Tag: Ray Davies

  • The Story of The Kinks’ “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround”

    The Story of The Kinks’ “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround”

    The Kinks’ “Lola versus Powermen and The Moneygoround, Part One” was their eighth and least-snappily-titled album, released fifty years ago, in 1970. It is best known for the hit single “Lola”, a now much-loved song Ray Davies famously had to fly across the Atlantic Ocean to re-record after the BBC refused to play it. This […]

  • New Ray Davies Biography: A Complicated Life by Johnny Rogan

    New Ray Davies Biography: A Complicated Life by Johnny Rogan

    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 […]

  • Every Record Tells A Story Photos of 2013

    Every Record Tells A Story Photos of 2013

    “People take pictures of the summer / Just in case someone thought they had missed it / And to prove that it really existed…” Ray Davies: “People Take Pictures Of Each Other” As 2014 begins, I thought it would be good to look back at 2013 through the pictures I took at various gigs. It […]

  • Ray Davies is Something Else – Live at Southend on Sea

    Ray Davies is Something Else – Live at Southend on Sea

    Ray Davies live in concert at Southend on Sea We still walk alongside legends. Sometimes it seems we just don’t appreciate it. Alongside contemporaries Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Pete Townsend, there stands one of the greatest songwriters in rock history who is still impressing audiences wherever he plays. Whilst some might expect Ray Davies […]

  • Muswell Hill Billy: Sweet Billy Pilgrim Live!

    Muswell Hill Billy: Sweet Billy Pilgrim Live!

    Good news! Sweet Billy Pilgrim are playing a six week residency at The Alexandra, Muswell Hill every Thursday night between now and 4th October. Even better news! Entry is free! Fresh from their headline performances with a six piece band at Bush Hall – and festival performances at Latitude and Oslo – Sweet Billy Pilgrim […]

  • The Week in Music: Olympic Closing Ceremony and New Guns n Roses Shows…

    The Week in Music: Olympic Closing Ceremony and New Guns n Roses Shows…

    The Olympic closing ceremony displayed the very best of British music, fashion, and police crowd control techniques. Whilst Elbow performed “Open Arms” and “A Day Like This”, the Metropolitan Police Kettling Display Team (or PoKeDiT, as they are better known) showed how to effectively shackle and detain over five thousand of the World’s fittest youths […]