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It is ironic that one of Britains most enduring and respected band spawned from the beat boom of the early 60s, received, for the best part of two decades, success, adulation and financial reward in the USA. This most English institution was able to fill stadiums in any part of the USA, while in Britain, a few thousand devotees watched their heroes perform in comparatively small clubs or halls.
The Kinks is the continuing obsession of one of Britains premier songwriting talents, Ray Davies (Raymond Douglas Davies, 21 June 1944, Muswell Hill, London, England; vocals, guitar, piano). Davies was raised in a large family in Fortis Green in the London borough of Haringey. He studied at Hornsey College of Art and gained a start in music as a guitarist with the Soho-based Dave Hunt Band. Originally performing R&B cover versions as the Ravens, Davies, his brother Dave Davies (b. 3 February 1947, Muswell Hill, London,...