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Ray Davies

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There are at least two artists which use this name
1. A rock musician from England
2. A trumpet player

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

Since the demise of The Kinks in the mid-90s Ray Davies has embarked on a critically successful solo career. His January 2006 release Other People’s Lives was his first top 30 hit in the UK since 1980s, when he worked with The Kinks. He released his second solo release Working Man’s Café in October 2007.

2. Ray Davies is a trumpeter and film composer.

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  • roldki

    Working Man's Cafe is brilliant.

    25 Aug 1:35am Reply
  • crownanchor

    the daddy of distorted guitars:):)!!!!

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • GeorgePetrenko

    HE IS AWESOME

    19 Nov 2012 Reply
  • levitate85

    Review of Ray Davies @ Dublin O2 this past Sunday 21/10: http://www.audioapocalypse.net/2012/10/ray-davies-dublin-o2-211012.html

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • juli093

    Happy Birthday Ray!!!! You are truly a legend.

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    Happy Birthday Ray

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • denronan

    ray davies nuff said superb

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • SoRave

    Heehee, see you tonight. ;D

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Alex-blueshoes

    Ray Davies the trumpeter and porno composer is the best one

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Druid66

    The first real genius of British rock songwriting! Also, he apparently got shot in the leg, a few years back, trying to prevent a purse-snatching (I think) - he's not just courageous in his artistry! P.S. He got better. (-:

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • r_m

    Say no more...

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • paulturner1990

    420 odd thousand? disgraceful for one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • pinkpressthreat

    @ Afterbirth666 It's nice to hear you say that about "Working Man's Cafe", cos I too think it deserves praise. Over here in the U.K. it was given away free with one of our Sunday newspapers..that was how I got my copy!!

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Afterbirth666

    His most recent album, "Working Man's Cafe", is great. He was also a joy to see live last Winter. Thanks for coming to Vermont Ray!!!!!

    5 Jan 2011 Reply
  • tarataratara13

    Meltdown. That is all.

    5 Jan 2011 Reply
  • dunk32-2007

    u was amazing on imagine bbc one tonight

    22 Dec 2010 Reply
  • lidokaina7

    new album: even one singel track didn't sound better then orginal.

    19 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Codyke

    New album is very much hit and miss for me. I especially love Dead End Street, Destroyer/All Day And All Of The Night and Waterloo Sunset, but the reworkings of You Really Got Me, Celluloid Heroes and Days/This Time Tomorrow are just dreadful.

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • musiikkionelo

    Amy Macdonald Dead End Street :D:D

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • semionato

    glorious new tribute album. lucinda williams, jackson browne, the late alex chilton...

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
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