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Ray Davies

Not Like Everybody Else

by Thomas Kitts

  • 52 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Routledge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Rock & pop,
  • Music / General,
  • General,
  • Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal,
  • Instruction & Study - Techniques,
  • Music,
  • Music/Songbooks

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9712884M
    ISBN 100415977681
    ISBN 109780415977685

    On his first solo album in a decade, Americana, Ray Davies explores his troubled relationship with the US – next, he’s writing a book about Britain Published: 11 May Looking for books by Ray Davies? See all books authored by Ray Davies, including X-Ray: The Unauthorized Autobiography, and Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: A Memoir, and more on

      Sir Ray Davies went on to have a solo career, most recently releasing an album called Americana this past spring, based on his biography of the same name. Check out a classic clip of The Kinks doing “You Really Got Me” live in below.   Ray Davies: 'Everybody's haunted by a secret' The Kinks legend speaks with The Independent about his new album 'Our Country: Americana II', American voodoo, and how music has become 'less of a.

    Waterloo Sunset Stories Ray Davies, Author Hyperion Books $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. Davies rose to rock stardom as leader of the Kinks, and chronicled that rise in X-Ray. Ray Davies - Picture Book Lyrics. Picture yourself when you're getting old, Sat by the fireside a-pondering on Picture book, pictures of your mama, Taken by your papa a long.


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Ray Davies by Thomas Kitts Download PDF EPUB FB2

"X-Ray: The Unauthorized Autobiography" is the memoir from Ray Davies, legendary frontman of The Kinks. The book is based around a fictional storyline where a year-old, insomniac, orphan reporter working for a corporate-run government (known as "The Corporation") is trying to track down and interview the reclusive singer/ by: 5.

Ray Davies has 21 books on Goodreads with ratings. Ray Davies’s most popular book is X-Ray: The Unauthorized Autobiography.

Rae Davies, USA Today Bestselling author of the Dusty Deals Mystery Series, welcomes you to her website. They are knighting the survivors, among them Sir Ray Davies. So it is to Mark Doyle’s considerable credit that in this book he succeeds in making the Kinks’s records, these historical recordings from a bygone era, seem brand new, fresh and.

Ray Davies has written an autobiography, a social history and a psychological thriller. Where does one begin and the others leave off in this elusive, daring and rewarding book?Ray Davies was born in north London. Together with his younger brother, Dave, he launched the Kinks in February   Ray Davies planned the concept album to be a musical underpinning to a television program that he conceived, and was partially written but never produced.

books. February 1, Ray Davies Featured On Bill Shanley Album, ‘Midnight Mission,’ Available Now. Ray Davies contributed vocals and lyrics to the song “Graceville (I’ll Take You There)” on Bill Shanley’s new solo album, Midnight Mission, in stores today. View the profiles of people named Ray Davies.

Join Facebook to connect with Ray Davies and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share. Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else is Ray Davies book critical biography of Ray Davies, with a focus on his music and his times.

The book studies Davies' work from the Kinks' first singles through his solo album, from his rock musicals in the early s to his one-man stage show in the s, and from his films to his autobiography. Based on interviews with his closest associates, as well as studies 4/5(1).

Rather than write a conventional autobiography, Ray Davies (former singer/songwriter/bandleader of The Kinks) wrote this novel (1st published in the early-'90s) set in a dystopian near future. A young man working for "the Corporation" interviews an old Ray Davies, all the while wondering to /5.

This is the supposed biography of Ray Davies of the Kinks. The biographer is a nameless, faceless writer on his first assignment who has been given the task of capturing the essence of Ray Davies/5(2).

BOOK REVIEW: Kink: An Autobiography by Dave Davies (Hyperion) “I was sure that the party would end at any moment, and I wanted to live it up while I could.

I never planned for the future. Who would have guessed that the Kinks would survive?,” writes guitarist and Kinks co-founder Dave Davies in his autobiography Kink. And yet, the core of the original Kinks, brothers Ray. Unlike the clever gimmicks employed in Ray's excellent first autobiographical book, XRay, Americana gives us a pure first person account, in amazingly comprehensive and honest detail, of Davies' experiences in America/5().

Ray Davies: I think Australia was the new world and they were building all these, strangely enough this guy Jeffery, who worked for the oil company, went to Adelaide as well and he came from the higher echelons of society, but he worked there for Gulf Oil or one of the other companies.

The Kinks - The Official Biography by Jon Savage The Kinks by Jaques Vincent and Didier Delinotte The Kinks - Reflections on Thirty Years of Music Edited by Rebecca Bailey X-Ray by Ray Davies Kink by Dave Davies The Kinks - Well Respected Men by Neville Martin & Jeffrey Hudson The Kinks - Virgin Modern Icon Series; The Kinky File - The Kinks.

"The Kinks frontman published X-Ray, his 'unauthorized autobiography,' inlong before his peers started telling their own tales of decadence and recovery.

Americana is alternately a sequel and parallel companion piece to X-Ray, chronicling his later years and his lifelong relationship with the country and culture that inspired him Davies is candid and honest about his personal and Brand: Sterling.

I know my Kinks/Ray Davies story having been a fan and Kontributing to Fanzines and books - so this book was a treat Mr Rogan interviewed many associates - good, bad and sometimes it was Ugly.

I wasn;t too familiar with the details the past 10 years, again this book 4/5(67). • To order Ray Davies for £20 (RRP £25) go to or call Free UK p&p on online orders over £ Free Author: Ian Penman.

Kinks fans have been spoiled of late with a number of books about the band, particularly as for many years there was no definitive Kinks bio. Both Davies brothers penned their own versions of the tale with Ray's X-Ray and Dave's Kink, but, naturally, they only tell the tale from their own perspectives.

"God Save The. Sir Ray Davies was born J in Muswell Hill, London. He is the leadsinger of the legendary band The Kinks, brother of Dave Davies and uncle of Russel Davies.

He wrote and produced most of the songs, some together with his brother Dave. In he started touring solo with his Storyteller tour, in which he read parts from his biography. Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else is a critical biography of Ray Davies, with a focus on his music and his times.

The book studies Davies’ work from the Kinks’ first singles through his solo album, from his rock musicals in the early s to his one-man stage show in the s, and from his films to his by: 7.The genius behind the Kinks escorts a fictional interlocutor through the first three decades of his life, with much of the perversity, charm, and uneasy wit of his most ambitious lyrics.

A couple of decades in the future, the all-powerful Corporation sends a disturbed young employee out to assemble the details of Ray Davies's illustrious career.

The Davies this narrator meets is a seedy. Which brings us now to autobiographies, and in the case of the Kinks, that means those of Ray and Dave Davies. Ray's newest book, Americana, was an excellent look at his life and career through the lens of his time spent living and working in America in the s and the harrowing experience of being the victim of a mugging that resulted in his being shot in the leg in .