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Ray Davies

voc, g, *1944 GB, London
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Rock
A.k.a. Raymond Douglas Davies

Sir Ray Davies was born June 21, 1944 in Muswell Hill, London. From 1963 till 1996 he was the leadsinger of the legendary band The Kinks. He wrote and produced most of the songs, some together with his brother Dave. In 1995 he started touring solo with his Storyteller tour, in which he read parts from his biography X-Ray and played old and new songs to tell the story of his life. Anno 2006 he's still touring and making music. His first real solo-album was released in February 2006. On 31 December 2016, Davies was awarded a knighthood in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the Arts.

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Harmonica
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
You Really Got Me on See My Friends by Ray Davies
I Go to Sleep - Demo on The Anthology 1964 - 1971 by The Kinks
Better Things on See My Friends by Ray Davies
Waterloo Sunset on See My Friends by Ray Davies
Days/This Time Tomorrow on See My Friends by Ray Davies
Days on The Kinks Choral Collection By Ray Davies and The Crouch End Festival Chorus by Ray Davies
Celluloid Heroes on See My Friends by Ray Davies
Lola on See My Friends by Ray Davies
Dead End Street on See My Friends by Ray Davies
All Day And All Of The Night/Destroyer on See My Friends by Ray Davies

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Our Country: Americana Act IIRay Davies2018Album
AmericanaRay Davies2017Album
Rock 'N' Roll Cowboys b/w Oklahoma U.S.ARay Davies / The Kinks2017Single
BrokenRay Davies2017Single
Jive In The UKRay Davies2015Album
Waterloo Sunset - The Very Best Of The Kinks & Ray DaviesThe Kinks & Ray Davies2012Compil.
Welcome To New YorkRay Davies2010Album
See My FriendsRay Davies2010Album
Postcard From UsRay Davies2010Album
CollectedRay Davies2009Compil.
One More Time AgainRay Davies2009Album
The Kinks Choral Collection (Special Edition)Ray Davies & Crouch End Festival Chorus2009Album
Working Man's CaféRay Davies2007Album
Austin City Limits 27th July 2006Ray Davies2006Album
Other People's LivesRay Davies2006Album
Over My HeadRay Davies2006Single
Live In Berlin 2006Ray Davies2006Album
80 Days - A New Musical - The 80 Days Demo SongsRay Davies2006Album
Things Are Gonna Change(The Morning After)Ray Davies2006Single
Thanksgiving DayRay Davies2005Album
The Tourist E.P.Ray Davies2002Album
What's The Frequency, Lloyd?Ray Davies2000Album
Live Off BroadwayRay Davies2000Album
Double Feature - Return To Waterloo / Come Dancing With The KinksThe Kinks, Ray Davies1999Album
London SongRay Davies1998Single
The StorytellerRay Davies1998Album
Santa Ana 1995Ray Davies1997Album
The Best Of The BalladsThe Kinks Feat. Ray Davies1993Compil.
Quiet LifeRay Davies1986Single
Return To WaterlooRay Davies1985Album
Return To WaterlooRay Davies1984Album
Inner-View: Ray Davies / KinksRay Davies / The Kinks1976Album
Inner View Kinks Ray DaviesThe Kinks, Ray DaviesAlbum
20th Century ManRay DaviesCompil.
Trompette Succés Pour DanserRoy Etzel, Pierre Sellin, Charly Tabor, Ray Davies, Trumpet Boy, Toni Rabold, Terry Brace, Horst FischerCompil.
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Acknowledgements
To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership.
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