The Kinks’ Ray Davies Celebrates His 70th Birthday Today

By Music News Group

Ian Brodie/Decca Label GroupSending out Happy Birthday wishes to Ray Davies, who turns 70 Saturday. As the lead singer and main songwriter of The Kinks, Davies amassed an impressive body of work that was critically acclaimed, commercially successful and hugely influential.

During The Kinks’ 30-plus-year history, Ray was responsible for penning such classic songs as “You Really Got Me,” “All Day and All of the Night,” “Sunny Afternoon,” “Waterloo Sunset,” “Lola,” “Celluloid Heroes” and “Come Dancing.”

While the early hits he wrote for the band featured lyrics that offered raw and simple expressions of young love …read more

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