Kurt Loder.
12:36 pm -  Here's a ticket offer for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Wimbledon.
9:29 am -  John Fogerty mentions the Kinks in this interview (about 31:45 in).
9:27 am -  A couple more reviews of Sunny Afternoon in Liverpool here and here.
9:20 am -  A couple preview articles for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Bradford here and here.
9:19 am -  Here's a video of Marcelo Cervone from the Sunny Afternoon tour cast playing YRGM at the Cavern on Saturday night.
 
 Friday, 10th February, 2017
9:30 am -  Mojo has an article on the Something Else tribute CD included with the latest issue of the magazine.
 
 Thursday, 9th February, 2017
1:04 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this Raphael Doyle interview.
1:03 pm -  Here's another photo of Ray in Liverpool.
12:42 pm -  Here's another review of Sunny Afternoon in Liverpool.
12:42 pm -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Norwich.
11:17 am -  Swiss fans can listen to a Swiss Radio 3 show that features tracks from the Mojo tribute CD for the 50th anniversary of the Something Else album.
9:03 am -  Ray is mentioned in this Billboard article on Metallica's duets.
9:02 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Bradford.
 
 Wednesday, 8th February, 2017
2:12 pm -  Here's a new interview with Dave and Russ Davies about their new album Open Road, with a preview of the track "Path Is Long" from the album. The album is available to pre-order from Amazon.com.
9:20 am -  Here's another photo of Ray in Liverpool yesterday.
9:19 am -  Some reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Liverpool here, here, here, here, here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 7th February, 2017
3:31 pm -  A 1997 Stereophile magazine feature on Ray & The Kinks is now online.
2:35 pm -  Some photos of Ray in Liverpool today: here, here and here.
9:10 am -  According to tweets here and here, Ray is being interviewed in Liverpool today for a special show on Today FM.
 
 Monday, 6th February, 2017
2:25 pm -  Iain Lee mentions meeting Ray in this interview.
 
 Friday, 3rd February, 2017
3:00 pm -  Here's an article on Ray and Dave's "feud".
2:59 pm -  Here's an article on Dave's birthday, and here's a fan video.
9:29 am -  Happy 70th Birthday to Dave Davies!
9:29 am -  The Guardian has a Music blog post for Dave's birthday.
9:28 am -  The Houston Press has a list of The Kinks' 10 Best Songs in honor of Dave's birthday.
9:27 am -  Here's a Mojo feature on Ray Davies: A Kink's Kareer In Klips.
9:26 am -  Ray is mentioned in this Carol Dyhouse interview/book review.
9:25 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Oxford.
 
 Thursday, 2nd February, 2017
2:51 pm -  Here's another preview article for Sunny Afternoon in Oxford.
9:26 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' first show.
 
 Wednesday, 1st February, 2017
4:30 pm -  You can enter to win a signed mono LP box set.
9:07 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Oxford.
 
 Tuesday, 31st January, 2017
9:24 am -  Here's another preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Oxford.
 
 Monday, 30th January, 2017
4:54 pm -  Here's another competition to win a copy of the Return To Waterloo DVD.
12:30 pm -  Here's a blog post on the 1965 "Cardiff incident".
9:40 am -  Record Collector has an extensive feature on the Kinks In Mono box set.
9:28 am -  The band Cats On Holiday will play another Kinks tribute show at the Music Box in Cleveland this Saturday, February 4th.
9:24 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Oxford.
9:24 am -  The second story on The Guardian's "Family Life" page features "Lola".
9:22 am -  The Official Kinks Fan Club also has competition/quiz to win copies of the Return To Waterloo DVD. Enter by 25 February.
 
 Friday, 27th January, 2017
10:33 am -  According to this tweet, The Kinks are the Radio2XS 'Legends Of Rock' tomorrow.
8:56 am -  On the Kast Off Kinks web site, you can enter to win one of three free copies of the new Return To Waterloo DVD.
8:52 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
8:51 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Nottingham.
8:51 am -  You can win tickets to Sunny Afternoon in Oxford.
8:50 am -  Tom Dunne chooses "Waterloo Sunset" as one of his desert island must haves.
 
 Thursday, 26th January, 2017
2:10 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray for the Mojo photoshoot.
9:10 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' gig in Newbury this weekend.
9:07 am -  There's a photo and mention of Ray in this article on the closing of the Victoria pub.
9:06 am -  On YouTube there's video of Ray at the 2011 Meltdown Festival with soundboard audio.
9:01 am -  A couple reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Nottingham here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 25th January, 2017
10:15 am -  Here's the Uncut review of the new "Return To Waterloo" DVD.
9:20 am -  According to this tweet, Americana was featured on BBC6Music News, with a clip of "Poetry".
9:17 am -  This article has quotes from Ray about Americana.
 
 Tuesday, 24th January, 2017
9:16 am -  A whole bunch of article about Americana: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
9:13 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks.
9:13 am -  Here's an article with a quote from Ray about the US ban.
 
 Monday, 23rd January, 2017
11:31 am -  Here's the Sony press release for Americana.
9:45 am -  You can listen to "Poetry", a track off Americana, curtesy of NPR.
9:43 am -  Americana will be released in the US on the same day as the UK, April 21st, according to Amazon.com. Cover artwork is now up on both Amazon.com and Amazon.uk. A 2-disc vinyl version will also be available the same day (UK, US.
9:37 am -  The "Return To Waterloo" DVD is available to order from the Official Kinks Fan Club and will be mailed out on release (postage free in the UK, overseas please check). Also tickets will be on sale soon for the 2017 Fan Club Konvention with the Kast Off Kinks at the Boston Dome on Sunday, 26th November.
9:32 am -  You can win tickets to see Sunny Afternoon in Liverpool.
9:30 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at the Gatehouse Theatre on Saturday.
 
 Saturday, 21st January, 2017
4:00 pm -  Americana is now available to pre-order on Amazon.co.uk. The listing includes the track list but no cover art yet. A release date of 21st April 2017.
 
 Friday, 20th January, 2017
2:42 pm -  According to this tweet, Kurt Loder's interview with Ray will re-air on SiriusXM channel 106 this Monday at 1pm EST/10am PST.
1:12 pm -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Nottingham.
 
 Thursday, 19th January, 2017
4:09 pm -  Ty Segall mentions the Kinks as an influence in this interview.
12:17 pm -  A couple more reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Cardiff here and here.
9:19 am -  Ray is on the cover of the next issue of Mojo (issue #280, March 2017), in shops 24 January. The magazine will have a new interview with Ray, as well as a CD of various artists covering songs from the Something Else album. Here's a teaser article.
 
 Wednesday, 18th January, 2017
9:26 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Cardiff.
 
 Tuesday, 17th January, 2017
12:03 pm -  Here is some more information (and trailer video) on the re-release of the Return To Waterloo DVD, due on 13 February 2017 according to Amazon.co.uk. The issue of Uncut with the review mentioned below will be in the shops later this week. Return To Waterloo will be Uncut's "DVD of the Month".
9:18 am -  The New York Post has a new interview with Dave.
9:10 am -  Some Kinks songs have been translated to Dutch by De Jaeltes and are available on YouTube: Lola, Wegwerpweg (Dead End Street), Exclusievewoonstedetekoop (Most Exclusive Residence For Sale), Toegewijdevolgervandemode (Dedicated Follower of Fashion), Herfstalmanak (Autumn Almanac), and Zonnigemiddag (Sunny Afternoon).
9:02 am -  According to this blog post, the "Return To Waterloo" DVD will be reviewed in an upcoming issue of Uncut.
 
 Monday, 16th January, 2017
12:51 pm -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Nottingham.
10:44 am -  Here's a brief article on Jimmy Fallon's "Lola" parody from last week.
10:39 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Liverpool.
10:38 am -  According to this tweet, the full interview with Ray will be broadcast on SiriusXM's True Stories today at 1pm EST (10am PST).
10:36 am -  Here's a review of the tribute band Absolute Kinks' gig at Quadrophenia Night in Ashton-under-Lyne, UK.
10:24 am -  In last night's episode of the ITV series Endeavour, the Kinks were mentioned several times. The story involved a sixties rock band that were due to tour Canada with the Kinks.
10:16 am -  The BBC Three comedy series Uncle featured a cover of "Strangers" over the closing credits of the most recent episode (series 3, episode 3).
10:12 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in York (also with a rehash of the Nottingham Post interview with Ray).
 
 Friday, 13th January, 2017
4:01 pm -  Here's a SiriusXM blog post to go with the interview snippet mentioned earlier today.
3:12 pm -  Here's a brief article on Ray's knighthood.
12:50 pm -  Dave (and Ray and the Kinks) are mentioned in this article on search engine optimization.
12:46 pm -  According to this tweet, there's an interview with Ray in today's issue of the Western Mail (it's actually a rehash of the Nottingham Post interview with Ray from last year).
10:22 am -  Just a reminder that Dave will be on the Smithsonian Channel this Monday at 8pm on the first episode of Rock 'n' Roll Inventions.
9:40 am -  Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon performed a "Lola" parody on the Tonight Show last night. Watch on YouTube or Facebook.
9:38 am -  The Private Eye article mentioning Ray's knighthood is now online.
9:36 am -  In this SiriusXM interview snippet, Ray Davies remembers snitching on his brother Dave to the police in 1965.
9:32 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on 11 acts you didn't know had played the Cavern.
9:25 am -  Just a reminder that the Kinks are on the cover of the January issue of Shindig!. Order your copy here.
 
 Thursday, 12th January, 2017
4:17 pm -  The Clissold Arms is raising money in memory of George Karageorgis, going to the charity Mind In Haringey.
10:20 am -  Here's another review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Northampton.
 
 Wednesday, 11th January, 2017
4:01 pm -  This tweet has a bit of news about Ray's knighthood from Private Eye magazine.
11:59 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Northampton.
 
 Tuesday, 10th January, 2017
10:05 am -  Geoff Lewis has written up a history of Kinks singalongs and the Kinksfan Kollective. It includes lots of great photos.
 
 Monday, 9th January, 2017
10:43 am -  Ham & High has an article on George Karageorgis.
10:14 am -  Here's an article summarizing recent tidbits about Ray's upcoming Americana album.
 
 Sunday, 8th January, 2017
12:18 pm -  George Karageorgis, the owner of the Clissold Arms, passed away yesterday. The pub is the site of Ray & Dave's first public performance, and is located across the street from their childhood home. George bought the pub in 2009 and decorated it with Kinks memorabilia, making it a pilgrimage spot for Kinks fans from around the world.
12:07 pm -  Here's a sneak preview of the Americana album track list.
12:01 pm -  An In The Studio interview with Ray will be re-aired the week of January 23 for the 40th anniversary of the Sleepwalker album.
 
 Friday, 6th January, 2017
2:15 pm -  Here's an article on the Kinks' "British period".
1:37 pm -  Absolute Beginners will be shown on the London Live TV channel this Sunday.
9:25 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
9:24 am -  The Kinks and Ray are included in this article on singer-songwriters as travel guides.
 
 Thursday, 5th January, 2017
4:11 pm -  This article on the Jayhawks from last October has more info on their involvement with Ray's album.
2:50 pm -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
12:00 pm -  In this tweet Ray is thanked as a mentor on an album by Bitch 'n' Monk partially recorded at Konk.
10:40 am -  Here's a photo of the Jayhawks at Ray's album session.
10:19 am -  According to this tweet there will be a tribute to Ray on Croydon radio later today.
10:14 am -  According to this article, the release date for Dave's Open Road album is March 31.
9:33 am -  The Sunny Afternoon cast send their congratulations to Ray in this video.
9:29 am -  According to this Facebook post, Sunny Afternoon has been nominated for Mousetrap Awards. You can vote here.
9:27 am -  A couple Sunny Afternoon tour preview articles for Northampton (with re-hashed Nottingham Post Ray interview from last year) here and here.
9:25 am -  According to this tweet, the Jayhawks worked on Ray's new album.
 
 Wednesday, 4th January, 2017
9:55 am -  You can download a free Kinks tribute album, R.I.P.S. Do Kinks by the Bucks County, Pennsylvania band The R.I.P.S. Check them out on Facebook.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017
1:46 pm -  Here's another tweet about the mastering of Ray's new album.
10:58 am -  The latest Ron Sexsmith Kinks cover on YouTube is Dead End Street.
 
 Monday, 2nd January, 2017
4:44 pm -  "You Really Got Me" was played on the 31st December episode of Casualty on BBC 1.
4:43 pm -  Here's another article (in Swedish) about Ray's knighthood.
4:43 pm -  Here's a "Who is Ray Davies" article.
4:41 pm -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Wales.
 
 Friday, 30th December, 2016
6:15 pm -  Ray will be knighted in 2017, "for services to the Arts." Several articles here, here, here, here, here, and here
 
 Thursday, 29th December, 2016
2:13 pm -  A new book, The Kinks: A Thoroughly English Phenomenon by Carey Fleiner is due for publication in March, and is available for pre-ordering. Here's the flyer.
 
 Wednesday, 28th December, 2016
12:00 pm -  Here's an interview with Ray about the Sunny Afternoon tour.
9:32 am -  Here's an illustration print of Ray.
9:30 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article On Manchester's biggest theatre stories of 2016.
 
 Friday, 23rd December, 2016
11:56 am -  According to this article, Dave will be part of a new TV series, "Rock 'n' Roll Inventions", premiering on the Smithsonian channel on Jan. 16th.
9:13 am -  Here's a podcast on the mono LP box set.
9:12 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on 12 alternative songs for Christmas.
 
 Thursday, 22nd December, 2016
2:53 pm -  According to this tweet, there will be a 1984 interview clip of Ray on WXRT tomorrow.
2:17 pm -  An interview with Ray will be broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester on Tuesday at 18:00.
10:12 am -  Here's an article about Dave's 2017 US gigs (3 have been announced so far).
8:53 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article about melancholy holiday songs.
8:52 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Brighton.
 
 Wednesday, 21st December, 2016
1:35 pm -  According to this tweet, Ray's album is apparently currently being mastered by Jon Astley.
11:49 am -  You can listen again the December 16th "Connections" show on WPKN, where the mono LP box set was featured.
 
 Tuesday, 20th December, 2016
3:28 pm -  According to this article, there's news of Ray's forthcoming album in the Feb. 2017 issue of Uncut.
3:22 pm -  Here's an article on Dave.
9:51 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in the Swedish newspaper Metro's list of the best 40 Christmas songs.
9:40 am -  From the official Kinks Facebook page today: "New SHINDIG! magazine out Jan 5th features new interviews with The Kinks. Get it in your fave newstand or from here."
 
 Monday, 19th December, 2016
3:32 pm -  Ray was mentioned in this interview with Jody Stephens.
9:50 am -  Here's a blog post on "Father Christmas".
9:28 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Northampton.
 
 Friday, 16th December, 2016
3:20 pm -  The mono LP box is also in the Toronto Sun's list of 2016's most essential music box sets
9:25 am -  The mono LP box set is included in Esquire's classic music gift guide article.
 
 Thursday, 15th December, 2016
9:28 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Brighton.
 
 Wednesday, 14th December, 2016
3:46 pm -  Here's a video ad for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Brighton.
9:46 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on 25 days of great Christmas songs.
9:42 am -  Dutch singer/guitarist Bertolf performed a cover of "Sunny Afternoon" on the Dutch TV show De Wereld Draait Door in a special about the year in music 1966 on Monday.
9:37 am -  Kinks tribute band Kinda Kinky! have t-shirts for sale. These were sold at their holiday concert & food drive this past weekend, with proceeds going to The Food Group charity.
9:31 am -  Henny Stahli has a message for Kinks fans:
Dear All!
Henny (ex-"The Kinky2") & Amir from "BUS 59" wish you all the best for 2017!
Click the link below, you'll see our wish and also have a preview for our new album, due for March 2017.
Titled: "BUS 59" - "On A Rocky Road".
Enjoy & Take Care!
Henny & Amir
 
 Monday, 12th December, 2016
8:59 am -  Here's a review (in Swedish) of the Jon Savage book 1966: The Year the Decade Exploded, in which The Kinks and "Dead End Street" are mentioned.
8:53 am -  "Shangri-la" was played on the fall finale episode of "Last Man On Earth" last night.
8:51 am -  This article quotes Noel Gallagher's comments on Ray from a recent BBC 6 interview.
 
 Saturday, 10th December, 2016
6:45 am -  In this interview with Peter Capaldi, he talks about meeting Ray.
 
 Friday, 9th December, 2016
10:47 am -  The Kinks and Muswell Hillbillies are mentioned in this article about a new shop in Muswell Hill.
 
 Thursday, 8th December, 2016
3:19 pm -  Filmmakers working on the documentary Know Your Bass Player are looking for fan photos of Jim Rodford. "As our film is an independent production, we cannot pay for fan photos at present, however we will certainly credit those who can contribute images." If you have any photos of Jim you'd like to contribute, contact Tom Semioli directly.
1:56 pm -  According to this tweet, Noel Gallagher will talk about accepting an Ivor Novello award from Ray at 4pm tomorrow on BBC Radio 6.
8:58 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at Liverpool Lime Street station this morning.
 
 Wednesday, 7th December, 2016
8:54 am -  A couple reviews of the Sunny Afternoon tour in Southampton here and here.
 
 Tuesday, 6th December, 2016
9:28 am -  Ray is quoted in this article about the blue plaque unveiling at the birthplace of Davey Graham.
 
 Monday, 5th December, 2016
10:13 am -  For the forth consecutive year, Kinks tribute band Kinky Way will take part in the Christmas Charity Concert on 16 December at Brygga Kultursal in Halden, Norway. The concert is an annual tradition, raising money for the Salvation Army and Hand 2 Hand, a charity organisation for Romania.
 
 Friday, 2nd December, 2016
9:06 am -  Some Glastonbury Festival merchandise features the artwork from the 1970 poster, which includes The Kinks (even though they didn't play that year).
9:02 am -  Here's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Southampton.
9:01 am -  A couple Sunny Afternoon tour review here and here.
 
 Thursday, 1st December, 2016
10:54 am -  According to this tweet, Ray will be on BBC Radio Solent at 6:30pm today, talking about Sunny Afternoon.
8:56 am -  There's a preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Brighton in today's Metro newspaper (article not yet online).
8:55 am -  Here's another video of Ray at the Victoria on Saturday.
 
 Wednesday, 30th November, 2016
11:13 am -  Here's a review of the Sunny Afternoon tour.
 
 Tuesday, 29th November, 2016
9:26 am -  Kinks fan Jean Blacow and her partner are wearing Kinks shirts in one of the photos in this article about raising money for Nottinghamshire Hospice. You can donate here.
9:20 am -  A couple more photos of Ray at the fan club konvention here and here.
9:19 am -  According to this Facebook post, the Sunny Afternoon inspired pooch "Lola" is one of the top five most popular in the Snow Dogs project in Brighton.
9:16 am -  Here's an interview with Joe Penhall/preview article for the Sunny Afternoon tour in Brighton.
9:14 am -  Here's an article on Muswell Hillbillies.
 
 Monday, 28th November, 2016
2:48 pm -  A couple videos of Ray at the fan club konvention yesterday here and here.
9:53 am -  Some photos of Ray at the fan club konvention yesterday here and here.
9:51 am -  Some more photos on Facebook of Ray at the Victoria on Saturday here, here, here, and here.
 
 Sunday, 27th November, 2016
7:03 am -  Ray showed up at the Victoria last night for the Kinksfan Kollektive performance. Some photos on Facebook here and here.
 
 Friday, 25th November, 2016
8:51 am -  Don't forget about the Kinksfan Kollektive performance & singalong at the Victoria pub in Highgate tonight and tomorrow night. And here's the running order for the Fan Club event on Sunday: Doors 1.00pm; Kast Off Kinks 1st set approx 1.45pm followed by, Mark Haley acoustic set; Auction or Raffle; Kast Off Kinks 2nd set; Auction or Raffle; Kast Off Kinks final set. Kast Off Kinks will be joined, by Jim Rodford, Bob Herit, Debi & Shirlie with some additional backing vocals from The Cherry Tops at various points in the show.
8:46 am -  According to this Facebook post, you can take 25% off everything in the Kinks merchandise store today through Monday.
8:44 am -  The Kinks Facebook page has information on the three EP releases for Record Store Day today.
8:41 am -  According to this tweet, there's an interview with Ray in this month's Sussex Life magazine.
8:40 am -  The band Cats on Holiday will play a Kinks tribute gig at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland tonight at 8pm.
 
 Thursday, 24th November, 2016
9:12 am -  There will be a signed Mono Vinyl Box Set for auction at the Fan Club gig on Sunday. Ticket sales for the show have now closed.
9:09 am -  "Thanksgiving Day" is included in a couple articles on Thanksgiving songs here and here.


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