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.