Ray Davies Life Story Interview ~ The Kinks

Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Ray Davies Life Story Interview ~ The Kinks…..

Ray Davies CBE is an English rock musician. He is best known as lead singer and songwriter for The Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed and produced shows for theatre and television.

Ray is a music legend who’s created some of the worlds most recognisable tunes including Lola, Waterloo Sunset and many more!

He stole the show at the 2012 Olympic closing ceremony.

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In 1973, Davies attempted suicide by overdose following the breakup of his first marriage; he was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Davies has had a tempestuous relationship with younger brother Dave (the band’s lead guitarist) that dominated the Kinks’ career as a band.

He has been married three times and has five daughters: Louisa Davies and Victoria Davies from his first marriage to Rasa the daughter of Aleksandras Dicpetris which coincided with his mental health struggles and then later Natalie Davies and Eva Davies.

Davies had a relationship with Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders during the 1980s, and their mutual daughter is named Natalie Ray Hynde.

In 1990, Davies was inducted, with the Kinks, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and, in 2005, into the UK Music Hall of Fame.

On 4 January 2004, Davies was shot in the leg while chasing thieves who had snatched the purse of his companion as they walked in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The shooting came less than a week after Davies was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

Recorded 2011 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.