The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 21, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 21, 2012.
By United Press International

Kinks leader's solo album gets personal

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Veteran British rocker Ray Davies says his second solo album, "Working Man's Cafe," is more personal than his first.
Report: The Kinks set for reunion

Report: The Kinks set for reunion

LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Kinks are planning to reunite next year, marking the first time the original members of the British rock band will play together in nearly four decades.

Kink's singer says the queen swore

LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Kinks frontman Ray Davies says he was shocked when Britain's Queen Elizabeth told him, "I hope they catch the (expletive) who shot you."

British singer Ray Davies gets CBE

LONDON, March 17 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth Wednesday honored British songwriter and singer Ray Davies as a commander of the British Empire.

Kinks' Ray Davies wounded in shooting

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Kinks singer and co-founder Ray Davies is recovering after being shot in the thigh while on vacation in New Orleans, the BBC reported.
Ray Davies
British singer and former The Kinks frontman Ray Davies performs at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on February 11, 2006.(UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Ray Davies CBE (born Raymond Douglas Davies, 21 June 1944, Fortis Green, London) is an English rock musician, best known as lead singer and songwriter for The Kinks - one of the most prolific and long-lived British Invasion bands - which he led with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed and produced shows for theatre and television.

Since the demise of the Kinks in the mid-90s Ray Davies has embarked on a solo career as a singer-songwriter.

Ray Davies (pronounced day-vis similar to Davis) was born at 6 Denmark Terrace, Fortis Green, North London, in the area called Muswell Hill. He is the seventh of eight children, including six older sisters and younger brother Dave Davies. He has been married three times and has four daughters - Louisa, Victoria, Natalie and Eva.

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