News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)

 Monday, 22nd January, 2018
5:01 pm -  The Zombies fan club has US and UK postal addresses for fans to send sympathy cards & messages to Jim Rodford's family.
11:57 am -  VGPS is at #7 in this article on 15 Best Albums of 1968.
9:15 am -  The Telegraph has Jim Rodford's obituary.
9:14 am -  Some more articles on Jim Rodford's death here (in Dutch), here (in Dutch), herehere.
 Sunday, 21st January, 2018
10:27 am -  Some more articles on Jim Rodford's death from the BBC, Evening Standard, Spin, Welwyn Hatfield Times (includes a great photo of Jim with his honorary degree),, Aftonbladet (in Swedish), and Expressen (in Swedish).
 Saturday, 20th January, 2018
5:42 pm -  Dave writes about Jim Rodford here.
5:35 pm -  Some articles on Jim Rodford's death from Rolling Stone, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Billboard, The Mirror, The Independent, and NME.
11:47 am -  Rod Argent has written a moving tribute to Jim Rodford.
9:14 am -  It’s being reported that Jim Rodford passed away this morning.
 Thursday, 18th January, 2018
1:34 pm -  Here's an interview with Mick from March 2017, which I somehow neglected to include here at the time.
9:02 am -  Dan Graham talks about Ray in this interview.
 Wednesday, 17th January, 2018
2:00 pm -  Benny Andersson names Ray as one of his favourite songwriters in this interview.
11:08 am -  Here's an article about Mick's marriage last week.
 Tuesday, 16th January, 2018
10:40 am -  According to this Facebook post, a guitar signed by Ray (and others) will be auctioned off on 2nd February.
10:30 am -  Dave is quoted in this article about the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan.
 Monday, 15th January, 2018
1:59 pm -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on Manuel Recio & Iñaki García's book Atardecer en Waterloo.
1:43 pm -  "The Kinks at the BBC" TV show will be rebroadcast on Saturday, 27th Jan. at 00:40 on BBC Four.
11:53 am -  "Schooldays" is being used as the theme song for the Dutch TV series De Luizenmoeder.
10:14 am -  Here's an article about the Pat DiNizio tribute, with Dave's appearance.
 Friday, 12th January, 2018
2:45 pm -  According to Dave's Facebook page he will be playing a song or two at the Pat DiNizio tribute concert tomorrow at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey.
 Wednesday, 10th January, 2018
1:54 pm -  Ray's web site has been updated with a page for "Broken", the song he wrote for the TV show of the same name.
12:12 pm -  According to articles here and here, Ray is named as one of the musicians support the campaign for the Agent Of Change law.
 Tuesday, 9th January, 2018
3:15 pm -  Ray's songwriting course for this year is scheduled for 16th - 21st July 2018.
1:30 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray backstage at the Berklee Performance Center, Nov. 2009.
1:26 pm -  Here's an anecdote of Ray attending a Chicago Bulls game in the '90s. (In the comments is a photo of Ray co-hosting a broadcast at Buddy Guy's Legends venue in Chicago.)
1:24 pm -  Here's the latest Ron Sexsmith cover video: "Have A Cuppa Tea".
 Monday, 8th January, 2018
9:23 am -  The Kinksfan Kollektiv will be playing at the Clissold Arms on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of February, starting at 8:30pm and free admission, as a Memorial for George Karageorgis. The sets will be slightly different both nights, and there will be some more Dave songs to celebrate his birthday on the 3rd.
 Friday, 5th January, 2018
9:16 am -  Here's a brief piece about Dave's recent experience of having to check his guitar as luggage on a flight because of a recent policy change by British Airways.
 Thursday, 4th January, 2018
1:45 pm -  Dave is mentioned (with a photo) in this article on the Gibson Flying V.
 Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018
10:37 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's upcoming tour.
 Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018
9:52 am -  "YRGM" was mentioned by Slash in this article on songs that influenced him.
9:50 am -  Here's an article on Muswell Hillbillies.
 Thursday, 28th December, 2017
12:21 pm -  Here's a partially pay-walled article on Ray.
 Tuesday, 26th December, 2017
3:21 pm -  "Father Christmas" is in this list of Prime 20 non-problematic Christmas occasion bangers.
3:20 pm -  "Americana" is at #5 in this list of Festive 50 Favorite Songs of 2017.
3:19 pm -  Channel Nine Australia played "Sunny Afternoon" between overs during the Ashes cricket test in Melbourne.
3:17 pm -  According to this and this, the Australian Prime Minister "began his Christmas day [...] dancing to the Kinks".
 Sunday, 24th December, 2017
1:49 pm -  Here's an article on "Father Christmas".
1:47 pm -  According to this tweet the episode of "ICONS with Ronnie B" with Ray will be rebroadcast tomorrow on the Volume Channel.
1:43 pm -  Here's a blog review (in Spanish) of Americana.
 Friday, 22nd December, 2017
10:10 am -  Here's an article on Dave's 2018 US tour.
10:09 am -  There's a quote from Dave in this article on a Pat DiNizio tribute concert.
 Thursday, 21st December, 2017
3:22 pm -  Joshua Chiang names "Waterloo Sunset" as the song he wishes he wrote in this interview.
9:29 am -  A message from Henny (formerly of The Kinky2): "Dear Kinkers, Best wishes for 2018 and some snippets from our new CD, available March-April: 'BUS 59' - 'THAT'S LIFE' (The Story of Freddy & Charlotte). We hope you'll have a look! Take care! Henny & Amir (The Busdrivers)"
 Wednesday, 20th December, 2017
9:23 am -  Writer-producer Gary Theroux is working on a TV special for 2018 which will salute key hitmakers of the 1955-69 era, and is looking for home movies of The Kinks in the 1960s taken by fans -- "fans who will be paid for the use of their color silent 8mm of 16mm film footage." Send me an email and I'll put you in touch with Gary.
9:11 am -  According to this article, Ray and the musicians who played on the new album "will be recording some film to promote the album in January."
9:08 am -  Here's another article on the latest issue of Uncut, with a longer version of the quote from Ray.
 Tuesday, 19th December, 2017
2:43 pm -  John Gosling sends a message wishing all Kinks fans "a Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year."
10:29 am -  Here's an article on the week that Mark Hamill interviewed Ray and Dave for the Big Issue.
9:30 am -  Here's some more info on the new issue of Uncut, with a quote from Ray.
9:25 am -  Here's a preview article for Dave's show in Hopewell, Virginia in April.
 Monday, 18th December, 2017
9:35 am -  Here's a higher quality version of the "Father Christmas" promo video than we're used to seeing.
9:33 am -  According to this tweet, Ray remembers the "Great Lost Venues of Britain" in the new issue of Uncut.
9:27 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in an article about a scientific paper on the evolution of pop songs. And another article here.
9:23 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this Best Holiday Rock article.
9:22 am -  The new issue (# 291) of Mojo states that VGPS will be reissued in autumn 2018 for its 50th anniversary.
9:21 am -  This charity single is a cover (of sorts) of "Days". Here's the video.
9:16 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article about the Crosbie family.
9:14 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray and Charles Dickens.
 Friday, 15th December, 2017
10:43 am -  Radio show Rock on Neon Live's slogan is "Some that your recognize, some that you hardly even heard of".
9:38 am -  A new Spanish book, The Kinks - Música, cultura y sociedad by Javier de Diego Romero, has been published. From the author: "Since I'm an historian, I've tried to make the contribution of placing the band's music in its sociopolitical, cultural and literary context. I've tried to formulate --sometimes new-- interpretations of The Kink's songs in the light of its historical context."
 Thursday, 14th December, 2017
4:24 pm -  Here's a preview article for tribute band Kinda Kinky's gig in Minneapolis this Saturday.
11:29 am -  Here's an article on various covers of "I'm Not Like Everybody Else".
10:13 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on The Kinks.
9:37 am -  Pete Quaife and the Kinks were mentioned in this flashback interview with Pat DiNizio
9:36 am -  The Kinks are used as an example of playing music on an Amazon Echo.
9:34 am -  Here's a blog post on Americana.
9:34 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this Rockers' Christmas tunes article.
9:32 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks in London.
 Wednesday, 13th December, 2017
9:41 am -  Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens has passed away. Some articles here, here, and here. There are statements on the official Smithereens web site.
8:56 am -  According to this article, Mick played with The 60s All Stars last night at the London Welsh Rugby Club.
 Tuesday, 12th December, 2017
9:07 am -  This article on The Raincoats talks about their cover of "Lola".
9:06 am -  "Father Christmas" is on the Christmas playlist.
 Monday, 11th December, 2017
12:40 pm -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on Christmas songs.
11:44 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on alternative/underplayed Christmas music.
9:47 am -  The Kinks are mentioned (along with "YRGM" and "Waterloo Sunset" played) in this TV programme (about 0:10:30 in), during an interview with Lionel Digby, a former promoter who booked the Kinks in Torquay in the 1960s.
9:41 am -  The book accompanying Wim Wenders' Polaroids exhibition contains a quote from "People Take Pictures Of Each Other" (also printed on the staircase wall of the exhibition).
9:26 am -  Here's a new cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by Ollie McKenrick. And here it is on YouTube.
 Friday, 8th December, 2017
3:00 pm -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on the song "Come Dancing".
9:09 am -  Here's a review of the VGPS album.
 Thursday, 7th December, 2017
10:07 am -  Tickets for the Kast Off Kinks gig at the Half Moon in Putney this Saturday are now sold out.
 Wednesday, 6th December, 2017
4:04 pm -  Here's a blog post on "Father Christmas".
1:03 pm -  Some more photos of Ray's old Bentley have been posted on Facebook.
 Tuesday, 5th December, 2017
9:20 am -  The Kinks are mentioned and pictured in today's Metro newspaper feature on Fortis Green.
9:18 am -  Here's a blog post on the fan club konvention.
 Monday, 4th December, 2017
11:02 am -  Americana is included in this list of 2017's best rock albums.
10:59 am -  You can vote for the Kinks in a "Top 2000" list from NPO Radio 2.
9:09 am -  Americana tops this list of Best Music Releases of 2017.
9:08 am -  Highlights from Cerys Matthews' interview with Ray will be rebroadcast on Saturday, 9 Dec. 2017.
 Saturday, 2nd December, 2017
1:17 pm -  The Kooks' Konk album was mentioned on this radio show about recording locations as album titles.
1:15 pm -  Amy Macdonald mentions Ray in this interview.
1:12 pm -  Here's another review of Americana.
 Friday, 1st December, 2017
3:22 pm -  Here's a portrait photo of Ray.
3:08 pm -  Here are Francine Brody's photos from the singalong at the Clissold Arms last Friday. She was wearing the dress and brought the book from the "Lost And Found" video.
9:15 am -  Americana and Open Road are included in this article on 2017 in Review: New Albums by Classic Rockers.
 Thursday, 30th November, 2017
9:11 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
9:10 am -  Ray's web site has added a photo of Ray with the Kast Off Kinks.
9:09 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Link Wray.
9:07 am -  Here's another photo of Ray from the fan club konvention on Sunday.
 Wednesday, 29th November, 2017
11:30 am -  The Ben Crosland Quintet has several "Ray Davies Songbook" gigs booked for the new year:
8th January: Pizza Express Dean Street
19th January: Birmingham Jazz
4th February: Southport Jazz Festival
8th February: Cambridge Modern Jazz Club
29th April: Wigan Jazz Club
2nd June: Great Broughton Village Hall, Middlesbrough
11:25 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about a new box set from The Jam.
9:14 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this Holiday Favorites article and associated Spotify playlist.
 Tuesday, 28th November, 2017
9:46 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at the Clissold Arms last Friday (giving an uppercut to Rob Kopp).
9:42 am -  Here's an audio interview with Ray.
9:40 am -  Here's an article on the Lola vs. Powerman... album.
 Monday, 27th November, 2017
8:16 am -  Seen on Facebook: "Holiday Sale starts now! Limited time only - silkscreen prints, original watercolors & giclee prints."
8:06 am -  Here’s an article on the Kink Kontroversy album.
3:55 am -  Some photos of Ray and the Kast Off Kinks at the fan club konvention yesterday here and here. And also some video.
3:51 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on a new plaque commemorating Carnaby Street.
 Saturday, 25th November, 2017
11:56 am -  Here's an article On "Father Christmas".
9:12 am -  A couple more photos of Ray from last night here and here. And here's a video.
5:11 am -  According to this post on the Kinks' Facebook page, everything in the merchandise store is 20% off this weekend.
5:09 am -  Here’s a photo of Ray with Francine Brody last night at the Clissold Arms. She was in the Kinks' "Lost and Found" music video.
5:06 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on gigs in Taunton.
5:03 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on Candy Darling.
 Friday, 24th November, 2017
8:41 am -  Here’s an article on "Waterloo Sunset".
4:22 am -  A couple articles about "Thanksgiving Day": here and here.
4:20 am -  You can listen to a short clip of Ray talking about Otis Redding.
4:17 am -  Ray and The Kinks were mentioned in last night’s second episode of Coronation Street.
 Thursday, 23rd November, 2017
5:21 pm -  "I Need You" is at #9 in this list of 10 Greatest Guitar Chords Of All Time.
 Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017
9:04 am -  Ray is quoted in this article on Brexit.
 Tuesday, 21st November, 2017
3:37 pm -  Here's a blog review of Americana.
2:59 pm -  There's an original ink portrait of Ray up for bids on eBay.
10:11 am -  A 1973 performance of YRGM/ADAAOTN by The Kinks is the video of the week on Joe Bonamassa's web site, with a quote from Joe, "This is one of the coolest rock and roll riffs ever!"
 Monday, 20th November, 2017
9:54 am -  Paul Weller talks about "Waterloo Sunset" in this video.
9:29 am -  Dave is mention in this article about the Gibson Flying V.
9:27 am -  The 2011 radio show The First Time With... Ray Davies will be rebroadcast Saturday at 4am.
9:26 am -  Here's a recent photo of Ray.
 Sunday, 19th November, 2017
12:08 pm -  The Official Kinks Fan Club meeting at the Boston Arms next weekend is now sold out. Fans attending should be aware that it is the venue policy that no food or drink is allowed to be brought in from outside.
12:07 pm -  Not Kinks related, but for those traveling to the Boston Arms next weekend, be alert for moped-riding phone thieves in the area.
 Friday, 17th November, 2017
2:23 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray's old Bentley, back on the road again.
1:31 pm -  Ray's web site has added a page on the Adoration Trilogy event.
1:02 pm -  Here's another photo of Ray from the Adoration Trilogy event this week.
10:18 am -  The Kinks are included in this list of the 20 greatest British rock bands of all time.
 Thursday, 16th November, 2017
2:13 pm -  The band Cats On Holiday will do their "God Save the Kinks" show at the Music Box in Cleveland on Friday Nov. 24.
11:31 am -  Here's a new photo of Ray.
9:14 am -  Here's another article on Monday's "Adoration Trilogy" event. And some more photos here, here, here and here.
 Wednesday, 15th November, 2017
9:19 am -  Here are two more photos of Ray from the 1980 Ulster Hall Kinks concert.
9:17 am -  Here's an article about the Teen Cancer Trust event that Ray attended on Monday. And another article here.
9:16 am -  Here's an article on how an autograph hunter got Ray to sign all his stuff.
 Tuesday, 14th November, 2017
9:35 am -  Some photos of Ray from yesterday's Adoration Trilogy Event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London: here, here, here, here and here. And here's a video.
9:33 am -  Here are a couple unpublished photos of Ray and Dave at Ulster Hall in 1980.
9:25 am -  According to this article a documentary on the Us Festival in 1982 will premiere on AXS TV on Nov. 28th at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific time. Here's a trailer. The Kickstarter page for the documentary says it includes an interview with Ray.
9:20 am -  "Living On A Thin Line" was played at the end of the season finale of HBO's "Vice Principals" on Sunday night.
 Monday, 13th November, 2017
10:38 am -  There will be a "Ben Crosland Quartet plays the Ray Davies Songbook" gig at Pizza Express Live in Soho, London on 8 January 2018.
 Friday, 10th November, 2017
2:03 pm -  Here’s an article (paywalled) by one of Ray’s songwriting course students.
10:40 am -  "Get Back In Line" was picked as a "perfect pop song" for this playlist of pop masterpieces article.
10:20 am -  Here's a condensed version of a 2009 interview with Ray, published online this week for the 49th anniversary of VGPS.
10:17 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on living in Muswell Hill.
10:07 am -  The Kinks' "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter" is included in this Billboard article on songs that Jimmy Page played on.
 Tuesday, 7th November, 2017
12:16 pm -  Ray’s web site has an article on his songwriting course.
8:30 am -  Here’s a direct link to the recent "Words & Music Ray Davies" podcast.
 Monday, 6th November, 2017
6:54 pm -  Here’s another photo of Ray and Stevie Van Zandt.
 Sunday, 5th November, 2017
9:08 am -  Here's a backstage photo of Ray with Steven Van Zandt.
9:07 am -  "Lola" is included in this list of nine favourite songs by the lead singer and guitarist Juliette Jackson from the band The Big Moon.
 Saturday, 4th November, 2017
11:22 am -  Gail Petersen of The Catholic Girls mentions Ray and The Kinks in this interview.
8:19 am -  According to this Facebook post a show of Kinks cover songs will stream on the Plateau channel of today at 8am and tomorrow at 6pm, "Words & Music Ray Davies, a collection of people doing songs created by the Kinks’ main man, him as well!." It will be available as a podcast to listen to on demand starting Monday.
 Friday, 3rd November, 2017
11:13 am -  Here's another interview with Paul Kelly where he mentions The Kinks as an influence.
10:11 am -  This video about the Captain Beefheart Trout Mask Replica album includes a comparison of "Frownland" with YRGM (as polar opposites on the rock spectrum).
 Wednesday, 1st November, 2017
9:25 am -  Quotes from Dave are included in this article on The British Amp Invasion: Birth of the Crunch.
 Tuesday, 31st October, 2017
9:11 am -  Here are a couple new songs by BUS 59 (with Henny Stahli, formerly of The Kinky2).
9:04 am -  Here's a vintage photo of an ad for The Kinks' first gig North Wales on this day in 1964.
 Monday, 30th October, 2017
9:47 am -  Some more photos from Ray's songwriting course here and here.
9:46 am -  YRGM was played at the end of yesterday evening's episode of the BBC drama The Last Post.
9:44 am -  On the Jools Holland show this weekend, when he asked Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics what he wanted from his music when he started, the reply was "to be remembered for a strong catalog of songs like C C Revival and the Kinks."
 Friday, 27th October, 2017
11:15 am -  Here's a review of a recent gig by the Ben Crosland Quartet where they performed jazz interpretations of Kinks songs.
11:03 am -  Norwegian Kinks fan Bjørn Eilert Mork (a.k.a. "Bergenkink") and his band have released a new single: God morgen ("Good morning").
 Thursday, 26th October, 2017
2:05 pm -  Dave will be performing on the Rock Legends Cruise VII, sailing February 14-18, 2019 on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas. Book here.
 Tuesday, 24th October, 2017
10:07 am -  According to this review of the film "My Generation" (about Michael Caine), one or more Kinks songs are featured in the film.
 Monday, 23rd October, 2017
9:19 am -  A couple photos from Ray's songwriting class last week here and here.
9:14 am -  The revised edition of Nick Hasted's book You Really Got Me: The Story of The Kinks is out on October 26, and is "much more thoroughly revised and updated than the initial paperback, with 22,500 new words, three additional chapters, new interviews, and thorough and up to date accounts of Ray and Dave's relationship, working and otherwise, and the making of Sunny Afternoon and Americana."
9:09 am -  Here's a preview article/interview with the Kast Off Kinks, for their gig at the Cavern Club on 30 November.
 Thursday, 19th October, 2017
3:30 pm -  According to this Facebook post in the new issue of Louder Than War magazine there's an interview with Baxter Dury and Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods, and they talk about making Ray "almost nauseous with disappointment".
2:12 pm -  Dave is included in this article on 10 Music Icons Of The '60s Rocked By Alien Encounters.
9:21 am -  Here's an article about the Kinks ban in America.
8:52 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' gig in Tavistock on Friday next week.
 Monday, 16th October, 2017
9:36 am -  Earl Slick talks about the influence of "Waterloo Sunset" on David Bowie's song "Valentine's Day" in this interview.
 Sunday, 15th October, 2017
3:02 pm -  Ray's web site has been updated with a new look.
 Thursday, 12th October, 2017
10:09 am -  Here's the latest photo of Ray's old Bentley.
9:40 am -  Steve Van Zandt mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:38 am -  "Picture Book" is included in this video on songs that have been ripped off by other artists.
 Wednesday, 11th October, 2017
1:03 pm -  Dave is selling original paintings and silkscreen prints at
1:00 pm -  This article on the influence of British pop music mentions the Kinks and has a photo.
9:15 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on guitar distortion effects.
 Monday, 9th October, 2017
10:17 am -  This Ham & High article on the Hornsey Town Hall development has been updated with a quote from Dave. Here's the print version.
10:01 am -  "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?" is used in the trailer for the movie The Meyerowitz Stories.
9:58 am -  There's a Think Visual tour t-shirt in the photo accompanying this article.
9:56 am -  The Kinks are included in this list of the 100 most influential artists.
9:54 am -  Here's an article about The Shacks and their cover of "This Strange Effect" used in the iPhone 8 commercial.
 Friday, 6th October, 2017
12:04 pm -  Liam Gallagher mentions Ray in this interview.
9:27 am -  Ray's early solo shows are mentioned in this article on Broadway and Rock music.
 Thursday, 5th October, 2017
9:31 am -  According to this review, Chrissie Hynde mentioned Ray at a recent concert. Also at another recent concert.
 Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017
12:59 pm -  Clive Davis mentions Ray in this interview.
9:20 am -  A couple Facebook posts here and here about the death of saxophonist Nick Newell, who was part of the Mike Cotton Sound for the Preservation tour and played on the Soap Opera, Schoolboys in Disgrace and Sleepwalker albums.
9:14 am -  Here's a video of Tom Petty covering "I Gotta Move" on the Tonight Show in 2003.
9:13 am -  The Kinks were featured on the Political Beats podcast. You can listen to it here.
 Monday, 2nd October, 2017
7:02 pm -  Dave has a nice tribute to Tom Petty on his Facebook page.
9:25 am -  Here's a review of the 2014 compilation "The Essential Kinks".
9:22 am -  A cover of "This Strange Effect" by The Shacks is used in this iPhone 8 commercial.
 Saturday, 30th September, 2017
9:36 am -  This Daily Mail article mentions the Hornsey Town Hall objection.
 Friday, 29th September, 2017
1:10 pm -  Here's an article on Americana.
9:09 am -  Here's an article on Ray's objections about the Hornsey Town Hall redevelopment.
 Thursday, 28th September, 2017
12:55 pm -  "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" is quoted in this article on consumerism.
12:51 pm -  There are some more photos from Hyde Park on Ray's Facebook page.
 Wednesday, 27th September, 2017
12:27 pm -  James Walbourne names Ray as one of his heroes and inspirations in this profile, and selects "Do You Remember Walter" for the accompanying playlist. (Also "Get Back In Line".)
10:55 am -  Here's an article on "YRGM".
 Tuesday, 26th September, 2017
6:11 pm -  This Hornsey Town Hall planning application has objections from Ray (scroll down to 314.pdf and 319.pdf).
4:41 pm -  Ray's Facebook page has a photo of Ray with Clive Davis from the film screening a couple weeks ago.
 Monday, 25th September, 2017
12:44 pm -  Here's a new cover of "People Take Pictures Of Each Other" (along with an animated video) by NYC band The Dig.
10:36 am -  A couple photos of Ray at a reunion of the Come Dancing musical's cast here and here.
10:29 am -  Here's a preview article for the Kast Off Kinks gig in Uppermill on Friday, 6 October.
10:27 am -  According to this tweet Dave was interviewed on Las Vegas radio yesterday. It should be available to listen to here soon.
10:07 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks.
10:06 am -  Here's a parody of "VGPS".
10:05 am -  For those attending the fan club meeting and singalongs in London in November, there are 10 holiday apartments above the Archway Tavern (the pub itself is currently closed for refurbishment).
9:57 am -  According to this article, Cheap Trick will be releasing a Christmas album which will include a cover of "Father Christmas".
 Thursday, 21st September, 2017
12:34 pm -  According to this book review, Tim Rogers' memoir contains details of a "fleeting encounter" with Ray.
9:29 am -  Here's another photo of Ray at the "Ink" play.
 Wednesday, 20th September, 2017
1:30 pm -  The BBC footage of "ADAAOTN" and "Waterloo Sunset" is now on YouTube (may get taken down, so check it out while you can).
9:34 am -  "Lola" and "Out Of The Wardrobe" are included in this article (and Spotify playlist) about gender identity.
9:33 am -  Two more photos of Ray at the "Ink" play here.
 Tuesday, 19th September, 2017
4:16 pm -  Ray is mentioned in this "brushes with greatness" article.
1:59 pm -  Some photos of Ray at the opening night of "Ink" at the Duke of York's theatre tonight here and here
12:00 pm -  Here's a panoramic photo of the newly redecorated Kinks room at the Clissold Arms (click & drag to pan around the photo).
 Monday, 18th September, 2017
10:18 am -  Here's a new "Waterloo Sunset" parody: Tatooine Sunset.
10:16 am -  Here's a 1964 photo of Ray in Walthamstow.
10:15 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at a champagne reception in Highgate on Friday.
 Friday, 15th September, 2017
10:32 am -  Here's a review of Something Else.
9:28 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" from the Proms gig was played on the highlights programme (starts around 01:04:14).
 Thursday, 14th September, 2017
9:01 am -  Australian band The Angels devote a whole chapter of their new book to touring with the Kinks.
 Wednesday, 13th September, 2017
11:34 am -  Here's the poster for the Kinksfan Kollektiv sing-alongs in November: at the Clissold Arms on Friday the 24th and at the Edward Lear on Saturday the 25th. The Kollektiv is bigger than ever this year, and includes a horn section. And of course the Official Kinks Fan Club meeting is Sunday the 26th.

10:51 am -  According to this Facebook post there's a new Muswell Hillbillies messenger satchel on the official Kinks merchandise store. Early bird price 20% off until midnight Sunday 24th September.
10:12 am -  The Proms highlights TV broadcast will be this Sunday the 17th at 19:00 on BBC4. (Online broadcast will only be available to UK TV license holders.)
 Tuesday, 12th September, 2017
9:36 am -  Here's a review of Misfits, the latest & last of the 23 Kinks album reviews at Alan's Album Archives.
9:18 am -  There's a Waterloo Sunset ale now available in some Waterloo pubs.
9:16 am -  According to this tweet and this Instagram post, there's an EP of Kinks covers due out soon.
 Monday, 11th September, 2017
4:38 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray from today.
4:37 pm -  Here's another photo of Ray and Clive Davis from the film screening last week.
1:24 pm -  Ron Sexsmith's latest YouTube Kinks cover is Get Back in Line.
11:56 am -  The audio from Ray in Hyde Park is also on YouTube.
11:52 am -  Several photos from the Proms on Saturday here, here, here, and here.
10:34 am -  Here's a new portrait photo of Ray.
 Saturday, 9th September, 2017
7:01 pm -  You can listen again to the Proms radio broadcast. Ray starts around 03:52:45.
6:57 pm -  Here's BBC footage of "Waterloo Sunset" in Hyde Park.
12:32 pm -  Here's the Radio Times interview with Ray.
7:30 am -  Here's an article about today's Proms concert.
 Friday, 8th September, 2017
12:44 pm -  More Proms rehearsal photos here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
9:50 am -  At the end of this article the author muses about a Kinks reunion.
9:13 am -  Here's a preview of part of Ray's Proms wardrobe.
 Thursday, 7th September, 2017
10:24 am -  Nick Hasted is publishing an updated edition of his 2011 book The Story of The Kinks: You Really Got Me, which you can pre-order at
9:21 am -  More Proms rehearsal photos here and here.
 Wednesday, 6th September, 2017
1:27 pm -  More Proms rehearsal photos here, here, and here.
1:26 pm -  Here's an article on Why "Lola" Is One Of The Most Significant Songs Of All Time.
9:49 am -  Ted Leo mentions an encounter with Ray in this interview.
9:46 am -  Some photos of Ray attending a screening yesterday of the film "Clive Davis - The Soundtrack of Our Lives" here, here, here, here, here, and here.
 Tuesday, 5th September, 2017
9:31 am -  There's a new interview with Ray in next week's issue of Radio Times. The full interview isn't online, but bits of it are reproduced in this Independent article.
9:27 am -  Here's another photo of Ray (and Bill Shanley) at rehearsal for the Proms.
9:26 am -  Here's a blog post on Dave and the Kinks.
9:25 am -  Here's a Facebook post about a rare guitar played by Ray (and others).
 Saturday, 2nd September, 2017
12:16 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray at rehearsal today. (With John and Karen from The Jayhawks.)
 Thursday, 31st August, 2017
9:13 am -  Here's the link to listen live to Ray's Proms in the Park gig on Saturday, 9 September.
 Tuesday, 29th August, 2017
11:03 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave: my 10 tips for guitarists.
8:51 am -  Here's some video of The Minks from their gig at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA a few weeks ago.
 Monday, 28th August, 2017
9:18 am -  Here's an article about the 1995 BBC documentary "I'm Not Like Everybody Else - The World of Ray Davies and the Kinks".
 Thursday, 24th August, 2017
11:07 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article about film director John Carpenter's new album and tour dates.
 Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017
3:27 pm -  Here's an article about Instagram banning Dave's account because they thought he was impersonating himself. Update: it seems to be back up.
 Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017
12:55 pm -  Paul Kelly mentions The Kinks in this interview.
10:51 am -  There's another 20% off sale at The Kinks Official Merchandise Store this week until midnight Sunday. Enter code KINKS20 at checkout.
10:47 am -  "Mister Pleasant" is used in Peter Doherty's latest tour video diary.
 Monday, 21st August, 2017
3:13 pm -  The Kinks' version of "Days" was played during yesterday's BBC Sport tribute to Mo Farah's career.
1:37 pm -  Here's another review of Carey Fleiner's book The Kinks: A Thoroughly English Phenomenon.
1:24 pm -  "A Well Respected Man" was used in the pilot episode of the TV series Mr. Mercedes (at about 11:50 in).
1:21 pm -  Here are some more photos of the Bentley that formerly belonged to Ray, which is currently "undergoing some recommissioning".
 Friday, 18th August, 2017
8:31 am -  Here's a new article (in Spanish) on the Preservation albums.
 Sunday, 13th August, 2017
9:12 am -  This new interview with Ray says that the Sunny Afternoon musical is about to go to America and Australia.
 Tuesday, 8th August, 2017
4:53 pm -  There's a new TV ad in Australia featuring "YRGM".
9:19 am -  Just a reminder that tribute band The Minks will be playing a free show at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA this Saturday at 2:30PM.
 Friday, 4th August, 2017
11:31 am -  Here's a review of Something Else.
 Thursday, 3rd August, 2017
7:00 pm -  According to the BBC, Hywel Bennet has died. He starred in the film "Percy", for which The Kinks provided the soundtrack.
 Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017
10:48 am -  According to this Facebook post there are three silkscreen paintings made by Dave for sale at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in LA.
 Monday, 31st July, 2017
11:31 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
11:29 am -  According to this tweet, Ray is on the cover of the August 2017 issue of Choice magazine.
11:26 am -  Here's some video from the Dutch Kinks tribute band The Well Respected Men.
11:24 am -  Dave is included in this list of 25 Best Musicians Named Dave.
11:15 am -  Tribute band The Kinks Experience have three upcoming gigs in August.
 Saturday, 29th July, 2017
12:58 pm -  Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters posted this photo with Ray taken at the Arsenal match today.
 Friday, 28th July, 2017
4:49 pm -  There's a 20% discount at The Kinks Official Merchandise Store this weekend (until midnight Sunday, Eastern time), using the code "KONK20".
9:30 am -  Sam Cohen mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:30 am -  Here's a blog post on The Road live album.
 Thursday, 27th July, 2017
12:49 pm -  You can watch Dave's session at Paste Studios from yesterday.
12:29 pm -  Here's a video of Natalie Merchant performing "VGPS" in concert. You can also hear a bit of the studio recording in this trailer (at about 01:05) for The Natalie Merchant Collection.
 Wednesday, 26th July, 2017
12:06 pm -  From Dave's Facebook page: "Please tune in to @PasteMagazine music page on Wednesday July 26 for Dave Davies' Live Facebook session at 2:30pm ET. Please watch, listen + share!"
 Tuesday, 25th July, 2017
4:59 pm -  This Facebook post on the Jayhawks page says, "watch for more 'Rayhawks' news coming soon."
4:57 pm -  Here's a 1978 photo of Ray at a Manchester Poly Christmas party.
3:30 pm -  You can listen to & read about James Elkinton's 3-song tribute to the Kinks.
9:06 am -  Here's an article on the 10 Best Kinks Albums To Own On Vinyl.
 Monday, 24th July, 2017
9:47 am -  The Struts' Luke Spiller mentions The Kinks in this interview.
9:46 am -  Chris Jericho sings YRGM with a wedding band.
9:46 am -  Here's a review (in French) of Americana.
9:45 am -  Americana is among the best rock albums of the first half of 2017, according to this article (in Spanish).
9:25 am -  Here's a photo of Ray with a painting he and others signed.
9:24 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with guitar tech Tim Marten.

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