2005 – Kinks vocalist/guitarist Ray Davies plays his first solo date in New York in years at the Supper Club, treating fans to six songs that are to appear on his first solo album.
2005 – Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. The second annual show, which takes place in a ceremony at London’s Alexandra Palace, features some momentous reunions, including the gathering of the original Kinks and a performance by the classic line-up of Black […]
2004 – The Kinks singer Ray Davies received his CBE medal from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to the music industry.
2004 – Kinks singer Ray Davies was shot in the leg while on holiday in New Orleans. The 59-year-old singer-songwriter was shot when running after two men who stole his girlfriend’s purse at gunpoint. Davies was admitted to the Medical Centre of Louisiana but his injuries were not considered serious. New Orleans police said one […]
2004 – Ray Davies of the Kinks is shot in the leg in New Orleans. The “Waterloo Sunset” songwriter was pursuing two men who stole his lady companion’s purse.
2002 – The P.P.L. (Phonographic Performance Ltd), launched performersmoney.com for artists to check if they were owed any of the £10 million ($17 million) in unclaimed money. It showed that Michael Jackson was owed over £100,000 ($170,000) for ‘Say, Say, Say’, Stevie Wonder had money owing for ‘Ebony And Ivory’ and Ray Davies of The […]
1996 – The Ramones split. The Ramones are often considered to be the first punk rock group of the 80’s. They are an American Rock band and the band was formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, in 1974. The group performed 2,263 concerts and toured almost non stop for 22 years. The band finally […]
1973 – A depressed Ray Davies, balancing a beer can on his head, announces he is retiring from music during a Kinks concert at London’s White City Stadium. “I’m f*cking sick of the whole thing,” he says. “I’m sick up to here with it.” He’ll be back.
1970 – In the recording studio, Ray Davies of the Kinks changes the word “Coca-Cola” in the song “Lola” to “cherry cola” to qualify for airplay on the noncommercial BBC radio.
1969 – The Kinks’ Ray Davies is in Hollywood mixing the Turtles’ final album, Turtle Soup.
1969 – Bassist Pete Quaife announces that he’s quitting the Kinks.
1966 – Bassist Pete Quaife calls it quits with the Kinks and is replaced by John Dalton. Quaife later returns, but finally walks out on the band in March 1969, moving to Denmark.