Raymond Douglas Davies Born: 1944/06/21
Birth Place: Fortis Green, London England
Years Active: 1963-present
Raymond Douglas “Ray” Davies, CBE (born 21 June 1944, Fortis Green, London) is an English rock musician, 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. Since the dissolution of The Kinks in 1996, Ray Davies has embarked on a solo career as a singer-songwriter. Davies was an art student at Hornsey College of Art in London in 1963, when the Kinks developed into a professional performing band. After the Kinks obtained a recording contract in early 1964, Davies emerged as the chief songwriter and de facto leader of the band, especially after the band's breakthrough...
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