News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Friday, 24th November, 2017
8:41 am -  Here’s an article on "Waterloo Sunset".
4:22 am -  A couple articles about "Thanksgiving Day": 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 iRadioPhilly.com 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 DaveDaviesArt.com.
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 PledgeMusic.com.
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.
 
 Friday, 21st July, 2017
1:07 pm -  According to this Facebook post, Ray's recording with the CEFC yesterday was for his new single.
9:39 am -  Dave's Facebook page has several photos from his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
9:08 am -  Here's a photo of Ray listening to a recording take. And here's another one of Ray with a member of the chorus.
 
 Tuesday, 18th July, 2017
9:31 am -  A reminder that Dave will be on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.
 
 Monday, 17th July, 2017
1:51 pm -  "Sunny Afternoon" is included in this hot weather playlist article.
11:10 am -  Here's a photo of Ray rehearsing with the Crouch End Festival Chorus on Friday.
10:38 am -  Here's an article on (and audio from) the Kinks' 1974 London Hippodrome gig.
 
 Thursday, 13th July, 2017
5:05 pm -  In this interview with Ron Sexsmith, he describes Ray as "part of my musical DNA at this point."
10:54 am -  In this interview with Liam Gallagher (paywalled), he mentions Ray as a rock star who has impressed him.
9:45 am -  You can vote for Americana as rock album of the year so far (requires registration).
9:44 am -  Here's an article on the VGPS album.
 
 Tuesday, 11th July, 2017
7:02 pm -  According to this tweet, Dave will be on Jimmy Fallon next week, on July 18th.
 
 Thursday, 6th July, 2017
9:50 am -  Former Sunny Afternoon cast members John Dagleish and George Maguire are doing a show in London called ...A Long Way From Home. There will be two performances: 7th and 15th August 2017.
9:18 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on Most explosive rock and roll feuds.
 
 Wednesday, 5th July, 2017
10:47 am -  Ray will be teaching his Arvon songwriting class the week of Oct. 16-21, 2017.
 
 Sunday, 2nd July, 2017
8:09 pm -  According to this tweet, "Broken" is a new entry at #3 on the Retro Charts.
 
 Friday, 30th June, 2017
5:32 pm -  You can enter to win Kinks LPs and other item from Sony Legacy.
3:13 pm -  Ray's "Another Country" interview Is being re-aired right now.
 
 Thursday, 29th June, 2017
12:02 pm -  Here's a new interview with John Dalton (preview article for the Kast Off Kinks' Norden Farm gig).
9:27 am -  Americana by Ray Davies is at #1 in the readers' charts of Rolling Stone Germany, July Edition.
 
 Wednesday, 28th June, 2017
9:17 am -  You can listen again to Ray on the Another Country radio show last night. (Starts around 01:05:00.)
9:16 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray's appearance on the Another Country radio show last night.
9:14 am -  There will be a limited edition pink vinyl release of One For The Road in the UK on 28 July. Also in the US.
 
 Tuesday, 27th June, 2017
9:41 am -  Here's a short article on "Don't Forget To Dance".
 
 Monday, 26th June, 2017
3:35 pm -  This new French TV ad uses a cover of "You Really Got Me".
3:28 pm -  According to this, the PBS Americana radio special will be rebroadcast at 7pm on July 4th on WMKY.
11:28 am -  According to this press release, Ray is a confirmed celebrity special guest at "A Summer Soiree Garden Party" presented by the International Animal Rescue, this Thursday. Tickets available here.
8:27 am -  All-girl Kinks tribute band The Minks will be performing at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 12.
8:23 am -  Here's an article on Ray (in Swedish).
 
 Saturday, 24th June, 2017
6:51 am -  Bob Henrit makes an appearance as an advisor in the Dutch TV show De Nieuwe Stradivarius, where musicians build their own instruments. (The segment with Bob starts around 7 minutes in.)
 
 Friday, 23rd June, 2017
9:04 am -  Americana is included in this list of Top 20 Classic Rock Albums of 2017 ... So Far.
 
 Thursday, 22nd June, 2017
2:05 pm -  You can listen again to Chris Kocher's Ray Davies birthday celebration radio show from last night.
11:05 am -  Here's the Sony Legacy "Ray Davies - A Love Story" page, with tributes from fans.
8:57 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
8:55 am -  Here's a "video roundup" for Ray's birthday yesterday.
 
 Wednesday, 21st June, 2017
3:12 pm -  Ron Sexsmith sings Sitting In The Midday Sun in honour of Ray's birthday.
1:36 pm -  Americana is "Best Album by a Septuagenarian" in The Ringer's Midyear Music Awards.
11:14 am -  Some articles for Ray's birthday here, here, here (in Italian), and here (in Spanish).
11:14 am -  Here's a blog post (in German) on the Golden Hour of The Kinks compilation.
10:42 am -  Here's an article on the Kinks' first album.
10:41 am -  Here's a portrait of Ray.
10:40 am -  Here's an article about a 1967 Kinks gig at Hastings Stadium.
10:33 am -  On the 10-CD set "The Natalie Merchant Collection" due out next month, Natalie includes a cover of "Village Green Preservation Society".
 
 Tuesday, 20th June, 2017
1:56 pm -  The Kast Off Kinks, Kinky Way and the local choir Picocanto will perform together in Brygga Kultursal in Halden, Norway on August 25 2017. Parts of the Kinks Choral Collection will be performed.
8:16 am -  There will be an interview with Ray on BBC Radio Scotland on Tuesday, 27 June at 21:00.
 
 Monday, 19th June, 2017
9:26 am -  According to this tweet, there's a London pub walk with live music this Wednesday for Ray's birthday.
9:23 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray.
 
 Saturday, 17th June, 2017
3:54 pm -  Here's a photo of Ray from today.
10:18 am -  Here's an article on Dave.
 
 Friday, 16th June, 2017
9:30 am -  According to this tweet, Ray's Rock Talk interview is scheduled to be repeated Sunday and Tuesday on NWL radio.
 
 Thursday, 15th June, 2017
9:16 pm -  There's a mashup of Ray's and Chrissy Hynde's versions of "I Go To Sleep" on YouTube.
9:12 pm -  The Kinks' cover of "Beautiful Delilah" is included in this article on 10 Great Covers of Chuck Berry Songs.
9:10 pm -  Wesley Stace talks about Ray and Americana in this interview.
9:08 pm -  A couple photos of Ray at the Sony Legacy Global Catalog Conference in Surry yesterday here and here.
9:05 pm -  Here's a review (in Spanish) of Americana.
9:04 pm -  According to this Facebook post, Ray was on Montreal radio station CJIM yesterday.
 
 Tuesday, 13th June, 2017
12:01 pm -  This article recommends Americana as "music to enjoy with Dad".
9:30 am -  Here's a review of Americana.
 
 Monday, 12th June, 2017
9:11 am -  Here's an article on Gordon Edwards and the efforts by his niece to raise funds for a headstone for his grave.
9:09 am -  Here's a photo of Ray from last night's Samaritans Calling gig.
9:08 am -  "Autumn Almanac" and VGPS are mentioned in this article on 30 Beautiful Lyrics About Nature As Chosen By NME Readers.
9:06 am -  Here's an article on "Strangers".
9:05 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on 10 extraordinary things that also happened on the day Sgt. Pepper was released.
 
 Friday, 9th June, 2017
8:56 am -  According to this article Ray is among the "41 music giants" who signed a guitar to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support. Bidding is open now, and the auction ends in 8 days.
 
 Thursday, 8th June, 2017
1:21 pm -  Rob Lind of the Sonics mentions Ray and the Kinks in this interview.
1:17 pm -  Here's a review of Ray's Americana and Dave's Open Road albums.
 
 Wednesday, 7th June, 2017
3:00 pm -  This article on photographer Don Morley includes a 1965 photo of The Kinks.
9:16 am -  Ray was the featured artist in the "Spotlight" segment of this radio show.
9:15 am -  Here's a review (in Spanish) of Americana.
9:15 am -  There's a "Waterloo Sunset" poster currently being exhibited at The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. Prints available to purchase online.
 
 Tuesday, 6th June, 2017
9:12 am -  A couple more Americana reviews here and here.
 
 Monday, 5th June, 2017
12:42 pm -  Here's another review of Americana. And another one here.
9:37 am -  This article suggests that the "sheer endurance" of Ray (and others) "has had the effect of making pop and rock an all-generational phenomenon."
9:33 am -  Chris Kocher is having his annual Ray Davies Birthday Celebration radio show on Ray's birthday, June 21, from 7 to 10pm EDT. Listen online at WHRW 90.5FM. Chris will be joined by Kirk Madsen, who was Ray's guitar tech and production manager on the road from 1990 to 1998.
9:26 am -  There's a free Ray Davies birthday event in Portland, Oregon on June 21st.
9:25 am -  Here's a review (in Italian) of Americana.
 
 Friday, 2nd June, 2017
2:11 pm -  This song, Tell The Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can by Ray Wylie Hubbard, mentions The Kinks. "Our last band covered The Clash, The Kinks and The Replacements".
9:10 am -  Something Else is among the Independent's list of 20 Greatest Albums of 1967.
9:09 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on 10 Infamous In-Band Feuds.
 
 Thursday, 1st June, 2017
4:15 pm -  There's a 2-page review of Americana in issue #12 (print edition, not online) of the German magazine Mint - Das Magazine für Vinyl-Kultur.
9:24 am -  There's a thread on the Steve Hoffman forums speculating about Ray touring with the Jayhawks.
 
 Wednesday, 31st May, 2017
3:13 pm -  Here's a digital art portrait of Ray.
1:14 pm -  And here's a Facebook post by Bill Shanley about working on "Broken".
12:54 pm -  Here's a tweet from the artist who played the Hammond and Wurlitzer on "Broken".
9:07 am -  Here's an Instagram post from the drummer who performed on "Broken", with more info on the recording and production.
 
 Tuesday, 30th May, 2017
1:51 pm -  Something Else is included in this article on 20 great albums released in 1967.
10:11 am -  Here's a review of the Return To Waterloo DVD.
10:01 am -  Part 2 of the article about The Kinks touring in The Netherlands in & around 1965 is now online.
9:45 am -  Here's an article on Ray's song "Broken".
9:34 am -  The Kinks' complete concert from 23 Nov 1984 at Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany is now on YouTube.
9:31 am -  Here's an article on the "Yoda" parody of "Lola".
9:27 am -  The Sony Legacy request to "Share Your Ray Davies Love Stories" is also on their web site.
9:26 am -  The Garden of Earthly Delights Kinks special is now up on Mixcloud. "Over two hours of Kinks stories, classics, rarities and cover versions."
 
 Friday, 26th May, 2017
11:32 am -  A sports writer had fun with the title of this Major League Baseball article.
11:26 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
10:02 am -  Some articles on the just-announced Ray concert at the BBC Proms In the Park (Hyde Park, 9 Sep. 2017) here, here, and here. Tickets on sale now (see Tour Dates page for links). From the Musicweek.com article: the concert will be "broadcast live on BBC Radio 2" and a "highlights show will be broadcast at a later date on BBC Four".
10:00 am -  This Instagram account has rare 1970s photos of the Kinks that they've acquired the negatives and copyright to.
9:51 am -  On their Facebook page, Sony Legacy is requesting stories for an upcoming "Ray Davies - A Love Story" feature.
9:50 am -  According to this Facebook post, Ben Waters may be working with Ray again soon.
9:48 am -  Some more reviews of Americana here, here (in Greek), here (in Spanish), and here (in French).


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